Who can not get ThermiVA. I have an IUD can I get ThermiVa? What else would keep you from procedure?
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ThermiVA and IUD is safe
For those looking for vaginal tightening procedures, its better to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon and offered the correct treatment for the problem. ThermiVA is one of the tools we offer. I agree, "if all you have is a hammer..... everything looks like a nail" Do your homework to make sure your plastic surgeon offers other options for your problem and is experienced with RF technology.
Themiva is a wonderful procedure for vaginal tightening for vaginal laxity, stress urinary urgency, orgasmic dysfunction, labial reduction. ThermiVA is the latest technology for vaginal rejuvenation without surgery, or downtime. The excellent results from Thermiva has been supported by studies, patient testimonial, and numerous reviews. In our certified center, those that are not candidates for ThermiVa are offered other options such as labialplasty or vaginoplasty during the confidential consultation.
However, your best plastic surgeon has the experience, training, and results that relates to you. Do your research and find a real Plastic Surgeon and book a paid consultation. Free consults are just a sales pitch and does not work in your best interest. People always say “you get what you pay for”. This is very true in Plastic Surgery.
Below are other criteria to use when selecting a Plastic surgeon.
Questions to ask your potential plastic surgeon (Answering NO is a big red flag)
1) Are you a plastic surgeon? (You should research the differences between cosmetic surgeon & plastic surgeon. Make sure that your plastic surgeon is a trained surgeon! You may be surprised)
2) Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery? (Board certified in what? You are looking for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many boards and some are fake. Make sure that the certifying board is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.)
3) Will the procedure be performed at a fully accredited & certified procedure room or ambulatory surgery center, or hospital
4) Do you have hospital privilege to perform the same procedure you do in the office? Which Hospital?
5) Do you offer complication insurance. How do you handle complications and revision (it does happen, it better to be safe)
The most important decision is to do your homework well. Good luck.
IUDs and ThermiVa
There are very few patients who cannot get ThermiVa. Those who should postpone treatment with ThermiVa would be those with an active pelvic infection, active herpes lesions and those who recently had any type of vaginal or cervical surgery.
IUDs alone should not be a contraindication for ThermiVa treatment. It is always best to consult with your physician about your specific healthcare needs.
IUD with ThermiVA treatments
Yes, before there were concerns about the copper IUD's. It we know it is safe now to perform it , but I always make sure it has not migrated out and will come into contact with the device during the treatment
Other than that we would not recommend treatment if you are pregnant, have a cardiac device like a pacemaker, have an active UTI or STD. I also encourage women not to have the treatment during their menses as it gets can get a little messy.
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Does Not Come In Contact with IUD
Having an IUD is not a contra-indication to ThermiVa because the treatment wand does not come in contact with the IUD. Contra-indications to ThermiVa include pregnancy, active STD, and open sores. Previous surgery in the area would be important to bring up during your evaluation but are not usually contra-indicated. Radiofrequency devices in general are also not indicated in patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, mechanical heart valves, and Vena Cava umbrellas.
ThermiVA and IUD's
Yes, you can have Thermiva treatments if you have an IUD. We refrain from treating a patient if they are pregnant, have a sexually transmitted disease, currently have a urinary tract infection, or have cardiac devices.
Contraindications for ThermiVA
Having an IUD is not a contraindication to getting Thermiva
If you are a good candidate for Thermiva otherwise, I wouldn't hesistate based on the IUD.