Is Vontouring the Answer To Your Waning Sex Life?
You’re probably contouring those cheekbones, and maybe even utilizing contouring, strobing concepts or baby lights when refreshing the highlights in your hair. But have you considered the latest contouring trend… vontouring yet?
“Vontouring is a lay term to describe the current trend of vaginal rejuvenation and contouring by noninvasive methods like using radiofrequency, laser, or ultrasound energy to tighten the internal and external vaginal area,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden, who practices Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC.
Sounds too good to be true, but it is, and it’s happening more and more – and beyond the Hollywood elite, too. These methods involve using a probe or similar handheld device which emits thermal energy to tighten the collagen layer and help with moisture or lubrication, and possibly even achieving orgasm, says Dr. Walden.
But is it a matter of lots of pain to achieve your gain? “No,” says Dr. Walden. “It doesn’t hurt, but it may feel a bit awkward or uncomfortable.” So, is the procedure even necessary? Or something you’d want to consider?
“It is perfect for those who have had children and have mild stress incontinence (urinary leakage with coughing, laughing, sneezing, or jumping). It is also indicated for women who are peri- or postmenopausal to increase lubrication in situations of vaginal dryness or atrophy. Some women may get these procedures done just to tighten the area for better sex, or for aesthetic concerns. It can be good for women who don't want to undergo a surgical labiaplasty or whose labia don't really need surgical intervention. Surgical labiaplasty is the most definitive method, however, of symmetrically reducing the size of the external labia when the protrusion gets in the way of underwear, tight/yoga pant fit or interferes with sexual activity,” says Dr. Walden.
That’s right, ladies. -vontouring may just be what your sex life has been missing.
“The ability to achieve sexual satisfaction is comprised of so many variables, both physical and psychological. That said, procedures like ThermiVa radiofrequency for vaginal rejuvenation has been shown to increase sexual satisfaction in the sense that it aids with areas like lubrication, tightening, and some of the sensory effects that occur with stimulation of the area with collagen formation and tightening,” says Dr. Walden.
But beware – you won’t only feel different down in your lady parts, they may look a little different too. “Yes, with these methods it may feel different and by design it should appear different as well. Often the structures will look tighter, smaller in size, and dare I say without being criticized "younger"!” says Dr. Walden.
Dr. Walden explains that the radiofrequency vaginal procedure typically takes about 30-45 minutes, laser vaginal rejuvenation takes less time (around ten minutes). “Usually they involve several different treatment sessions over a period of months. For example, ThermiVa is most effective if you get one treatment per month for three months, then come back around a year later for maintenance. There is no recovery period or downtime with this procedure,” says Dr. Walden.
So, is vaginal contouring – or vontouring – the key to YOUR waning sex life? Would you consider putting your most sensitive areas under the knife or laser in the name of future personal pleasure? We certainly would!