Beautiful - circa 1950.
Beautiful - circa 1950.
At first, it is easy to think that the primary motivator a Vaginoplasty is aesthetics. This is an extremely important component in a Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty procedure; the look of the vagina can be vastly improved. The choice is more than skin deep, though. Many women looking into a Vaginoplasty have a physical problem that needs addressing, as well.
The muscles of the vagina, with enough pushing and pulling, will eventually experience a loss of elasticity. The trauma of childbirth can cause a laxity in the tissues that only increases with age, weight loss, and illness. Once the muscles have started to give way, the only solution will be an invasive intervention.
Stretched vaginal walls mean less sensation during intercourse. This can cause a decrease in pleasure for women, as well as some pain, as the loose tissues are more likely to pinch and pull. Men may notice less friction, as well, as the snugness of the vagina is lowered. During sex, the flaccid vagina can also take on more air, causing extremely embarrassing vaginal ‘fart’ sounds.
When the vagina looses its grip, tampons may become impossible to wear. They will not stay in place, even sliding out of the body on their own. More than just frustrating, the lack of elasticity can become a source of shame. Women can feel an intense loss of femininity in this situation.
A Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the tissues of the Vagina, resorting a youthful tone and form. The stretched, lax muscles are tightened, and excess tissue will be removed. During a Vaginoplasty, the internal structure of the Vagina is reestablished, providing a much needed tautness.
Vaginal Rejuvenation is a total renewal of both the Vagina and the Labia – reviving the area’s constriction and aesthetic appeal. Vaginoplasty takes care of the inner muscle strength, while a Labiaplasty corrects the outer anatomy. Restructuring and sculpting an unattractive Labia will give it a more pleasant appearance. A Vaginal Rejuvenation can also eliminate painful intercourse; restoring the pleasure in sex.
Dr. Vitenas has been performing Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures for over 23 years. His extensive understanding of the female anatomy allows him to safely correct physical issues of the vagina, while artfully improving the aesthetic value, as well. For more information on Vaginal Rejuvenation, or to set up your confidential consultation, call 281.668.8684.
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Botox is every where you turn – removing forehead lines, relaxing frown lines, diminishing migraines, and eliminating excessive underarm sweat. This past week, the Food and Drug Administration officially approved Botox Cosmetic for an additional use, the treatment of severe lateral canthal lines – more commonly known as Crow’s Feet. As the number one non-surgical treatment for both men and women, Botox has again and again proven itself to be a powerful tool in the fight against aging.
Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetic, is proud of this month’s milestone; as the product is the only injectable that has been endorsed by the FDA to treat both Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines. While Botox Cosmetic has been used ‘off label’ to smooth lines around the corner of the eyes for years, the sanction by the Food and Drug Administration is a landmark stamp of approval for the injectable toxin. To obtain the FDA’s stamp of approval, the safety and efficiency of Botox Cosmetic was put to the test through two clinical trials. The Crow’s Feet study utilized more than 1,350 subjects, 833 of them receiving Botox while 517 were given a placebo. Compared with the control group, Botox clearly showed itself effective in the treatment of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines. Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a prescription medication, administered through tiny injections, used to temporarily relax the muscles in a targeted area. By briefly blocking the nerve impulses, muscle movement is reduced; therefore those wrinkles and fine lines caused by the muscle contraction are eliminated. Injections take just minutes to complete and require no down time. Full results can be seen in two to three weeks, and last anywhere from three to four months.
Always make sure to have your Botox Cosmetic injections performed by an experienced, well-trained professional. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has been providing aesthetic services to the Houston area for over 23 years. All Botox Cosmetic injections are performed by Dr. Paul Vitenas, Board Certified by the American Board of Facial and Plastic Surgery. To schedule your appointment, call 281.484.0088.
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"Makeover Madness” photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, July 2005.
Every year, New York City sits host to September’s famed Fall Fashion Week; and style-hounds know to always expect the unexpected. This year, though, instead of just dazzling dressing, trendy makeup, and expensive couture, something new was in the mix – plastic surgery. Not as a well kept secret weapon for the ultra-thin models; plastic surgery actually had its own show.
Set up in a lavish tent just outside of Lincoln Center, Dr. Ramtin Kassir sent 50 of his current patients slowly down the catwalk in a show he called, the Faces of Beauty. As the men and women strolled down the walkway, they took time to pause and show off the surgeon’s ‘designs’, while they posed alongside images of their pre-surgical self. The Before/After examples ranged from Facelifts, Rhinoplasty, Liposuction, Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Cheek Implants. “There are lots of trends out there. One is the clothes you wear. Another is the face and body you wear. Just like Ralph Lauren introduces his new line, what I am introducing is esthetically pleasing plastic surgery,” Dr. Kassir explained to the New York Daily News.
The unique stage was designed to show the world that plastic surgery has the ability look completely natural and beautiful. Dr. Kassir wanted people to see his Faces of Beauty and realize that not everyone who comes out of the cosmetic surgeon’s office has to look over done or ‘plastic’. While there are many models, celebrities, and musicians who go over with these procedures, this is not necessarily the norm. An experienced, Board-Certified cosmetic surgeon will provide patients with natural looking results that enhance their body, rather than over power their presence. He argues, “My patients look phenomenal … you would never know they had anything done.”
Dr. Paul Vitenas has been providing patients in Houston with natural looking results for over 23 years. He understands that women and men want to just bring out their inner beauty. What other people should notice is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance; not be able to immediately tell that cosmetic surgery was performed. For more information on the beautiful, natural-looking results available from Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, call our office at 281.488.0088.
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