Dr. Decherd and Dr. Isakson perform labiaplasty (labia rejuvenation) for San Antonio area women who have enlarged, hypertrophic, or asymmetrical labia minora. A labia deformity can be the result of excessive stretching from pregnancy, childbirth or weight loss. In most cases, the incisions made during labiaplasty surgery are virtually undetectable after complete healing. Our patients are generally extremely pleased with the beautiful and natural-looking results. While the physical results alone are important for many women, they also remark that they have a significant reduction (or elimination) of the symptoms caused by an enlarged labia, including chronic irritations, a bulging appearance, and discomfort during sexual activity.
"I had a breast lift and augmentation with a tummy tuck in November. Dr Isakson and his nurse Kathy are both very friendly and welcoming, as is the entire staff. They take the time to answer any questions that you have. Leading up to surgery they explain everything very thoroughly and also make sure that you have the tools you needs for post op care and pain management. The follow-up care is excellent that includes visits until you are 6 months post op. I would, and have, happily recommend them to anyone."- S.B. / Google / Feb 12, 2024
"Dr Decherd and his staff were awesome!! Dr Decherd did an amazing job and I couldn’t be more happier with my results. I would definitely recommend his services to any and all😌"- D.R. / Google / Feb 02, 2024
"Dr. Isakson and all the office staff were incredible and made me feel very welcoming. They have great communication and answered all the questions I had before my surgery. Dr. Isakson did an amazing job with my tummy tuck and it has been the best decision I have ever made. He did so good and will recommend him to anyone. He is also a very nice and down to earth person! Thank you Dr. Isakson!!!"- A.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2024
"I’m elated!!! I never thought it possible to have such a flat tummy again after 4 c-sections. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. I was comfortable, heard and respected the entire time. Staff is wonderful and Dr. Decherd is amazing!! I can’t say it enough, I LOVE my results!! Thank you Doctor for my new tummy and for giving me back my confidence. See you again soon!"- N.T. / Google / Jan 16, 2024
"Title: Life-Changing Mommy Makeover Experience! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I recently had a mommy makeover procedure performed by Dr. Isakson and I cannot express enough how thrilled I am with the results! From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, Dr. Isakson, Katy, and their team provided an exceptional level of care and professionalism that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Isakson took the time to listen to my concerns and understand my desired outcome. He thoroughly explained the procedure, addressing any questions or doubts I had, which put my mind at ease. His expertise and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire process. The mommy makeover procedure involved a combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Isakson’s surgical skills were truly remarkable. He sculpted my body with precision, restoring my pre-pregnancy figure and giving me newfound confidence. Not only did Dr. Isakson deliver outstanding results, but he also provided exceptional post-operative care. He closely monitored my recovery, ensuring that I healed properly and addressing any concerns promptly. His genuine care and attentiveness made me feel well-supported throughout the entire recovery journey. I cannot recommend Dr. Isakson enough for anyone considering a mommy makeover. His expertise, professionalism, and genuine care for his patients are unmatched. The transformation I experienced has been life-changing, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Isakson, Katy and their team for their exceptional work. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who is not only skilled but also compassionate and dedicated to providing the best possible results, look no further than Dr. Isakson, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Dr. Isakson, for helping me regain my confidence and making me feel like the best version of myself again! Sincerely, Amy Scott"- A.S. / Google / Jan 12, 2024
Before aesthetic surgeons improved the labiaplasty procedure, the approach was to amputate the excess skin and fold deformity. This approach led to numerous complications including scarring and sensory nerve damage. It is important to find a skilled labiaplasty surgeon who understands that this cosmetic surgery requires some reconstructive processes. Qualified surgeons will be able to incorporate the latest reshaping techniques so that it not only reduces the size, but also preserves most of the natural contour, color and sensitivity of the labia with minimal scarring.
How Labiaplasty is Performed
Labiaplasty can be performed a couple of different ways. One technique uses surgical tools to reshape the inner folds of the labia so they no longer protrude. Essentially, it creates a contoured “V” shape wedge that is removed in order to reduce the size. The remaining edges are sewn with absorbable sutures for a natural appearance. Another technique is one that uses a laser to trim and reshape the labia. This is known medically as “laser labial rejuvenation”. While this approach is effective, it is generally more suitable for smaller skin defects of the labia.
Labiaplasty is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. In surgical cases where a smaller defect exists, a local anesthesia may be used. The entire surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete. Following this surgery, women should rest and avoid any activities that will result in additional swelling and discomfort. Vigorous exercise, vaginal intercourse, the use of tampons and douching should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. The incisions made during surgery are minimal. In most cases, the scarring will be almost undetectable.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
OBGYN or Plastic Surgeon?
Many OBGYNs are capable of performing labiaplasty. However, this procedure is considered a cosmetic surgery. There is more to the technique than just removing the deformity. Aesthetic issues, such as scarring, symmetry, pigmentation and shape, play an important role. For these reasons, a cosmetic surgeon is sometimes the better choice to correct this condition.
Impact on Intercourse?
This procedure does not impact sexual intercourse in a negative way. If anything, labiaplasty helps to restore any lost sensation because it removes excess skin and tissue blocking the vaginal opening and clitoris. A knowledgeable surgeon will avoid placing incisions near the clitoral region and will carefully work to protect and preserve the sensory nerves.
Pregnancy After Surgery?
It is recommended that women wait to have labiaplasty until after childbearing is complete. If the labia deformity cannot wait until after a pregnancy, the patient will need to understand that the surgical results may be compromised by a later pregnancy. It is important to discuss any pregnancy plans with your cosmetic surgeon so that a pre- and post-pregnancy surgical plan can be put into place.