Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, and Clitoral Unhooding—Feminine Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS)
Labiaplasty (labia reduction & beautification) and other female cosmetic surgical procedures including Vaginoplasty (rejuvenation or tightening of the vagina) and Clitoral Unhooding (Hoodectomy), are becoming more popular as social acceptance of these cosmetic and reconstructive procedures continues toward mainstream. Labia surgery, which usually involves labia reduction—and vaginal rejuvenation, or tightening, are becoming as common today as other cosmetic procedures, including tummy tucks and breast augmentation. New advancements and techniques in Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty typically lessen scarring, pain, recovery time, and show excellent results in the area sometimes referred to as Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery.
Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, and Clitoral Unhooding — Three Surgical Procedures For Three Different Problems
Labiaplasty is for women who have a problem with large labia, asymmetric labia or related female genital issues. Labiaplasty permits the reduction of large labia (labia minora and labia majora) to reduce their outward appearance and correct misshapenness or irregularities. Vaginoplasty—often called vaginal rejuvenation or reconstruction— is another surgical procedure that can help women who've had multiple childbirths by offering a surgical remedy to tighten and enhance the sensitivity of the vagina. Finally, Clitoral Unhooding (Hoodectomy), offers women new heightened sensation, arousal and increased personal satisfaction in their sex lives. The number of procedures in each surgical area (Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Clitoral Unhooding) has been dramatically increasing. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) only recently began collecting information on vaginal rejuvenation (Vaginoplasty) in 2005—exclusively from their membership—but the growth in this area alone was shown to increase almost thirty percent (29.9%), from 2006, far eclipsing all but two other cosmetic procedures (Calf Implants & Pectoral Implants). It’s important to note that these numbers do not include the majority of procedures performed by OB/GYNs, Cosmetic Surgeons, and Urologists.
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS)—of which Vaginal Plastic Surgery is part—is a demanding surgical field, and few surgeons are skilled enough to perform the delicate procedures with good results. Some surgeons are formally trained in female medicine, as OB-GYNs—while others, equally competent, are plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, and urologists. All are trained to understand the artistic nature of the procedure; and desired results that women expect. In almost every instance, women should only consider these types of surgical specialists when having one of these procedures performed.
“The most important decision you’ll make is NOT whether to have a labiaplasty, or vaginoplasty procedure performed . . . the MOST important decision you’ll make is to find the best surgeon for the procedure.”
To Begin, Why All The Buzz About Labiaplasty And Vaginoplasty?
Over the last few years, there’s been a stream of information about feminine cosmetic genital surgeries such as labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, and as well, varying opinions from different groups about one’s right to choose and necessity of such procedures. A vast majority of medical professionals say these procedures are needed and serve a vital purpose helping afflicted individuals with functional and emotional issues. The reason for all the chatter about these procedures is that they typically address confidential issues that are sensitive in nature. But, the most important thing to remember is that labiaplasty and vaginoplasty—when done by properly trained and experienced surgeons—greatly improves issues resulting from asymmetric labia, or multiple or difficult child birth. As such, they genuinely improve one’s self-esteem.
Do FCGS Procedures Such as Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty or Clitoral Unhooding Improve an Individual’s Quality of Life?
Had you asked this question less than a decade ago you would have raised more than a few eyebrows . . . and gotten few accurate, if any, responses. But, the answer to the question is a resounding yes . . . as documented in the largest patient satisfaction study ever published. Labiaplasty (reduction and/or reshaping of the labia) and other female cosmetic surgical procedures including Vaginoplasty (repair or tightening of the vagina) and Clitoral Unhooding (Hoodectomy or unsheathing of the clitoris), have gained prominence in social circles and acceptance because they address serious issues for women. Labia surgery involves labia reduction and reshaping for any number of reasons—most commonly it is for women who have problems with large labia (hypertrophic labia), and asymmetric labia (lack of equal or visually-balanced appearance). In these cases, labiaplasty can help to reduce the outward appearance of large labia (labia minora and labia majora) and correct misshapenness or symmetry irregularities.
Finally, many new surgical techniques are now available and each may work better in a particular situation (not all labia have the same problem). The most accepted, non-radical surgical methods are available for review so you may see the options and be well informed during the evaluation discussions with your surgeon.
Contact one of our experienced Labiaplasty Surgeons near you:Dr. Bernard Stern (Miami, FL 888-696-4767), Dr. Federico Gonzalez (Olathe/Kansas City, KS 913-782-0707), Dr. Otto Placik (Chicago/Arlington Heights, IL 312-787-5313), Dr. Michael Goodman (Davis, CA 530-753-2787), Dr. Susan Kolb (Atlanta, GA 770-457-4677), Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith (Houston, TX 713-791-9100), Dr. Richard Rosenfield (Portland, OR 503-771-1883), Dr. Uma Penmetsa (Rochester, NY 585- 473-2846), Dr. Robert Jason (Manhattan & Long Island, NY 212-324-0014),Dr. George Chambers (Las Vegas, NV 702-463-0800), Dr. Mona Hardas (Flint, MI 810-720-1790), Dr. John Miklos and Dr. Robert Moore (Atlanta, GA 844-208-0499) and Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. L. Scott Ennis (Destin and Miami, FL 850-307-5218), Dr. Michelle Owens (Crowley, LA 337-514-4369), Dr. Phillip Agrusa (Meridian, ID 208-888-0909), Dr. Jennifer Owen (Lubbock, TX 806-749-7975), Dr. Sam Gershenbaum (Miami, FL 305-933-1838), Dr. Diana Vallecilla (Rome, GA 706-291-1754), Dr. Victor Liu (Burlingame, CA 650-697-8888, Dr. Kathryn White (Frisco, TX 972-294-6992, Dr. Valerie Knudsen (Missoula, MT 406-327-4395), Dr. Laure Lauriston (Yonkers, NY 914-423-0025), Dr. Heather Furnas (Santa Rosa, CA 707-537-2111).
Labiaplasty Is Medically Indicated If Two Criteria Are Met—
Deciding to undergo a genital surgical procedure such as labiaplasty, vaginoplasty or hoodectomy, begins with the evaluation of the need. For labiaplasty, many women dislike the large appearance of their labia minora. This may cause severe embarrassment with a sexual partner or loss of self-esteem, and in some cases pain and discomfort. Not long ago, labiaplasty was usually only performed on a select group of entertainers and performers—women such as swimsuit models, and centerfold models. But today, with the advent of more sexually permissive magazines and videos; apparel and behavior; the appearance of female genitalia are much more relevant to both men and women.
Medical or functional indications/reasons for labiaplasty (labia surgery) can include asymmetry (uneven dimensions of the labia) or labial hypertrophy disorders, such as the need for the reduction of tissue from overly large or thick labia minora that can result in constant irritation in tight pants and discomfort when engaging in sports or other physical activities. These are labeled functional issues. In many of these cases, most women are either born with large labia or they become enlarged at puberty. Sometimes they may develop this condition with childbirth (torn tissues) or age. In these cases, surgery of the labia represents a relatively safe solution.
The Reasons for Getting a Vaginoplasty Are Considerably Different Than Labiaplasty—
Vaginoplasty involves issues that affect women who have given birth vaginally, have had multiple children, difficult child birth, or those who have had a large baby. As vaginoplasty is not an external surgery of the body, and instead involves internal work, it is not based on aesthetic issues. Largely, it deals with tightening of the tissues of the vaginal vault, or inner chamber (forneces) via methods to reduce volumetric capacity—to provide greater friction during sexual intercourse. Vaginal enlargement is frequently a problem after natural childbirth of a large baby or a difficult delivery. Typically, the vagina and its supporting muscles and tissues, becomes stretched and/or torn during childbirth—this can include the area known as the pelvic floor—which sadly, almost never returns to its former state after normal childbirth has occurred. The specialized surgical tightening and rejuvenation of the vagina, perineum, and the supporting muscles, is Vaginoplasty. Evolution in societal views about sexuality and marital relationships has resulted in increasing numbers of vaginoplasty procedures over the last several years. Many of the same social views that inhibited labiaplasty are also being cast aside with vaginoplasty. Many women, whose children are now grown, are now seeking renewal of the vaginal tissues—vaginal tightening—specifically to enhance the sexual experience they have with existing or new mates.
Combination Labiaplasty & Vaginoplasty: Only a few specialized surgeons perform Vaginoplasty (rejuvenation & tightening) and Labiaplasty (reduction & beautification) at the same time. There are women who have been self conscious and bothered by large labia for years, but did nothing about it. Now, at the same time that they rejuvenate their sex lives thru Vaginoplasty—returning the vagina and supporting structures to a "pre-pregnancy" state—they can have their labia reduced and beautified; relieving any discomfort and self-consciousness they may have experienced in the past. The real advantage to having a combination surgery performed is that there is only one anesthesia session, and this usually results in considerable savings in procedural cost. (View Before and After Photo Gallery.)
Clitoral Unhooding, or Hoodectomy, is a surgical procedure to enhance a woman’s sexual pleasure during intercourse.
Hymenoplasty (Hymen repair or reconstruction): LabiaplastySurgeon.com is sensitive to the needs of women whose cultures and religions embrace the need for unbroken hymen structure. As well, we discretely and confidentially help many women who have, sadly, been the victims of child molestation, child abuse, or rape. Many of our surgeons have years of experience in dealing with these problems and can assist you by calling them directly. Please feel free to call or email any of our surgeons about this special procedure.
G-Spot Anatomy, Stimulation, Enhancement: Simply stated, G-Spot stimulation does not affect every woman in the same way. It’s even reported that less than ten percent of all women ever achieve sexual climax as a result of natural or artificial stimulation of this region. Still, many women have reported that they DO get sexual satisfaction from stimulation of the G-Spot. As well, many women have read about enhancing or enlarging (engorging) this region via artificial fillers or fat transfer that can be achieved via surgical procedures.
Female sexual enhancement is defined as anything that enhances a woman's sexuality. This would include any procedures that improve ones self-image. Breast enlargement would be an example of the most frequent surgical procedures in this category. However, cosmetic surgery of the female external genitalia has been neglected and frequently overlooked because of conventional views on sexual acceptance. These views are now in a state of evolution yielding a more confident acceptance that these medical issues can be addressed with minor surgery.
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS)—of which Vaginal Plastic Surgery is part—is a demanding surgical field, and few surgeons are skilled enough to perform the delicate procedures with good results. Some surgeons are formally trained in female medicine, as OB-GYNs—while others, equally competent, are plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, vaginal cosmetic surgeons and urogynocologists. All the experienced surgeons, like those on this web portal are trained to understand the function and artistic aspects of the procedure . . . and results that women expect. In almost every instance, women should only consider these types of surgical specialists when having one of these procedures performed.
Our roster of physicians from multiple surgical fields now includes cosmetic surgeons, OB/GYNs, urogynocologists, plastic surgeons, and cosmetic vaginal surgeons. The combined knowledge of these surgeons empowers you with the most comprehensive knowledge base of information, which women (and their mates) can use to choose the best surgeon for their needs. Our surgeons are diversely located to help patients with minimal travel, and each was chosen because of their high professional qualifications, experience in performing such procedures, and equally important . . . their good results.
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