Frank Agullo, MDBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon

Why Women are Coming in the Thousands to Get Plastic Surgery “Down There”

Category: Labiaplasty

Why Women are Coming in the Thousands to Get Plastic Surgery “Down There”

shutterstock_186218576Does it sound like something too crazy to be true? It isn’t! One of 2016’s hottest trends in cosmetic surgery is the vaginal makeover (otherwise

known as a labiaplasty.) What’s involved in the process? In summary, reshaping the labia minora (inner lips) so that they don’t extend outward past the labia major (outer lips.) Sometimes, vaginal tightening and fat injections to the labia mayora are added at the same time.

Over the past few years, the plastic surgery procedure has spiked by nearly 50% – and the trend seems to keep going up. In fact, I have women in my office ask me about it just about every single day. A few years ago, I would maybe have one woman ask about it each month.

The Reason Behind the Increase in Vaginal Makeovers

Women with enlarged labia minor often feel uncomfortable in bed, swimsuits, and even yoga pants. Although it’s normal for the inner lip tissues to range between 2 to 10cm, most women wish they were much shorter. Being able to have it adjusted can make them feel more desirable, as well as comfortable in the clothes that they wear.

The Trend in Pubic Hair

With more and more women getting Brazillian waxes, the labia minor are much more noticeable. As women keep their hair shorter “down there,” they may start to feel uncomfortable with the exposed anatomy that isn’t covered up by the hair any longer. Thus, they have a minor little one-hour procedure done to make them look nice and tidy, and keep their labia minora tucked underneath the labia major.

Problems with Enlarged Labia

What is the purpose of having two folds of labia? The inner folds protect the vaginal opening. However, they are also very sensitive, because they are made of mucosal tissues. For some women, this means they may have painful intercourse, frequent yeast infections, or conditions linked to their vulva.

Some women also find that because of athletic activities, enlarged labia minora can become irritated, sore, and chafed – such as while running or riding a bike.

Is a Vaginal Plastic Surgery Safe?

Surveys have shown that over 90% of women that had a labiaplasty felt more comfortable with the way they looked than they did before. Plus, there was no research to show that any of those women experienced complications over the long-term after their procedure.

For women to feel insecure about physical features such as their labia minora is reason enough to seek out the care of a plastic surgeon. The procedure can easily be completed here in my El Paso office with little more than local anesthetic. But we need to make sure that it’s for you, not because of someone else that you’re having it done.

If you’ve never sat eyes on images of the Great Wall of Vagina, I highly recommend it. The cast images of over 400 vulvas can make women see just how unique each and every one of their bodies are, and get ideas as to what they want to change about themselves.

To make an appointment, you can contact the office of Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or by filling out our online contact form.

Designer Vaginal Surgery

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has seen a 49% increase in women that are choosing to customize their vagina through cosmetic surgery.

No, it’s not just women in the sex industry – women of all ages and backgrounds are choosing to enhance their private areas for comfort, athletic reasons, and even to feel more confident in the bedroom. It’s beginning to be one of the most common cosmetic procedures that women see me for here in my El Paso office.

What is a Designer Vagina?

So what is vaginal plastic surgery? It’s a cosmetic procedure where we correct the appearance of the labia, to reshape the size and appearance of the vagina. In many cases, women want to have a vaginoplasty to tighten their vagina, which has loosened due to age or after childbirth. Doing so can increase their confidence, appearance, and sexual pleasure. You might even wish you had done it sooner!

shutterstock_133834289Labiaplasties are another part of vaginal re-contouring. If you have uneven labia, such as extended (or stretched) labia minora that extend past the outer labia, it can cause several problems. Not only is it embarrassing, but many women find that they cannot wear the type of clothing they wish they could, or even participate in athletic activities without uncomfortable chafing and soreness.

Some women even find that by shortening their inner labia, they enjoy more pleasant intercourse and physical activities such as running or biking. Otherwise the longer labia interfere with stimulation, or become sore and chafed during athletics.

Wear Your Clothes With Confidence

Vaginal surgery isn’t just about looking great without your clothes on – it also includes the way you look and feel in them. Clothing choices have a huge impact on whether or not women come into my office for a vaginal makeover. Especially if rubbing, soreness, or uneven skin tissues are evident in their favorite clothes.

With yoga pants being all the rage (along with tight skinny jeans,) women need to look smooth and sleek in areas where the material tightly hugs against the skin. Enlarged labia can cause embarrassment or even prevent you from wearing tight athletic clothing in public.

How Much Does it Cost?

What’s the price tag on vaginal plastic surgery? A labiaplasty can range anywhere between three to eight thousand dollars. But the results are something that can make a huge impact on a woman’s day-to-day life. In fact, many women consider procedures “down there” as part of a mommy makeover or body recontouring.

I want each of my patients to know that the consultation process for a vaginal makeover is a private, comfortable experience. It’s my job to take your vision and make it a reality. When it comes to looking better in bed, feeling better during intercourse, or even comfortable during a bike ride – getting a designer vagina may be exactly what you need. Call my El Paso office today to schedule a consultation!

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or by filling out our online contact form

Wear Yoga Pants Without Feeling Embarrassed About Your “Down There”

shutterstock_249976069Between 1013 and 2014, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery saw a 40% surge in a procedure known as the labiaplasty. What is it? It’s a cosmetic treatment to reshape excessive skin of the labia minora (inner lips) so that they don’t protrude outside or past your labia major (outer lips.)

Why is it Such a Big Deal?

Most women find that they have trouble wearing clothes like yoga pants, a swimsuit, or even their favorite pair of jeans without feeling uncomfortable down there because of the excess skin. Not only that, but it adds to the dreaded “camel toe” when you’re in that extra snug set of leggings that you wear shopping around town.

If you’re embarrassed about the size of your labia during (or after) that next Brazilian wax – then a labiaplasty might be right for you.

What is a Labiaplasty?

During a labiaplasty, Dr. Agullo removes excessive skin from the labia minor that may be deflated, enlarged, or protruded. It brings the inner lips just behind the labia major, so that they don’t extend past the outer lips. In fact, we may even add some volume to the labia major through the use of fat grafting or fat harvesting from other areas, like your abdomen or inner thighs. The results enhance the aesthetics of your vaginal area, and help it to appear more youthful.

The actual procedure can be done right here in our El Paso office, with local anesthesia. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete it from start to finish.

Confidence in Your Favorite Clothes

After your procedure, it will be easier to wear tight-fitting clothing like yoga pants or a bikini without having to worry about the excessive vaginal tissues getting pinched, rubbed, or looking unsightly.

Many women prefer not to wear undergarments under their yoga pants or leggings, because of unsightly lines. Or, line-free undergarments cause uncomfortable rubbing and pinching because the labial tissues are enlarged. Having Dr. Agullo make adjustments to refine the shape of your vagina to a more pleasing form can give you the freedom to wear any of your clothes without discomfort or self-consciousness.

Improving Satisfaction

Some of Dr. Agullo’s patients also report increased pleasure during intercourse, due to the reshaping of the vaginal tissues. He may recommend vaginal plastic surgery if you have scar tissues left over after childbirth, experience painful intercourse, or to adjust the clitoral hood for improved satisfaction with your partner.

Part of Your Mommy Makeover

Many women have naturally enlarged labia, while others seem to experience challenges with it after having children – as childbirth typically causes changes or misshapen tissues. That’s just one reason why vaginal cosmetic surgery is such a popular topic of discussion during our mommy-makeover consultation sessions!

You might just be surprised at how simple the procedure is, and wish you had it done sooner! It’s time to stop feeling embarrassed about the way your clothes look or the way you feel in bed – a labiaplasty can help. Call our El Paso cosmetic surgery center to book a consultation with Dr. Agullo today!

If you want to gain your pre-baby body back, schedule your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Agullo today. Contact our office at (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

What’s Behind the New Plastic Surgery Craze?

shutterstock_124004644Although everyone has a different view of the level of “attractiveness” that a vagina should have, vaginal plastic surgery (labiaplasties) are seeing a huge surge here in the US and Europe.

Labiaplasties involve shortening the length of extended labia minora of the female vagina. Some women have naturally long inner labia, while others see the tissues become longer with age or after childbirth.

But why have it done at all?

Athletic Lifestyles

Surveys show that approximately 50% of women getting vaginal plastic surgery are doing it because of athletic reasons. Women are biking and running more, but extended tissues can cause chafing, uncomfortable soreness, or not even fit into clothes the right way.

It’s not always just about looking good in your clothes, it’s about feeling comfortable in them while you’re busy with your day to day physical activities.


Many women find that the extended vaginal tissues never bounce back after childbirth. This can lead to discomfort during intercourse, wearing your favorite workout shorts, or cause embarrassment in social settings (like yoga class or in the locker room.)


Some women are simply too embarrassed about the way their personal areas appear to have an intimate relationship. They learn early on that their bodies are different than what their partner might expect, and try to do their best to keep it hidden. While perceptions or body-image can impact our confidence, some women really do need to make a few minor corrections to achieve the balance and symmetry that they’re looking for.

We’ve seen a huge increase in labiaplasties both here in the US and in other countries. What used to be a few procedures per year has turned into dozens each month. Why the big surge? Possibly because women have been living with the discomfort or embarrassment and are just now realizing that something can be done about it.

What to Expect

Each time I perform a labiaplasty, I tell my patients that it takes about an hour to complete. All we need is local anesthesia with mild sedation, so there’s no need to have to go to an off site surgical facility – everything is done right here in my office while you’re awake. I simply numb the area and then trim away the excessive tissues until the inner labia are tucked nicely behind the outer labia.

Most women experience little discomfort following the procedure, and can go about their normal schedule the next day. I do, however, recommend avoiding extensive exercise for two weeks and intercourse until healing is complete, which is about 6 months.

One thing I want women to understand is that they do not need to feel embarrassed about coming in for a labiaplasty consultation. As with any plastic surgery, labiaplasties are a private procedure and we carefully consider the patient’s primary concerns in regard to the outcome of the treatment. Our job is to simply help you feel more comfortable and confident in the body that nature gave you!

What If I Need More Than a Labiaplasty

During your consultation, I will examine you and recommend a full treatment plan. During this discussion, I will highlight some of the procedures that can be performed at the same time as a labiaplasty to give you an optimal result. Although most of my patients come in for a simple labiaplasty procedure, they could benefit from clitoral hood reduction, vaginal tightening, liposuction of the mons, and/or fat injections to the labia mayora.

Whether you want to be a better athlete or simply boost your confidence, having a labiaplasty may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Call my office in El Paso today to schedule a consultation!

To learn more about labiaplasty and your options, contact the office of Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or filling out an online contact form.


As Personal as it Seems, Vaginal Plastic Surgery Offers Many Benefits!

shutterstock_124312636Vaginal surgeries offer many different benefits both functionally and aesthetically to our female patients. While the topic is extremely personal, the procedure is capable of tremendously improving our female patients’ body-image as well as their satisfaction during intercourse. And you’ll be surprised to know that hundreds of thousands of women have the procedure completed each year!

Why Consider Treatment?

Many women experience enlarged or transformed labia due to natural development or childbirth. As a result, it can psychologically and physically impact your personal life. Some of the specific types of characteristics that a vaginal cosmetic procedure will address include things such as:

  • Enlarged labia (minora, majora, or both)
  • Looseness of the tissues caused by childbirth
  • Scar tissue
  • Painful intercourse
  • Adjustment to the clitoral hood
  • Reshaping of the tissues for aesthetic purposes
  • Prominence of the mons pubis (before or after menopause)
  • Discomfort when wearing certain types of clothing

A Taboo No Longer

Rejuvenation of the vagina and surrounding tissues is a procedure gaining tremendous popularity over the past two to three years. In fact, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has seen procedures increase by 44%. As the taboo of labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation become more comfortable to discuss with aesthetic providers, more and more women are reaching out for help.

Although some parts of the world still consider vaginal rejuvenation unnecessary (or even a type of “mutilation,”) the benefits of the procedure cannot be overlooked. Most women find that these services can greatly improve their sexual satisfaction, especially if they experienced scarring or loosening of the tissues following childbirth. Where life changes like this can reduce satisfaction or even cause pain during intercourse, it is possible to correct them!

While childbirth does contribute to some of these situations, it’s worth pointing out that many women are simply born with enlarged or misshaped labia. Regardless of the cause, the aesthetic providers at Southwest Surgery Center are capable of helping you experience a newfound confidence and satisfaction in your everyday life.

Adjusting the loosened, scarred, or enlarged tissue can have a tremendous impact on discomfort and pleasure felt during intercourse. Why suffer through pain or lack of fulfillment any longer – a true alternative is here to help you enjoy your body, regardless of what everyday life has put you through.

Labiaplasty in West Texas

At Southwest Plastic Surgery, we offer private, gentle labiaplasty and associated procedures to enhance the entire body of our female patients. Our aesthetic surgical specialist are happy to discuss the procedure in confidence with you, to determine how procedures like this or others can help you live a happier life.

Most vaginal rejuvenation procedures are completed as an outpatient procedure. During your initial consultation, one of our exceptional aesthetic surgeons will discuss the process and give you a better idea as to what to expect during your procedure and recovery. There are many various methods that we can use, so your particular procedure will be tailored to the specific needs of your body. Rest assured, we have something for everyone!

If you’re considering vaginal plastic surgery or including it as part of your mommy makeover – give us a call today! You won’t be sad that you did.

You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Frank Agullo by calling (915) 590-7900 or filling out an online contact form.


Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2014

Which Two Plastic Surgery Procedures Made the Top News for 2014? The Answer May Surprise You!

top listThe results are in, and NBC recently released the results of a poll taken from 953 doctors across the United States. It seems that breast augmentations, while still wildly popular, have taken a “backseat” to these two other plastic surgery procedures as the most asked for. Southwest Plastic Surgery of El Paso, TX is one of the few places to offer the services, which have both doubled nationwide.

What are they?

Oddly, enough, America has moved its interest in the chest to the backside, with butt implants nearly doubling in requests over the tally in 2013. Brazilian Buttlifts were also very popular, with a 15% surge in patients receiving them over the prior year. NBC News did an interview with the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who explained that “butts are in”, perhaps in part because of the huge infatuation with Kim Kardashian and the media craze.

Their findings were also in line with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, whose survey of 901 doctors found an even greater increase of both the silicone butt implants and the Brazilian Butt Lift, in which fat injections remove the fat from one area of the body and reposition it to the derriere. The president of that organization cited social media as one of the instigators behind this, which affirmed the findings of the ASPS.

Another surprising trend that may surprise you

Along with the popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift and the silicone implants, now more women are asking for another highly personal cosmetic procedure. Labiaplasty has also grown in popularity, making it the second fastest growing procedure in 2014 after the butt surgeries. Although the trade associations do not keep track of the numbers, of women, they are much more common now than they have ever been.

In case you are new to the term, a labiaplasty is a technique that trims the inner lips of a woman’s genitalia, with the intent of making her “tighter” down there. The purpose is to improve the cosmetic appearance as well as improving the feeling during intercourse. Most of the women who opt for labiaplasty are women who have given childbirth and who may feel a bit more insecure about their genitalia thereafter.

Dr. Agullo is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Southwest region offering both the buttock augmentation and labiaplasty surgeries. These require a lot of skill and precision to get the results you want. Dr. Agullo shows his patients the before and after examples by using a 3D Vectra Imaging system. Call 915-590-7900 to ask about butt augmentation/implants, Brazilian Butt Lifts or Labiaplasty in El Paso, Texas.

Vaginal Rejuvenation or Labiaplasty, What is the Difference?

A lot of women, especially after having children, feel like the lips or labia of their vaginal walls have become looser, sagging or that they have difficulty with bladder control. This can be a shameful topic, for sure. As doctors we have an obligation and compassion to be discreet, so let me give all of you women out there some peace of mind. You are not alone!lily

Hundreds of thousands of women each year seek “labiaplasty”, which is a procedure that tightens up the walls of a vagina after it has become loose. When skin loses elasticity due to aging or childbirth, it can be embarrassing for a woman. Sometimes a simple thing, such as coughing or sneezing, can lead to incontinence. Sex can also feel better after labiaplasty because it improves the sensitivity of the vagina for many women.

Be forewarned that surgical tightening is not a guarantee of better sexual response, more orgasms or even desire; but for some women the noticeable improvement in the tightness of the vaginal walls is enough to give them greater pleasure or stimulation with their partners during intercourse.

Labiaplasty is a form of plastic surgery that is not typically covered by insurance. It can, however, be done in conjunction with vaginoplasty, which means that both the “lips” and the inner and outer part of the vagina is tightened up by the plastic surgeon. Some women get both procedures, while others choose one or the other. It is important to note that labiaplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery which changes the appearance, while vaginoplasty is considered a type of reconstructive surgery that improves the function of that part of a woman’s body.

It is very important to know which type of cosmetic procedure you want, but this is something that Dr. Agullo of Southwest Plastic Surgery can discuss with you in confidence. You can ask questions about the differences between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty and decide whether either one – or both – of these highly sensitive procedures are right for you. Call (915) 590-7900 for a private consultation.

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