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Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, and Clitoral Unhooding—Feminine Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS) (LPS) is the Internet leader in dealing with labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and clitoral unhooding procedures, commonly referred to as FCGS, or Feminine Cosmetic Genital/Plastic Surgery.  Our surgeons are the best trained and most experienced of any surgeons in these areas on the Internet, because they have performed over 20,000+ FCGS procedures in the last decade, far more than ANY other singular Internet source—assuring that you’ll get the best possible results.

“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.”

Because of all the misinformation currently on the Internet, is here to help and was the first comprehensive web portal dealing with such confidential and delicate issues. Our Board of Scientific Advisors is the most respected roster of medical industry guru’s in labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and hoodectomy found anywhere today, offering the latest medical techniques and procedures.  Many of these surgeons are medical authors of clinical studies and are contributors and editors to the content on the LPS website—hence the information contained on this web portal is accurate.  Finally, our HON Certification is verifiable proof that our quality, accuracy and integrity standards are worthy of the highest grade by an independent Internet review board, HON.

Labiaplasty (labia reduction) and other female cosmetic surgical procedures including Vaginoplasty (rejuvenation or tightening of the vagina) have become widespread as social acceptance of these cosmetic and reconstructive procedures moves toward the 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, liposuction and breast augmentation. New advancements and multiple surgical techniques for Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty typically lessen scarring, pain, recovery time, and show excellent results. offers patients the most complete repository of globally respected surgeons, leading edge medical research on feminine genital surgery and other information and leading-edge clinical studies.  We’ve enabled new research via clinical studies—published in medical journals—and provided a financial grant for the largest clinical study on labiaplasty surgical outcomes working with the most renowned surgeons in the country. 

We cover every aspect of getting your surgery done, such as costs and obtaining credit, various surgical techniques, preoperative planning and postoperative care, privacy and confidentiality awareness, information on why you should travel to obtain medical care.

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.

Finally, only very experienced, best trained surgeons are invited or accepted for inclusion into the web portal, making it the most referenced, visited, and respected portal for female cosmetic genital surgery—so you can be assured of a great procedural result.  You are at the right place to find the best, most experienced surgeons to address your labiaplasty and vaginoplasty needs and choosing the best surgeon is as easy as asking the right questions to help you along the way, and how to avoid pitfalls.  And of course, as mistakes do happen, we discuss how you can go about fixing a mistake you may have made by not selecting a properly trained, experienced surgeon for labiaplasty and vaginoplasty.

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. 

Unfortunately, because of the popularity of labiaplasty, numerous doctors from a variety of medical fields have suddenly jumped onboard, and are now self-proclaimed “experts” in labiaplasty, labial hypertrophy, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal cosmetic surgery—without formal training and are simply “winging-it.”  The Internet is now overflowing with websites claiming to have experienced surgeons doing these procedures.  However, prospective patients should be wary of these claims.  Sadly, the vast majority list surgeons are not properly trained, or don’t demonstrate solid experience—those without any training, exhibit no more than a few cases of actual surgical work.

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.

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.

Aesthetic and self-esteem indications/reasons for labiaplasty are largely being driven by societal evolution regarding sexual habits, wants, and expectations.  There is a societal evolution currently occurring about how men and women perceive each other in areas of sexual expectation, SPECIFICALLY when it comes to sexual performance and appearance. This is a perfectly normal expectation.   Women in everyday life are now demanding more options when it comes to a safe, accepted, minor surgical procedure that helps one’s self-esteem. Most women seek sculpting of the labia to achieve a better look for themselves and their sexual partner. This can include even age-related enhancement for women who are older and want a return to the youthful look they had when they were younger.  And today, this can usually be accomplished through labia reduction surgery . . . now at a reasonable cost.  The bottom line is that aesthetic surgical labial reduction can greatly improve the aesthetic appearance and functionality of abnormally enlarged labia, (labial hypertrophy) and improve self-esteem.

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 intercourseVaginal 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.

Finally, clitoral unhooding, or hoodectomy, is a surgical procedure to enhance a woman’s sexual pleasure during intercourse.

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 best 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.

Contact one of our experienced Labiaplasty Surgeons near you:

Dr. Bernard Stern (Miami, FL and Alexandria, VA 888-696-4767), Dr. Ryan Stanton (Beverly Hills, CA 310-278-0077), 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. Edward Jacobson (Greenwich, CT 203-869-8360 and London, England 020 7908 3860), 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. Earle Pescatore (Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-734-1298), Dr. Laura Sudarsky (Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-533-1671).



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