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Pregnancy can affect the body in a number of different ways, both during your pregnancy and following the birth of your child. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that work together to address the major appearance concerns most women have after pregnancy, like separated abdominal muscles or loss of breast volume that also may be accompanied by sagging (ptosis). Labiaplasty can be incorporated as part of a mommy makeover as well.
Dr. Otto Placik is a labioplasty specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. His expertise is acknowledged by numerous other professionals via instructional courses, meeting presentations, book chapters, scientific articles, research studies and Assistant Clinical Professor status. By offering a wide range of body contouring and genital rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Placik can work closely with you to develop a mommy makeover plan that helps you meet your cosmetic goals.
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While pregnancy itself may only be temporary, some of the physical changes you notice in your body following your pregnancy and after giving birth can be long-term. Although external differences like a gain or loss in breast size, breast sagging or stretched-out skin over the tummy are often the most immediately noticeable, there are more intimate changes that can occur as well, such as those in the vaginal area.
Labioplasty reduces the size of internal labia that have grown longer as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, and can remove the darker edges that may become more prominent after giving birth as well. The outer labia (majora) may lose volume and appear shrunken. This can be treated with volume restoration with fillers or fat injection, or with skin removal for a more taut appearance. Internal changes in vaginal muscle tone can also be corrected as part of a mommy makeover by including vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal walls and improve sexual sensation for both partners.
Dr. Placik works closely with each patient to discuss your goals and hopes for a mommy makeover so he can be sure that your specific concerns are addressed. Since a mommy makeover isn’t a single procedure but instead includes a combination of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, your mommy makeover is infinitely customizable, and can easily incorporate labiaplasty at the same time.
The specific approach Dr. Placik takes during your mommy makeover depends on which procedures you have scheduled, and recovery time will vary from patient to patient as well. Generally speaking, you should be back to work and your normal daily routine about two weeks after a mommy makeover, with or without including labiaplasty. Sexual activity should wait until Dr. Placik gives the all clear, typically about six months after surgery.
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The best candidates for combined mommy makeover plus labiaplasty are interested in regaining their pre-pregnancy figure again. Mommy makeovers primarily include body contouring procedures such as breast implants, breast fat transfer, breast lift, a tummy tuck and liposuction. They also can incorporate vaginal rejuvenation procedures like labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and perineoplasty. If pregnancy and childbirth have affected your sexual response as well, you may also want to also ask Dr. Placik if you could benefit from clitoral hood reduction or G-spot enhancement. If a C-section or episiotomy incision have left you with unacceptable scars, a revision may help improve the appearance.
Neither a mommy makeover nor a labiaplasty will physically affect your ability to carry future healthy pregnancies to term. However, pregnancy can create enough physical changes in your body to potentially compromise the results of your mommy makeover. Normally, Dr. Placik recommends waiting until you’ve completed your family before considering tummy tuck procedures.
Surgical rates vary significantly for mommy makeovers because no two women have exactly the same combination of procedures. The total surgical fees will include payment to the anesthesiologist as well as the surgical center fee, plus Dr. Placik’s surgical fee. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide excellent value and can help you with cosmetic surgery financing to make your procedure even more affordable.
This answer is different for every woman, and depends on your specific appearance concerns following pregnancy. Labiaplasty itself is often performed in combination with other genital rejuvenation procedures like vaginoplasty and clitoral hood reduction and perineoplasty. As for the mommy makeover, the most commonly included procedures are breast augmentation (with or without a breast lift), a tummy tuck and liposuction. Some women may also include med spa treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® or Dysport® with or without fillers such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM® to look younger and more refreshed.
Most women are back to work in about 2 to 3 weeks following a mommy makeover, whether or not labiaplasty is included. Adding labiaplasty should not significantly extend your recovery period, although you may notice some localized swelling and soreness in your vaginal area following surgery. Labiaplasty incisions are quite small and are difficult for the untrained eye to see after healing.
Labiaplasty does not significantly increase the risks associated with a mommy makeover. The same side effects are possible after labiaplasty as for any other surgery, such as scarring, bleeding or infection. More serious concerns, like permanent changes in sensation or reactions to anesthesia, are possible side effects but rare.
Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about combining labiaplasty with your mommy makeover, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.