David Preskill, MD is a long-time resident of Chicago's North Shore. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at a Nothwestern medical affiliated program. Currently, his hospital affiliations are with Northwestern Lake Forest and Advocate Condell. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Preskill is the very first gynecologic surgeon to perform the Femilift procedure in Illinois. With an emphasis on solid medical care and patient selection and screening, he views the Femilift procedure as a management tool for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) and the concomitant vaginal tightening as a secondary benefit for both the patient and her partner. He also has extensive experience with labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, having performed more than 3000 repairs and revisions over 25 years in practice. Additionally he has various medical device patents with the latest inventions, allowing a suture free or "no stitch" labiaplasty; something very few doctors have achieved.
Q & A with Dr. David Preskill
+ Is FemiLift a non-invasive procedure?
- Yes, there is no cutting, suturing or sedation needed for FemiLift, making it an excellent option for vaginal tightening to treat unintentional loss of urine, to increase sexual pleasure, and to aid in some of the symptoms of menopause. The treatment is an "in office" procedure that takes about 10-15 minutes and requires no downtime. In the past, the only options for vaginal tightening were surgical, which meant anesthesia, recovery time and questionable results. FemiLift is an option that could help millions of women achieve their goals and continue to live their lives without interruption.
+ Is FemiLift safe?
- The FemiLift procedure is very safe. It is an FDA-approved procedure, which basically means that the laser does what it is supposed to do, with little to no risk to the patient. The risks that the procedure presents are minimal, and could include infection, bleeding, or swelling. The results are many-fold including decreased to eliminated urinalysis stress incontinence, increased lubrication, and greater sexual stimulation for both partners. Some patients even report an aesthetic improvement of their labia, making vaginoplasty almost obsolete. At VFemina, we screen our patients to make sure they are not at risk for infection. We also pre-treat our patients who have a history of the herpes virus, as any inflammation may cause an outbreak. After performing the procedure on many patients, we have not seen any side effects, other than mild spotting for a day or two. And, all of our patients have reported a very high level of satisfaction with the results from FemiLift.
+ Does FemiLift work on women who don’t have a cervix?
- The FemiLift procedure works on the vaginal canal, so the cervix is irrelevant. The treatment stimulates the development of younger, healthier tissue in the vaginal canal. Younger, healthier tissue will result in the thickening of the canal, creating a thicker pelvic floor. A thicker pelvic floor creates pressure on adjacent structures, such as the urethra, allowing a woman to have greater control of unintentional leakage of urine, creating greater sexual stimulation for both partners, increasing lubrication and improving vaginal aesthetics; all without surgery, downtime, pain or anesthesia.