Gynaecologist says he can revitalise women’s sex lives after childbirth through one simple “mindblowing” treatment

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Professor Jim Dornan, 69, has found a solution to women’s common pelvic floor problems and claims there are no set backs to the treatment

 

A gynaecologist believes he can offer women a modern day miracle that can help revitalise their sex lives after child birth.

Professor Jim Dornan, 69, has found a solution to women’s common pelvic floor problems and says there are no set backs to the treatment.

His simple solution is a little piece of plastic with a radio frequency conductor – and he claims it is life-changing.

He explained: “A lot of ladies who I’d have seen in years gone by in labour wards are now calling to see me about a little issue down below.

“It’s a delicate subject and not as robust as childbirth.

“It’s the problem ladies are having with their pelvic floor and the fact that over the years and after childbirth the stresses can be very telling – and very trying.

“From incontinence to sexual problems, they really are struggling and I feel delighted that I am able to offer them a solution now that has been working for practically every women coming to me with sexual issues, and more than 75% of the ladies coming to me with incontinence issues.”

The ThermiVA treatment was developed in the US taking the idea of tightening facial and neck skin, increasing blood supply, muscle tone and general health in specific areas, Belfast Live reports.

The professor, who practices in Northern Ireland, said: “The system is actually mindblowing. The difference it is making to ladies, many of whom have been struggling for years, for decades. It offers a cure to many and a major improvement to others.

“I don’t know why we didn’t think of it earlier. The radio frequency technique has been used effectively on face skin and muscle tone. Now it’s being used to tone and improve the vaginal and pelvic floor area.

“There’s no surgery, no recovery period and no risk. It literally can do no harm. And the results I am seeing are excellent.

“I have more mature patients who have suffered with incontinence for 20 years or more, and they are now dry and able to get about their day without a care.

“I have younger patients who’ve discovered that they’ve been left incontinent through childbirth and the results have been incredible for them.

“I have couples to come to me where the lady is experiencing dryness and lack of interest in intimacy. And again after three sessions I have found that all of the patients that I’ve seen in the last 18 months are back to normal and very, very happy.

“Research shows that in Northern Ireland 38% of women over 35 and after childbirth suffer from pelvic floor problems and it is life-changing for the wrong reasons.

“Age, childbirth and genetics all take their toll and can leave woman of many ages with dryness, looseness, poor urinary control, unsatisfactory and often painful sex.

“So facing the problem, talking about it and working to fix it is life-changing too – but for all the right reasons.

“Treatment spans from excellent pelvic floor exercises all the way up to the use of the surgical mesh which are inserted into the area.

“But extensive surgical procedures are the very last resort, and yes, there can be benefits. But as with all surgical interventions, reversible or irreversible complications can occur.

“So the medical profession have been very keen to develop risk-free, affordable and effective remedies.

“And having seen the research, having spoken to the developers and having watched patients transform back to their old selves, the radio frequency treatment is the system I really wanted to work with.”

Professor Dornan now sees about 10 women a day in his surgery, seven for treatment and three for initial consultation.

His diary is packed with bookings from women desperate to get back to life before pelvic floor issues struck and without advertising his latest work, word-of-mouth has ensured he is heavily booked.

The treatment involves three sessions costing a total of £2,195 and an annual follow-up session costed at £750.

Professor Dornan said: “This system was developed in the US and after extensive research it is something that has presented itself to us in the UK and Ireland at a very opportune and correct time – when women with pelvic floor dysfunction are reluctant to have surgery.

“The ThermiVA is a simple but very effective system that improves and helps the body replace vaginal collagen and elastin, giving both structure and tone back to the tissues.

And the treatment course is simple – three monthly treatments and an annual maintenance appointment.

“I truly believe this is the future. People are taking so much care of their bodies, their skin, they faces and their general health.

“I think for women, pelvic floor health is the next big thing and taking care of it with exercises or with radio frequency treatment will be just an other appointment to pop in the diary.

“Patient selection is vital and despite our careful assessment, not all women’s tissues respond in the same way just like every headache does not always respond equally to paracetamol. And in the area of severe prolapse, the treatment has little role.

“But for most women, it is a modern day miracle with great results and no risk.

“It’s making ladies very happy and that makes me very happy.”