A woman’s intimate wellness is vital to maintain to achieve healthy self-esteem, robust sexual relationships, and strong overall wellbeing. Women experience many health challenges throughout their lifetime, and those that impact sexual and reproductive health are just as important as any other. Pregnancy, childbirth, aging, perimenopause, and menopause can often appear to change our bodies beyond our control. Many women express frustration with these physical changes, as they can put increased strain on relationships, cause sexual difficulties, and lead to an overall decline in their mood after childbirth, and as they age. Oftentimes, this can leave us feeling tired, undesirable, and isolated.
If this is an all-too-familiar story to you, Beleza Plastic Surgery can help. There are many intimate wellness options available to women of all ages. And, with a personalized treatment plan, you can regain a pleasing intimate aesthetic, improve vaginal laxity, increase sexual desire, and reduce the symptoms of age-related changes. Cosmetic Labiaplasty, and procedures that provide functional improvements, such as radiofrequency (RF) Vaginal Rejuvenation can help you restore your sexual confidence, you too can achieve a boost in body confidence and sexual satisfaction.
Book a personal consultation at Beleza with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Wooten and her experienced staff to discuss your intimate wellness needs. Call our Sewickley office at (724) 759-7777 or our Pittsburgh location at (412) 877-9388, or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.
- 1 Supporting Your Intimate Wellness
- 2 Non-Surgical Procedures
- 3 Intimate Surgery
- 4 Cost of Labiaplasty in Wexford, PA
- 5 FAQ
- 6 References
Supporting Your Intimate Wellness
No two women’s life experiences are the same, and neither are our intimate health concerns. But as many of us discover, our healthcare needs are often greater following pregnancy and the onset of menopause.
Childbirth is an astounding feat of the female body. But it leaves us with changes we may not necessarily adapt well to, especially following multiple births. Commonly, women opt for cosmetic surgery to address outward changes with procedures such as the Tummy Tuck and Lipoabdominoplasty. The most common functional complaints after childbirth include the following. (1)
- Intimate Trauma
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Painful Intercourse
- Vaginal Laxity
- Decreased Desire
- Changes in Sensitivity
- Difficulty Achieving Orgasm
- Reduced Sexual Satisfaction
Perimenopause & Menopause
Perimenopause is the transition period that precedes menopause. There are several indications a woman has entered this stage of her life, but symptoms vary in severity from person to person. Frequently, heavier periods, cramping, and the onset of hot flashes are strong indicators that perimenopause has begun. (2)
Menopause can involve multiple symptoms, some of which include the following. (3)
- Low Sexual Desire
- Increased Vaginal Dryness
- Pain During Intercourse
- Infrequency of Intercourse
- Decreases Sexual Responsiveness
- Partner Problems
- Urinary Incontinence
VTone is a vaginal rejuvenation device that uses RF energy to restore intimate muscle tone. An estimated 24% of US women experience pelvic floor dysfunction following pregnancy. (4) And with VTone, intimate rejuvenation is possible.
This gentle electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) procedure is conducted with the use of a specially-designed, anatomically-shaped device. The device is placed intravaginally, and over a sequence of short treatment sessions, patients can achieve effective results. EMS is particularly beneficial in these circumstances.
- Muscle Laxity
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Urgency
- Age-Related Pelvic Floor Problems
Kegel exercises are no longer the only option to retrain your intimate musculature. VTone is a non-surgical procedure that provides progressive improvements to pelvic floor health.
Morpheus8V is an intimate treatment modality of the Morpheus8 device. It’s a non-surgical RF treatment for intimate rejuvenation, combining RF and microneedling technology. Delivering controlled pulses of RF energy to the treatment area, Morpheus 8V combines these healing waves with tiny microneedling micro injuries, stimulating tissue healing and remodeling. This increases collagen and elastin fibers, strengthens pelvic floor muscles, and tightens and softens vaginal tissues.
Morpheus 8V can be a standalone treatment, or used in conjunction with VTone vaginal rejuvenation. It can help women address the following issues.
- Vaginal Atrophy
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Urge Incontinence
- “Loose” Appearance
Like Morpheus8V and VTone, Votiva FormaV is a radiofrequency treatment that improves blood circulation, encourages collagen regeneration, and relieves muscle tension. It is a fast, comfortable procedure in which a special wand is placed transvaginally, emitting warm, replenishing waves of RF energy. Studies indicate that FormaV, and other RF treatments can create a “tightening cascade”, whereby only one treatment is necessary to resolve pelvic floor issues. (4) FormaV is a great choice for women looking to improve the following genitourinary issues.
- Lack of Lubrication
- Poor Sensation
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Discuss treatment with VTone, Morpheus 8V, or FormaV with Dr. Wooten at your personal consultation. Call (724) 759-7777 to speak to our staff, or use our convenient online form to submit your inquiry.
Aviva Scarless Labiaplasty
Aviva Scarless Labiaplasty is a non-surgical treatment to improve the appearance of the labia minora. It reduces vaginal laxity, and alters labial appearance using RF and heat energy to shrink labia minora length. In most cases, only one treatment session is required. If you have concerns about the appearance of your labia, but do not want treatment to involve excision of excess tissue, Aviva Scarless Labiaplasty may be the best option. Aviva may be most beneficial in these circumstances.
- You do not want a surgical procedure to alter the size of your labia
- You seek a treatment involving less downtime and discomfort.
- You have noticed changes in the appearance of your labia following childbirth
- You have minor asymmetry between your labia minora
A Labiaplasty procedure removes a thin portion of the labia minora to restore aesthetic harmony. It may also help to increase body confidence. Many women express dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their labia, whether they have had a vaginal birth or not.
A labiaplasty is the most effective way to achieve a more pleasing intimate appearance. There are many variations of the procedure that cater to specific patient requirements.
For a small number of women, a prior labiaplasty procedure may not provide satisfactory aesthetic results. In these cases, Dr. Wooten offers Labiaplasty Revision Surgery to help her patients achieve the results they seek.
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Labiaplasty surgery and Labiaplasty Revision procedures are available at Beleza Plastic Surgery with leading plastic surgeon and intimate wellness expert Dr. Anna Wooten. Book your consultation online to discuss Labiaplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, and cosmetic services such as Lipoabdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck, and the Mommy Makeover with Dr. Wooten.
Cost of Labiaplasty in Wexford, PA
The cost of your treatment is individualized and estimated once your personal consultation is complete. Financing may be available for qualified patients. Beleza Plastic Surgery proudly serves residents of Sewickley and Pittsburgh, as well as surrounding Edgesworth, Wexford, Cranberry, and beyond. Schedule your initial consultation with us by calling our Sewickley office at (724) 759-7777 or our downtown Pittsburgh location at (412) 877-9388.
What is the best vaginal rejuvenation treatment?
Individualized treatment advice will guide your choices. A medical professional will determine the most effective vaginal rejuvenation technique for your needs after assessing your medical history and current problems. There are surgical and nonsurgical treatments available. In many cases, a surgeon will recommend one or a number of procedures that can help you to regain intimate wellness, improve sexual function, and boost confidence.
Is it normal to dislike sex after pregnancy?
Hormones and bodily functions can seem “all over the place” following childbirth. Tissue damage is an obvious consequence of a vaginal birth, so naturally, you should afford yourself the time to rest and recuperate according to your own schedule. Communicate with your partner about how you are feeling, and don’t be afraid to vocalize your feelings. If you have faced prolonged disinterest in sex following pregnancy, and this is a concern, there are treatments that can help. Speak to your doctor about the options available to you to improve your intimate wellness.
How can I improve my sex drive after menopause?
Changes in the vulvovaginal area during and after menopause can cause intimacy problems, including a lack of interest in sex. As well as causing frustration, this topic can be difficult to voice, even to a professional. However, receiving intimate wellness counseling and testing will allow you to choose the treatment that fits you best.
How long is recovery from labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty recovery need not be as long as you think, depending on the type of labiaplasty you choose. Standard labiaplasty recovery is 1-2 weeks, refraining from intercourse for around 6 weeks. A scarless labiaplasty procedure is a non-surgical option that uses radio frequency and heat energy to reduce labia; tissue. Discuss your labiaplasty options with your provider to determine the treatment option that best suits your needs.
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- Dayan E, Ramirez H, Westfall L, Theodorou S. Role of Radiofrequency (Votiva, InMode) in Pelvic Floor Restoration. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2019;7(4):e2203. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000002203 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6554157/