I am glad you have done your homework and
have asked this important question about the use of lasers in aesthetic
vaginal surgery. I have performed labiaplasty many ways. I have
switched from the lasers to a more precise instrument called the Ellman
Surgitron. I did this because of the gorgeous results, increased
precision, and decreased tissue damage when compared to a knife, laser,
or regular cautery unit. The magnitude of safety is superior. There are
no stray laser beams that may burn you. The tip is “cool”
and precise. The Ellman Surgitron measures tissue destruction at the
micron level unlike the Yag or 980 Diode laser that measures it in
millimeters. Because it is such a safe and precise instrument I am able
to perform labiaplasties in my office, under local
anesthesia, quite successfully. That saves you thousands of
dollars! There is no hospital cost, no anesthesiologist to pay.
Although the term “laser vaginal rejuvenation” sounds quite
catchy, it is strictly a marketing term. There is no advantage to
the use oflasers in vaginal surgery in general. In fact, many who
advertise the term “Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation” rarely use
the laser doing a labiaplasty or vaginoplasty. Please go to
www.ellman.com and read about their Surgitron units. It is impressive.
I am Ellman’s pioneer in the use of their device for beautiful
aesthetic vaginal surgery. Previously, it was used in cosmetic
surgery, dermatology, ENT, spine, and neurosurgery. In fact, this unit
was the device used to separate the conjoined twins that were attached
in the head just a few years ago! In my humble opinion, lasers in
vaginal surgery have seen their best days in the past. Aside from
resurfacing the vulva or vagina, it has no advantage over the Ellman
but carries distinct disadvantages such as hot and damaging tips.
Another disadvantage of the laser is cost. A good CO2 or Yag laser
costs $30-$110,000. You can imagine the cost passed on to you. The
Ellman costs much less, gives dramatic savings, enables office surgery,
increased safety, increased precision, minimal tissue destruction, and
rapid recovery. It is a difficult technology to beat. ~ Red M. Alinsod,
More and more
plasticsurgeons, gynecologists, urologists, and urogynecologists are
hearing about Dr. Alinsod’s consistent results and safety record
using the Ellman Surgitron and SurgiMax. Many laser trained aesthetic
gynecologists and plastic surgeons have quietly retired their 980 Diode
lasers and have purchased an Ellman in hopes of mimicking Dr.
Alinsod’s results. Several renown and prominent laser vaginal
surgeons have taken Dr. Alinsod’s Master Course in Aesthetic
Vaginal Surgery after spending $50-60,000 in a laser vaginal course.
After initial impressions that lasers were effective in shrinking the
vagina, surgeons soon realized that the 980 Diode laser was simply a
very expensive cutting instrument with no significant advantage other
than the glamorous marketing it was associated with. The lasers were
found to be temperamental and tissue destructive with charred labias
and vaginas resulting. Edge healing was compromised. The bubbling of
the wound edges due to the immense heat the laser produced caused 2nd
degree burns. Totally unacceptable to these fine surgeons.
From New York to California, the switch to superior technology is on
and a new Gold Standard is developing.