While it is not discussed openly, several women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe can help Dallas, TX women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to improve the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look oversized or have hanging skin created by genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may eliminate irritation and discomfort while boosting sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consultation at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for the surgery.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Phenomenal experience from consultation to post-op. Dr. Dauwe did a thorough job explaining the procedure in great detail, discussing my different options and the outcomes, and really made feel comfortable with my decision. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he is a true artist. You can tell Dr. Dauwe really goes the extra mile for his patients, and has a caring bedside manner. Julie- his cosmetic coordinator, is simply amazing. She checked on me several times before and after the procedure, and was always there to answer questions. Highly recommend! One of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm very grateful."- D.K. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"It finally happened!!! - After many years of thinking about getting a breast augmentation, I finally took the leap! My surgery was today with Dr. Dauwe in Dallas, Tx!! I am feeling excited and nervous, but I wouldn't have done it without all the reviews and support on here! I plan on documenting my journey in hopes it will help someone else! :)"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2020
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Dauwe and his staff! Sara and Julie are so sweet and do a fantastic job preparing patients for their surgery day. Catherine Kinney called me the night before to make sure I was prepared for anesthesia. Her voice was so calming and she really made me feel at ease for my upcoming procedure. The morning of my surgery, I was greeted with many friendly smiles, including Karen and CRNA Kinney. Before my procedure, Dr. Dauwe came in and measured and marked me up. He once again went over his plan for my procedure and what I could expect after surgery. I had my breast implants removed with a lift. The most surprising thing to me was that HE CALLED THURSDAY EVENING TO CHECK ON ME!! I thought that was so thoughtful of him. After five days, I can honestly say my results are above and beyond what I ever expected. Dr. Dauwe did a wonderful job! I’ve had minimal pain and my breasts are looking great! He is very knowledgeable in his field, he is professional and kind. I highly recommend him for any plastic surgery needs!"- S.R. / Google / Oct 07, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and His team are Phenomenal!!! - Tummy Tuck with LipoI had an extremely long journey to Dr. Dauwe, but I'm so thankful that I found him! I couldn't figure out the source of my GI problems after seeing MULTIPLE specialists, GI doctor, Colorectal Surgeon, multiple diagnostic tests with no answers. I have known Julie for years, and thankfully after talking with her one day she suggested I come see Dr. Dauwe. One look at my abdomen, he said "has anyone told you that you have a pretty significant umbilical hernia?" I had no idea, but Dr. Dauwe was able to figure out the source of my problems and knew how to get it corrected. We decided that a Tummy Tuck due to Diastasis Recti and lipo because why not, along with a hernia repair would fix my problem, and he was right!! I had surgery 7/17/20 and my problems are GONE! I also have an amazing looking tummy again! My recovery was way easier than I had imagined! I took 2 weeks off work and enjoyed having time to relax. I had pain, but it was controlled pretty easily. During my recovery some concerns arose, Dr. Dauwe called and talked to me numerous times, I even bothered him while he was on vacation. He's an amazing surgeon, but he's also a caring, fun person to talk to. He will make you feel completely comfortable. Plus his office manager, Julie, is the sweetest person you will ever meet! I love Dr. Dauwe, Julie ad the whole team and Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery Center. I can't wait for my next procedure!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2020
Is Labiaplasty For You?
Surgery for the labia at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Dallas, TX women who are worried about the size or shape of their vaginal area, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you can't wear revealing outfits (including bathing suits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the appearance of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Dauwe suggests you wait until you are done childbearing to prevent undoing your results.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
Many procedures for the labia can be completed in our onsite procedure room with local anesthetic so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under general anesthesia at a nearby surgical facility so you will need to have a responsible friend or family member drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Dauwe can talk about your treatment plan at your consultation so you may make arrangements, if needed, prior to your appointment. A labiaplasty is generally done with the trim technique to cut away loose tissue and then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that cuts away a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the tissue closed.
What to Expect When Getting a Labiaplasty
You will require around one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Dauwe suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to decrease inflammation. You can not have intercourse or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment. Patients typically have visible results in around six weeks and final results closer to six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, natural aging, childbirth, and weight fluctuations can impact your result.
Frequently Asked Questions about Labiaplasty Procedures
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will be based on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will understand your needs and wants before developing your personalized surgical plan. As soon as you have made your choices for your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, Dr. Dauwe can start to estimate your costs. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you will discover that most OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are qualified to perform a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN can remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a plastic surgeon like Dr. Dauwe will focus on other aspects as well. He will ensure minimal scarring, and your final symmetry and contour are natural in both appearance and feeling.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have short-term numbness in the treated area for a while. This should dissipate as your vaginal tissue and skin recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Dauwe with years of training and experience in labiaplasties will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Dauwe or someone on his team will explain what you should expect following your labiaplasty, plus advice on how to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, plus a certain amount of discomfort right after your procedure. Dr. Dauwe’s patients go home after their labiaplasty. Patients are encouraged to stay mobile after surgery to prevent stiffness, help control pain, and circulate blood back to your heart. You may shower the day after surgery. Dr. Dauwe will evaluate your progress in your check-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available, which may improve small amounts of vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. In your initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will review your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions on what will meet your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Comfortable and Confident
Every vagina is not identical and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe about your needs and goals so he can develop your unique plan for labiaplasty. Schedule an appointment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to hear more about rejuvenation with a labiaplasty.
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