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5 Ways Microneedling with PRP can Improve Your Skin Sep 5th, 2019

Microneedling with PRP is a new treatment for improving skin tone and texture, as well as treating other issues like scarring and hyperpigmentation. It is most often used on the face, which is part of the reason why it’s also known as a blood facial or a vampire facial. Though...

Does Endometriosis Affect My Ability to Get Pregnant? Aug 6th, 2019

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) migrate to other parts of the body, causing pain, inflammation, and scarring. Some women suffering from endometriosis experience infertility and difficulties carrying a pregnancy, but 50%-70% of women who suffer from the condition are fertile....

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Jul 26th, 2019

You thought your love for (fill in the blank here) would last forever, so you inked his name on your shoulder. Now, that love is gone, and you want that tattoo gone too.  Luckily for you, Dr. Gul A. Zikria, board-certified physician and cosmetic surgeon in Milpitas, California, can erase...

5 Reasons why Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) Remains so Popular Jun 18th, 2019

In 2017, tummy tucks proudly joined the list of the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, and they’ve held their ground ever since. In fact, the number of tummy tucks performed in the United States has increased by a whopping 107% since the year 2000. Gul A. Zikria MD,...

Learn How Tubal Ligation Reversal Works May 17th, 2019

Having second thoughts after getting your “tubes tied” happens more frequently than you might think. In fact, up to 30% of women who have had tubal ligation reportedly ask their doctor to perform a reversal. While tubal ligation reversal is definitely possible, not everyone is a good candidate. Are you...

Juvéderm Can Help You Achieve Younger-Looking, Wrinkle-Free Skin Apr 23rd, 2019

The world of anti-aging is a vast one indeed, with myriad products and services that turn back the hands of time for your skin. And we’re pleased to offer the most effective tools available, from state-of-the-art laser solutions to simple cosmetic injectables. Under the experienced guidance of Dr. Gul A....

The Most Effective Treatment Options For Ovulatory Dysfunction Apr 3rd, 2019

When you and your partner decided to start a family, you probably thought getting pregnant would be an easy, straightforward process. But even though many couples are able to conceive soon after they stop using birth control, other couples aren’t quite as lucky. For 60% of couples, it takes six...

Wrinkles Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but can damage confidence and self-esteem nonetheless. Skin naturally sags, stretches and changes with age. But wrinkles, especially in people who are not elderly, can be unsightly and many people choose to seek wrinkle treatment. If you're concerned about wrinkles, lines, folds or other...

Weekend Liposuction Procedures Mar 27th, 2019

Love handles? Saddlebags? No matter what you call excess fat, it has a major effect on your appearance. People frequently turn to liposuction as a way to contour their bodies and have a sexier, more youthful appearance. The scars, bleeding and bruising of traditional liposuction, which is invasive and suction-based, cause a lengthy downtime. Laser...

Vulvodynia Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Vulvodynia is a condition involving chronic vaginal pain. The pain is generally felt in the vulva and the urethra. However, the pain can be more specific to just one area, such as the vaginal opening (vestibule). Often, there is no consistent cause for the pain, and there may be no...

Varicose Vein Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Veins have in important function in your body: they carry blood throughout your system. When veins become contorted or stop carrying blood properly, this is the condition known as varicose veins. Varicose veins aren't just unsightly; they may cause pain and health complications as well. To learn more about varicose vein treatment, call (408)...

Vaginoplasty Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

Due to the effects of aging, childbirth and gravity, the vagina can gradually lose its natural tightness and appearance. Because of this, many women seek out vaginoplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation surgery. In some cases, vaginoplasty is a reconstructive surgery; in others it is purely a cosmetic choice. Request more information about vaginal rejuvenation...

More on Vaginitis Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Vaginitis is a common condition afflicting women predominantly in their reproductive years which triggers vaginal inflammation. When it occurs in conjunction with vulva (external genitalia) inflammation, it is referred to as vulvovaginitis. Caused by either an infection due to a bacteria, yeast or parasite, or from a noninfectious source such...

Vaginismus Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Vaginismus, sometimes known as vaginism, is a medical condition in which a woman's vagina seizes up or cramps when attempting sexual intercourse. This problem can also occur when attempting to insert a tampon. Vaginismus can lead to the condition known as dyspareunia, or “painful sex.” Request more information about vaginismus treatment today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online....

Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatments Mar 27th, 2019

The human body is host to millions of microorganisms, including yeast and bacteria. Yeast is a microscopic species of fungus normally present in moist mucous membranes like the mouth, intestines or vagina. A vaginal yeast infection, or genital candidiasis, is one of the most common conditions diagnosed, affecting 3 out...

Uterine Fibroids Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Uterine fibroids is the medical term for tumorous growths that occur in a woman's uterus. These tumors, while not typically cancerous or fatal, can cause a number of uncomfortable and painful side effects. Fibroids are also referred to as leiomyoma or simply myoma. If you think you may have a uterine fibroid, get help immediately. Call (408)...

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Plaguing as many as 1 in every 2 women, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections of any part of the urinary system—kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra—though most infections affect the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra). UTIs are often caused by bladder infection. While women are the most common victims...

Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Women Mar 27th, 2019

Loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, is a problem that many women experience as they age. Having the inability to control when you urinate or dealing with urinary leakage can cause embarrassment and make enjoying your life difficult. There are many reasons you may be suffering from an over-active bladder...

Urge Incontinence Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Urge incontinence - otherwise known as overactive bladder or spastic bladder—is a condition that causes an involuntary loss of urine. If you suffer from urge incontinence, leakage typically occurs when you have a strong, sudden need to urinate. The urge can happen suddenly and at any time, regardless of the amount of urine in...

Tummy Tuck Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

Many people struggle with excess abdominal fat, also frequently referred to as stomach fat, a gut or even a beer belly. Some stomach fat and excess skin can be eliminated with proper diet and exercise, but in other cases it will remain even with healthy habits. That's what makes the tummy tuck—known scientifically as the abdominoplasty—such...

Tumescent Liposuction Mar 27th, 2019

Liposuction has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world for decades. This procedure typically utilizes a small tool known as a cannula to remove excess fat from the body and create a slimmer, trimmer look. Tumescent liposuction provides the fat-reduction results of regular lipo, but in a safer and more advanced...

Tubal Ligation Reversal Mar 27th, 2019

Among the ways to permanently put an end your childbearing years, a tubal ligation procedure is the most popular choice women elect as a means of permanent birth control. A tubal ligation procedure ties off your fallopian tubes, the tubes through which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus...

Tubal Ligation Mar 27th, 2019

When a woman is finished having children, she may seek a permanent birth control solution. These options provide a way to enjoy sex without the difficulty of daily oral birth control. Tubal ligation is the most popular female sterilization procedure. It is sometimes known as having your “tubes tied.” Request more information about tubal ligation treatment today: Call (408)...

Tubal Factor Infertility Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Pregnancy hinges upon properly functioning fallopian (uterine) tubes, which carry a women's egg from the ovary to the uterus (womb). The process of fertilization, in which a man's sperm joins with the woman's egg, takes place in the fallopian tubes, but should a tubal blockage—or some other factor whereby the fallopian...

Facelift Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

The facelift—also known as the rhytidectomy—is one of the most well-known and often provided cosmetic surgery procedures. The facelift is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide an overall more youthful appearance. The facelift process has been refined over decades and may help you regain confidence. Request more information today: Call (408)...

Eyelid Lift Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Eyes are one of the most expressive parts of the human body. Happiness, anger, joy and youthfulness can all be expressed through the eyes. Much of this comes from the movement of eyelid. As we age, eyelids can begin to droop, causing an older and often sad look. Are you dealing with under-eye...

Essure Birth Control Mar 27th, 2019

There are many reasons why a woman might seek permanent birth control. She may be finished having children, but wish to remain sexually active. Other women find oral birth control to be cumbersome and susceptible to mistakes. Essure is a type of permanent birth control that requires no incisions. Request more information about Essure today:...

Endometriosis Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Endometriosis is a women's health disorder that involves the soft tissue known as endometrium, which normally lines the inside of the uterus. This condition can lead debilitating, even crippling pain. Those suffering from endometriosis are often unaware that they have been affected. Need more information about endometriosis? Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Symptoms of Endometriosis The endometrium is...

Endometrial Hyperplasia Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Endometrial hyperplasia occurs when endometrial cells—which normally form the internal lining of the uterus and then shed each month in the menstrual flow—proliferate abnormally and cause a thickening of the uterine endometrial lining. A similar and more commonly known condition is endometriosis, in which the endometrial cells escape the uterine...

Endometrial Ablation Mar 27th, 2019

A heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) can be completely disruptive to regular life. It can cause embarrassing accidents, restrict what types of activities can be done during the activities and lead to intense pain. Endometrial ablation is a treatment designed to reduce menstrual bleeding to normal levels. Request more information about endometrial ablation today: Call (408)...

Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Pregnancy occurs when the woman's ovary releases an egg into the fallopian tube, where it is fertilized by the man's sperm. The fertilized egg, referred to as a zygote, remains in the fallopian tube for 3 to 4 days, after which it travels to the uterus and attaches to the...

Earlobe Repair Mar 27th, 2019

Earlobes—the part of the ear that typically consists of a small, cartilage-free patch of skin—can become torn, split or ripped. This can occur for a number of reasons, ranging from accidents, specific lobe-expanding jewelry (such as gauges) or heavy earrings. If you're suffering from torn earlobes and would like to discuss earlobe repair, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Is Earlobe...

Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Painful intercourse, known medically as dyspareunia, is a problem that can interfere with health, happiness and relationships. There are many different reasons why painful sex can occur. While it is most associated with women, dyspareunia can occur in men as well. Request information about dyspareunia treatment today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Dyspareunia Symptoms The primary symptom of dyspareunia is pain during...

Dermal Filler Injections Mar 27th, 2019

As the sands of time take their toll on our features, some fear that the only defense we have against their indelible mark involves a surgeon's knife. Most dermal fillers in use today provide an FDA-approved solution to smoothing out unwanted age lines and adding volume to your features. The procedures...

Cystocele Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

A woman's reproductive and pelvic organs are held in place with a network of muscles, ligaments and tissues. These support structures can weaken, allowing the bladder, vagina, and even the rectum to sag and droop — causing pain and symptoms that can disrupt your daily life. A cystocele occurs when the wall...

Cryoablation Mar 27th, 2019

Cryoablation is a safe and effective in-office endometrial ablationprocedure designed to lighten, or, in some cases, completely eliminate abnormal uterine bleeding—also called menorrhagia. Cryoablation is designed for in-office use with the woman's comfort in mind. The sub-zero temperatures the procedure produces create a natural analgesic effect, making it pain-free. Cryoablation technology has been...

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Cosmetic vaginal surgery is a combination of procedures used to improve the appearance and function of the vagina. Cosmetic vaginal surgery is usually chosen by women who are experiencing vaginal looseness after childbirth, or with age-related changes including menopause. A woman may also choose cosmetic vaginal surgery to tighten the vagina for better...

Cosmetic Gynecology Mar 27th, 2019

Cosmetic gynecology is a series of surgical procedures used to enhance the function and appearance of specific components of the vagina and vulva (outside of a woman's genitals). Women may choose cosmetic gynecology for a variety of reasons including: To correct an abnormal appearance or shape of the labia (lips) or clitoris To restore muscle...

Collagen Growth Mar 27th, 2019

People are always looking for a way to reduce the fat on their body. What many don't realize is that fat reduction, particularly through conventional liposuction, can have some nasty after-effects. The foremost of which is damaged skin. The best way to combat saggy, wrinkled skin stemming from a procedure is to avoid it all...

Chemical Peels Mar 27th, 2019

The harsh effects of aging can damage your confidence. With a chemical peel, you can reinvigorate your look with healthy, youthful skin. If you're interested in the skin rejuvenation of a chemical peel, please call (408) 946-9453or contact us online. How Chemical Peels Work A form of skin care, chemical peels provide luminous soft skin through resurfacing. This means,...

Cervical Dysplasia Symptoms & Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Cervical dysplasia, also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), is a medical condition which causes abnormal cell growth on the lining of the cervix (a neck-like passage that connects the vagina and uterus). Developing at any age in a woman's lifetime, cervical dysplasia is most often caused by the human...

Best C-Section Doctor Mar 27th, 2019

The cesarean section, known most commonly as a C-section, is a procedure created to surgically deliver a baby through the abdomenduring childbirth. This is the opposite of vaginal childbirth, where the baby is delivered through the vaginal canal. The C-section procedure is necessary for many expectant mothers and recommended for many others. Request additional C-section information today: Call (408)...

Brow Lift Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

As we age, gravity and repeated facial contractions begin to take their toll on the skin. This is particularly evident in the forehead, which can become heavily wrinkled and saggy around the area just above the eyebrows. Brow lift surgery—sometimes known as a forehead lift—can improve the appearance of this part of the face. To request...

Breast Lift Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Many women find themselves concerned with sagging breasts. Because of this, the breast lift—also known as the mastopexy—is a common cosmetic surgical procedure. Undergoing a breast lift can give you confidence in your appearance and increase your self-esteem. If you're interested in more youthful, lifted breasts, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is...

Breast Augmentation Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Saline Breast Implants, Silicone Breast Implants and More Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. Also known as breast implants, breast augmentation allows women to increase the size and change the shape of their breasts. Breast augmentations can be done for cosmetic reasons or to replace breasts after a mastectomy....

Brazilian Butt Lift Mar 27th, 2019

There are certain things about the body that, in the past, could not be changed. One of these was the fullness, shape and firmness of the buttocks. Having this desirable feature was something one was just "born with." With today's advanced cosmetic procedures, it's possible for nearly any woman to...

Botox Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

As we mature, skin changes and muscle movement cause wrinkles and facial creases that may make you look older than you feel. There’s a way to reduce them and revive your youthful glow. Botox cosmetic enhancement is an FDA-approved treatment that uses a series of tiny injections to reduce your...

Birth Control and Contraception Mar 27th, 2019

Contraception refers to any medical method or treatment designed to prevent pregnancy. Contraception is available in both short-term and long-term varieties. Contraception is often referred to as simply birth control. Are you looking to find the right birth control method for you? Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is Contraception? Contraception is the broad term that encompasses all birth control methods. Birth...

Bartholin Cyst & Abscess Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Bartholin's glands—which are also referred to as the greater vestibular glands or simply the Bartholin glands—are two pea-sized glands located to the left and right on the lips of the labia, posterior to the opening of the vagina. They are the source of the mucus which lubricates the vagina during...

Asian Blepharoplasty Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Asian blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to add a crease to the upper eyelid of Asian men and women. Sometimes called “Asian eyelid surgery” or “double eyelid surgery,” the procedure relies on the skills and training of cosmetic surgeons to create a natural-looking eyelid fold and gives the appearance of...

ARTAS Hair Restoration Mar 27th, 2019

What is the ARTAS Robotic System? The ARTAS robotic system is a surgeon-controlled hair restoration system used during a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure—a method of harvesting hair directly from the donor. This computer-guided system gives the physician the ability to remove the hair for transplantation from the donor area in a non-invasive way....

Antioxidant Skin Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Beautiful, clear skin can be elusive, which causes many to seek out various aesthetic treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation and surgery. But for mild skin improvement, these drastic measures are often not necessary. Antioxidant skin treatments can provide a way to improve the youthful appearance of skin, all without surgery or lasers....

Amenorrhea Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

The menstrual cycle in women is essential to reproductive health. When menstruation is absent or extremely delayed, this is the condition known as amenorrhea. Amenorrhea can affect women of any age. This condition can lead to infertility issues. Depending on the underlying cause, there are amenorrhea treatments available. Request more information today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Amenorrhea...

Adult Acne Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Acne takes many forms: whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cystsare troubling and difficult to deal with, especially when they occur in adults (adult acne). There is no one best acne treatment, but there are several options available to those suffering from this condition. If you're in need of acne treatment, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Best Acne Treatment One...

Acne Scar Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

When acne develops, pores in the skin become blocked with oil. Bacteria begin to grow in the pore, and acne (also called pimples, zits or breakouts) can develop. Acne can be mild or severe and may cause scarring if pimples are squeezed repetitively. In fact, some experts don't believe that...

Acne Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Most associate acne with teenagers and puberty but a growing number of adults suffer from the condition as well. Acne can ultimately cause scars, so it should always be taken seriously. If you are suffering from acne, it isn't hopeless: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is Acne? Acne is the medical term for clogged skin pores. Acne is most...

Acleara Acne Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Acne can damage your confidence and self-esteem, particularly if you have struggled with chronic acne for a large portion of your life. Despite common wisdom, acne is a problem for more than teenagers, and adult acne is a very real condition. Acleara acne treatment might be able to provide relief from acne-damaged...

Abnormal Period Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

One woman's abnormal period might be another woman's version of normal. In fact, up to 30% of women have irregular periods during their childbearing years. However, there is a baseline that gynecologists use to diagnose whether or not your period is “abnormal.” Two of the usual suspects for irregular periods in women are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism. Review...

Thread Lift Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

While it is true that the cumulative effects of aging—including collagen loss, sun damage, loss of facial fat and genetics—can take a dramatic toll on your facial appearance, invasive surgery is not a necessity to outwardly turn back the hands of time. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Thigh Lift Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The thigh lift is a type of plastic surgery procedure. The thigh lift is similar to other “lift” cosmetic surgery treatments, such as the face lift or arm lift, in that it is designed to tighten skin and reduce a small amount of fat from a certain area of the body. A thigh lift may be the solution you need...

ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation Mar 27th, 2019

What is ThermiVa? ThermiVa is a breakthrough non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure that uses heat therapy in the form of radiofrequency (RF) energy to promote the shrinkage and tightening of vaginal tissues. ThermiVa is the first non-surgical and thermal-controlled procedure to relieve symptoms associated with female gynecological conditions. After giving birth, or with normal aging, women may experience...

ThermiTight for Skin Tightening Mar 27th, 2019

What is ThermiTight? Most people will notice significant changes in skin tightness and fat distribution over time due to factors like sun damage, hormonal changes and the natural process of aging. Some surgical procedures offer solutions to skin imperfections, although many of these procedures are invasive and require extended recovery...

Well Woman Exam Mar 27th, 2019

Regular gynecologist visits and breast exams are of the utmost importance, but they only cover a small portion of your overall health. Any woman over the age of 21 should consider an annual Well Woman Exam. A Well Woman Exam covers the pelvis and breasts, as well as any area related to...

Sun Damaged Skin Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

The sun is a big part of our lives. Whether or not you live in a warm climate, chances are that you spend a large portion of your time exposed to the sun's UV rays. While some amount of sun exposure is healthy, too much can lead to sun damaged skin....

Stem Cell Hair Restoration Mar 27th, 2019

What is Stem Cell Hair Restoration? Hair transplantation using stem cells is a new, innovative hair multiplication technique that can effectively grow hair using human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Stem cell therapy for hair loss works by activating existing stem cells on the scalp to grow hair. The stem cells are derived from the patient's...

Stem Cell Facial Fat Transfer Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

As part of a facial fat transfer procedure, physicians are now able incorporate stem cells to help patients achieve the best possible results. Traditional facial fat transfer procedures involve using the patient's own body fat to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face—but the results don't usually last very long. Adult...

Skin Tag Removal Mar 27th, 2019

Skin tags, also called skin tabs, are small pockets or flaps of excess skin that hang from the body. Unlike moles, which may be cancerous, skin tags are entirely harmless. They are, however, unsightly and can be painful if touched or snagged. Skin tag removal is a viable option to remove these uncomfortable skin flaps and...

Rosacea Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

There are many conditions that affect the skin. One of the most common of these conditions is rosacea, which affects millions of people worldwide. Rosacea is a very visible skin condition, as such it can be very damaging to your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of rosacea treatment options available. If you're suffering...

Rhinoplasty Nose Reconstruction Mar 27th, 2019

Rhinoplasty, colloquially referred to as a nose-job or nose reconstruction, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to alter the size, shape or function of the nose. Rhinoplasty has been performed for many years and is generally a safe, effective procedure. Would you like to learn more about rhinoplasty? Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is...

Restylane Lyft Dermal Filler Mar 27th, 2019

With each year that passes, your skin—particularly on the face—changes, and can begin to increasingly look tired, aged and loose. Hyaluronic acid—a substance naturally produced by the skin to retain moisture—begins to diminish, contributing to these unfortunate signs of aging. Without it, the fat pads beneath your cheeks begin to...

Restylane Injections Mar 27th, 2019

Some may show it better than others, but we all age. This process takes a toll on the skin, leading to unsightly laugh lines, wrinkles and crow's feet. Do you know someone who seems to have skin that's resistant to these problems? Their "little secret" may be the Restylane family injectable gels. Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L all serve...

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Mar 27th, 2019

Dealing with pregnancy loss, frequently known as a miscarriage, is one of the most difficult things for any woman to go through. This difficulty is magnified when it comes to recurrent pregnancy loss, where multiple miscarriages have occurred consecutively. Recurrent pregnancy loss may be treatable, depending on the source of the condition. Request more information...

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

A woman's regular menstrual cycle can bring about more than 150 symptoms, both physical and emotional. They generally show up during the time between her ovulation and menstrual bleeding in a space called the luteal phase. The luteal phase usually begins about fourteen days from the first day of her last...

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe extension of the symptoms that occur during premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The physical symptoms of PMDD, such as breast tenderness, fatigue, and bloating, are similar to PMS, but the emotional conditions can be debilitating. They can interfere with a woman's life at work, school, or...

Premature Ovarian Failure Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Every woman has two ovaries which produce essential hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When a woman's ovaries are functioning normally, the pituitary gland releases a precise amount of hormones during the menstrual cycle, triggering egg-containing follicles to begin maturing inside the ovaries. Usually, each month, only one follicle reaches...

Preeclampsia Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Preeclampsia, also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), is a complication that arises in pregnancy which can put both mother and baby at great risk. Typically developing at any point after the 20th week of pregnancy (although it can occur earlier), the condition is characterized by high blood pressure...

Postpartum Depression Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Giving birth to a healthy child is meant to be a joyous occasion. For many mothers, however, the period after a child is born can become something else entirely. Postpartum depression is a legitimate medical condition that affects mothers worldwide. Request more information about postpartum depression treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Symptoms of Postpartum Depression...

Post Bariatric Body Lift and Contouring Mar 27th, 2019

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss often have dramatic results. Because the procedure is reserved for patients who are very overweight, many men and women find themselves losing hundreds of pounds. But this leaves a sagging problem—the extra skin that once covered their larger bodies hangs loosely from...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

In addition to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, the ovaries produce small amounts of male hormones. In some instances, the ovaries produce larger quantities of these chemicals, leading to a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. This condition affects one out of 15 women generally in their 20s or 30s,...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Scar Reduction Mar 27th, 2019

Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, has many medical uses. Platelet rich plasma is a type of natural stem cells - those that are drawn from your own blood and used for healing purposes. Because of that process, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for scar reduction is a very viable option. Request more...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation Mar 27th, 2019

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation Therapy? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain growth factors; when applied to the skin, they can stimulate the growth of collagen. Collagen plumps the skin, giving it a youthful and supple appearance. PRP for...

Photofacials Mar 27th, 2019

Photofacials use high-powered light to rejuvenate facial skin and provide relief sagging, wrinkled or damaged skin. To learn more about photofacial treatments, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. How do Photofacials work? There are two primary types of photofacials (or fotofacials), LED and intense pulsed light (IPL). LED photofacials are a gentle treatment that stimulates collagen production. LED photofacials...

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Pelvic organ prolapse refers to a medical condition that affects the reproductive organs of women. During pelvic organ prolapse, a certain pelvic organ - such as the bladder, uterus or small bowel - descends and starts to push against the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse can be very painful, but it is treatable. Request more information about pelvic...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

An infection of the upper female reproductive system—including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries—is referred to as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Usually the result of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), most commonly chlamydia and gonorrhea, PID can lead to a number of health problems if left untreated, including fertility problems, long-term...

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Mar 27th, 2019

The pelvic floor refers to the muscle tissue that holds a woman's reproductive organs in place. When the pelvic floor becomes weakened or damaged, it can lead to pelvic organ prolapse where one or more reproductive organs pushes through (or “prolapses”) the floor. Pelvic floor physical therapy is designed to treat various types of pelvic-floor muscle...

Pap Smears Mar 27th, 2019

A pap smear or pap test is a medical diagnostic procedure used to detect cancer and other issues in the female reproductive system. For women of a certain age, this test may be performed every few years. Pap smears are an important part of women's health and wellness. Request more information about how to schedule...

Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Menstruation is an important part of the female reproductive system. That being said, some women experience immense pain during their monthly period. Often referred to as painful periods or menstrual cramps, these issues are medically known as dysmenorrhea. Request information about dysmenorrhea treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea Some amount of discomfort can be...

Overflow Incontinence Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Overflow incontinence—also known as chronic urinary retention—happens when a person's bladder doesn't completely empty when using the bathroom. Loss of bladder control is a health problem that affects many women. There is no known cause for female urinary incontinence, but there are several risk factors, the most common of which include: Childbirth Urinary...

Ovarian Cyst Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Your ovaries are almond-shaped glands that sit on either side of the uterus and are responsible for producing hormones—estrogen and progesterone—which play a key role in your reproductive abilities and overall wellness. The ovaries are also responsible for producing and releasing eggs into the reproductive tract during your menstrual cycle....

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Mar 27th, 2019

A doctor who focuses on obstetrics and gynecology targets not only a woman's overall health, but he or she will also be there to help you through your pregnancy and the birth of your child. These doctors are typically called obstetricians or gynecologists, or in abbreviated form, simply OB/GYNs. If you're looking for an experienced...

Obstetrics Mar 27th, 2019

Pregnancy is at the same time one of the most wonderful and most difficult things a woman can experience. Thankfully, obstetricians provide special care to women before, during and immediately after pregnancy. This type of care is called obstetrics. Are you pregnant or seeking to become pregnant? Request more information about obstetrics today: call (408)...

Obstetric Ultrasound Mar 27th, 2019

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience for both the mother and father of a child. One of the most memorable moments in any pregnancy is first viewing the fetus via an obstetrical ultrasound. In addition to this, ultrasound has many other purposes for expectant mothers. Request more information about obstetrical ultrasound today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online....

Neck Liposuction Mar 27th, 2019

Liposuction is most often associated with fat reduction around the midsection of the body. What many don't know is that lipo can also be used in other areas of the body to produce similar results. Neck liposuction is one variety of cosmetic surgery that is quickly gaining popularity among men and women all over...

Natural Childbirth Mar 27th, 2019

There have been many medical and scientific advancements made in the childbirth process. Some women, however, prefer to give birth with as little medical aid as possible. This is known as natural childbirth. Women who give birth naturally still work closely with a chosen doctor or provider. Request more information about natural childbirth today: call (408)...

Myomectomy Mar 27th, 2019

What is a Myomectomy? A myomectomy is a surgical procedure in which fibroids in the uterus are removed. Fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are benign tumors made up of smooth muscle tissue. These tumors are believed to be incredibly common, with a number of factors increasing the chances of developing them....

Mole Removal Mar 27th, 2019

Dark or pigmented growths on the skin are referred to commonly as moles. The majority of moles are benign and harmless, if somewhat unsightly. Some skin moles, however, are a sign of major illness and possibly even cancer. Regardless of the severity of the mole, mole removal is a viable option. If you are...

Mid-Facelift Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The face is the most noticeable part of your body. It defines how the world around you perceives the way you look. Because of that, the facelift is a very popular cosmetic procedure. With advances in cosmetic surgery, new techniques have been developed that take the facelift to the next...

Microdermabrasion Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Commonly referred to as the "lunchtime facelift," microdermabrasion offers a quick and cost-effective solution to restoring the youthful appearance of skin. This unique skin procedure is used to improve uneven skin color and reduce fine lines that form with age and exposure to the sun. The microdermabrasion approach is entirely non-invasive,...

Menopause Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Menopause is the term used to describe the loss of ovarian follicular function (fertility) and menstruation in women, which occurs 12 months after a woman's last period. Most commonly a result of the aging process, menopause typically impacts women between the ages of 40 and 58, but can begin as...

Melasma Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Melasma, also known as chloasma or brown spots, is a common skin condition which affects various parts of the face, including the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Characterized by dark, discolored patches which range in color from brown to gray, melasma can cause great cosmetic concern for women. If you suffer...

Mammogram Screening Procedures Mar 27th, 2019

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast used for screening and detection of breast cancer. Mammograms can be performed once a year as part of a routine screening, or as a more thorough diagnostic exam if a doctor believes a tumor may be present. Screening Mammograms Many women perform breast...

Lower Face Lift Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Gravity, environmental damage and age all contribute to loose or sagging skin on the lower face and neck. To treat this problem, patients may consider a lower face lift. To find out more about lower face lift surgery, please call (408) 946-9453or contact us online. Is Lower Face Lift For You? Lower face...

How to Lose Love Handles Mar 27th, 2019

Certain parts of the body accumulate more fat than others. One of the most prominent areas of excess fat is the abdominal region, which has given life to the term abdominal obesity. There are many different names for types of abdominal obesity. One of the most common is love handles. Want to...

Get Rid of Excess Fat Mar 27th, 2019

Excess fat is the broad term applied to various problem areas where undesirable or unwanted fat is present. Some of the common terms given to excess fat include love handles, saddlebags, paunches and more. In many cases, excess fat can be treated.Interested in excess fat treatment? Request more information today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is Excess Fat?...

Liposuction Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

Liposuction is a very popular aesthetic procedure that millions of people use across the world. It provides a way for patients to reduce areas of problem fat such as love handles and saddlebags. Liposuction is a safe, effective procedure that has been perfected for decades. Are you interested in finally having the shape you want? Call (408)...

Latisse Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Many women want eyelashes that are longer, fuller and darker. Until recently, the only solution to this problem was costly, inconvenient and sometimes dangerous eyelash extensions. Latisse® is an FDA-approved prescription product designed to deliver more visible, longer lashes. Request more information about Latisse® treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is Latisse? Latisse is a liquid medication designed...

Laser Vein Removal Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

What to do With Small Veins? Small veins may develop anywhere on the body and often make those who have them feel self-conscious. Small veins can be distracting and unsightly, which is why removing them is quickly becoming a popular response. Spider veins are some of the most commonly removed...

Laser Skin Resurfacing Mar 27th, 2019

What is laser skin resurfacing? Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to change the appearance of skin. Beams of light are directed toward targeted skin, and the skin is removed layer by layer. What conditions does laser skin resurfacing treat? Laser resurfacing treats many skin conditions, including:...

Laser Hair Removal Mar 27th, 2019

There are many reasons why people opt for hair removal treatments. Unwanted hair can be unsightly in both men and women, damaging self-esteem and confidence. Others merely prefer a no-hair look. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures available. Request more information about laser hair removal treatments today! Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us...

Laser Body Sculpting Mar 27th, 2019

Areas of problem fat, such as love handles, potbellies and saddlebagscan damage your self-confidence. You may even keep up with vigorous exercise and a healthy diet, but still struggle with these tricky areas. Laser body sculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction technique that can eliminate problem fat painlessly. While many forms of laser body contouring are available, Chromogenex i-Lipo has shown to be...

Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

Undergoing surgery can be a stressful ordeal, from preparation to recovery. As medicine and gynecology has advanced, however, certain methods have been developed to minimize invasiveness and recovery time. One such method is laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Laparoscopic gynecology can provide many familiar procedures, but with smaller incisions and shorter downtimes. Request more information today: Call (408)...

Labiaplasty Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

The labia are folds of skin located on the outside of a woman's genitals. These folds have two parts: the inner labia and outer labia. The labia protect the vagina and come in many different sizes and shapes. Women who have naturally large labia or whose labia have enlarged over...

Labial Hypertrophy Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

The labia are folds of skin found on the outside of a woman's genitals. This is also called the vulva. The labia are responsible for protecting the vagina, clitoris and urethra. There are two types of labia - the outer, larger folds called the labia majora (major) and the inner...

Labia Minoraplasty Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The labia are folds of skin found on the outside of a woman's genitals. This is also called the vulva. The labia are responsible for protecting the vagina, clitoris and urethra. There are two types of labia - the outer, larger folds called the labia majora(major) and the inner smaller folds...

Labia Majoraplasty Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The labia are folds of skin found on the outside of a woman's genitals. This is also called the vulva. The labia are responsible for protecting the vagina, clitoris and urethra. There are two types of labia—the outer, larger folds called the labia majora(major) and the inner smaller folds called the labia...

Juvederm Voluma XC Injections Mar 27th, 2019

Injectable treatments are one of the most popular aesthetic options available today. Until recently, there have been no FDA-approved injectable treatments designed to correct the loss of facial volume. The new treatment Juvederm Voluma XC has been FDA- approved for that, and more. Request more information about Juvederm Voluma today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is...

Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Mar 27th, 2019

Many women recoil at the thought of having to take a birth control pill each day. What's more, fear can strike when a woman forgets to take the pill, potentially altering the effectiveness of her birth control method. The truth is, a woman may cycle through several different birth control...

Cystoscopy Mar 27th, 2019

A cystoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that allows your doctor to view the urethra and bladder through a cystoscope, which is an instrument similar to a small telescope. During this noninvasive procedure, the scope is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder. Your physician will display images from the camera on a...

Rectocele Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

A rectocele is a bulging of the wall of rectum (the lower segment of the intestine) into the wall of the vagina. Rectoceles are usually the result of thinning or weakening of the muscle that separates the two and weakening pelvic floor muscles. Rectoceles may also occur in conjunction with the weakening...

Radiesse Filler Injections Mar 27th, 2019

When you're young, your skin is full of naturally occurring solutions that give it volume. Collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA) and elastin are what make your skin have a youthful, vibrant appearance. As you age, these substances naturally decline, which leads to sagging and wrinkly skin. This isn't the end, however. Radiesse, a safe, effective dermal...

Skin Lesion Removal Mar 27th, 2019

While most skin blemishes are harmless, they can definitely be unsightly. Otherwise known as lesions, these imperfections could take the form of growths, moles, brown spots, or vein imperfections beneath the skin. The techniques for removing these lesions can be just as numerous. Your doctor will likely advise you on the best option for lesion...

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) Mar 27th, 2019

The C-section, also known as cesarean delivery, is one of the most important developments in obstetric care. It has allowed many women to safely give birth and avoid health risks. Many women who have received a C-section, however, may still wish to give birth vaginally. In the past, this was thought to be...

Arm Lift Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The arm lift is a plastic surgery procedure that targets the upper arm. Much like a facelift or a thigh lift, this treatment option is designed to tighten skin and decrease laxity in a certain part of the body. Aging and weight gain take their toll on the upper arm, which can sag or droop....

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Painful bladder syndrome, known medically as interstitial cystitis, is a problem that many men and women deal with. Even a mild case of interstitial cystitis can wreak havoc on everyday life and cause intense pain. Thankfully, there are interstitial cystitis treatments. Request more information about painful bladder syndrome treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online....

Infertility Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child. Despite some common misconceptions, infertility can be an issue that affects both men (male infertility and women. Infertility can make conceiving a child a difficult situatuion both mentally and physically.  There are infertility treatment options available. To request an infertility consultation, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is Infertility?...

Hysteroscopy Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

The uterus—a vital organ of the female reproductive system—is responsible for the development of human life, nourishing the fetus prior to birth. It is incredibly strong and dynamic, stretching from a pear-sized organ preconception to the size of a watermelon by the third trimester. Unfortunately, the uterus is not immune...

Hysterectomy Mar 27th, 2019

Hysterectomy is a surgery performed by gynecologists, women's health doctors and other medical professionals. This surgery is designed to remove the uterus, and can be performed for a number of reasons. There are many types of hysterectomy surgery. Deciding to receive a hysterectomy can be very challenging. Request more information today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us...

Hyperpigmentation Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Hyperpigmentation is the term given to a series of medical conditions that darken the skin. This skin darkening typically occurs in small patches and is possible in nearly any part of the body. Like many skin conditions, hyperpigmentation can be hereditary or a symptom of a much more serious medical problem. In some cases, hyperpigmentation can be treated,...

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Experienced by over 50% of pregnant woman, morning sickness—characterized by nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy—is often one of the first signs a woman is pregnant. Thought to occur due to the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, changes in estrogen, progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone...

HPV Vaccine Mar 27th, 2019

What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the US. It is spread via vaginal, anal, or oral sex with another infected person. Some types can even be transmitted via skin-to-skin contact. While HPV is not, in itself, considered to be particularly dangerous, it...

High Risk Pregnancy Mar 27th, 2019

While a pregnancy is almost always a happy occasion, many women are faced with the prospect of a high risk pregnancy. Whether due to a pre-existing illness, age or any other factor a high risk pregnancy requires special care. Request more information about high risk pregnancy and obstetrics today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is a High Risk Pregnancy? A...

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia) Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Menstrual bleeding is a normal part of the female reproductive cycle. Many women, however, experience excessive or prolonged bleeding during their period. This is the medical condition known as menorrhagia. Menorrhagia can be frustrating and debilitating. Request information about menorrhagia treatment today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Symptoms of Menorrhagia Menorrhagia is associated with the condition known as  dysmenorrhea,...

Gynecology Clinic Mar 27th, 2019

A doctor that focuses on gynecology, also known as a gynecologist, targets a woman's overall health, especially as it pertains to her reproductive system.Sometimes, but not always, gynecology is practiced alongside obstetrics, doctors who provide both are known in shorthand as OB/GYNs. If you're looking for an experienced gynecologist to help you through a variety...

Gestational Diabetes Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the blood cells absorb sugar. Gestational diabetes is a form of this condition that occurs in pregnant women. Gestational diabetes can cause harm to both the mother and child if left untreated. Request more information about gestational diabetes today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes For almost...

Geriatric Care Mar 27th, 2019

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to schedule regular appointments with a healthcare professional. A geriatric care physician can help you maintain the quality of your lifestyle. Your doctor can create a physical examination regimen and wellness plan to fit your individual needs. The following is a brief overview of some of...

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing Mar 27th, 2019

What is Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing? Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure designed to reduce or erase signs of aging on the skin. The fractional laser treatment works by targeting the epidermis (uppermost layer of the skin) and the dermis (middle layer of the skin). CO2 laser resurfacing...

Fertility Evaluation Mar 27th, 2019

The desire to have children is not an unusual one; in fact, over 350,000 babies are born into the world each day. However, having a child of your own could present a unique set of unexpected challenges including many factors that may be causing you trouble in the fertility process...

Fat Transfer Hand Rejuvenation Mar 27th, 2019

With aging comes the degradation of your body's cells, causing, among other negative effects, your skin's loss of elasticity and natural volume. The oil glands gradually produce less oil, causing your skin to become dryer, thinner and finely wrinkled. The hands, in particular, which are comprised of skin that is...

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Mar 27th, 2019

Autologous fat transfer, also commonly referred to as fat grafting, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure which removes fat from an area of the body—such as the abdomen or hips—and transfers it to areas of the body in need of additional volume. Fat transfers are successfully used to improve the appearance...

Fat Transfer Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

Fat transfer—also called fat injection or fat grafting—is a powerful way to restore the fullness and youthful appearance of various areas of the body. This is done by relocating fat from another area of the body. Fat transfer is a safe, effective way to improve your look and balance your proportions. Interested in...

Family Planning Mar 27th, 2019

Whether parents seek to have one child or many, family planning can be a very useful resource. More than a single treatment, family planninginstead is compromised of a variety of solutions designed to help potential parents grow their family on their terms. Request more information about family planning today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is...

Facials Mar 27th, 2019

The facial is one of the most popular spa treatments in the world. By combining a number of different treatments, a standard facial provides an experience that is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Learn more about facials today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. What is a Facial? Facials are one of the foundational spa treatments. They are designed to rejuvenate...

Facial Fat Transfer Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

What is Facial Fat Transfer? Facial fat transfer—also called autologous fat transfer—is a procedure in which an individual's own body fat is used to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face. This procedure is used for improving the appearance of facial creases such as laugh lines, smile lines and...

Facial Aging Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Aging is an unavoidable part of life. We all grow older and expect to see some signs of aging in our appearances. But have you noticed that some people seem to age much more dramatically than others? That's because facial aging affects every person differently. Facial aging can make you look older than you appear...

Treatment Options For Ovulatory Dysfunction Mar 27th, 2019

When you and your partner decided to start a family, you probably thought getting pregnant would be an easy, straightforward process. But even though many couples are able to conceive soon after they stop using birth control, other couples aren’t quite as lucky. For 60% of couples, it takes six...

Colposcopy Procedure Mar 27th, 2019

A colposcopy is a gynecological exam which gives your healthcare provider a magnified look at your cervix. Often recommended after receiving abnormal pap test or pelvic exam results, a colposcopy can detect signs of disease and abnormal cells that are not typically visible in routine testing. In addition, your gynecologist...

Cellulite Reduction Mar 27th, 2019

Cellulite is a troubling issue for women from all walks of life. Pockets of dimpled fat that typically appear around the thighs, buttocks and elsewhere, cellulite can be extremely damaging to confidence and self-esteem. Thankfully, there are many different cellulite treatment options available. Request more information about cellulite today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online. Cellulite Symptoms It's important...

ThermiSmooth™ Skin Tightening Mar 27th, 2019

What is ThermiSmooth? ThermiSmooth is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of aged skin by naturally increasing collagen production over a period of time. ThermiSmooth uses radiofrequency (RF)energy to heat the skin and stimulate the patient's natural production of collagen. An infrared heat-sensing camera is also used as part of the...

Stress Incontinence Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Stress incontinence occurs when urine leaks from the bladder because there is sudden extra pressure within the abdomen that affects the bladder. This potentially embarrassing condition differs from general urinary incontinence because it happens when the body is under immediate physical stress. This added stress is usually caused by things like...

Hymen Reconstruction Surgery Mar 27th, 2019

The hymen is a thin tissue that partially covers the opening to the female vagina (birth canal). The presence of the hymen has long been considered a mark of virginity in women. The tissue of the hymen can cause pain and bleeding when it is torn during sexual intercourse, but some women may...

Facial Vein Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

Your body relies on small blood vessels called veins to deliver blood from your body to your heart. Veins are usually not visible through the skin; however, in fairer-skinned individuals (more commonly in women), veins may become visible and are commonly associated with age, occurring in individuals in their 40s...

Vaginal Prolapse Treatment Mar 27th, 2019

The vagina is a muscular, tube-shaped organ that composes part of the female reproductive system. It extends from the vulva or outer portion of the female genitals to the cervix inside the body. The vagina is a key part of sexual arousal and performance. It is also called the "birth canal". Over...