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Common Misconceptions About Labiaplasty: Part 1

There are several misconceptions that exist regarding labiaplasty. In this two-part blog series, I will describe many of these misunderstandings and set the labiaplasty record straight! “Labiaplasty is really painful.” Although the external genitalia is a sensitive and delicate part of the body, labiaplasty surgery is surprisingly straightforward and easy […]

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Labiaplasty reasons, how much tissue is removed, incision location & results!

People ask me all the time, when I tell them that I do MANY labiaplasties for women in the Bay Area, “Why do women want a labiaplasty???” What do these women complain about?  Women coming for a labiaplasty consultation describe to me the following symptoms and experiences: Discomfort with extra labia minora (mucosa) […]

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Labiaplasty – a uniquely personal procedure with amazing, permanent results

What is a labiaplasty?  Learn all about it on my educational web page information.  Does it involve the vagina?  NO!  This is a misconception that I explain in this blog post about the semantics associated with labiaplasty. What does a labiaplasty do?  Labiaplasty usually only trims excess labia minora tissue (inner […]

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Labiaplasty is an EMPOWERING procedure for women – NOT mutilation!

I was surprised and disappointed to see a recent quote by a politician in the UK that implied that labiaplasty surgery could be viewed as “female genital mutilation”. From The Independent.co.uk:  “Theresa May has said that doctors who carry out ‘designer vagina’ cosmetic surgery could be committing a criminal offence, unless […]

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ASAPS 2014 – Seeing our favorite vendors in the exhibit hall & learning about vaginal rejuvenation

Today at the ASAPS 2014 meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, I live-tweeted my thoughts and some slides from the morning lectures.  Topics included: fat grafting to the face, including how to avoid bad results and treatment of related deformities incision choices for breast augmentation ethics and how […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA