In the following section we will address some of the most frequently asked questions the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Center of New Jersey receives either by e-mail or patient/physician telephone conversations. We also offer and encourage you to have a complimentary telephone conversation with our gynecologic surgeons to address your issues and discuss our procedures. You can arrange a telephone conversation by scheduling one with our receptionist by calling 201-858-1800 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 two business days from the time it is received. We also have an exceptional self-help group of women who have had surgical procedures with our Center who would be more than happy to share their experience with you. Our receptionist can arrange this upon request.
We have continuously updated our website 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.
Q. I am interested in having the procedure, can you explain more about it?
A. Because we offer numerous services it is difficult 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.
Q. I have had a child or a number of children and since then, my vagina isn’t like it was before I had children. Sex isn’t as gratifying as before. For me, having children resulted in vaginal enlargement, with loose, weak, vaginal muscles. My vaginal muscle tone and the support outside the vagina at the bottom is poor. I performed Kegals 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 woman 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 gynecologic surgical procedure. The laser is used to perform precise, aesthetic surgical incisions. The techniques that we have developed 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 vaginal 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. In our survey: Guess what 100% of the women said!
Q. I have had several children. I have vaginal relaxation and I also lose urine when I laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. This problem has really impacted on my life, it is socially embarrassing and hygenically unacceptable. Can I correct my urinary problem and enhance sexual gratification all at once?
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 of stress urinary incontinence and enhance sexual gratification all at the same time.
Q. How long does laser vaginal rejuvenation take?
A. The surgical time depends on the extent of the procedure. In general the procedure takes about one hour.
Q. Where is the procedure performed?
A. All procedures are performed at our state-of-the-art surgical center.
Q. I have vaginal relaxation of the bottom floor of the vaginal and the perineal body. Can I have laser vaginal rejuvenation?
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.
Q. I haven’t had any children but I have some vaginal relaxation and I would like to enhance vaginal muscle tone and strength as well as decrease the vaginal diameter. Can I have the procedure?
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.
Q. What types of anesthesia are available?
A. You can be provided with your choice of anesthesia by our board certified anesthesiologist. (local, nerve block, epidural, spinal, IV sedation, general). Some types of anesthesia are procedure-dependent.
Q. When can I resume sex after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A. We ask that you abstain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Oral sex may be resumed much earlier.
Q. When can I return to work after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A. In general returning to work is dependent on the type of work you do. Most patients can return within 5 to 7 days.
Q. I am from out of town. How long do I have to remain in Bayonne after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
A. You can return home in 2 days.
Q. How much discomfort will I have after laser vaginal rejuvenation?
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.
Q. How much does laser vaginal rejuvenation cost?
A. Fees are all inclusive of the surgical center,
anesthesiologist, surgical assistant, surgeon, and follow-up. The fees
depend on the type of the procedure and its extent. A fee range can be provided once we know your particular needs.
Q. What are the surgical risk for laser vaginal rejuvenation?
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, but 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 16 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.
Q. Can laser vaginal rejuvenation be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty?
A. Laser vaginal rejuvenation can be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty such as laser reduction labioplasty.
Q. Can laser vaginal rejuvenation or designer laser vaginoplasty be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures?
A. Yes, our team of board certified gynecologists and surgeons can combine laser vaginal rejuvenation or designer laser vaginoplasty with most cosmetic surgical procedures such as breast, nose, eye, or tummy tuck surgery.
Q. My inner vaginal lips (labia minora) are too long. Can I have them reduced?
A. The labia minora can be aesthetically sculptured to your specifications with laser reduction labioplasty.
Q. My vaginal opening is tight and I cannot have penetration without discomfort. Can this be corrected?
A. A tight vaginal opening may result from previous surgeries and scarring. It is also a problem in aging patients due to lack of estrogen or due to lack of sexual intercourse for a long period of time. Surgical correction for this is safe and effective.