Frequently Asked Questions

There's a lot you will want to know so see below to some of our more frequently asked questions:

How long do I have to wait for a consultation after I send you a request?

After you send us a request for a consultation we will get in touch with you within 24 hours. Our staff will do their best to book a consultation with Dr. Edwards within the next one to two weeks. You have the option of having a phone consult if you are out of town or it is not convenient to travel to the our centre.

Do I need a referral from my Family Physician?

Appointments for general obstetrics and gynecology require a referral from the Family Physician, as per government regulations.

The cryogen cooled monopolar radiofrequency procedure is a privately funded medical procedure, and therefore does NOT require a referral.  You can book with us directly – simply request a consultation and we will make arrangements.

What can I expect during my consultation?

During your confidential consultation, Dr. Edwards will discuss your concerns and the outcome you would like to achieve. She will review your medical and surgical history and will perform a pelvic exam to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure you are interested in, and to get a better idea of what your desired outcome is. Based on your goals we will discuss all treatment options, the risks involved in each, and the expected outcomes.

If I decide to have a procedure, how long will I have to wait?

Following your consultation we are usually able to book your procedure within two weeks of the consultation. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Is there a fee for the consultation?

Consultations with Dr. Edwards are free of charge and typically take about 25 minutes.

What if I live outside of Newmarket?

Many of our patients from out of town choose to start the process with a phone consultation. Dr. Edwards will discuss the procedures fully and will ask you for your medical history. When you come in for your procedure she will do an exam and go over the exact details of your procedure. Please note that travel costs and any other costs involved with your stay in Newmarket are not included in the cost of the surgery.

What is the cost of the procedure?

This medically proven procedure is not covered by OHIP in Ontario, or any provincial health care in Canada. The cost is set by the U.S. based company that supplies the equipment. Until Christmas, we are able to offer an initiation cost with a 20% discount.

Note: In Canada, GST or HST is not charged, as it is a medically proven/indicated procedure. However, it can be used as a tax deduction. Also, some insurance companies have a health spending account that can be put towards this procedure. Please talk to your health insurance provider for full details.

Do I have to do the procedure over and over again?

No, one procedure is enough.

How do I take care of myself after the procedure?

Because this procedure is so safe, without any side effects or down time, there is no real “after-care” necessary. One can resume their usual routine within almost immediately after the procedure.

What if I have a concern after my procedure?

You will be able to contact Dr. Edwards directly at any time following your procedure if you have any questions or concerns. We will also arrange a follow up appointment with Dr. Edwards, to evaluate your improvement.

When can I go back to work and exercise?

Your recovery will depend on the procedure that you had. The Viveve radiofrequency procedure has no recovery time frame. There is no down-time needed. All surgical procedures (labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, etc.) require a few days post-operatively at home to rest. If you have a job that is very active and you are on your feet most of the day, you may want to take up to seven days off. With surgical procedures, It is recommended that you avoid most activity (running, biking, yoga, hiking, etc.) for four to six weeks.

When can I have sex again?

With the non-surgical radiofrequency treatment, one can resume intercourse within hours of the procedure. With surgical procedures, it is recommended that no intercourse occurs for six weeks.

What are some vaginal tightening procedures?

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation™ is the cosmetic surgical modification of the vagina using laser and plastic surgery techniques, which physically tightens the vagina. The Viveve procedure is a revolutionary new, non-surgical technique for vaginal tightening. …. It is not a cosmetic procedure, but rather a functional one. There is no pain and no recovery time. When you meet with Dr. Edwards she will discuss whether you are a candidate for the non-surgical Viveve procedure.