Dr. Decherd performs 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.
"Tummy tuck & muscle repair - waist has come in so much & I look curvy - I had a tummy tuck by Dr. Decherd last fall. Now that it's been 6 months and I see my final results I am even happier than I thought I would be. I waited for several months to see him for the initial consultation but it was worth it. He made me feel comfortable right away. I had been on two other consults before seeing him and I felt like he genuinely liked talking to me. Way different than the other doctors I had met with! The staff I met was super helpful and friendly. They were laid back and not stuffy which I liked. I liked that he told me confidently what he could do, but also listened to what I wanted. The day of surgery I brought my underwear that is the style I always wear and he marked me before surgery to make sure the scar stayed within the lines. So cool! I'm not an overweight person, just had two big babies, so I didn't know how dramatic my results would be but they are fantastic! My waist has come in so much and I look curvy in a good way! After care was exceptional. They were there any time I needed anything. I highly recommend Dr. Decherd. So happy I chose him!"- S. / RealSelf / Mar 17, 2023
"Went to him on a recommendation from my daughter in law. From the start I was super happy with the personal customer service from the staff and Dr. Decherd. He has a very no nonsense approach that was appreciated. 12 weeks post op and I can look at myself in the mirror and smile for the first time in a very long time."- S.W. / Facebook / Mar 08, 2023
"Dr. Dechard gave me my tummy tuck a year ago this month (+ liposuction), and it has been absolutely life changing! When I first wen to him I wasn’t sure he would do it since I was overweight at 215lbs. But he did and a year later I’m still in awe and so thankful to him and his amazing staff, especially Heather! I am going to be 50 years old on Tuesday, this is a great way to kick off the decade! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! DIRECT RESULTS: 1. Got rid of 10 lbs of fat 2. Got rid of my FUPA 3. Got rid of my hideous hysterectomy scar 4. Got rid of my side hip bags 5. Made me a new beautiful belly button 6. Repaired my stomach muscles and gave me abs 7. Gave me the motivation to change my over all health, and life INDIRECT RESULTS: 1. Motivated me to drop an additional 30 lbs 2. Eliminated my diabetes risk 3. Helped me lower my BMI from 34 to 28 4. Chronic back issues almost non existent 5. Knee issues are gone 6. I can wear clothes I have never been able to wear before, as you can see in my after pic"- D.L. / Google / Feb 19, 2023
"Loved my appointment with Julie!"- K.M. / Google / Feb 16, 2023
"Julie was the nurse who treated me, shes fantastic .., down to earth ..at first i was nervous but my experience was actually prettie good.. she put me at ease..just like a southsider ..she was able to get me to chill. Im so glad my niece Faith Morones referred me now they have a regular customer in me ... hopefully i see my niece soon . So definetly men out there who are looking for botox treatment dont feel discouraged or embarassed .. they will give u the best advice ..and will give u great results ., so come check them out, its not only for woman. So i will be planning my next appointment soon ..thank u staff!!"- G.P. / Google / Jan 31, 2023
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.