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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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Labiaplasty: Why do some Plastic Surgeons call it “Vaginal Surgery”?

      LABIAPLASTY is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate a woman’s external genitalia.  See several previous blog posts about labiaplasty, which describe pertinent anatomy of labiaplasty surgery and describe who seeks this surgery, the recovery, expected downtime and view before and after photos of labiaplasty surgery results on my website. Yesterday afternoon […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #2: It’s too expensive

Is Plastic Surgery really ONLY for the rich and famous?  Is it really THAT expensive?  NO!!! They myth that most Plastic Surgery procedures are extremely expensive and out of the question for the average person is actually quite the opposite. Most of my patients are not wealthy ‘Housewives of the […]

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Labiaplasty – San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Discusses Improving a Woman’s Discomfort and Self-Confidence

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Dr. Karen Horton encourages discussion about labiaplasty to decrease the stigma surrounding the procedure. In a three-part blog series, she talks about who should consider labiaplasty, as well as costs, benefits, and other aspects. San Francisco, CA — “Labiaplasty is a very personal procedure that can help many women who […]

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