FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is a treatment not requiring anesthesia, nor visiting a hospital. It is realized solely by a specialized doctor, who collects fat from the belly, in a totally painless procedure. This fat contains plasma with stem cells. It is processed immediately and injected in the outer labia.
This operation is opportune for women experiencing some relaxation in the genitals, due to age or great weight loss. It can also correct minor malformalities and asymmetries in the area, which do not require Vaginoplasty. For instance, a small asymmetry on the labia or labia volume loss due to ageing.
This treatment requires two visits. As mentioned, autologous fat is received through the first visit and the autologous PRP is injected during the second one. The first visit lasts for a few minutes and the second for a maximum of 30 minutes.
There is no discomfort. Women can resume their everyday activities and feels no pain.
The area benefits from an impressive regeneration and, what’s most important, results are permanent. This happens because no ‘foreign’ substance is injected, in order to be absorbed by the body in time. Quite to the contrary, thanks to the stem cells developed by the body itself, results are permanent. Moreover, there are no allergies, no swelling or inflammations, like in other cases.
Women can resume their everyday activities on the same day. Sexual abstinence is recommended for 2-3 days following treatment.
In cases of blood coagulation disorders or in therapy with anti-coagulants, in cases of diabetes, or in case of an active gynecological inflammation (herpes).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your First Visit
We are always pleased to meet new patients! Our goal is always for you to feel welcome and comfortable.
This is a free, personal and confidential consultation visit and will require about 30-60 mins. When you make your first visit, our treatment coordinator will greet you. She will help you complete the patient history form if you have not yet done so. This is also the time to express any concerns you may have related to your health. During your initial visit, you will also learn more about your procedures of interest, what other options are available, and what can be done to help you achieve your goals. At the end of the visit, you will be able to set up your appointment with Dr Naoum. This consultation is offered to our patients free of charge.
Meet with Dr Naoum
Now, it’s time to meet with your surgeon. Expect to talk about:
- What you want to change about your lady parts, and why you want to change it
- How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after surgery
- Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see
- Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals
- What results you can expect from each procedure
- What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)
- The risks and possible complications from surgery
- Your medical history (be open and honest for your safety)
Meet with your patient coordinator
Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. She makes sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before the treatment / operation chosen as well as throughout your procedure and recovery process. She will also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. At the day of your treatment appointment, your patient coordinator will help you through all the stages of your treatment procedure.
After surgery/treatment, you will stay at the clinic for 2 to 3 hours until the medicines wear off. Then you can go home. But you will need to arrange for a ride. Your doctor will tell you when you can eat and do your other usual activities. A care sheet will be given to you with detailed information on how to treat the genital area and how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps on the care sheet to get better as quickly as possible.
Caring for our patients during recovery
We strive to provide the highest standard of care in a safe and comforting environment providing an informed recovery phase for patients. As well as our dedicated and experienced nursing staff we also have a valuable team of support staff including 24/7 experienced personnel to answer your post-op questions and needs.
Dr Naoum himself or his medical team will also come to review you during recovery. Our friendly support staff will set up your follow-up visit, during discharge.
Prior to your discharge our experienced nursing staff will discuss with you clear instructions regarding your post operative care and guidelines. Once you have met the “Discharge Criteria”, you will be discharged safely to the care of your relative/support person.