What is a Labiaplasty?

The self-confidence of women can take a hit after giving birth. Childbirth changes a woman’s body and can reduce a woman’s self-confidence. Labiaplasty is a way to alter the appearance of the vagina and give it a youthful look. The changed appearance of the vagina after childbirth can lead to a level of discomfort. To improve the appearance and comfort of the vagina, our surgeons will reshape the inner and outer lips of the vagina to improve the overall appearance and relieve symptoms such as pain or discomfort when wearing tight clothing or exercising.

The Labiaplasty Procedure

The procedure used for labiaplasty varies for each patient. The traditional procedure aims to produce a symmetrical appearance for the exterior of the vagina. There are many reasons why women look to undertake a labiaplasty, with the procedure performed under local anesthesia. After being sedated, the patient will have a portion of the labia minora removed that is protruding beyond the labia majora. The trim procedure aims to limit the amount of the inner vaginal lips protruding beyond the outer lips. Each patient reacts differently to the procedure, but the overall impression of an aesthetically-pleasing vagina with a youthful appearance.

Labiaplasty Recovery

A common concern for women undertaking the labiaplasty procedure is the recovery period following surgery. Like all surgical procedures, patients should expect some recovery period. During the procedure, the labia minora is trimmed to reduce the amount of the inner lips visible below the outer lips. The suturing of the area will lead to some bruising and tenderness. Bruising and swelling are normal for patients because of the invasive nature of the procedure. Most patients need to rest for at least one day after the procedure, with labor-intensive work not recommended for at least one week. Patients should refrain from sexual intercourse for one month to allow the tissues to heal and to avoid discomfort.

Good Candidates for Labiaplasty

The first question patients ask is whether they are a good candidate for labiaplasty? There are many reasons why a woman can feel she needs to undertake the procedure. The labia minora can protrude beyond the labia majora because of damage during childbirth or genetics. Any patient who feels they have suffered from a loss of self-confidence because of their vaginal appearance may consider undergoing a labiaplasty. The refined contour between the labia and vulva will provide a boost in confidence for women who are concerned about their appearance or who experience pain and discomfort due to enlarged inner labia.

Schedule a Consultation

When you are ready to learn more about labiaplasty, you can schedule a consultation at New Image Plastic Surgery. You can contact Dr. Dallas Homas or Dr. Lisa Brostrom to book your appointment and learn about your options. Schedule an appointment with the experts at New Image Plastic Surgery by calling our office or contacting us online to determine if you are a good candidate for a labiaplasty procedure.

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The mommy makeover is a series of plastic surgery procedures all wrapped up in one treatment. It’s a great option for women who have had children but want to reclaim the body they had before pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It’s highly popular when moms find that dieting and exercise alone don’t achieve their ideal bodies.

Although the mommy makeover always includes procedures such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation, it can be customized to fit each individual woman’s needs. A mommy makeover can be one of the most expensive plastic surgery procedures available, however, so it’s normal to wonder if it’s worth it. Here’s what to know about a mommy makeover and what you can expect.

High Patient Satisfaction Rate

The mommy makeover has a high satisfaction rate among patients who want to address changes in their bodies that were brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to one survey that was released by the Harris Poll via RealSelf, around 97 percent of all women who had undergone a mommy makeover said that the treatment was well worth it. It also made the top 10 list of aesthetic procedures. It’s also one of the most-performed plastic surgery procedures each year.

It Corrects Concerns That Exercise Can’t

Often, moms find that dieting and exercise alone aren’t enough to bring them back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. Unfortunately, certain issues cannot be corrected by traditional means and require surgery to address. Among those concerns are deflated or stretched breasts, separated abdominal muscles, stubborn pockets of fat, and excess skin. The mommy makeover can address all of these issues in a single procedure. It can lift the breasts, tighten the abdomen, eliminate excess fat, and remove excess skin. You can even work with your plastic surgeon to determine a treatment that is tailored just for you to help you achieve your goals.

Long-Term Investment with Lasting Results

Certain cosmetic treatments are short-term investments. These can include injectable treatments and other non-surgical options. However, others, including the mommy makeover, are long-term. The results of your mommy makeover, no matter what combination of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures you choose, will last a long time as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future pregnancies. This means that you can enjoy your new body as well as better self-confidence and self-esteem for years to come. This can make it a worthwhile investment.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to determine whether a mommy makeover is the right option for you is by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During a consultation, Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom can help you explore your options and create a customized surgical suite. To get started, we invite you to contact New Image Plastic Surgery by calling our San Antonio office or filling out our online form.

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With more time off for the holidays and the new year coming up, it’s the perfect time to restore your pre-pregnancy body with a mommy makeover! A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures to address changes that have occurred after pregnancy and childbirth. If restoring your body and confidence is part of your New Year’s resolution, here’s what you need to know:

What Procedures to Include

The mommy makeover is highly customizable, so you can choose the procedures you need to address your unique concerns. The most commonly performed procedure after pregnancy is the tummy tuck. The abdominal area is highly affected by pregnancy, resulting in loose skin and tissue. With a tummy tuck, the abdominal tissue is tightened and excess skin is removed to achieve a toned appearance. Liposuction techniques can be used at the same time if stubborn fat is present.

The breasts are another area highly affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you experience unwanted changes to your breasts after pregnancy, you might consider a procedure like a breast reduction to address enlarged breasts, or an augmentation with implants to restore volume loss. You might also consider adding a breast lift if you experience excess skin and sagging.

The Benefits of Combining Procedures

You might’ve thought you had to have each of your procedures done separately, however, it’s perfectly safe and even more beneficial to combine them. By having your procedures done at once, you won’t have to go through separate recovery processes. Instead, your surgical sites will heal together to reveal full-body rejuvenation. You can also expect to save money on fees by having the procedures done in one sitting.

To learn more about the mommy makeover or to start customizing your procedures, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Homasor Dr. Brostrom today.

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Although mommy makeovers can be a great way to take charge of your body again, no two mommy makeovers are alike. You’ll be able to work with your to create the procedure that benefits you the most. A mommy makeover can include many different procedures to restore your body, so it’s important to understand what you’d like to change and what results you want. Here are some options you’ll need to consider when choosing to undergo a mommy makeover.


You’ll have many different treatment options when it comes to breasts, because every woman’s body is affected by pregnancy differently. Many women opt for breast reductions due to the growth that can occur during pregnancy. This can sometimes include a breast lift to restore them to a more youthful position. It might also include the use of implants in order to restore the breast profile at the same time as a lift. Whatever your expectations, there’s a way to restore your breasts to the most flattering appearance for you.


You’ll also have many options for restoring your body in different areas. While tummy tucks are very common after pregnancy and childbirth for both their cosmetic results and medical benefits, liposuction can also be a great option to remove stubborn fat in the thighs, hips, back, and pelvic area. This can be especially difficult for patients due to the way that the body stores fat during pregnancy, making it nearly impossible to remove through diet and exercise. Many women also undergo vaginal rejuvenation, which can improve the vaginal laxity that can occur during childbirth.

The Details

A mommy makeover has no strict set of rules. It can also include procedures of the face or even non-surgical options if you’re looking to rejuvenate your whole look. An injectable or skin treatment can easily be included to further enhance the new you that’s underway. Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom can help you create the best treatment plan for you and guide you through your options for all of your problem areas.

To schedule a consultation and discuss your mommy makeover options with board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Homas and Dr. Brostrom, contact New Image Plastic Surgery to begin your makeover journey.

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