To really fancy that vaginal lasering stuff?(21 Posts)
It might be being bandied about the media as some kind of silly celeb fad, but once you start reading up on it it sounds almost too good to be true. Non-surgical, under £2000, and ba da boom - tightened up, more sensation.
See, lemme be honest:- I had the ol' chat with the GP who deemed me "really, it's not that bad and you don't qualify for surgery." I ended up with more issues which led to a hospital referral and another check. Lovely lad, we joked about the awkwardness of the encounter together, but he declared that alas, the doc was right - I was only a 2 (anyone who's had doctor/gynae fiddlings will know what we mean here by 2s, 4s, 6s and so on) although the, ahem, entrance wasn't quite so 2. Good news for DH. For me? Snore. I amuse myself with euphemisms like Wizard's Sleeve and Looking for a Mars Bar in a Sleeping Bag.
Femilift, 'Mona Lisa Smile' (cringe), or plain old Laser Rejuvenation. Anyone had it done? Did it work? Thing is, the sites are often a bit badly written - typos, spelling errors, clumsy grammar - and I can't get my head around the supposed science of it all. Stimulates collagen which tightens things up? But how?
Ladybit lifesaver or big fat con?
Sorry, I'm trying to lighten the mood a little, hope this doesn't come across like snooping digging journalist. I'm not. I'm just super curious. I've often pondered "Oo I'd like that done" about various procedures (broken nose, no boobs... if I win the lottery I'm having the works, I tell you) but this is the first one I feel may actually be life-changing.
Well I've had laser treatment to my face and it's bloody painful so I would dread to think what the actual treatment might be like. Minimal results I suspect.
Have you explored all the physio/ kegels type stuff?
I have :/ I did the little weighted cones. I took up weightlifting and moved into powerlifting, so I reckon my pelvic floor as a whole is as good as it's gonna get. I don't pee when sneezing/laughing but I can not run - when I run I feel like someone opened a cartoon trapdoor and all my innards are going to fall out. Curious sensation.
Thing is, the sites are often a bit badly written - typos, spelling errors, clumsy grammar - and I can't get my head around the supposed science of it all.
Does that really prevent you from getting your head around it?
No, they were too different elements really. The universal spelling/grammar seems a little odd for professional websites avdertising a supposedly popular procedure, AND, another issue is that I'm not seeing how a blast from a laser can tighten muscle, and other than 'stimulating collagen', the explanations don't really give much away either.
Have you tried Kegel8?
There are rave reviews about it, I'm starting.
It sends electric pulses through your walls and tightens it all up. See Amazon reviews.
Check the websites of some of the better known private hospitals/cosmetic surgery centres. If they're not offering it there will be a good reason why because generally speaking they'll do anything if there's a price in it!
It seems to be early days inregards to the treatment.
Personally, I'd wait and see how it goes.
I'm thinking of getting a new type of face threading, but I'm waiting to see how the treatment is for people, at least a year on.
The laser treatments for everything is making leaps and bounds, but there's been a few that haven't been worth the money, unless you have grands per year to spend.
I would be concerned that a website which is poorly written would not be a good indication of a professional, fully insured and properly qualified expert in the field.
Can't help with regards to the actual advice - but I know when I was researching surgeons (for something completely unrelated BTW!) I was advised to steer clear of any advertising which looked unprofessional, or promised results (nobody can promise anything), or which was very hyped. A good clinic or surgeon will usually have a waiting list because they are in-demand. They should be up-front about the potential drawbacks or side-effects of a procedure (everything carries a risk). See 2 or 3 people before you make a decision. Finally be very careful about going abroad. If something goes wrong there is no NHS to turn to and almost all travel insurance policies will exclude trips specifically for surgery or treatment, pre-existing conditions and the like.
I used a Kegal8 whilst I was waiting for prolapse surgery, it was superb and helped a lot, I'd recommend it. As an aside, if you have a slight prolapse weightlifting will only make it worse. My gynae told me zero impact exercise and absolutely no weights for life to avoid the repair failing.
Why not just ask your DP to inject fillers into his penis to give it some extra girth. I'm sick of us women having to faff with our bits. It's about time the tide turned.
I'm quite horrified that you consulted your GP about this..... our wonderful NHS is on its knees and you are bother about having a tighter vag.....
There's nothing wrong with wanting a working vagina
Women are entitled to seek a satisfying sex life after having vaginal birth
I consulted the GP due to pain during sex and irregular bleeding, Silvercat. I asked if it was due to birth injury, which was when I was examined. However, it wasn't, it was a uterine infection and a month-long course of antibiotics. Worry not about resources! I made sure to take a real problem along with me.
Incidentally you are encouraged to speak to a GP about such issues. They can be indicative of prolapse, can come with a fun-filled package of leakage and incontinence and can be cured or helped by physio and, in extreme cases, surgery. So actually, sorry, totally disagree with you, and to anyone else reading this. Do see your doc. It is perfectly OK to want a functioning vagina. There are a lot of women who suffer in silence thinking that some Judgeypants will accuse them of wasting a doctor's time.
Patterkiller - I know, right? They need to invent that.
Thanks for the Kegel8 recommendations, that may be a more sensible investment. As mentioned, it seems to be early days and if the 'proper' places aren't offering it yet, that's a bit of a concern isn't it.
Oh I'm so sorry. The lighthearted tone of your post didn't seem to imply health issues, more self indulgent narcissism. To be honest, you had lost me by 'lemme'.
Well we'll all know for next time then, won't we Silver?
All posts must be submitted with the appropriate tone and seriousness, so that Silver doesn't get her judging knickers in a twist.
Alternatively you could stop being so bloody po-faced. Just a thought
Pelvic floor issues are things you need to see a GP about,
Well unless you fancy not being able to walk down the street without pissing yourself.
The earlier you get help for it the better and often less painful and risky things are availible to help
A loss of sex life is a big thing and can lead to a lifetime on Antidepressents, as well as other issues, which is more expensive than treating these sorts of issues.
The NHS is 'on its needs' whatever that actually means, for various reasons, it doesn't mean that non life threatening medical conditions shouldn't be looked at.
I'm suffering from post Menopause incontinence, it's having a big effect on my life. I'm on medication and going through the ridiculously slow process. The cost of medication should be weighed up against any new type laser treatments.
I didn't have a kegel8 but I had similar. Used it for just one month and I could sneeze without pissing myself again. Plus I've not had SPD again in this pregnancy and I merit the machine with making me a bit stronger down there.
Good luck. If men can get their vagina's fixed on the NHS, then women should be able to as well!
I'm curious as to what the 2, 4, 6, 8 business is? I'm guessing it's to do with size but does that refer to finger width, or cms or what? You don't have to answer if you don't want to.
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