It is important to know about the background and experience of the physician and surgeon that you are consulting with to address your very personal and sensitive concerns relating to intimacy, cosmetic vaginal surgery, and sexual health. Therefore, Dr. Lau has provided the following narrative for you to get to know him in some detail before meeting him in person.
Dr. Michael Lau [Biography & Credentials] came into the study of medicine with a strong background and interest in science. He was pursuing advanced graduate studies in nuclear physics and chemistry before entering medical school, and still has a working interest in quantum and laser physics. With such background, Dr. Lau was one of the first surgeons who started applying the use of laser in surgery over thirty years ago, and he has been closely involved in the development of multiple energy-based medical and cosmetic devices, resulting in multiple U.S. patents.
Minimally invasive cosmetic vaginal surgery under only local anesthesia for fast recovery
Dr. Lau has applied the use of laser, radiofrequency, microwave and focused ultrasound to different gynecologic and cosmetic surgical applications, especially in conjunction with minimally invasive surgery. He has shared his expertise by teaching courses in laser surgery to other surgeons. By taking advantage of the new technologies available in optics, electronics, and mechanics, endoscopic surgery has been developed to enable surgeons to perform extensive surgeries in various parts of the body through small incisions – “key hole surgery” – thus resulting in a tremendous reduction in post-operative discomfort and disability with a much more rapid recovery. He applies the same minimally invasive surgical approach to cosmetic vaginal surgery as well. He does all his cosmetic vaginal surgery procedures using only local anesthesia (local numbing medicine) and minimally invasive plastic surgery techniques to promote easier and more speedy recovery. He avoids general anesthesia (going to sleep), and thus minimizing the risks, side effects, and added costs thereof.
Highly specialized cosmetic vaginal surgery
Why Cosmetic Surgery? One may ask the question as to why a gynecologist is doing cosmetic surgery? As a surgeon devoted specifically to the care of women, Dr. Lau understands the importance of the total health and well-being of his patients. Over the years, many women have asked for his help in improving their self-image, especially relating to intimacy. While general measures of diet, exercise, and self-improvement techniques will work, there are situations where cosmetic surgical help is necessary.
After repeated requests from his patients to do cosmetic surgery for them, Dr. Lau took the time and effort to augment his expertise in pelvic plastic and reconstructive surgery with additional cosmetic plastic surgery training. After receiving extensive cosmetic surgery training from internationally known experts, including a two-year preceptorship with two experienced and highly regarded cosmetic and plastic surgeons, Dr. Lau incorporated cosmetic surgery into his gynecologic surgery practice to provide a more complete service for the total well-being of women. Most significantly, Dr. Lau has combined his experience and expertise in pelvic plastic and reconstructive surgery with cosmetic surgery to develop innovative vaginal cosmetic surgery techniques that are minimally invasive, requiring only local anesthesia, improving both the aesthetics and function of intimacy. His extra effort has been recognized positively. Dr. Lau is now serving women worldwide, and frequently lectures on enhancing sexual function with vaginal cosmetic surgery at international meetings. After many years of practicing urogynecology and general cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lau now practices exclusively cosmetic vaginal surgery to devote his complete attention to serving women in need of such services.
Dr. Lau certainly does not want to give any impression that he excels only in the technical skills and technologies relating to cosmetic vaginal surgery. As a gynecologist devoted to the caring of women for over 25 years, he understands well the multi-dimensional aspects of intimacy for women. Dr. Lau strongly emphasizes to his surgeon audiences while presenting on topics in cosmetic vaginal surgery internationally that the surgery must address both the function as well as the aesthetics relating to intimacy, and not just improving the aesthetics alone as in many general cosmetic procedures. Intimacy involves the whole being of the woman. Dr. Lau is an active member of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM), and he presented at the joint ESSM/ISSM 2018 meeting in Lisbon, teaching how to optimize sexual function with vaginoplasty. Dr. Lau has devoted much effort in developing vaginal procedures to enhance sexual function as well as educating women in optimizing their intimate experience. Dr. Lau approaches issues related to intimacy for women in a comprehensive and integrative way, drawing on his own expertise and those from other experts in aesthetics, medicine and psychology that he works with.
Technology development for aesthetics
Dr. Lau has been involved in the development of multiple medical and cosmetic devices, including High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for tumors, ultrasound skin care devices, tissue mimetics for plastic and reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery instruments, and devices relating to neuropsychology applications. He holds multiple patents for some of his inventions, and he has served as an expert consultant for medical device companies.
More importantly, beyond just being an expert in technologies, Dr. Lau has developed the necessary clinical judgment and skill to optimize the use of the various types of energy, injectables, and minimally invasive surgical technologies to benefit his patients through cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures. Dr. Lau delights in explaining to his patients the scientific and technology basis of the many cosmetic devices in the market so they can make the proper informed decisions regarding such.