FemiLift: Can it Treat Urinary Stress Incontinence?

Will FemiLift reduce the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence? 

Doctor Answers 18


The FemiLift has been extremely helpful for women that experience urinary incontinence. We have had many women express their gratitude for this treatment due to it's benefits. Many of them are thankful just to sleep through the night. 

Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Urinary Stress Incontinence

Yes. FemiLift does help with mild incontinence issues by helping to firm the supporting tissues under the bladder. Treatments are relatively quick, taking only about 10 minutes each time.  Treatments are monthly. Most patients require three treatments, but some may require more.

Nicole Hayre, MD
McLean Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Femilift and Stress Urinary Incontinence

Femilift can definitely help with symptoms of Stress urinary incontinence.  The studies show about a 60% reduction in stress urinary incontinence symptoms.   Our results have shown reduction or complete elimination of symptoms in every patient we have treated with stress urinary incontinence symptoms.  Femilift works by stimulating collagen and elastin, thus increasing the thickness of the mucosa.  This helps to better support the urethra and bladder, improving the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.  It really is a great option for women with mild incontinence symptoms who do not want to surgery.  

Larissa O'Neill, MD
Georgetown Family Physician

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Yes, the FemiLift treatments can have a profound affect on symptoms such as frequency and urgency of urination.  Our patients have been so impressed by the difference even their first treatment made. 

R. Scott Yarish, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Femilift, Stress incontinence

Laser vaginal rejuvenation will help treat stress urinary incontinence.  With a series of 3 sessions, performed in office, with essentially no downtown, patients will notice improvement in incontinence in many cases after the first treatment.

Steven S. Carp, MD
Akron Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

FemiLift and Urinary Stress Incontinence

Although there is risk with any procedure there is very little risk of excessive scar tissue or desensitization with the FemiLift, Mona Lisa or ThermiVa devices. FemiLift™ and Mona Lisa™ procedures use CO2 laser technology and the ThermiVa™ uses RF (radiofrequency) to shrink vaginal tissue and  increase lubrication if dryness is a problem. The tightening is often sufficient to improve or correct urinary stress incontinence and/or mild cystoceles. The procedure is  done in office using a minimally invasive CO2 laser technology that requires little or no post procedure down time.
The advantages are :
  • Minimally invasive, virtually painless procedure
  • Gentle treatment for controlled safety and accuracy
  • Maximum precision with Alma CO2 laser, the right wavelength and perfect pulse
  • Fast and efficient delivery of fractionated laser energy split into micro pixels
  • No post treatment downtime
  • Excellent patient satisfaction and long term success The Disadvantage is that is is only for vaginal treatment whereas the ThermiVa RF device can be used to shrink the labia minora as well. It cannot narrow the vaginal canal as much as a vaginoplasty surgery

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Yes - FemiLift works for Stress Urinary Incontinence

FemiLift CO2 Laser for vaginal ablation works very well in treating symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. Many women who opt for nonsurgical vaginal tightening also have stress incontinence. Their symptoms of incontinence go away following the first treatment. FemiLift is perform as a series of 3 treatments each 4 weeks apart. The results last 12-18 months. It is recommended to have a follow-up treatment annually.

Oscar A. Aguirre, MD
Denver Urogynecologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Yes It Can!

The amazing thing about the FemiLift is that is serves several purposes. The laser stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn thickens the wall of the vagina.  This thickening of the vaginal wall  puts pressure on adjacent structures, such as the urethra.  Pressure on the urethra, allows a woman to control unintentional leakage of urine from the bladder when any pressure is put upon that region from simple activities, such as coughing, laughing, sneezing and many more.  

Another benefit claimed by patients who have had the FemiLift treatment, is increased lubrication and decreased irritation in women who were peri or post menopausal. 

The final benefit that I will discuss in this article is that of increased sexual pleasure for both partners.  The thicker wall of the vaginal canal (tightening) and increased lubrication, allow for greater sensation and greater satisfaction during intercourse.

Joyce Chams, MD
Chicago OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Femi Lift in urinary stress incontinence

Yes, the literature indicates a 55-60% reduction in urinary stress incontinence. Our experience has been that the improvement amongst our patients seems to be much higher. This is a great benefit of an amazingly effective and near painless procedure!

Steven M. Gitt, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Yes, Femilift can reduce Urinary Stress Incontinence in a majority of patients.

Femilift can greatly reduce Urinary Stress Incontinence symptoms for the right candidate.  
Since July 2014 I have treated over 20 patients, the majority of whom complained of USI. Some of the patients needed to wear a pad and were considering surgery.  More than 90% of treated patients have experienced marked improvement to elimination of their symptoms.

Recently I have started incorporating the O-Shot along with Femilift and my patients are reporting even greater results!

Eskandar Simhaee, MD
Great Neck OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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