Board of Scientific Advisors Board of Scientific & Medical Advisors and Editorial Contributors

Information on this site was authored by, edited, and/or reviewed for medical accuracy by numerous medical doctors and scientists.

Among our contributors are: Dr. Edward JacobsonDr. Bernard SternDr. Ryan StantonDr. Stephen Giunta

Bernard H. Stern, M.D. — Medical Advisor for Website Content, Practicing Surgeon.

Dr. Bernard Stern is a Board Certified Gynecologic Surgeon; Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  As an innovator and pioneer in the field of Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS), he is considered one of the world’s leading experts and has performed over 1,000 female cosmetic genital procedures.  After attending the University of Michigan and Wayne State University (Phi Beta Kappa) & high honors, Dr. Stern graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in the top ten percentile. After Residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit in ObGyn, he practiced in Detroit/Pontiac Michigan and was on the teaching staff of Wayne State University College of Medicine as well as University of Michigan. Migrating to Florida, he was on the teaching staff of Southeastern College of Osteopathy as well as a Clinical Professor in the Dept of Ob/Gyn at the University of Miami. Currently his practice is limited to female cosmetic genital surgery only and in addition to private practices in Ft Lauderdale, Aventura, and Miami Florida, and Alexandria Virginia (D.C.) he has presented in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Israel and operated and taught over 100 of the world’s leading Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons at the International Conference on Male and Female Aesthetic Genital Surgery, live, from the Operating Theater of Institute Vila-Rovira, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Stern has been featured in numerous Newspapers, Television, Radio and Magazines including the New York Daily News, Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and many British publications. He has also appeared on many television news segments, including those for ABC, Telemundo, Bloomberg News, and has been featured in news segments in Israel to name just a few.

He is licensed in Florida, Michigan, & Virginia. He is a member of the Florida State Medical Association, Miami Dade & Broward County Medical Associations, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He was a member American Fertility Society, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Current and/or former professional appointments include Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami, School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor, Department of Ob/GYN University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan), Southeastern College of Osteopathy (Previous Head of the Dept of Ob/Gyn), Board of Directors and Chief of OB/GYN, Av-Med Health Plan, Chief of Gynecology & Department Head, South Shore Hospital and Medical Center, and, Director of Quality Assurance, Utilization Review OPS, N Miami Medical Center, Medical Director Cellulite and Laser Institute, Miami, Florida.

Ryan F. Stanton, M.D. — Medical Director, Modern Institute of Plastic Surgery – Medical Advisor for Website Content, Practicing Surgeon.

Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing in cosmetic surgery. During residency training, Stanton served as Chief Resident in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Stanton then completed a Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida before going into private practice.

Dr. Stanton is on the staff at Olympian Medical Center Hospital, Tustin Hospital, Beverly Hills Advanced Surgical Institute and is the Medical Director at the Modern Institute of Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging. He has been featured in national and international media including Discovery Channel, CBS, Fox, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery, LA Times and Wall Street Journal Newspapers.

Graduating from the University of Wisconsin (undergraduate) with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, he went on to graduate in the top five percent of his class in Wisconsin’s School of Medicine. Dr. Stanton was Chief Resident, University Hospital, Cincinnati, and performed an Aesthetic Fellowship, with Drs. Baker, Stuzin and Baker, in Miami, Florida. He is licensed, medically, in California and Ohio. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Stephen X. Giunta, M.D. — Medical Director, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International – Medical Advisor for Website Content, practicing surgeon.

Dr. Stephen X. Giunta, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He did his surgical internship at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital. After five years of postgraduate training and extensive experience in the private practice of face, head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery Dr. Giunta gravitated to the exclusive practice of Aesthetic Surgery.

He has completed postgraduate study in Facial Surgery both in New York City and Rome, Italy. Dr. Giunta’s contributions include several original surgical procedures, his expertise in the area of autologous fat transfer (FFT), implant prostheses, and instruments that bear his name, including:

  • Implants – Pre-Maxillary (for Rhinoplasty), “Mons Mentis” Chin – Caucasian and Non-Caucasian.
  • Medical Instruments-Giunta Universal Nasal Tip scissors, Giunta Facial Lipo-Suction Cannulas, Giunta Soft Tissue Forceps, Giunta Fat Graft Cannulas, Giunta Nasal Osteotome.
  • Procedural Methods-Mentopexy Types I, II, III, Suprahyoid Release Cervicoplasty, MISL Phalloplasty, Nasal Tipplasty.

Medical papers and publications include: The Neo-Tip Defining Points – The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 1:2, 1984. Nasal Tip Surgery – A Simple Technique to Aid Symmetry, Laryngoscope, 94: & 1984. Mentopexy – A New Operation, The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 2:1, 1985. A Simple Aid to Skin Closure. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 107 #5, April 5, 2001.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a Charter Member of the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery and is licensed in medicine in Virginia.

Edward Jacobson, M.D. — Medical Director, Greenwich Gynecology – Medical Advisor for Website Content, Practicing Surgeon.

Dr. Edward Jacobson is a Board certified gynecologist who has been in private practice for over thirty years in Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut. He trained at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center where he remained an attending physician until moving his practice of vaginal surgery to Greenwich 25 years ago. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists. He is one of the only physicians in the United States with advanced training in both laser and high frequency radio surgery (RF).

Dr. Jacobson has the experience of thousands vaginal surgeries over the past two decades and has done more than 2,000 sexual enhancement procedures. He utilizes both laser and most recently, state-of-the-art high frequency radio (no scalpel) surgery for reduced post-operative discomfort, minimal scar formation, enhanced healing and excellent cosmetic results.  Additionally, Dr. Jacobson is a leading provider in female hormone replacement therapy.  With a unique approach to medicine dedicated to female needs, Dr. Jacobson covers a broad spectrum by offering everything from basic gynecological exams and bio-medical hormone replacement therapy to anti-aging procedures.

His office is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, just outside of Manhattan and close to three major airports. Surgery is conducted at the Summer Street Ambulatory Surgery Center, a fully accredited and licensed ambulatory surgery center, and at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut. Dr. Jacobson periodically consults with patients from the United Kingdom and Europe in his office at 112 Harley Street, London, England.