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

Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery
2954-B Aventura Blvd.
Aventura, Florida 33180

Office Telephone: (305) 933.6960

SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH DR. STERN NOW!
954.483.7929 or 888.696.4767

Email Dr. Stern: doc@labiaplastysurgeon.com

 

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Dr. Stern is so highly regarded, he is often asked to train other surgeons. Read more…

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.

Credentials

• Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an expert in female genital surgery
• 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

Pricing

Procedure costs vary depending on the complexity of repair. Call Marcia or Beatrice in our office 305.933.0410 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 July 15, 2014

Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty with Hood
Labiaplasty Single
Labiaplasty Single with Hood
$4400
$6300
$3200
$4200
Labiaplasty Plus (Perineoplasty)
Labiaplasty-Hood Plus (Perineoplasty)
$6900
$8900

Vaginoplasty
Perineoplasty ONLY
$5500
$3000

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

$8800
$10,800

Hymenoplasty
$3500
G Spot Enhancement - Single Dose
G Spot Enhancement - Double Dose
$1850
$2500

 

About Our Facility

Our beautiful, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center is located just north of Miami, Florida in Aventura. The Center is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) 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. The Aventura Center was voted best cosmetic surgery center by the Miami Beach Sun Post.

Where To Stay

We have special rates at the following hotels:

  • Marriott Residence Inn on Country Club Drive in Aventura, Florida
  • Newport Beachside Resort on Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Other hotels in the area Fairmont at Turnberry, Diplomat Westin, and Marriott Courtyard

 

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Testimonials

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,
MS
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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
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Dr Stern: How wonderful is to have people like you changing the world healing human beings bodies & souls. Thank You, Patrizia B.
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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
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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
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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
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Dr Stern, Thank you for the you know what! XOXO. Love, Patty
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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.
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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.
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Dr Stern and staff, The procedure was less traumatic than expected. Thanks for everyone's professionalism. You're all a great team! E.
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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!
B.P.
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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!
Love,
Amy
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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

real magazine cover Designer Vaginas

(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.

VAGINAL VARIATIONS

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'
By LIZ DOUP

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

By MIREYA NAVARRO
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."

MEDIA

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

New York Daily News: CITY LIFE HEALTH • Over the Top • Tuesday, June 28, 2005:
http://www.nydailynews.com/city_life/health/story/323464p-276497c.html

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: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/28/fashion/28PLAS.html?ex=1259384400&en=0d49428121489fb0&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt

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. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2006/12/13/magazine/20061217_AMERICA_SLIDESHOW_7.html

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
http://cosmeticsurgery2.com/cs2-stern.htm

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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