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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 labiaplasty 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.

Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on combining labiaplasty as part of a mommy makeover, including prices.

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Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.


About Including Labiaplasty with Mommy Makeovers

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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Labiaplasty & Mommy Makeover FAQ

Am I a candidate?

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.

Can I have more children after my mommy makeover with labiaplasty?

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.

How much does a mommy makeover cost if I include labiaplasty?

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.

Besides labiaplasty, what procedures should I include with my mommy makeover?

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.

What will my recovery be like?

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.

What are the risks?

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.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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