Frequently Asked Questions
In the following section we will address some of the most frequently asked questions the South Florida Institute for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation receives either by E-mail or patient/physician conversations. We also offer and encourage you to have a complimentary telephone conversation or visit with our surgeon to address your issues and discuss our procedures. You can arrange a telephone conversation or consultation by scheduling one with our receptionist by calling 305.668.2853 or you can make a request via E-mail. Simply provide your telephone number and the best time to contact you. Our policy is to return your call or E-mail within 72 hours. We also have an exceptional self help group of women who have had surgical procedures who would be more than happy to share their experiences with you. Our receptionist can arrange this upon request. We are continuously updating our web site in order to provide you with a comprehensive and user friendly site that educates, describes, and explains our patient services. Our goal is to provide women with knowledge, choice, and alternatives.
A: Because we offer numerous services it is hard to respond to a general question such as this. We have made every attempt to have a comprehensive, descriptive site with visual aids to assist you in identifying and determining your concerns and interest. If you are still unsure, please contact us to schedule your telephone conversation or visit.
Q: I have had a child or a number of children and since, things just aren't the same vaginally. My vagina isn't like it was before I had children. Sex just isn't as gratifying as before. For me, having children resulted in vaginal enlargement, with loose, weak, vaginal muscles. My vaginal muscle tone is poor and the support outside the vagina at the bottom is poor also. I performed Kegels until I was blue in the face and they didn't help me at all. I didn't know about this procedure. But I am happy to know that something can be done. Please explain to me how Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® can correct my problems and enhance sexual gratification.
A: Many women have your exact same problem, share your self conscious concerns, and desire to enhance sexual gratification. Women are very concerned about their sexual health, sexual gratification, and procedures to enhance sexual gratification.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® for the enhancement of sexual gratification is a modification of a standard surgical procedure. The laser is used to perform precise, aesthetic surgical incisions. The techniques that we use result in a relatively bloodless procedure performed on an outpatient basis. In brief we will tighten the vaginal muscles and support tissues, as well as reduce redundant vaginal mucosa (relaxed vaginal lining). The procedure will enhance vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control. It will effectively decrease the internal and outer (introitus) vaginal diameters, as well as build up the perineal body (the area immediately outside the vagina and above the anus. According to Masters and Johnson, sexual gratification for the female is directly related to the amount of frictional forces generated. We can accomplish this. The procedure can also provide an aesthetic enhancement of the external vaginal structures, resulting in a more youthful look. As with all of our surgical procedures you are an integral part of the team and we listen to you and abide by your wishes. In this procedure the woman determines how tight she wants to be.
A: Your urinary problem is called stress urinary incontinence. It is caused by the vaginal relaxation of the top part of the vaginal wall. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® can correct your problem with stress urinary incontinence and enhance sexual gratification all at the same time.
A: The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. The surgical time depends on the extent of the procedure. In general the procedure takes about one hour. Generally, you do not have to spend the night.
A: In this case we only need to repair the lower floor of the vagina and the perineal body (area immediately outside of the vagina). Usually in this case vaginal relaxation is less extensive. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation will also enhance sexual gratification.
A: Depending on your circumstances you can be a candidate for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®. Such procedures primarily involve the bottom part of the vagina and the perineal body.
A: You can be provided with your choice of anesthesia (local, nerve block, epidural, spinal, IV sedation, general). Some types of anesthesia are procedure dependent.
A: We ask that you abstain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Oral sex may be resumed much earlier.
A: In general returning to work is dependent on the type of work you do. Most patients can return within 5 to 7 days.
A: You can return home in 4 days.
A: With our technique of submucosal tumescence, pudendal block with long acting local anesthetic, you will be pain free for the first 18 to 24 hours. After this, patients report mild to moderate discomfort which can be controlled by analgesics and cold packs to the area.
A: The initial consult is complimentary. The fees depend on the type of the procedure and the extent. A fee range can be provided once we know your particular needs.
A: Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® is a safe procedure with low risk. To put the risk in perspective, pregnancy is associated with far more risk than any of these procedures. Like any surgery, the risks are hemorrhage and infection. These are less than 1%. If one requires work on both the upper and lower vagina then there is risk of injury to the bladder and the rectum. This is exceptionally rare and in many years of our surgical experience we have not encountered any of these complications. With any surgery one can encounter scarring. Over correction can potentially result in painful sex. Although rare, there are anesthetic risks also depending on the type of anesthesia.
A: Yes, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation can be combined with Designer Laser Vaginoplasty such as laser reduction labioplasty (labiaplasty) and/or other procedures. Dr. Antun customizes each treatment for the individual patient.
A: Yes, our physician will work closely with your plastic and reconstructive surgeon to combine Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® or Designer Laser Vaginoplasty with most cosmetic surgical procedures such as breast lifts, reductions and implants, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction.
A: The labia minora can be aesthetically sculptured to your specifications with laser reduction labioplasty.