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Bernard H. Stern, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.A.C.S.

Elite Plastic Surgery of Miami
21097 NE 27th CT
Suite 335
Miami, FL 33180

Office Phone: 305.933.4033

954.483.7929 or 888.696.4767

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Dr. Bernard Stern is proud to announce...



Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery Now Available On Saturday!
Saturday Surgery in Miami, Aventura, Florida!!
These days, getting away from your job can be very difficult due to job responsibilities or the hard economic times upon us. To help, Dr. Stern is now offering Saturday surgery for those who can’t be out of the office too long. Call for information on consultation, travel, and surgery scheduling.

Patriot Program For Women And Families
Military & Federal Employee Discounts on Female Cosmetic Surgery. Click here to find out more!

Meet Dr. Stern - A Candid Interview on Labiaplasty

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Read Dr. Sterns Abstract on Paget's Disease - A Rare Skin Cancer of the Genital Region


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Bernard H. Stern, M.D.

Dr. Stern has over 25 years of private practice experience and is one of the select few with advanced training and expertise in the fine art of cosmetic surgery of the female genitalia and now limits his practice exclusively to these procedures.


• Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
• Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine
• Member of Florida State & Dade County Medical Associations
• Previous Active Teaching Staff, Southeastern University College of Osteopathy
• Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association
• Previous Chief of Gynecology, South Shore Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida
• Board of Directors & Prior Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Av-Med Health Plan
• Director of Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, OPS, N. Miami General Hospital


Procedure costs vary depending on the complexity of repair. Call us for help with consultation, travel, surgery scheduling, payment methods, and financing information.

Please note that the Anesthesia fee is not included in the prices below.

Fees listed below are effective May 1, 2016

Labiaplasty with Hood
Labiaplasty Single
Labiaplasty Single with Hood
$4400 NOW $ 3900
$6300 NOW $ 5700
$3200 NOW $ 3000
$4200 NOW $ 4000
Labiaplasty Plus (Perineoplasty)
Labiaplasty-Hood Plus (Perineoplasty)
$6900 NOW $ 6300
$8900 NOW $ 8000

Perineoplasty ONLY
$5500 NOW $ 4900
$3000 NOW $ 2600

Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty Combination Surgery
Labiaplasty with Hood and Vaginoplasty Combination Surgery

$8800 NOW $ 8000
$10,800 NOW $ 9800

$4000 NOW $ 3500
G Spot Enhancement - Single Dose
G Spot Enhancement - Double Dose
$1850 NOW $ 1700
$2500 NOW $ 2250


About Our Facility

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Our beautiful facility is located in the Aventura Heart Building which is conveniently located on the Aventura Medical Campus. The Elite - state of the art facility we call home accommodates our Elite Spa patients as well as our cosmetic surgery patients. It's our hope that you'll share your wonderful experience with adjectives like lovely and soothing! Come see Miami's Elite cosmetic surgery professionals.

Our private surgery center is licensed by the State of Florida (AHCA) and is also accredited & inspected by the Florida Board of Medicine and exceeds state requirements for a safe operating facility. Your safety and well-being always come first, and our experienced and compassionate staff will attend to all of your needs.


Where To Stay

We have special rates at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn – (954) 874-1111- please mention Elite Plastic Surgery for Corporate discount
  • Marbay Hotel - 800-279-1952
  • Courtyard Marriott – (305) 918-7448
  • Residence Inn – (786) 528-1001
  • Fairmont Turnberry Hotel – (305) 932-6200
  • Crown Plaza - (800) 992-2694
  • Ramada Inn Hollywood – (954) 927-3341
  • Hollywood Beach Resort - (954) 921-0990
  • Marco Polo – (305) 932-2233
  • Travelodge – (877) 784-6835
  • Newport Beach Hotel – (800) 327-5476
  • Hollywood Beachside Hotel & Suites – (866) 539-8117
  • Hollywood Beach Marriott – (866) 539-8117
  • La Playa de Varadero – (954) 224-4715

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Hi Dr. Stern,

You did my surgery around a year and a half ago and I wanted to tell you how much it has changed my life! You didn't charge me anything and you helped me overcome my past. I am so thankful for you and your heart of giving. I have been able to put things behind me and start over and i wanted to let you know that because of you, I have been living my life to the fullest and I am expecting a baby now!! I am so thankful and so happy with my life and myself because of you. And i still have to send you a US Navy tshirt! Much love!



Heart of an Angel, Expertise of a Stellar Physician
by Amy Anne on Feb 29th, 2016
Dr. Bernard Stern is very competent, caring, intelligent and perceptive medical doctor. Like many moms, I had some personal female-related concerns after the delivery of my third baby. So, I went to visit Dr. Stern. Dr. Stern first normalized my experience by showing me over 100 photos of situations similar to mine. He explained what the ideal artistic medical procedure would be for each. He asked for my involvement in writing his plan for my need. We decided to plan a day for surgery. He was very accommodating by explaining that he would give me his cell phone number for concerns before or after surgery. He also promised that he would answer his phone or return the call. I did call him twice before the surgery to discuss my anxiety. He realized that it was PMS and determined to change the date of my surgery to accommodate a time of the month that I would be more at ease. Then, surgery went as planned. Dr. Stern spoke to me throughout so that my concerns about bleeding and what exactly was happening were addressed (not even real issues). He called to be sure I arrived home comfortably after a two hour ride. Then, he texted for updates and provided timely suggestions for comfort for the next 72 hours. One week later, I had a question. He called me back within minutes even while he was sick with the flu. Dr. Stern's bedside manner is extremely professional, timely, consistent and perceptive. As a female with an advanced graduate degree, I tend to scrutinize and judge other professionals critically. And, I say with much confidence, any teenage girl with specific related concerns, any mom who has post-baby physical issues and any woman who desires to fulfill her own special dream, should pursue her procedure with Dr. Bernard Stern.
Feb 26th, 2016
I am a 20 year old girl and I used to feel very self conscious about my labia. I thought it was too big and it honestly felt so uncomfortable too. I finally asked my gynecologist about labiaplasty and told her if she could recommend some doctors. She said her last patient went to Dr. Stern and that the results were great. So I called and made an appointment for a consultation that same week. Before I went in, I looked online at some reviews and yes it's true there are some negative reviews and they REALLY scared me at first. I was even considering canceling the consultation. But I went anyway and I trusted him right away. He made me feel very comfortable and I went through with the surgery. IT's been 6 weeks now since my labiaplasty and I can honestly say that whoever writes the bad reviews about Dr. Stern have not been one if his patients. They are probably competitors, other doctors, or people out to get him for some reason. But after my surgery I can tell you that the results are perfect. He took out just the right amount... He followed up with me after the surgery twice. I texted him if I had a concern and he answered right away. The staff was so pleasant. From the girls who work at the desk, to the nurses. Everyone was just so nice and it was an environment that I felt extremely comfortable in.
Vaginal Rejuvenation
by Emmy on Feb 22nd, 2016
Well let me start by saying that I had surgery recently with Dr. Stern and he is a very nice and lovable Doctor as well as his staff... I was kind of shy to open up about my problem but Dr. Stern made me feel at ease almost immediately and I was able to explain to him what I was having problems with and he guided me through what I should get done.... Well surgery day came and it went well and I was so ecstatic to see results... Recovery time came by and I had a question or two So I contacted Dr. Stern and he answer the phone just like he said he would before I had surgery.... Anyways so after my recovery time, the moment of truth, I am so amazed and I can't believe how I felt when I was making love to my husband, it's like nothing I ever felt before and believe me I have two kids..but this is not normal sex's like extacy but without the drug.. We didn't have to do a lot of movements to feel what we both wanted...I was speechless and full of joy when my husband told me for the first time how good it felt and he's attitude has even changed because he wants more and more....the best sex I've had in my 32 years.... I want to thank you so much Dr. Stern and i recommend anyone to come see him.... He is an outstanding Doctor.
Best Surgery!
Feb 4th, 2016
I came to see Dr. Stern back in April 2015 because I could tell that things were much more loose than before I had children. Sex for me was always amazing. After an extensive and informative consultation with Dr. Stern, I decided to not only do my vaginal rejuvenation but also my labiaplasty. This was the best decision I've ever made. My recovery was fast and easy and now sex is better than ever! Dr. Stern is the best!

Hey Dr. Stern,
First, I just want to tell you what a WONDERFUL job you did with my surgery.
I couldn't be any happier with my results. Let me know if you want pictures of the final result.
Thanks Again,
And just a quick note to tell you how happy my husband + I are with the results of my surgery! The sexual intimacy we share together has been exponentially elevated thanks to the rejuvenation procedure. I want to tell everyone well, almost everyone! Thanks soooooooo much! Susan
Dr Stern: How wonderful is to have people like you changing the world healing human beings bodies & souls. Thank You, Patrizia B.
Dr Stern, Just a hello and THANK YOU! I'm so happy! Not only does my husband want to bow down to you but so do I! We enjoy each other so much more than we ever did before! After having children I did not think it was possible to restore what I had before especially something even better. I've never been so happy and comfortable with myself. Kelly
Dr B.S., Doing great, feeling very energetic. It's been over 4 weeks. So happy that I had it done. I have you to thank for my new-found self esteem. So sorry I waited so long. Thanks again. Eve
Dr Stern, I also wanted to mention that the services you offer to women is not just another cosmetic surgery that attempts to resist the process of aging, it is a procedure that boosts the women's self worth from the inside, after all, she doesn't walk around showing off the end results! Michal
Dr Stern, Thank you for the you know what! XOXO. Love, Patty
From an on-line chat-room: I am extremely happy, I chose Dr. Bernard Stern in Ft Lauderdale, Florida who was referred by my local physician. After my surgery I put Neosporin on my surgical area and of course, no sex. It has been 7 weeks post-op and I am very pleased. Will see Dr Stern next Tuesday.
Hello to Dr. Stern, I am doing well, planning to return to work next week. You have restored my faith in doctors again! Hope you are well. Later E.
Dr Stern and staff, The procedure was less traumatic than expected. Thanks for everyone's professionalism. You're all a great team! E.
Hi Dr. Stern!!! I just wanted to take a few minutes to Thank You for being such a wonderful doctor and for all the awesome work you did on me. I can't thank you enough. You are the best and I am so thankful for you and your staff! Everyone made me feel very comfortable and the things you did for me are going to be life changing in so many ways.
I really would like to take you out for dinner the next time I am in Florida! You did so much for me and I truly am thankful. Wow! That's how I describe you. You are the best!
Dr Stern,
Thank You for your wonderful expertise! I am so happy w/my results! Your staff was professional & sweet. They really made me feel more comfortable. I really didn't know what to expect, but I knew I trusted you. I healed so quickly and well. I went off all pain meds by the first day after surgery!
GOD Bless!
Hey Dr. Stern:
How are you, it's Laura B. how are you. My labiaplasty is absolutely AMAZING!! Results came out BEAUTIFUL, you are a magician. I love it love it love it!!!!

I will send you some after photos soon.

Laura B.

Click here to read more testimonials from Dr. Stern's patients.


Dr. Stern in the News

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(Excerpt from REAL Magazine, September 2005)

In this day and age when it's easier to suck your fat out than exercise it off, and women use their lunch breaks to top up on Botox, where will our quest for perfection end? Now virtually every inch of our bodies can be remodeled and improved—both inside and out—even our vaginas. REAL talks to women who had their nethers nipped and never looked back.

It might make you cringe thinking of a scalpel anywhere near your sensitive nether regions, but more and more women are opting for designer vaginas — one of the newest and fastest growing areas of plastic surgery. It may seem like the ultimate in vanity, but beauty aside, genital cosmetic surgery is often used to correct physical problems. In fact, it's not uncommon for women who have given birth to suffer from slackness in the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles. Some may even develop stress incontinence, which can be embarrassing and severely damage self-confidence. Taking the surgical route has not only boosted sexual pleasure, it has prevented further genital discomfort. Here's what you can expect when having the nip.


The two most commonly performed procedures are the labiaplasty, where the labia or "lips" of the genitals are reduced, and vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation, where the vagina is tightened. Often these two procedures are carried out together. The surgery can be performed with a scalpel, or with a laser.

As people come in all shapes and sizes, so do the female sexual organs. The vulva is the outside part of a woman's genitals, which includes the urethra and the vagina. Over these two openings lie two folds of tissue. The fleshy outer folds are called the labia majora and the more delicate inner folds are called the labia minora. The outer labia are usually larger, but with many women the inner lips protrude. Not only do some women find this looks unattractive, but it can cause pain and irritation as the sensitive skin rubs on clothing.

Labiaplasty trims the protruding flesh of the inner lips, giving the vagina a "neater" appearance.

Dr. Bernard Stern is an obstetrician and gynecologist, and an expert (at) female genital cosmetic surgery. He has performed vaginal surgery for 34 years, and genital cosmetic surgery for five years.

His Florida practice is booming. Last year business nearly quadrupled from the year before—helped along by a number of UK women who flew across the Atlantic for his specialist care. This year the numbers look set to increase by another 50%. At the moment Dr. Stern carries out three or four surgeries every day. And that's without even advertising, Dr. Stern says.

" My only marketing is on the Internet," he explains."Women who are bothered by their genitals, either emotionally or physically, find me."

His workload is pretty evenly divided between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty procedures. One in three patients opt for both at the same time.

Surprisingly, the operations are fairly simple procedures. Most take about an hour, some are even performed under a local anesthetic, and most women are back to their regular routine within a week. Sex, however, is off the cards for at least six weeks.

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Over the top?
Experts say cosmetic surgery on women's genitalia redefines the concept of 'extreme makeover'

So, it has come to this. In our world of extreme makeovers, face-lifts and fat suctioning are no longer enough.

The latest thing in cosmetic surgery is centering on something more intimate: women's genitals. The marketing pitch, delivered mainly via the Internet, tells women they can look younger, feel prettier and have better sex if they'll just fix the most private part of their body.

"They all want to be young and feel good about how they look and be more self-confident," says Dr. Bernard Stern, a board-certified Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ob-gyn who does the procedures. "Some say they're tired of not feeling anything."
The hope of a better sex life brought Jean Johnson, a 38-year-old mother of two, to Stern's office last June. "I wanted to feel more sensation," says Johnson,who had a vaginoplasty, in which the vaginal tissue is stitched tighter. "I wanted to feel more confident, like it was worth it for my husband and for me."

It was her idea, she says. But after consulting with Stern, she had another procedure done at the same time: a labiaplasty, in which the labia are reduced and reshaped. During the three-month healing Johnson had moments when she thought, "Oh, my gosh. I shouldn't have done it." But she reports that her sex life is better.

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The Most Private of Makeovers

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CONFIDENTIAL Dr. Bernard H. Stern consults with a client on genital cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Photo by Cindy Karp for The New York Times

Published: November 28, 2004

THE 39-year-old yoga instructor was like a lot of women these days: she was unhappy with her body and thought that a little sculpturing by a plastic surgeon would help. But her goal was not the usual smoothing out of facial wrinkles or expanding her bust. Instead she wanted to achieve her beauty ideal in the most private part of her anatomy — her genitals.

"I was very, very self-conscious about the way I looked," said the woman, who lives in Boston and spoke on the condition that her name not be used, to protect her privacy. "Now I feel free. I just feel normal."

As millions of women inject Botox, reshape noses, augment breasts, lift buttocks and suck away unwanted fat, a growing number are now exploring a new frontier, genital plastic surgery. They are tightening vaginal muscles, plumping up or shortening labia, liposuctioning the pubic area and even restoring the hymen, sometimes despite their doctors' skepticism about the need for such cosmetic measures. Procedures that once were reserved for problems like incontinence, congenital malformations or injuries related to childbirth are now being marketed by some gynecologists and plastic surgeons as "vaginal rejuvenation," surgical techniques to enhance sexual satisfaction and improve the looks of the genitals. Even doctors who do not advertise say they get inquiries from patients every month.

The most popular of those are tightening of the vaginal muscles, or vaginoplasty, and reduction of the labia minora, called labiaplasty. Doctors who perform the surgeries, which are usually done on an outpatient basis in less than two hours and can cost from $3,500 to $8,000, say that the reasons for the procedures are not always purely cosmetic; some women with large labia, the surgeons said, suffer discomfort wearing tight pants or during activities like bicycle riding.

But primarily, doctors say, aggressive marketing and fashion influences like flimsier swimsuits, the Brazilian bikini wax and more exposure to nudity in magazines, movies and on the Internet are driving attention to a physical zone still so private that some women do not dare, or care, to look at themselves closely.

Dr. Bernard H. Stern, a gynecologist in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., began to focus exclusively on genital cosmetic surgery four years ago and said he had seen his business quadruple this year, to four to five surgeries a day on patients who come from all over the United States and abroad. "It is lucrative and it has patient appreciation," said Dr. Stern, who has a Web site (more) . . .

Other doctors who perform genital surgeries as part of broader medical practices say they are seeing at least a handful of patients a month concerned with the aesthetics of the vagina. Some procedures, like hymen reconstruction, are relatively rare and confined to a minority of women who need to conform to religious or ethnic rules on virginity, doctors said. A greater number of patients complain of stretched vaginal muscles because of childbirth and aging, or inner labia that are too big, too uneven or unsightly. "The women feel undesirable or un pretty," Dr. Stern said. "Even if nobody sees it, they see it."

A 34-year-old housewife from Long Island said a similar problem nagged her through adolescence, marriage and three children. Like other women interviewed for this article, she would speak only on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the subject and fear of ridicule. "It never bothered my husband," she said, "but it was always like `Yuck!' All I know is that what I had I didn't like." Just two years ago, she said, she could not find a doctor in her area with experience in labiaplasty or who would not play down the problem and try to keep her from seeking a surgical solution.

A 41-year-old police officer in Fort Lauderdale who saw Dr. Stern for vaginal surgery last June said that after having four children she thought her vaginal muscles needed improvement, both for her and for her partner. Like many other genital surgery patients, the officer has had other plastic surgeries, including breast augmentation and liposuction. "I just felt that I keep myself in shape everywhere else, and this would make me feel better," she said, adding that the surgery has given her more intense sexual enjoyment.

One patient, a 22-year-old college student from Toronto, said she had never had intercourse until after her labiaplasty because she felt "insecure and ugly" about excess labia tissue. "It's just that when you feel bad about your body, especially this part of your body, it's kind of impossible to let your true feelings and passions show," she said. Now, after the surgery last May, she said, "I have nothing to hide."


The following Newspapers, Television, Radio, & Magazines have featured Dr. Stern.

New York Daily News: CITY LIFE HEALTH • Over the Top • Tuesday, June 28, 2005:

Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: HEALTH & FAMILY • The Beauty Frontier • Sunday, May 29, 2005

New York Times: SUNDAY STYLES • The Most Private of Makeovers • Sunday, November 28, 2004:

Chicago Tribune: WN WOMAN NEWS • Surgery • Next Frontier: Genital Makeovers • Wednesday, December 15, 2004.

R REAL: 2-16 SEPTEMBER 2005 • Designer Vaginas • Essential Publishing Ltd,
Colchester, Essex CO49HU (UK)

New York Times: SUNDAY MAGAZINE • Behind Closed Doors • December 17, 2006, Sunday By TARYN SIMON (NYT); Magazine
Late Edition - Final, Section 6, Page 64, Column 1, 229 words.

Hustler: The Vagina Dialogues, pgs. 60 – 62, January 2007.

Clear Channel 700 WLW, Scott Sloan Show • Live • June 15, 2006 (XM channel 173. • Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery

Michael Baisden Show, Nationally Syndicated, 50 station listening audience • Live • in June and November 2006 • primetime • Labiaplasty & Vaginoplasty.

Dr Stern was featured in the prime time documentary • Drastic Plastics • which aired to critical acclaim on Yorkshire Television in England (UK) January 2004.

Dr Stern was featured prime time on ABC Action News • Like a Virgin • Nov.6, 2006

Dr Stern was featured prime time En Telemundo TV • Vagina Plastico Cirugia • February 8, 2007.

Dr Stern is featured in Taryn Simonēs most recent book, a series of photographs, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, traveling to the Museum Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.


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