"For many years I just assumed nothing was available. After giving birth to three children, things never felt quite the same. My gynecologist told me it was all a "normal" part of motherhood. Thanks to the Laser Vaginal Institute of Michigan, my life has changed."
A.B. Farmington Hills, Michigan
"I lead an active life. Whether it's hiking, biking, jogging or simply laughing, I would lose urine. Things just felt "loose" down there. At my young age this was simply unacceptable. Who would have ever thought that a 1 1/2 hour procedure could change the looseness and cure the incontinence!"
D.B. West Bloomfield, Michigan
"When I remarried, I was worried that my new spouse would be dissatisfied and disappointed sexually. Four children and four episiotomies later sensation has lessened. I know my husband loves me but his dissatisfaction was obvious. Dr Berenholz has given us a new "lease on life."
K.S. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
"My labias have always been large, Bike riding for any prolonged period of time hurt. I couldn't even enjoy wearing tight jeans. I hated the way I looked down there. That changed after my labioplasty! Thank you."
"I am doing great!!! I have no pain and loving the “new” me! Dr. Berenholz is amazing!!! I can’t get over the difference and feel better than even before I had my three girls!!! I just wish that I had done this much sooner!!! My husband and I are VERY happy with the results and it was worth 8 weeks of waiting!!! I would like to thank Dr. Berenholz for everything and for all the staff support. You told it like it is and there were no surprises.
Please feel free to have any potential patient call if they need to hear from someone that has gone through the whole process. After hearing about my results, my neighbor is thinking about having LVR done too. Thank you again for everything!!!"
L.L. from Ohio
"J.M. here texting you to let you know I feel like never before…SEXCELLENT!!! Thank you! You are an amazing doctor! What a gift you have given me and my husband!"
J.M. from Michigan
"I am doing FANTABULOSO!!!! I feel OUTSTANDING now, my body is back to myself again and I am extremely grateful for getting the repair I needed done. I can jump on the trampoline without leakage. Intercourse is PHENOMENAL, with multiple orgasms AGAIN!!! My husband loves the difference in how he can make me feel, like when we were first were married. It’s amazing when our bodies work CORRECTLY, like God intended, how amazing it is!!! I thank God I found you, Dr. Berenholz."
R.A. from Japan
"Dear Dr. Berenholz,
I want to thank you for changing my life with the LVR surgery you performed on me.
As you know, I was hesitant and researched many doctors before committing to you. From the very first to the last visit I always felt my health was of utmost concern in your office. Your staff is very professional and caring. As you know, most women who finally make it to your office have already been to their doctors complaining of all the things only a doctor like you can fix. How sad it is that most doctors dismiss the concerns of their patients as “normal”. Thank you for explaining, in detail, what you could and could not fix for me.
I believe my surgery was successful because you are a very accomplished surgeon and because of all the time your staff spent with me answering all my questions before and after surgery.
Women who have undergone LVR are in a sorority of sorts, hard to explain but once you have the surgery you know it was worth it. You are truly a talented man and I thank you."
K.C. from Michigan
"Hi Dr. B!
I can’t thank you enough for the surgery. Here’s a little tidbit of information…
My boyfriend (who is incredible) doesn’t know I had a Labiaplasty procedure. Last night he said, “Do you realize how amazing you look? I’ve never encountered a woman so perfect in all my life!” Needless to say, I only smiled and thought of you! That was the most amazing compliment I could probably ever receive! Crazy! I have officially enjoyed truly uninhibited sex for the first time in my life and let me tell you…It’s fantastic!!!! Thank you!"
A.B. from Indiana
"I want to let you know how much more COMFORTABLE I am since the surgery. Seriously, I wish I had not wasted so much time, but I did not know that the surgery existed, let alone that an expert such as you was available in Michigan to perform it…lucky me! I was so skeptical and frightened, but I knew that ANYTHING would be an improvement over what I had to begin with…
You are such a wonderful doctor and I am so fortunate to have found you!! Being under your care has truly been an “honor”. Not a day goes by that I do not say “thanks” for getting me through this surgery healthy and strong. You are an amazing surgeon as well as an easy person to talk to, very empathetic and empowering, what a combo! ;)"
L.J. from Michigan
"I don’t even know how to thank you for giving me my life back, my self-esteem back and my husband!
I was desperate to find help. I did not know what to do until I found you on the internet.
There is nothing worse than hearing your own husband say how he cannot “feel” anything when having sex. It put a lot of stress on our marriage and a lot of stress on me. I dealt with this for 16 years. I was embarrassed to be intimate with my husband and was self-conscious about feeling “loose”.
Now, after LVR surgery, I could not be happier nor could my husband. It brought us closer in our relationship and renewed the love we have for one another.
Thank you again for all you have done for me."
A.J. from Wisconsin
"Dear Dr. Berenholz,
I wanted to let you know, I’m doing great. I am very pleased with the results from my labia reduction surgery. No regrets at all. Money well spent. I just wish I had done it earlier. All the best."
W.A. from Michigan
"In recent years, I had given up many physical activities that brought much happiness to my life because of pain and embarrassment.
In my search for a physician who had the right answers to correct these issues, I found Dr. Joseph Berenholz to be open, honest and caring. He gave me all the pertinent information, as an R.N. I needed to make an informed choice. I’m glad I chose Dr. Berenholz for my surgical repairs.
Each day I play tennis, rollerblade, bike or dance, I am grateful that his competent skills have enabled me to return to my active lifestyle again. In addition, I feel sexier in my 60’s than I have ever felt before. Thank you Dr. Berenholz."
M.M. from Michigan
"Hi Dr. Berenholz,
I just wanted to let you know that I am healing well and I’m really happy with my results. I’m excited to get the rest of my stitches out so I can stop itching, ha! I no longer have to worry about exercising or feeling self-conscious in a bathing suit anymore! Thank you for being such a great doctor."
R.T. from Michigan
"Let me tell you the surgery did a world of good for me. I have so much feeling inside and outside, which I didn’t have before. My hubby is pleased too.
Dr. Berenholz, I’m happy to know you and your team, I wish you all the best. Thank you for the excellent outcome of my surgery."
B.F. from Ontario, Canada
Thank you for the amazing care you have given me. Your pre and post op bedside manner is exceptional. And the results – there isn’t even a word for it. You’ve given me a confidence I didn’t know was possible. All my best.
K.L. from Michigan
"Just wanted to say hello and let you all know my LVR surgery is holding up great. I am greatly pleased with the results and just wanted to let you know that. Thank you for being willing and able to perform this type of surgery. It’s the most important surgery a mature woman can have and I am grateful to have found such a wonderful and skilled surgeon as you, Dr. B.
XOXO Your former patient…"
H.J. from Minnesota
"Well, it’s been a year since my successful surgery…I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your expertise and your kindness. You have made a huge difference in my life."
R.N. from Michigan
"Dear Dr. Berenholz,
I am writing this letter today to say ‘thank you’ and to convey to you what has been hard to say in person. It does not seem natural to write a letter to a physician after you have received a service. As a patient, I would simply either be happy or not and move on. Physicians and their staff members would surely count their interactions with most patients as routine. However, my experience with you and your staff, in particular, has been more than just the routine medical interaction.
It took years for me to get up the courage to come into your office for a consultation for Labiaplasty surgery. I corresponded with your staff via e-mail for years. She was never pushy; she just gave me the information I needed and encouraged me to come in for a consult at any time that I felt I was ready.
She welcomed me like an old friend once I made my decision and was determined to move forward.
Upon deciding to schedule my surgery immediately, she patiently provided information to me and guided me through each step of the process. She has continued to be extremely supportive to me in the weeks following. She is the kind of woman that a woman needs as they go through such an emotional experience.
You Doctor, were the surprise. It is clear to me why you have been so successful providing the types of surgeries that you specialize in for women. You made me feel very comfortable talking about things that I never thought I ever would have talked about to a Physician, not to mention a male. You are professional and knowledgeable yet very approachable and humorous-that is a rare gift among doctors
these days. I have worked in health care for years and I know what I am talking about! It is important for me to say that although I believe that women are usually fairly modest about their bodies, I have had the added burden of being raised in a very modest middle-eastern family. Women in my family do not speak to one another intimately about their bodies and most certainly would not converse as easily as I have become accustomed to about Labiaplasty. I have learned that I am perfectly normal-not just with regard to my body but my thoughts and feelings about it too. I simply made a decision to improve upon my body and feel more comfortable about it.
Finally, I am overjoyed with the results of my Labiaplasty. The surgery and recovery period was as described and there were no surprises. You and the team at the Surgery Center were incredible! What a fantastic group of friendly health care professionals. The private room in pre-op was the greatest thing along with such a caring and supportive nurse.
I’m sure I sound like your typical patient when I say that you have changed my life but please don’t take those words for granted because you hear them so often-thank you Dr. Berenholz."
H.A. from Michigan
"Thank you so very much! You are a kind and caring doctor and that means a great deal to me. You made me feel very comfortable and that’s a huge plus!
When my husband and I found LVRI of Michigan on the computer and we read your profile, I knew you’d be able to help us and we didn’t hesitate. The very next day we contacted your staff and she was also wonderful. She answered every question and my decision was made right then and there to have the surgery!
We thank you for your time and professionalism and for answering all of our questions and concerns. Thank you from the bottom of our heart and God Bless."
M.A. from Ohio
"I want to thank you for being so kind to me. I truly contemplated cancelling my appointment with you and I am oh so glad I didn’t. While I feel I have no way to appropriately thank you for your kindness, I want you to know I’m committed to “pay it forward”. Your bedside manner is incredible. Walking into an appointment such as this, I was very nervous but your staff eased my mind and you were very easy to talk to. What a great gift for a physician.
Your new fan club president…"
G.P. from Michigan
"I wanted to say thank you for giving me back my confidence and making me feel like a complete woman.
As long as I can remember, I disliked looking at or even thinking about that area. I just wanted to thank you; even there are no words that can express how grateful I am that you have changed my life. Now, I don’t have to be ashamed of what was supposed to be a beautiful part of my body.
I’m sure you hear this a lot, but it’s so great that you can change so many women’s lives for the better. It was really important to me to do this, especially now that I am married. I wanted to feel like a beautiful woman, but would always feel ugly and extremely uncomfortable when it came down to sex or even getting undressed.
I’m so happy that after I went to a few doctors and had a lot of consultations (I wasn’t always sure that they were the right doctor for the task) but, I never followed true. Then, after I did a lot more research, I found LVRI of Michigan. I was very excited after I read about your practice and your accomplishments. You will always have my admiration for helping me."
S.I. from New York
"Dear Dr. Berenholz,
I know you said you wanted to hear from me weekly until my scheduled post-op visit. However, I do not want to bother you over the holiday weekend. I am post-op Day #5 and doing excellent. I am healing well without complications of any kind. I have followed your orders to the “T”. The most difficult part by far was the bumpy truck ride home. If I had to do it all over again, I might have made arrangements to stay one more night just so I could post-pone that dreadful 4.5 hour ride. I did not realize how terrible the roads are in Michigan. I am acutely aware now, since I felt every bump and construction zone.
I am so fortunate to have found you and to have had the surgery done. I know this will impact my life in very positive ways. It feels so great to be “normal”. I just keep wanting to look at myself (labia) in the mirror, ha ha!"
C.L. from Michigan
I want to thank you again for giving me my life back. Thank you for doing what the other OB/GYN’s couldn’t do. Thank you for treating me with compassion, for not dismissing my concerns and most importantly for having the expertise to return my body to normal functioning.
As I said before, you are the answer to my prayers. You truly are “God’s gift to women”. By correcting the damage from my birth trauma you have set me on a new path to emotional well-being. I can now move on with my life.
I can’t change what happened on my first delivery but I am looking forward to the future. I know that with you as my doctor, my second delivery will be a positive experience.
Thank you for the gift of you."
S.D. from Michigan
"Just wanted to say “Thank You” for the wonderful job you did for me."
B.K. from Michigan
"I am writing this testimonial just 10 short weeks after my Labiaplasty procedure was performed by Dr. Berenholz of the LVRI of Michigan. This procedure changed my life more than I could have ever dreamed.
I have lived my entire life with large, uneven, elongated labia minora. They caused me discomfort exercising, but most of all, caused me to feel “ugly” to a man for the past 20 years. I never allowed myself to completely enjoy sex because of my self-conscience inhibitions. As hard as I tried to block out how “ugly” I felt, I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t be me!
Now, for the first time in my life, I feel beautiful in that area of my body. I have complete confidence in my appearance and that has allowed me to experience sex and intimacy at a level I never thought possible. I finally feel like a complete woman! I’m finally me! I was happy with the results the day after surgery, but 10 weeks post-op I’m elated! I am completely healed and free of the burden of shame I carried for years.
Dr. Berenholz cares so much about his patients and will make whatever problem you have, better. He doesn’t just perform procedures, he changes lives one woman at a time. You won’t find a better surgeon or kinder person to perform this procedure on you! I had been in contact with the staff at LVRI of Michigan for years and she was so patient with all my questions and concerns. She coordinated everything perfectly. I was able to show up and have everything done the same day. The team at the Surgery Center was top notch. I never doubted for a second that I was in the best hands possible. If you are considering having this procedure, do it and by Dr. Berenholz!
I wish I would have done this years ago! Thank you Dr. B.!"
B.A. from Indiana