“Do your Kegels!” If you are a woman, either you heard about this from grandma, or you read about it in a magazine. Kegel exercises, also referred to as Kegels, are essentially pelvic floor exercises that tighten the inside of the vagina. As if you need to add another exercise routine to your schedule, along came Kegel balls (also known as Ben Wa balls), another technique for pelvic floor strengthening. Many women find themselves asking what these are, and why they would want to use them. The answer is simple: vaginal rejuvenation. Preminger Plastic Surgery is here to give you the rundown on your vaginal rejuvenation options in New York City.
What are Kegel balls?
Kegel balls are small, circular-shaped silicone coated weights that, when inserted into the vagina and kept there for up to 20 minutes at a time per day, are designed to help you locate and exercise your pelvic floor muscles. You then use your pelvic muscles by clenching them to hold the ball in place.
You have options when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation
If you are uncomfortable with the thought of using Kegel balls or would rather choose a method that will get you results faster, we understand. Preminger Plastic Surgery has a non-surgical treatment to rejuvenate the elasticity and shape of your vagina. Votiva uses a specialized radio frequency technology that can improve the laxity of the vagina, resurface the skin, improve skin tone, and form collagen. Vaginal tightening and rejuvenation with Votiva is essentially pain-free. We will use a device that is smaller than a vaginal ultrasound probe. Therefore, many patients find the treatment to be relatively comfortable. In most cases, you can achieve noticeable results in as little as one session, although you may benefit from receiving multiple treatments.
Unlike performing traditional Kegel exercises, or even using Kegel balls for vaginal tightening, Votiva comes with many other benefits beyond just tightening the pelvic floor muscles.
Benefits of Votiva include:
- Increase elasticity of the labia and vulva
- Strengthen muscles of the vagina
- Improve blood flow
- Enhance vaginal sensitivity
- Increase sexual desire and self-confidence
- Improve mild to moderate incontinence (SUI)
- Alleviate pain caused by labial hypertrophy
Votiva may be ideal if you are a woman who has given birth or is post-menopausal. It can also produce successful results for women who have had a hysterectomy or breast cancer. Votiva may present some complications. The most common issue is brief vaginal discomfort from dryness, which is why Dr. Preminger uses a warm gel similar to what is used during ultrasounds. In rare instances, Votiva has caused incontinence or decreased sexual satisfaction, although talk to your plastic surgeon in Manhattan about the risks involved and whether this treatment is right for you.
Vaginal rejuvenation in Manhattan
Whether you choose to use Kegel balls or receive Votiva treatments, either way, vaginal rejuvenation is within your grasp. As a woman and a mother, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger understands how the female body changes. She is hailed as a leader in the plastic surgery industry for her bedside manner in making sure her patients are comfortable when discussing their needs. If you are in the Manhattan area of New York, Preminger Plastic Surgery is the office for you. To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation, call the office of Preminger Plastic Surgery today at (212) 706-1900 to schedule your initial consultation.