Labiaplasty in Appleton and Green Bay
Labiaplasty is a well-established, effective surgery for reducing and reshaping the labial skin. Many women have the procedure because they are experiencing chronic irritation or infection. Other patients have surgery to make their labia more compact, symmetrical, and youthful in appearance.
Dr. Sauerhammer performs labiaplasty for Appleton and Green Bay, who, in many cases, have lived with discomfort or aesthetic concerns for years. Through the surgery, she is able to improve the quality of their lives significantly.
In addition to being a board-certified specialist with nearly a decade of experience, Dr. Sauerhammer is one of the only female plastic surgeons in northern Wisconsin. Patients choose her for their treatment because of her expertise, her skillful technique, and her understanding approach. Learn more about what you can expect in her care.
Benefits of Labiaplasty
Surgery can be an excellent option for resolving discomfort related to the labial skin and for giving you the appearance you want. Some of the benefits include:
- Reduced irritation. Women may feel chafing or pinching from friction. This can be a particular problem when exercising or wearing tight clothing. Surgery reduces the labial skin to help Appleton and Green Bay patients resolve these problems.
- Better symmetry. If one of the labia is larger or longer than the other, Dr. Sauerhammer can bring these features into greater harmony. She is extremely focused on symmetry and spends the time necessary in each surgery to achieve this goal.
- A more compact appearance. People tend to associate this type of aesthetic with attractiveness and youth. A labiaplasty reduces the size of the labia and reshapes them in a natural-looking way.
Is Labiaplasty Right for You?
Many women are good candidates for a labiaplasty procedure. If you are experiencing discomfort related to your labial skin or if you are unhappy with the size, length, or asymmetry of your features, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sauerhammer.
We understand that you may be anxious about discussing labiaplasty, particularly if you’ve never had plastic surgery before. Please know that Dr. Sauerhammer and her nurses will make every effort to keep your experience comfortable, supportive, and informative. With the expertise she offers and the outcomes our practice has provided, patients frequently say, “Why did I wait so long to have this done?”
What Is the Recovery from Labiaplasty Like?
One of the most common questions that Appleton and Green Bay patients ask during their consultation is what they can expect during their recovery. As a woman, mother, and surgeon, Dr. Sauerhammer has particular insight into the experience following labiaplasty.
Dr. Sauerhammer will perform your labiaplasty under general anesthesia and apply a long-lasting local anesthetic to help with post-operative discomfort. Applying ice to the area and using the medications we prescribe should help you with discomfort following your surgery.
Most of our patients describe the recovery as similar to their recuperation after having a baby. Expect to take six weeks to heal, with a higher degree of soreness over the first three days and improvement in each subsequent week. Swelling should subside within one month. Patients can resume having sex after the six-week recovery.
Pricing for Labiaplasty in Appleton and Green Bay
The typical price range for labiaplasty is $2,500 to $3,000. Several factors can affect the pricing for the surgery, including the complexity of the procedure and individual patient requirements.
Dr. Sauerhammer and her staff are happy to discuss these factors with you. As part of your consultation, we encourage you to ask questions about your care, what you can expect with the procedure, and common outcomes from surgery. It is our goal to provide you with treatment that is supportive, transparent, and exceptional at every step.