woman in hat smilingA significant weight loss due to weight loss surgery is a great accomplishment that comes with many benefits. You find new confidence you didn’t know was possible. You feel healthier and stronger. You’re able to participate in activities you haven’t done in years or ever. And with your new body and active lifestyle, maybe you’ve been able to get off of medications because they are no longer necessary.

However, there are some downsides post weight loss surgery. After years of carrying extra
weight, the skin and tissues can lose elasticity. When the body loses a large amount of weight,
the skin and tissues can be left hanging on the body, loose and sagging. Luckily, there are
options for you if you have lost a lot of weight due to weight loss surgery. Body contouring is
extremely beneficial to improve sagging skin and remove stubborn fat. Body contouring includes
procedures such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, leg lift, breast lift, and facelift. Another option to
improve your body post weight loss may be a procedure called vaginal rejuvenation.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Along with rapid weight loss, aging can also take its toll on elasticity, as well as loss of collagen,
in the skin. This includes vaginal and surrounding labial tissues. This loss of collagen and
elasticity in the vagina can lead to decreased tightness and sensation, as well as stress urinary
incontinence which can quickly diminish a woman’s quality of life.

Vaginal rejuvenation may involve surgical treatment of the labial tissues with and/or treatment
with Viveve. The Viveve treatment is a safe and comfortable single-session treatment that
takes only thirty to sixty minutes. Viveve uses gentle deep heating along with surface cooling to
stimulate the body’s natural collagen formation process, giving patients increased lubrication
and tightness. This boost of collagen formation also gives those struggling with urinary
incontinence improvement in urinary control and freedom necessary to lead a more normal life.
Viveve does not require local or topical anesthesia, and the short treatment is performed in-office as an outpatient procedure with no downtime.

How Can it Help Me?

Vaginal rejuvenation can improve issues with stress incontinence, vaginal laxity, sexual
discomfort, and natural lubrication. It has also been shown to help with vaginal tightness and
laxity internally as well as externally in some cases. Studies show that 90% of women treated
reported significant sustained tightening and increased sexual satisfaction starting as early as
30 days, and extending up to 12 months after treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are someone who, post weight loss surgery, has experienced vaginal looseness and
laxity due to losing a considerable amount of weight in a short amount of time or secondary to
aging, vaginal rejuvenation may be exactly what you need. Dr. Rednam is passionate about
giving women back the freedom and satisfaction through vaginal rejuvenation, a quick and
effective treatment.

If you are looking to improve your quality of life with vaginal rejuvenation with a Viveve
treatment, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@myhoustonsurgeons.com or call
713-568-6765 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rednam.