While it's not discussed openly, many women worry about the appearance of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris can help Hinsdale, IL women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to normalize the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look stretched or have hanging skin due to genetics, natural aging, 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 diminish irritation and discomfort while increasing sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"I had a very successful outcome with Dr. Kouris and his staff. From the beginning I felt like I was in competent, caring hands. Highly professional and experienced."- M.S. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
Surgery for the labia at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Hinsdale, IL women who are self-conscious about the shape and size of their labia, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or 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 avoid wearing certain clothing (like swimsuits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the appearance of your labia. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Kouris recommends you wait until you are done childbearing to prevent altering your results.
Many labiaplasty procedures can be completed in our office with a 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 adult drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Kouris can talk about your treatment plan and more at your consultation so you may make arrangements, if needed, prior to your appointment. A labiaplasty is most often done with the trim technique that removes excess tissue, then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that removes a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the remaining tissue closed.
What to Expect
You will need around one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Kouris suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to reduce inflammation. You are not allowed to have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your surgery. Patients usually see visible results in around six weeks and final results around six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation are long-lasting; however, weight fluctuations, natural aging, and childbirth can impact your result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will be dependent on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Kouris, he will understand your needs and wants before developing your custom surgical plan. Once you have decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Kouris can start to estimate your costs. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
Should I choose a doctor or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you will discover that a large majority of OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are capable of performing a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN can surgically remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kouris, will focus on other aspects as well. He will ensure minimal scarring, and your final symmetry, contour, and color will all look and feel natural.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have some numbness in the treated area for a while. This is temporary as your skin and vaginal lips recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty addresses the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled surgeon, like Dr. Kouris, with years of training and experience in vaginal rejuvenation surgery will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Kouris or someone on his team will go over what to expect following your labiaplasty and tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, plus a certain amount of discomfort right after your procedure. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Kouris will evaluate your healing in your check-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available, which may help to improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. In your initial consultation with Dr. Kouris, he will discuss your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions based on your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Comfortable and Confident
Every vagina is not identical and many factors can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you don't feel confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to Dr. George Kouris about your needs, concerns, and goals so he can develop your personal plan for vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Schedule an appointment at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL to hear more about a labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation.