Center for Urogynecology and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Rafael J. Perez, MD, FACOG
Urogynecologist & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon located in South Miami, FL
Vaginal atrophy is a primary cause of vaginal dryness and discomfort, and it can also cause a decline in sexual pleasure. At the Center for Urogynecology and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in South Miami, FL, Dr. Rafael Perez uses FemiLift®, an innovative approach to vaginal atrophy, to restore vaginal tissues and resolve symptoms.
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that develops as a woman ages and hormonal shifts and other issues cause changes in the structure of the vagina, causing it to become dry, thin and less flexible. Women with vaginal atrophy usually experience issues like painful intercourse, vaginal itching or burning, vaginal discharge, and frequent urinary tract infections. Today there are treatments that address the root causes of atrophy so women can enjoy better health and a better quality of life without relying on hormone therapy.
What is FemiLift®?
FemiLift® is a state-of-the-art treatment system for vaginal atrophy that uses specially designed lasers to stimulate the vaginal lining and promote the production of collagen and elastin, restoring natural lubrication and reducing laxity so the vagina feels and looks more toned. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in the office with no anesthesia and no recovery time, making ideal for post-menopausal women as well as younger women who want to restore the vagina following childbirth.
How is the FemiLift® procedure performed?
FemiLift® uses a wand-shaped device that's gently inserted into the vagina. Once in place, the wand emits bursts of targeted laser energy that penetrate the vaginal lining, promoting the production of collagen and elastin while stimulating other healing mechanisms that help restore the lining and reduce symptoms. The wand can be rotated 360 degrees to provide complete coverage for the most consistent results, and the procedure can be completed in a half hour or less.
How soon will I see results?
Most women see significant results within a few weeks of treatment as the vaginal lining undergoes important structural changes and lubrication is restored. Results can be maintained with touch-up treatments. Women with significant laxity may need more than one treatment to achieve optimal benefits.
Can FemiLift® be used to treat urinary incontinence?
Yes, many women report an improvement in symptoms associated with stress incontinence, bladder leakage that occurs as a result of laughing or sneezing or during physical activity. By restoring the vaginal lining, tissues are “plumped up,” providing more resistance to urine leakage.
We accept most major insurance plans. If you have questions about your elegibility or coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help you.
Words from our patients
"Excellent. Loved him and his staff, he spent almost 30 minutes talking to me about my medical history and how we were going to proceed."
"Dr. Perez is the best. He remains on point with his responsibilities, he cares for his patients, and asks various questions and listens well."
"He's professional, well mannered. His staff is great! All very sweet and offer exceptional service. I'm glad that I have FINALLY found a good doctor that CARES!"
"He has delivered both of my children via C-section and helped me through an ectopic pregnancy. He gives all your possible options and allows you to make the decisions"
"I have been going to Dr. Perez for about 7 years and he is a excellent Doctor. The office nurse is very friendly and reassuring."
"I have recommended him to all my friends and he excels in specialized cases if you have complicated issues."
"He is an amazing doctor, he is super nice and does a thorough, detail assessment on all his new patients."
"I have now been with Dr. Perez for 9 years. He is easy to talk to and always has a professional demeanor and has a smile on his face."
"My first experience with the doctor was extremely helpful, the doctor answered all my questions and took his time with me."