right-timeAlthough labiaplasty is often mistakenly considered solely a postpartum procedure, young women may have a congenital protrusion, malformation, or unevenness of the labia minora (the inner folds of skin surrounding the vulvar opening of the vagina) that extends beyond the labia majora, most often called labia hypertrophy. The results are not simply aesthetically undesirable for many young women, but often include irritation, functional impairment, and discomfort in every day activities, sports and with many types of clothing.

Dr. Laurie Casas offers a discreet, private, in-office consultation and procedure so that young women seeking a better quality of life through prepartum or pre-childbirth labiaplasty can feel comfortable with an expert, board certified female plastic surgeon with years of experience who actively works with them to achieve their goals.

Q & A With Dr. Laurie Casas
Q: I am a 16 year-old student athlete at a Chicago area high school. I play sports that irritate my labia minora due to the fitted undergarments required for my uniforms. I can’t play as well because it causes pain and rashes. Am I a candidate for this procedure at my age?

A: Most young women who choose pre-partum (pre-childbirth) labiaplasty do so because of the impediments you described. Labiaplasty is a comfortable surgical solution with an expert female plastic surgeon that addresses the challenges in activities of daily living caused by “hanging” labia minora. With regard to your age, Dr. Laurie Casas will have a private consultation with you, discuss your specific difficulties, and perform an evaluation of your maturity and motivations. Provided that your goals and level of maturity demonstrate that you are a good candidate for labiaplasty, Dr. Laurie Casas will proceed with a plan that is customized for your specific presentation in order to ensure that you have a superlative result in keeping with her 100% satisfaction rate.

Q: I am 19 years old and have never had children, but I am embarrassed by my protruding labia minora. In addition to being embarrassed about it, they cause discomfort in any kind of fitted pants and even panties. I’m so shy about this that I’m scared of a surgeon evaluating me in that area. What can I do?

A: Rest assured that Dr. Laurie Casas, as a female, board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and expertise in this area will provide you with the utmost in respect, confidentiality and privacy. As a leading female plastic surgeon, she will treat you with total dignity and understanding. Your procedure will be performed in the privacy of Dr. Laurie Casas’ office, thus ensuring that not only will your procedure be performed by a female plastic surgeon who fully understands your goals as a young woman, but in addition your confidentiality will be completely assured.

Q: I am 17 years old and I have labia minora that “hang” outside of my labia majora. It’s uncomfortable, particularly depending on my clothing or what sports I’m playing, and I would like to have a labiaplasty procedure. Will I have to have the procedure again after I have children?

A: Current research indicates that when a young woman has a labiaplasty prior to having children, there is little chance of change in the labia minora after birthing a child. Every woman’s body is different of course, however the majority of young women who have elected labiaplasty prior to childbirth have not needed revision after having children. Dr. Laurie Casas will discuss this in detail with you individually during your confidential consultation.

Dr. Laurie Casas offers a safe, confidential and comfortable solution to the discomfort of labial hypertrophy. Her individualized, sensitive and highly confidential approach to the labiaplasty procedure ensures that young women seeking a safe, effective remedy to the discomfort of labial hypertrophy attain their desired goals. See more about Dr. Casas’ labiaplasty procedure at and .