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Pre Childbirth Labiaplasty Chicago

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce and/or reshape disproportionate or “hanging” labia minora (the inner folds of skin surrounding the vulvar opening of the vagina) that protrude past the distal edge of the labia majora. This protrusion may cause functional impairment, irritation, discomfort and dissatisfaction with appearance, even in young women who have not had children. Dr. Laurie Casas’ extensive experience and consistent 100% patient satisfaction ratings demonstrate her superlative results performing this procedure that have given many young women a better quality of life.

Reasons for Pre-Partum Labiaplasty

Although pre-partum (before childbirth) labiaplasty has been somewhat controversial, there are many valid reasons to choose a vaginal rejuvenation surgery prior to giving birth. It is important to remember that pre-partum labiaplasty is often not a cosmetic procedure. A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that “the majority of patients undergoing reduction of the labia minora do so for functional reasons with minimal outside influences affecting their decision for treatment.”1 This means that young women who choose labiaplasty as a corrective measure are doing so, not because of the common misperception that they are influenced by pop culture or exposure to pornography, but because they have difficulties in activities of daily living.

Many young women who are yet to have children are congenitally born with protruding labia minora. This makes panties, workout wear, fitted pants and jeans cause rashes, swelling and pain. In addition, these young women may have athletic, sexual or urinary difficulties, challenging her quality of life, functionality and self-confidence.

Pre Childbirth Labiaplasty Before & After

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Pre Childbirth Labiaplasty Before & After

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Labiaplasty Results

A February 2014 article in the journal Psychological Medicine concluded that women who chose labiaplasty preoperatively reported not only increased dissatisfaction with the appearance of their genitalia, but also lower functional and sexual satisfaction. They also reported significant distress regarding quality of life in terms of body image.2 The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics found that 100% of women who underwent a labiaplasty reported “an improvement in comfort with respect to any form of original functional discomfort.” With regard to sexuality, the same study found that 95% of the sexually active women reported physical or psychological distress before the procedure and 100% of these women reported “total disappearance of this symptomatology,” after the procedure.3 See testimonials about Dr. Casas’ 100% patient satisfaction rating at https://casasprd.wpengine.com/plastic-surgery-testimonials-chicago/labiaplasty-testimonial/.

Pre-Partum Age for Labiaplasty

Another hotly debated topic everywhere from fashion magazines to scientific journals is the appropriate age for pre-partum labiaplasty. Most sources agree that determining the appropriate age at which a pre-partum labiaplasty can be performed depends largely on the young woman’s maturity level and motivations. Dr. Casas performs a comprehensive examination in this regard with each patient individually to determine if she is a candidate for the procedure.

Patient Testimonials

My experience was comfortable, safe and top notch in every way

Dr. Casas is an amazing plastic surgeon and person! My experience was comfortable, safe and top notch in every way. I had wanted a labiaplasty because of discomfort but kept putting it off because of what ifs. What if I was too embarrassed to go through with it, what if I didn’t know how to get through recovery living alone etc. After visiting Dr. Casas I felt so much better. She has a great personality! She takes alot of time to answer questions and made me feel as if you could ask her anything. Her confidence and her experience helped me feel better too. After the procedure, she called me on my cell phone to check on me and was always reassuring and helpful. She saw me often and as much as I wanted afterwards to check on me too.I was so happy I met her! I highly, highly recommend her!!


Dr Casas was attentive and thorough

When I had my first baby years ago via vaginal delivery, the doctors had to use forceps which significantly damaged (mangled might be a better word) my labia minora. I’d been wanting a labiaplasty to return to a semblance of normalcy down there and when I searched Real Sepf and Google reviews Dr Casas popped to the top. From the point when I scheduled my consultation to today (5 weeks post-surgery) Dr Casas was attentive, was thorough in her explanation, welcomed all of my questions and spent a great deal of time answering them. I appreciate all of the follow up visits and her concern that I stay on the right track toward a full recovery (which I’m definitely on). I’m also confident that following her pre-/post-surgical dietary and supplement plan has helped me recover very quickly. I would absolutely recommend her and go back if I wanted another type of procedure.


Why Did I Wait So Long?

I thought about plastic surgery for years and was scared to commit. Dr. Casas listened to me during the consultation and recognized a condition that needed treatment. Once addressed we discussed options and a plan of care. Your health and safety is her priority. The result was a successful, beautiful and confidential procedure.


Dr. Casas was the best choice I could have possibly made

As we know, choosing the best surgeon is absolutely vital for safety and good results. This past summer I had a labiaplasty – a procedure not commonly talked about so reviews were vital in choosing my doctor. Dr. Casas was the best choice I could have possibly made. Not only does she have great bed side manner, she is detailed in her care and knows what she’s doing. She personally explains the ins and outs of my procedure to me and I was always able to contact her at any time for my post-operation. Your vagina is one of the most delicate areas of the body and – knowing that – she was diligent and with years of experience has perfected her approach. Also, this plastic surgery office is run by women. Always a plus 😉

S Kathryn

Don’t Go Anywhere Else, Dr. Casas and Her Team Are the Best

My experience was amazing. The procedure I got was sensitive and even a little embarrassing for me, but Dr. Casas and her team made me feel so good throughout! They even made me feel powerful and even proud of what I was doing to make myself feel better and look better. It’s a very positive and awesome team of bada** women. I felt safe and cared for. Besides them just being so nice a supportive and informative, I also came away with great results! It has been 6 weeks since my procedure, and through their post-op guidance I feel and look amazing! I always felt that I could reach out to them at any time with questions and I would highly recommend Dr. Casas for any plastic surgery procedures. The absolute best!!!!!!!


21 Year Old Labiaplasty

Dr. Casas made this the best, least painful, and most rewarding experience than I ever expected. Ever since I was a teenager I was bothered by my labia. I was insecure with boys, embarrassed when wearing bathing suits, uncomfortable when wearing jeans and leggings, and it affected my every day happiness. I knew for years that I wanted something done, so I made an appointment with Dr. Casas. She made me feel more normal and helped me decide if this procedure would be good for me. When I decided that I wanted to go through with the procedure, she had me follow a very serious diet to ensure that I would have an easy recovery. The recovery was incredibly easy. I was in pain for about a week after the surgery and had to be very careful for about six weeks with exercise and clothing. It has now been three months since I had the procedure and I feel like a new, happier, more confident woman. I highly recommend Dr. Casas and if you are considering this procedure, it is definitely worth setting up an appointment with her to talk you through it.


What to Expect

In your consultation, Dr. Laurie Casas will review your individual case, your postoperative expectations and discuss your options. She will instruct you with regard to preoperative care, nutrition, and health. Dr. Casas will explain to you what to expect immediately after surgery as well as long-term reasonable expectations. The procedure is performed in Dr. Casas' office under local anesthesia with oral sedation and 100% of her patients report the procedure to be completely comfortable and very discreet. You will have thorough follow up, including postoperative examination(s) and aftercare, and she is always available should you have questions after your procedure.

See more about Dr. Laurie Casas' labiaplasty procedure at https://casasprd.wpengine.com/body-contouring-procedures-chicago/complete-labiaplasty/ and https://casasprd.wpengine.com/body-contouring-procedures-chicago/minimal-labiaplasty/.


Dr. Casas' labiaplasty procedure offers a safe solution to both discomfort and aesthetic appearance with 100% of her patients reporting superior results. If you are experiencing discomfort, functional impairments, or dissatisfaction that interferes with your activities of daily living, labiaplasty may be an excellent choice for you. Call Dr. Casas at 847-657-6884 to schedule a consultation.


1Miklos, J.R. and Moore, R.D.
Labiaplasty of the labia minora: patients' indications for pursuing surgery
. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2008; 5: 1492 – 1495.
2Veale, D., Eshkevari, E., Ellison, N., et al. Psychological characteristics and motivation of women seeking labiaplasty. Psychological Medicine. 2014; 44: 555 – 566.
3Trichot, C., Thubert, T., Falvre, E., et al. Surgical reduction of hypertrophy of the labia minora. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2011; 115: 40 – 43.

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