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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  “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