Annie Wardle, 37, was concerned about the skin in her intimate area as she said it was a ‘bit loose’
A single woman has undergone a ‘life-changing’ eight-minute procedure to get a designer vagina to boost her confidence in bed as she searches for the man of her dreams.
Annie Wardle, 37, from Bristol, was concerned about the skin in her intimate area as she said it was a ‘bit loose’. She also felt like her ‘lips were hanging’.
But her anxieties have since been quashed after undergoing a ‘lunch hour’ treatment that involved a heated device placed inside her vagina to tighten the tissue.
The Ultra Femme 360, which felt just like a ‘hot stone massage’, was also rolled on the outside to neaten up the appearance of her vulva.
She had the device inserted into her vagina in an ‘in-and-out’ motion. It was heated to 40°C to promote the growth of collagen – which declines in old age.
Miss Wardle, who has no children, said: ‘At 37 most women have had children. I would like to settle down. I would like a man to be happy.
‘I’m more worried about the outside because I have noticed the skin around my stomach isn’t the same – and around there it’s a bit loose.
‘A lot of women don’t look down there but I do notice it a bit more, I wear a lot of thongs and I get a lot more friction.’
Not keen on surgical options
She said that she was not keen on surgical options, but the speed and ease of the new procedure appealed to her.
Her main reason for undergoing the treatment was to boost her confidence when she eventually meets the man of her dreams.
Ultra Femme 360 costs £1,200 and has been billed as a ‘lunch hour’ answer to incontinence and self-consciousness suffered by two thirds of women worldwide.
Harley Street doctors backing the ‘life-changing’ device said it was not about creating a porn star-like vagina.
Dr Sherif Wakil, of BTL Aesthetics, which developed the device, said: ‘It’s done in a lunch hour and it’s extremely effective and the outcome is fantastic.
‘Ageing is a natural process of life and I always explain to the patient that when you grow older, your vision might get a little bit impaired and you get glasses.
Ultra Femme 360 costs £1,200 and has been billed as a ‘lunch hour’ answer to incontinence and self-consciousness suffered by two thirds of women worldwide
‘What’s actually happening is ageing, so the vagina is no different whatsoever. It’s ageing like the rest of your body.’
What is the procedure?
The procedure, which is based around radio frequency waves, involves three to four sessions spaced 10 days apart.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Ultra Femme 360 device works by inserting the disposable tip through the vaginal canal.
The tip moves alongside the whole length of the vaginal canal towards the cervix and back towards the opening.
The goal is to elevate temperature over 40°C in the target tissue to help promote the growth of new collagen – which slowly decreases with age.
The increased blood flow plays a crucial role in the target tissue.
During therapy, perfusion in the tissue is significantly increased.
Source: BTL Aesthetics
It heats tissue to temperatures of 40°C, which regenerates collagen and elastin fibres – both of which are known to decrease with age.
Patients have reported improvements after a single treatment session, BTL Aesthetics claim on its website.
When vaginal tissue becomes overstretched, such as after childbirth, collagen can also became damaged.
This loss of tightness can lead to stress urinary incontinence, causing women to suffer bladder leaks when they cough or laugh.
BTL Aesthetics claim that two thirds of women will suffer some form of stress urinary incontinence in their lifetime. A similar amount report vaginal laxity post childbirth.
Treatments available on the NHS range from behavioural therapy for psychological impacts to surgery in the most severe cases.
What do the doctors say?
Dr Wakil said the new non-surgical treatment is an answer ‘for all women’ who are incontinent or self-conscious about their vaginas.
He said: ‘A woman’s life changes – she balances her life based on where the toilet is. She can’t go to a picnic because there is no toilet, or make a long train journey.
It heats tissue to temperatures of 40°C, which regenerates collagen and elastin fibres – both of which are known to decrease with age
‘She can’t play with children on a trampoline. Having a non-surgical device that can change that for women in 20 minutes is life-changing for them.
‘I don’t want people thinking it’s just for the vagina for sex. The confidence and the impact on their social life is immense.
‘I hate the terminology “designer vagina”. It’s not about designing a vagina to look like a porn star.’
‘It’s a huge breakthrough’
Product ambassador Dr Shirin Lakhani, a former GP and trained aesthetic physician, added: ‘The Ultra Femme 360 is a huge breakthrough in our industry.
‘It’s the only radiofrequency device on the market for internal vaginal tightening which gives you a full 360 degree treatment with every procedure.
‘What they can expect is a comfortable, safe, reassuring environment where they get to be treated with respect and dignity and not made to feel embarrassed in any way.’
The device will be rolled out to clinics across the country in the coming months to offer their patients, BTL Aesthetics added.