Childbirth, aging, and hormonal changes can all cause vaginal tissue laxity problems that often lead to problems like stress urinary incontinence and painful sexual intercourse. Vaginal rejuvenation can eliminate these problems and improve a woman’s overall quality of life. The purpose of vaginal rejuvenation procedures are to reduce, reshape, or tighten the female genital tissues to restore a firmer tone and or a more youthful appearance. Here at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is pleased to offer female rejuvenation to patients in the Hudson Valley, NY area.
Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Women who have developed an overly large or sagging labia sometimes find it uncomfortable to wear certain clothing or exercise in comfort. They may also experience serious problems such as vaginal dryness, urinary leakage, and painful or non-pleasurable sexual intercourse.
The good news is that vaginal rejuvenation can restore the vagina and labia and address these problems directly. When a highly trained, board certified cosmetic surgeon performs the appropriate vaginal rejuvenation procedure, a woman can get relief from vaginal dryness, lessen or eliminate sexual urinary incontinence, wear swimwear and tight clothing with confidence and comfort, allow for optimal sensation during sex, and see cosmetic genital improvements.
Good Candidates for Vaginal Rejuvenation
There are a variety of different reasons women may opt for female rejuvenation. We recommend it to women who have experienced a reduction in vaginal sensation or sexual satisfaction or to those who are coping with painful or dissatisfying intercourse, regular urinary tract infections, or urinary incontinence.
Vaginal rejuvenation may also be a good option for women who experience discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing or would like to improve the look or feel of their labia. We believe vaginal rejuvenation is the optimal solution for women who hope to reverse some of the effects of childbirth, aging, and hormonal changes. The procedure is not a good option for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or living with pacemakers and other implanted devices.
What to Expect During a Consultation
Women who are interested in a vaginoplasty are encouraged to schedule a private consultation at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC. During this consultation, we’ll get to know a woman’s unique challenges and aesthetic goals. Once we understand what type of results the patient hopes to achieve, we’ll recommend the appropriate vaginoplasty procedure and answer any questions they may have. The consultation is an ideal opportunity for patients to get all the information they need to determine whether vaginal rejuvenation is right for them.
Viveve: The Ideal Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, we are pleased to perform Viveve for woman interested in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. It is a safe and effective treatment for women who would like to improve vaginal laxity after childbirth, reduce incontinence, improve lubrication, and enhance sexual sensation. Viveve has been used in Canada and Europe for quite some time and has recently made its debut into the United States.
How Viveve Works
Viveve is a non-surgical treatment that only takes 30 minutes to complete. Through a revolutionary device which is moved in a 360-degree motion, it cools and protects the vaginal walls while adding heat to the deep vaginal tissues. Viveve’s gentle pulses of radio frequency prompt and accelerate the development of collagen in a woman’s body to generate softer tissue as well as a more youthful tone.
Viveve is able to achieve incredible results in a single treatment by applying stronger energy to the targeted tissues than earlier radiofrequency technologies could. It bypasses the surface tissue destruction by directing energy to the deeper tissues where growth and regeneration takes place.
Viveve has been clinically proven to improve vaginal laxity, increase vaginal lubrication, alleviate painful or unsatisfying sexual intercourse, improve stress or urinary incontinence, increase vaginal sensitivity, and boost the quality and intensity of sexual climax.
Recovering From Viveve
Fortunately, Viveve does not require local or general anesthesia and requires no downtime. Following the treatment, patients can resume their everyday activities and rarely experience any side effects. We do encourage women who have undergone Viveve to refrain from sexual intercourse or tampon usage for 48 hours after the treatment.
Most patients only require one 30 minute Viveve treatment to enjoy results, which become fully apparent within three months. While results are intended to last for 12 months, many women find that they last far longer. Viveve patients typically enjoy dramatic improvements in urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, and sexual satisfaction.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation vs. Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
It’s important to understand that there are differences between non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation and surgical vaginal rejuvenation. The radiofrequency technology that is used in Viveve depends on vaginal tightening through the remodeling of collagen. With surgical vaginal rejuvenation, however, the cap where the vaginal muscles have stretched apart is closed.
Non-surgical vaginal tightening also leads to minimal pain and no downtime while surgical vaginal tightening may involve more discomfort and a longer recovery period. To determine which treatment is appropriate, women should schedule a consultation at our facility.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginal Rejuvenation
What is vaginal laxity?
Just like the skin, vaginal tissue changes over time when the collagen support fibers no longer have their youthful strength and vitality. When this occurs, a number of common conditions arise.
Vaginal laxity or looseness is one of these conditions and known as the most reported physical change after childbirth, after weight gain and stretch marks. Looseness can interfere with sexual satisfaction and lead to issues with self-confidence.
This condition can impact sexual function, body image, and quality of life in a negative way is often under-reported and poorly recognized.
Why can’t women just perform kegel exercises to address vaginal laxity?
Many women believe kegel exercises will improve their vaginal laxity. While kegels may strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve muscle tone, they cannot address the elasticity loss that contributes to vaginal laxity, making vaginal rejuvenation the ideal treatment.
How does childbirth affect the vagina?
Childbirth may lead to vaginal laxity. Genetics, baby size, birth circumstances, and number of deliveries will all play a role in how much a woman will experience vaginal laxity. In a survey of more than four hundred women in the United States who had vaginal deliveries, almost half reported some level of concern with vaginal laxity.
This condition occurs because the pelvic floor muscles that surround and control the vagina get stretched out to accommodate a baby. Unfortunately, challenges with vaginal laxity after childbirth often lead to urinary incontinence and reduced sexual sensitivity. Viveve can aid women suffering from vaginal related issues, regardless of whether they’ve had one baby or multiple.
Is Viveve safe?
For over 75 years, radiofrequency technology has been used in a variety of medical applications. Viveve is very safe and causes virtually no discomfort. Women who undergo this treatment may experience a heating and cooling sensation but no pain.
How many Viveve treatments are necessary?
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of the Viveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment is that it can deliver exceptional results in one 30 minute treatment. Multiple treatments are rarely necessary.
Are there risks with Viveve?
Viveve is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. However, it is still important for women to discuss their medical and family history with their surgeon during their consultation. This way, they can help ensure safety and optimal results.
Why is Viveve unique?
There are countless highly invasive procedures designed to improve a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life through female rejuvenation. Viveve, however, is a non-invasive treatment that can be completed in only 30 minutes and offers an easy, convenient way for women with busy lives to discreetly and effectively address vaginal laxity.
How does Viveve treat incontinence?
Viveve can effectively treat urinary and stress incontinence. This is because this revolutionary treatment targets tissues that are linked to the bladder. Muscles and tissues that are weak can lead to urinary and stress incontinence. Viveve restores the tissues involved with urinary incontinence as well as the vaginal walls.
Why Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC understands that many women who have gone through life events like childbirth, natural aging, and changing hormones experience vaginal laxity that negatively affects their quality of life. Our team’s expertise in gynecological plastic surgery paired with their sensitive approach to women’s needs makes us the ideal cosmetic surgery facility for vaginal rejuvenation procedures like Viveve.
Schedule a Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation Today
At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, we are dedicated to providing women from all walks of life with the vaginal rejuvenation procedures they need to improve their health, confidence, and overall wellbeing. If you’re wondering whether a vaginoplasty is right for you, we encourage you to call us at 845-863-1772 to schedule a private consultation today.