Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR)
LVR – Laser Viginal Rejuvenation Surgery is a procedure that tightens the walls of the vagina for the purpose of improving sexual function. The vagina gets stretched during normal childbirth, and after several pregnancies, this can result in vaginal laxity which compromises sexual function. During the procedure, a special laser is used to surgically dissect the vaginal tissues to expose the muscles in the wall of the vagina. The muscles are then carefully tightened with stitches to reduce the size of the vaginal canal, thus making it suitably tighter. Excess internal vaginal lining is removed, again with the laser.
The advantage of using this laser is that it cuts with surgical precision and stops bleeding at the same time. This is very important as working in the vagina is technically challenging, due to fact that it is a narrow deep tube-like structure, making surgical access and visualization difficult. Bleeding will only make it harder for the surgeon to see what he is doing. Furthermore, the vagina is right next to two vital organs: The bladder and urethra in front, and the rectum behind. When the vaginal muscles are stitched to tighten them, it is extremely important that these vital adjacent structures are not inadvertently injured by the stitches placed through the vaginal wall. That is why clear visualization in clean, bloodless surgical field is so important. The laser thus facilitates a safe, adequate and strong muscle repair which ensures that the patient gets a good result without any compromise and with minimal risk of complications.
LVR is a 1.5 to 2 hour operation completed under general anesthesia as a day surgery procedure. The downtime is about five days.
The LVR procedure was created by Dr David Matlock, a renowned OBGYN from Los Angeles, U.S.A. Dr Huang trained with Dr Matlock in his practice in Los Angeles and learned the technique directly from him. He is certified by Dr Matlock to be proficient in his LVR procedure.