Every woman is different and her concerns are unique to her. However, there are a number of reasons we hear most often from women considering vaginal rejuvenation:
Feeling of wide/loose vagina
Decreased sexual satisfaction or gratification
Decreased sensation or friction with sexual intercourse
Large vaginal opening or problems with tampons falling out
Scar tissue at the vaginal opening or perineum
Gas-like noises during intercourse
What makes our care
Dr. Ashford is both an OBGYN and a board-certified specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. His knowledge, training, and experience extends well beyond "plastic surgery." This is important. His objective is to help you achieve the desired outcome both aesthetically and functionally.
Dr. Ashford uses an entirely different approach than most surgeons. He determines what will work best for each woman and her individual needs. In some circumstances, non-surgical solutions achieve the right results. For other women, a combination of therapies and/or surgery is recommended.
Our Approach to
Dr. Ashford uses a wide range of treatments, both non-surgical and surgical depending on your condition and the desired outcome. This includes:
Vaginal Rejuvenation Options & Procedures
Each of these treatments is particularly effective in specific situations. During your consulation, Dr. Ashford can make a determination if one or more of these treatments is right for you.
FemiLift is a new CO2 laser which encourages new collagen production for healthier vaginal tissue as well as tightening of the vagina. The same therapy around the collagen tissue surrounding the bladder and urethra can help decreases urinary leakage.
Read more about Femilift.
ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue. This stimulates collagen production so your body rebuilds with its own collagen, naturally. A special wand applicator is used which may be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function.
Read more about ThermiVa.
Viveve® (Formerly Geneveve)
Viveve is a treatment that uses gentle deep heating and surface cooling to stimulate the body’s natural collagen formation process. During a comfortable single-session treatment, Geneveve works on a cellular level to rebuild and restore collagen within the vaginal tissue – without surgery and without disrupting the surface tissue.
Read more about Viveve.
The O-Shot is a non-invasive therapeutic treatment for women suffering from incontinence and anorgasmia - the inability to achieve orgasm with sexual intercourse. This particular therapy has had a significant amount of media attention in the past several years and has become increasingly popular with many women.
Often, the O-Shot is combined with FemiLift or ThemiVa to get maximum results.
Read more about The "O" Shot.
This procedure (also known as vaginoplasty) decreases the diameter of the vagina both internally and externally and strengthens the musculature of the vagina and supporting tissue. Since many women also experience stress urinary incontinence as a result of muscle tone reduction, they often choose to have this corrected at the same time.
Exceptional Combined Treatment:
Multimodality Full Compartment Vaginoplasty
This unique combination of procedures is offered only by Dr. Ashford and our clinic. To achieve an absolutely outstanding outcome, Dr. Ashford combines FemiLift, Vaginoplasty, and Pelvic Floor Muscle Conditioning. Each of these procedures on its own has great results, but in Dr. Ashford's experience, when combined the result is unparalleled.
Dr. Ashford is an exceptional doctor with an excellent bedside manner. As a female looking for vaginal rejuvenation after three pregnancies, the thought of being examined by any doctor made me anxious. However, Dr. Ashford has such a calm & caring bedside manner that he quickly put my worries at ease, and I was able to open up with all my concerns with his genuine interest in my overall health.
I first learned about Dr. Ashford when I researched the top Minnesota surgeons and his name was among them. I live 2 1/2 hours away from his office, but the drive is well worth his expertise and the friendliness of his staff is second to none.
I admire how Dr. Ashford truly listens and remains an active partner throughout the entire process. He even called me at home the day after my procedure to personally check up on me and my comfort level.
I am incredibly happy with my overall results & my confidence in myself has grown as well. There is no doubt in my mind that this procedure is worth it!!! As a result of Dr. Ashford taking the necessary time to ensure my needs, concerns, and questions were fully met prior to my procedures, I had an incredibly positive experience from the start to the very end. Thank you, Dr. Ashford, for using your talents to improve the lives of others!!! You are exceptional!!!