Whether it’s due to hormonal changes, aging, or childbearing, your vaginal tissue can change, which may cause various symptoms and affect intimacy. Labial elongation, widening or enlargement is a very common problem that can cause discomfort with exercise, wearing clothing and during intimacy. This occurs with a mixture of genetics, childbearing, aging and even weight gain and loss. John Scaffidi, MD, FABOM, FACOG, at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss, with offices in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offers both surgical and noninvasive vaginal tightening and labial reduction.
Am I a good candidate for vaginal tightening or labial reduction?
Dr. Scaffidi determines if you’re a good candidate for vaginal tightening or labial reduction after an examination and review of your medical history. If you’re affected by labial discomfort when intimate or exercise, unhappy with the way you look or feel in certain clothing, or those intimate times are just feeling not as stimulating, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scaffidi to see if vaginal tightening or labial reduction is the right treatment for you.
What is Vitalia?
Vitalia is an advanced cosmetic tool that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and revitalize tissue. When placed on your tissue, the heat targets the top layers of your skin, causing an immediate tightening of the cells. The heat also travels into the deeper layers of your tissue to stimulate the production of collagen, which is a protein that provides your tissue with its strength and elasticity and is responsible for revitalizing tissue and improving health.
What can I expect during treatment with Vitalia?
Vitalia is a very gentle procedure. During treatment, Dr. Scaffidi inserts the radiofrequency wand into your vagina or on and around your labia and then activates the energy to revitalize the tissue. Treatment only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any downtime, so you can go right back to your usual activities following your procedure. Sexual activity may even be resumed that same evening.
You should notice improvement during the series of treatments with continued results over the next 2 to 3 months.
What is surgical vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation) or labial reduction (labiaplasty)?
Surgical vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are minor operative procedures that although outpatient, require a bit of light anesthesia as well as a few weeks of recovery that involve only minimal activity restriction.
Vaginoplasty is a procedure that tightens the vaginal opening and canal which may stretch or lose its tone after childbirth or from aging. During the procedure, Dr. Scaffidi reverses this effect and recreates your vagina to its former state in order to improve intimacy for both partners.
Dr. Scaffidi also performs surgical labiaplasty, which recontours and reshapes labia minora in order to improve their size, shape, symmetry and function.