Meet the Doctor

Susan Hardwick-Smith, MD

1200 Binz Suite 1030
Houston, TX 77004, United States


(248) 865-0426

About the Doctor

Susan Hardwick-Smith, MD
Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith (Dr. Susan) has been in practice in Houston since 1999. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Board of Gynecologic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Gynecologic Surgery, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Aesthetic Gynecology. She recently retired as the founder and President of Complete Women’s Care Center, which she opened as a solo practitioner in 2002 and grew to be the largest all female OB/GYN group in the country by 2019. She is also certified as an Executive Coach and Women’s Life Coach by Rice University.

Her “second act” is as founder of the Complete Midlife Wellness Center, focusing on both cosmetic gynecology and hormonal, sexual and relational wellness. Her personal website is and she sees patients from all over the world through telemedicine or travel organized by her personal concierge.

After graduating from the University of Houston she attended Baylor College of Medicine and completed her residency training at the University of Texas in Houston, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident in 1998-1999. During residency, other academic achievements include being honored as the Outstanding Chief Resident and an award for excellence in laparoscopic surgery. As a resident she also published a study on anesthesia for neonatal circumcision which received numerous awards and helped to change national practices regarding the humane use of anesthesia for this procedure. Dr. Hardwick-Smith was the first gynecologist in Houston to focus on cosmetic gynecology. She has spoken at national conferences on cosmetic gynecologic topics and her opinions have been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, as well as being co-author of a landmark study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. She is an expert in menopausal health and sexuality, and her book “Sexually Woke” will be published in summer of 2020, encouraging women to remain vibrant, connected and sexually satisfied in midlife. In 2018 Dr. Hardwick-Smith was named as “Laureate for Excellence” by vote of the American Board of Gynecologic Surgery. “Three Best” named her as one of Houston’s “Top 3 Gynecologists” in 2016 through 2020. Dr. Hardwick-Smith has been honored over 10 times as a “Texas Superdoctor” in Texas Monthly magazine, and in 2017 was inducted into the “Texas Superdoctors Hall of Fame”. She was also honored in H Texas magazine as one of Houston’s “Top Doctors for Women”, as well as Houston’s “Top Doctors” more than 10 times. In 2016-2020 she was the only doctor recognized as a Houston “Top Doctor” in Cosmetic Gynecology. In 2013 she was honored by the MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) as their national Physician Executive of the Year. In December 2006 she was nominated for “Physician of the Year” at Memorial Hermann Hospital and she has received numerous “Patients’ Choice” and “Compassionate Doctor” awards from online patient reviews. Dr. Hardwick-Smith is an experienced marathon runner and triathlete, and has completed over a dozen marathons as well as eight full Ironman distance triathlons and more than a dozen half Ironman triathlons, and multiple Olympic and shorter distance races. She enjoys teaching and practicing meditation and mindful self-awareness, swimming, biking, running, hot yoga, traveling, decorating, and spending quality time with her family and friends when she is not at the office. She is also actively involved in, and serves on the Board of Child Legacy International in Malawi, where she leads a growing women’s wellness service. Dr. Hardwick-Smith limits her practice to cosmetic gynecology including labiaplasty and both surgical and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, as well as comprehensive wellness visits, hormone consultations and coaching to guide women towards living in their full aliveness in midlife.

Before & After Photos


Confident in My Doctor
Dr. Hardwick-Smith did my labiaplasty about four years ago and as my 18-year-old daughter began to complain of the same thing I actually recommended that she see Dr. Hardwick-Smith and at age 19 she had the surgery as well. I know a lot of people don’t approve of teenagers having this done but she was very kind and careful and went through all of the options and told my daughter that she was perfect as she was, showed her many many before and after pictures to reassure her, but also understood and was empathetic that this brought her some significant distress. Her other doctor had refused to even have a conversation about it and basically made her feel belittled and that her feelings were not validated. I’m really glad that I supported her in this decision because she now feels comfortable to be around friends in the locker room or in a swimsuit or riding a bike. People don’t realize how uncomfortable this can be both physically and emotionally and life is too short when there’s a safe and easy solution and I highly recommend Dr. Hardwick-Smith for labiaplasty- I had the vaginal tightening done as well which I have to say completely changed my sex life for the better! Thanks Dr. HS!
Keep the Lights On!
I waited for years to get this procedure done and looked all over the Internet and researched the best surgeons but kept putting it off because I was embarrassed. When I finally went to see Dr. Hardwick-Smith I was so relieved with her bedside manner and the way that she explained everything and made me feel normal and I was kicking myself that I had put it off so long. She is really good at explaining things and shows pictures of how the surgery will look before and after so I really understood what was going to happen and the surgery itself went perfectly and the results are exactly what I wanted. I also really appreciated that she has a long preop visit where we went over everything in detail and she even gave me her personal cell phone and email so I could be in contact and she called me the next day to check on me.

I can now wear a swimsuit or yoga pants without that yucky bulge and don’t have to have sex with the lights off! My regular gynecologist didn’t even notice that I had anything done because the scars are invisible. I really can’t say enough the way for the way that Dr. Hardwick-Smith and her office managed my surgery from beginning to end including the amazing surgery schedulers and her appointment team. Thank you Dr. HS and CWCC!


Worth the Money for My Happiness and Comfort!
This was the best decision I have made regarding my health! I did research for many years before deciding on labiaplasty and I’m so glad I did it with Dr. Hardwick-Smith. She did an absolutely beautiful job; better than I even expected! She definitely knows her stuff and knew exactly what look I wanted and would be flattering on me. She did a great job and it was definitely worth the money for my happiness and comfort.


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