FemTite non surgical labiaplasty
Non surgical labiaplasty at Centre for Surgery in London otherwise known as FemTite RF is a new non invasive method of achieving shortening of the labia minora without surgery and/or tightening the labia majora. The size of the labia minora are reduced using radiofrequency energy. The reduction of the labia has both aesthetic and functional benefits. Many women report less discomfort wearing certain items of clothing and also during sexual intercourse.
Radiofrequency treatment for skin laxity is a well established treatment in aesthetic medicine. However, application to the external female genitalia has only emerged in the last decade.The use of RF in this region is of particular interest as the contraction effect is known to increase in naturally moist tissues like the female labia. Despite traditionally high satisfaction rates with surgical labiaplasty, there are potential risks and complications associated with the excisional surgery. Radiofrequency energy avoids complications of traditional labiaplasty, including unsightly prominent scarring, flap necrosis, haematoma, and over-resection. However, given the generation of heat, there is a risk of burns with RF not seen with traditional labiaplasty. With FemTite patients can return to normal sexual function and activities at 14 days compared with the 30–45 days typically after traditional labiaplasty.
The non-invasive FemTite non surgical labiaplasty has a number of benefits over the traditional form of surgical labiaplasty which Dr Paraskevi DImitriadi regularly performs including little to no pain, less risk of complications, minimal to no downtime, and satisfying results.
For those with vaginal laxity, FemTite can be combined with Votiva for a comprehensive solution to internal and external laxity of the female genitalia.
Please note that suitability for the FemTite non-surgical labiaplasty procedure will be determined at your consultation with Dr Paraskevi. The FemTite procedure is better suited for small degrees of isolated labia minora enlargement. In most cases, a surgical labiaplasty may be more suitable.
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Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi is a specialist aesthetic gynaecologist and has trained at some of the world’s leading hospitals in all aspects of gynaecology. Dr Dimitriadi continues to practice in the NHS at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH). She is a active member of the research team at the renowned Woman’s Health Institute at UCLH and lectures both nationally and internationally on a range of topics in aesthetic gynaecology. She is a full member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology (ESAG).
Dr Dimitriadi is known for her caring, patient-centred approach, supporting all her patients and she always strives to optimise patient outcomes at stages of the patient journey.
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Why choose Centre for Surgery for your aesthetic gynaecology procedure?
- Significant experience in all types of aesthetic gynaecology – both surgical and non-surgical labiaplasty
- Choice of local anaesthetic or general anesthesic
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities.
- Dr Dimitriadi lives and works in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise.
Ideal candidates for FemTite RF
Women who have large labia minora and are concerned by their size are suitable for the FemTite treatment.
Those who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure to reach the similar results to a labiaplasty and with less downtime and discomfort can get this as an alternative.
FemTite RF carries minimal significant complications and an overall 50% improvement in labia hypertrophy and laxity with >95% patient satisfaction. This exceeds the results from other energy based technology for vulvovaginal rejuvenation included CO2 laser and monopolar RF.
FemTite is the minimally invasive labiaplasty equivalent of a surgical labiaplasty. Both procedures achieve reduction of the size of the labia minora. Whilst a surgical labiaplasty achieves this through removal of excess tissue, FemTite works on the principle of the application of RF energy delivered by a percutaneous probe to the tissues causing contraction of collagen and elastin which gives rise to tissue contraction and hence reduction in the size of the area of concern.
Benefits of non surgical labiaplasty:
- No incisions or scars
- Is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic
- Reduced risk compared with surgical labiaplasty
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
Dr Dimitriadi will take a detailed medical history and physical examination before treatment. Patients being considered for FemTite are classified into one of three “treatment gap” groups: (1) women who do not want a surgical labiaplasty, (2) women who had previous surgery but suffer from recurrent laxity of the labia minora / majora, and (3) women with modest labia hypertrophy but not severe enough to justify having a traditional surgical labiaplasty.
Treatment of labia enlargement and laxity with FemTite bipolar RF may potentially fill a treatment gap of women seeking aesthetic and functional improvements without the need for surgical labiaplasty.
Patients not suitable for FemTite
- Unrealistic expectations,
- Open wounds or genital ulceration
- Active infection,
- Chronic skin conditions affecting the female genitalia
- Bleeding or coagulation discorders
- Collagen disorders
- History of hypertrophic or keloid scarring
- Patients with a weakened immune system
This procedure can be performed with a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort.
A small specialised FemTite probe is inserted through tiny needle sized holes and the FemTite addresses excess tissue thickness through small incisions and tightens and shrinks the tissue with controlled radiofrequency energy.
If required, the second stage involves the application of Morpheus8 to the labia minora to reduce wrinkling of the area which is common with weight loss or the aging process.
In most cases, you may only need one treatment to achieve the results you desire.
Recovery after FemTite
The downtime after the non surgical labiaplasty procedure is minimal.
Some patients may experience slight discomfort during the first few days following their procedure. For the first week post-treatment you should avoid sexual intercourse and strenuous exercise. Rest is recommended. Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol can be used to help with any discomfort. Most patients return to work after about a few days.
When will I see results from the FemTite procedure?You should notice results immediately from the FemTite treatment with improving results over the course of 3-6 months. The full results may not be evident for at least 3 months.