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.