Labiaplasty Patient Satisfaction – Clinical Study

Announcing The Largest Labiaplasty Patient Satisfaction Clinical Study To Date

In the past, there has been no medically recognized, published clinical large multi-centered study examining patient outcome and satisfaction with both Labiaplasty and other Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS) procedures, causing critics to call for “better data.” (1) is proud to announce that has now changed! A nationwide clinical study investigating the outcomes of 341 separate procedures on 258 different women, from 12 genital plastic surgeons in 8 states will soon appear in the medical literature, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2).

The clinical study, headed by Michael P. Goodman M.D., and funded by a research grant from (TriAxial Medical, Inc.; G. A. Cook), collected patient and physician-supplied data from several institutions, including those directed by many of the surgeons participating in this site. (2)

    • The study found an overall satisfaction rate of 97.2% for women undergoing labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction,
    • An overall satisfaction rate of 83% in women having a vaginal tightening procedure (vaginoplasty/perineoplasty), and 91.2% for women combining both “outer” and “inner” work.
    • The clinical study also cited data specifically regarding improvement in sexual satisfaction with 92.8% of women having both experienced improvement in their sexual satisfaction.
    • The data also revealed that those women undergoing vaginal tightening (vaginoplasty) reported an estimated 82.2% overall improvement in their partner’s sexual satisfaction as well.
  • An advanced statement regarding the clinical study has been released to the media through, by Dr. Goodman and TriAxial Medical (

“Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS), a relatively new entry in the field of Cosmetic Surgery has, for years, promised both sexual enhancement and cosmetic/functional improvement for women. The questions have always been, ‘Are the vulvovaginal aesthetic procedures of Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty/Perineoplasty (“Vaginal Rejuvenation”) and Clitoral Hood Reduction effective . . . and do they deliver on that promise? Furthermore, why do women seek FCGS procedures? What complications are evident, and what effects are noted regarding sexual functions for women and their partners? Lastly, who should be performing these procedures, what training should they have, and what are the ethical considerations?’

The present study, from the work of twelve surgeons at ten centers in eight geographically diverse areas comprises 258 patients and 341 procedures. Data was collected from both patients and surgeons. Outcome data reveals that both functional, aesthetic, self esteem, and sexual reasons for surgery predominate; that very few complications ensue; that the large majority of patients are satisfied with outcomes; and that the expected benefits (enhanced sexual gratification, comfort and self-esteem) appear to be delivered for a significant majority of patients.”

TriAxial Medical’s websites,,, and will display the text of the full study after imminent publication in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please bookmark this website for detailed information. This is a peer-reviewed study, and has received Ethical Review Board approval.





1) ACOG Committee Opinion. Vaginal “rejuvenation” and cosmetic vaginal procedures. Obstet Gynecol 2007;110:137-38.

2) Goodman M P, Placik O, Benson, III R, Jason R, Moore R, Miklos J, Matlock D, Simopoulos A, Stern B, Stanton R, Kolb S, Gonzalez F. A large multi-centered outcome study of female genital plastic surgery. J Sex Med 2009/2010 (in Press).


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