Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with FemiLift. However, all opinions are my own.
As I get older, I’ve been considering things I never considered before like what I would look like as a blonde or what if my boobs were back to where they were before I breastfeed. Time is a fickle broad and she takes us all down eventually. It’s not even really about how old I am so much as the use I’ve gotten out of my body.
I’ve had a life full of living, loving and laughing and I’m hoping for at least another 50 years or so of more. I laugh loud and smile really big. I use my parts, people. What am I going to save them for? I don’t put much stock in being a good looking corpse. I want to enjoy life to its fullest.
I liken it to your favorite dress. Some people save those dresses for special occasions that never come. Me, I say wear that sucker every day. Why not? You’ve got it and it makes you feel special; do it. And boy, have I done it all.
The only thing is, even though you are enjoying every moment of living that life, the inevitable happens and you are putting wear and tear on your body. There are things we can do to counteract the “wear and tear” like working out, eating healthy and just enjoying life. Life is too short for stressing out and worrying about everything. Sometimes you’ve just got to let stuff go but not everything.
For example, as I get older, my body is changing. Things don’t bounce back like they used to. When I broke my arm when I was 13, it healed in 6 weeks. When I broke my leg in 2015, well, it’s still healing. On rainy days, I still walk a little bit like a pirate, but I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with is never being able to wear heels again, so I will be having another surgery to remove the plates in my leg. Priorities, people.
But there are a host of things, like that, that need some upkeep. I’ve always moisturized but I smile A.LOT. so I can’t fight the crows toes that are starting to form in the crease of my eyes but there are options; botox and fillers, if I ever decide I can’t take the creases. I’m one of those people that needs to know there are options even if I’ll probably never use it.
One of the things that I thought I could never get back to its original state was my vagina after giving birth. Come on, stop blushing, we’ve all thought it. Hell, I even asked the Big Guy once, “Does it feel different (*ahem) down there?”
Obviously, he said no because he’s not stupid. Of course, he swears that I did not poop on the birthing table either. I’m not sure if either of those statements is true and (lalalalala) I chose to believe his version of the story.
My point being, I think most men would agree that a slightly stretched out vagina to play with is better than no vagina at all. Am I right, ladies?
Men, can I get an AMEN?
Then I received an email from FemiLift. I had never heard of it before. Have you?
Here’s the skinny, FemiLift is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that provides optimal results for a variety of feminine health concerns. The FemiLift procedure is performed in a doctor’s office in an outpatient setting, without surgery, anesthesia or downtime. It’s a ‘hit it and quit it’ sort of sitch.
This is the part that interested me, the procedure is performed by gently inserting a probe into the vagina with a 360-degree rotation capability allowing for select targeted treatment areas for specific feminine health conditions. Each procedure takes less than 15 minutes and three treatments are recommended at 4-6 week intervals.
The FemiLift procedure uses breakthrough fractional CO2 laser technology to improve the function of the vaginal area by gently heating the vaginal tissue and stimulating the formation of new collagen.
FemiLift was the first to market among feminine health lasers in the United States and Canada and is the only procedure that provides a single use, a disposable vaginal sheath that ensures patient hygiene. I’m imagining the probe wearing a condom. Safety first.
Women who have had the FemiLift procedure report a near-immediate return to activity, including sexual intercourse, with thousands of patients around the world reporting an improved quality of life and deeply enhanced self-esteem.
You know me, I don’t believe everything I read and to be honest, it sounded a like intimidating to me. So, I got some answers from Dr. David Ghozland, a board-certified OB/GYN with over 15 years experience, M.D. Board Certified OB/GYN who performs the procedure and a patient who has had the procedure performed. You can see my interview with Dr. David Ghozland below.
Are you awake during the FemiLift procedure?
Yes, the procedure is performed completely awake with zero to minimal discomfort. I have performed hundreds of these procedures and have never given out a single pain medication for the procedure itself or the aftercare.
Is there any downtime in which you cannot be sexually active?
We typically recommend waiting till the next day to resume sexual activity.
What is the average recuperation time?
One of the many great attributes of this procedure is the no down time aspect. Patients return to work or to their normal activity immediately post procedure.
How many treatments does one need in order to achieve a noticeable effect?
Most patients need a total of 3 treatments to achieve their goals. We will offer a 4th in more complex cases in order to achieve our desired goal.
Are there any issues with urination afterward?
There is no change in urination afterward. Although people do feel a quick improvement in urinary stress incontinence.
Does this help with urinary stress incontinence?
This has been a huge benefit to my patients who suffer from mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence. I used to perform on an average 15 slings a month prior to owning the FemiLift machine. I have taken that number down to approx. 1 -2 slings a month due to using the laser in our patients with incontinence.
How do you measure whether or not it worked?
This is a very subjective test and therefore no grading criteria is used. However, patients themselves feel a tremendous difference and improvement in vaginal tightening, vaginal lubrication and improvement of urinary incontinence.
Is there a visible difference? How do you quantify change?
Again, the visible difference lies in how happy and satisfied our patients are after receiving a treatment course with the FemiLift machine.
Is the change permanent?
Unfortunately, this is not permanent but we have seen results lasting for over a year. Patients return for a maintenance therapy session once they feel the symptoms returning to what they were prior to commencing the therapy.
If not, how long before you need to get the procedure done again?
On average one to two years before someone returns for a maintenance therapy session.
Can it help make achieving an orgasm from penetration easier? (you know I had to ask this)
People do claim improved orgasms for many reasons. Improved friction from the vaginal tightening aspect leads to improved orgasms. The improved integrity of the vaginal tissue with better lubrication leads to improved orgasms and less discomfort. Due to all the positive effects of the machine on vaginal health we notice improved self-empowerment and therefore more comfort during intercourse leading to improved orgasms.
How many FemiLift procedures have you performed?
We have now performed over 300 procedures successfully with zero complications.
Does it help with vaginal dryness?
Yes, I use this therapy in many of my menopause patients for improved lubrications and improved vaginal tissue integrity (vaginal atrophy).
What side effects can a patient expect?
What are the risks?
Is there a risk of permanent damage? Or deadening of sensation?
We have not experienced any complications or changes in sensation with over 300 of our patients.
Has anything ever gone wrong during a procedure? What? (As you can see, I truly believe in safety first.)
We have never had a complication in any of our cases and truly believe that this is a safe and effective procedure.
This is my interview with Dr. David Ghozland. I hope I answered any questions you might have about the FemiLift procedure. If not, leave them in the comments section below and I will see if I can get you the answer.
Also, I did interview a patient and I know you want to hear her answers but this post is getting a bit long so I will post a separate post tomorrow with her interview.