GYN Surgical Pioneer Thomas L. Lyons MD Provides Vaginal Restoration
As Standard Operating Procedure for Pelvic Floor Repair &
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
Long before resculpted
vaginas became the vogue hit of the new millennium for women seeking
improved sexual gratification, pelvic prolapse patients repaired by
Dr. Tom Lyons knew that they'd experienced more than a simple fix of
their pelvic floor problems and/or stress urinary incontinence.
"It's always been standard
operating procedure when we correct pelvic prolapse or perform
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) to improve the pelvic
floor support in a manner that has heightened sexual response for
many patients," said Dr. Lyons, head of the Center for Women's Care
& Reproductive Surgery in Atlanta.
"In the past, we just provided it and didn't really talk about it
much. People are talking about these things more frequently now, and
actually requesting the improvements we've always given," he added.
Prolapse involves a dropped uterus due often to childbirth, or other
problems such as enterocele or rectocele-bulges in the vagina.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, developed by Dr. Lyons
nearly two decades ago, leaves the cervix intact as a keystone
support for the anatomy. Studies have shown that some women have
improved sexual function as a result of this "less is more" approach
He has performed hundreds of LSH procedures, and trains surgeons
worldwide on this and the Laparoscopic Burch procedure to correct
Stress Urinary Incontinence. Other options for urinary incontinence
include the TOT sling, which he performs.
Regarding Vaginal Restoration, he said, "Normal pregnancy and
delivery push apart the muscles that run alongside the vaginal
opening, causing vaginal relaxation. The vaginal restorative
procedures that we perform bring them back together."
A reshaped vaginal vault effectively enhances vaginal muscle tone,
strength, and control.
By decreasing internal and external vaginal diameters and
strengthening the perineum, friction in the area increases. In
addition, a reshaped vaginal vault tends to angle more effectively
for maximum stimulus by the male partner.
According to Masters and Johnson this has a direct influence on the
amount of sexual gratification experienced by the woman.
The Labioplasty Option
In addition to vaginal
restorative procedures which enhance muscle tone of the area, Dr.
Lyons also provides laser labioplasty for patients who are concerned
about the appearance of their genitals.
Large and sometimes unevenly sized labia can cause painful
intercourse at times, as well as potential chafing problems with
tight clothes. Additionally they may cause embarrassment, and a
woman may desire a different look.
The alternative is the laser reduction of the longer of the two
labia. Laser labioplasty is performed to result in more comfortable
intercourse as well as a more symmetrical appearance of the vaginal
This procedure is considered cosmetic or plastic surgery. It is only
performed at the patient's request, and may require a 4-6 week
recovery time. Patients may return to work within three to five
days, depending upon their particular procedure.
The G-Spot, or Grafenberg Spot (so named after its discoverer,
German gynecologist Ernst Grafenberg), is a small, highly sensitive
area located two to three inches inside the vagina on the upper
wall. When stimulated, its erectile tissue (similar to that in the
male penis) becomes engorged, thus causing a small patch of the
vaginal wall to protrude into the vaginal canal.
G-Spot enhancement involves injection of collagen into the zone to
enlarge it, thus potentially increasing its sensitivity and giving
the woman better orgasms. Collagen, which is derived from cows, has
been the gold standard for wrinkle treatments for more than two
decades. Collagen injections may last from two weeks in the lips to
several months in other areas where there is not as much motion.
Although G-Spot enhancement is considered a cosmetic procedure and
thus is not covered by insurance, it is becoming increasingly
popular. It is performed as an in-office procedure.
Known for offering his patients
numerous options for their gynecologic concerns, Dr. Lyons has
introduced G-Spot enhancement into his practice.
Email the Center for Women's Care
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1140 Hammond Drive, Suite
Atlanta, Georgia 30328.
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