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
"I came to Dr. Dauwe for a breast lift and the experience has been amazing. I’m only 3 weeks post op but Dr. Dauwe did a great job with my lift and making everything look proportional and the down time was very minimal! He is very thorough in his work and it shows! I’ll be going back around 6 months for implants to be put in and I already know he’s going to do a great job. Not to mention his practice manager, Julie Garcia is such a delight to work with! She’s extremely personable and is so extremely helpful with all my questions I have (trust me it’s a lot). The staff is so friendly and kind I cannot imagine going anywhere else!"- M.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2023
"Dr Dauwe is amazing. He spends however much time you need for consult and does not make you feel rushed! He did amazing job on my surgery and his office staff is literally the best!!! They respond back quickly and are so nice from the front staff to the back! Definitely recommend!!!"- A.E. / Google / Aug 25, 2023
"I am now a little over 2 months post op after Dr. Dauwe performed a tummy tuck, breast lift and implant exchange for much smaller implants. I cannot say enough about how incredible my whole experience has been. Dr. Dauwe truly listened to what I was trying to achieve and my results are even better than I could have anticipated. He has given me so much more self confidence especially at 56 years old. He is such an amazing surgeon! He has an amazing staff too. Even the surgical center was the best I have encountered. I highly recommend Dr. Dauwe!!!"- K.K. / Google / Aug 22, 2023
"Kylie does an incredible job and makes you feel so relaxed while she is doing her facials derma planing and so much more. She is informative and tells you about the results. She’s also honest when she thinks you need something or if you don’t need some thing this I really appreciate. I love going there and getting facials with Kylie You cannot go wrong with her !!"- C.V. / Google / Aug 21, 2023
What are the benefits of labiaplasty?
Excess tissue on the labia can cause physical discomfort, especially when wearing tight clothing or during physical activity. This extra tissue may also cause feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Labiaplasty can alleviate these issues and improve a woman’s quality of life. Patients often work with Dr. Dauwe because of our experience and success with this procedure, as well as our compassionate and individualized treatment. We understand the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for each patient.
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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