When I first heard about Femilift, I rolled my eyes, thinking that it was superficial, maybe even silly. But after learning more about it and what it can do to improve a woman’s sex life — both married and divorced women, I don’t think it’s silly at all. In fact, I think it could be beneficial in helping self-confidence and relationships. Read my Love Essentially column, published today in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.
New Medical Procedure Aims To Give Women Better Sex Life by Jackie Pilossoph
Move over Botox and Restylane. There’s a new kid on the block gaining attention in the field of anti-aging procedures. It’s called Femilift. But its focus isn’t on the face, it’s on rejuvenating the vagina for the purpose of giving women a better sex life.
I sat down with Dr. David Preskill, an OB/GYN and partner in his North Shore- and Chicago-based practice, V Femina, who said he has performed the Femilift procedure on more than 40 patients during the past several months.
Q: Can you tell me more about the procedure?
A: Femilift is a safe, non-invasive procedure that treats vaginal laxity caused by aging and childbirth. Using a laser vaginal probe, a single beam of light gets divided into pixels and releases energy into a grid pattern. To repair the treated tissue, the body then naturally produces collagen, which shrinks the vagina and stabilizes the urethra. The result is an increase in natural lubrication and a tighter vaginal wall that increases sexual stimulation for both partners. It also discourages urinary incontinence – helps bladder leakage, which typically occurs in women who have gone through childbirth.
Q: What’s involved in the procedure?
A: There is no prep, downtime or pain involved. The procedure takes about eight minutes. We recommend three treatments once a month. Femilift is estimated to last about 18-24 months before a touchup is needed.
Q: Why did you decide to become trained in the Femilift procedure?
A: I’ve been practicing for 25 years, and have seen some of my patients from the time they were in their 20s, pregnant with their first child, until now. So as a physician, I see the changes in their bodies that happen with each delivery and as they age. Many of my patients have complained over the years about how intercourse isn’t the same as it was before they had children. They say they don’t get the same satisfaction from sex and they don’t feel as confident. They also have the issue of bladder leakage due to childbirth and aging.
Q: What have you heard from your patients about the results so far?
A: They are telling me there is a dramatic change, and that their husbands are happy. But even more importantly, women say they have a heightened sexual experience after the procedure. I feel like I’m helping marriages and helping older single women by giving them more self-confidence, both physically and emotionally.
I have to say, when I first heard about this procedure, I rolled my eyes, thinking it seemed vain, superficial, perhaps even silly. But it occurred to me that marriage and long-term relationships have so many challenges, and if Femilift helps with those challenges in some way, then that’s not silly at all.
Couples who have a good sex life are happier, they get along better, and they are less likely to cheat. Physical intimacy keeps the relationship fresh and exciting and romantic. And how about older, single women? Don’t they deserve to feel as good about themselves as they possibly can?
It remains to be seen whether Femilift gets to be as popular as Botox. But…(Click here to read the rest of the article, published today in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.)
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