The reasons women pursue plastic surgery are just as varied and diverse as the patients themselves. We understand that the decision to undergo cosmetic genital surgery, such as vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, at our Santa Rosa practice is intensely personal. Whether it’s to improve your comfort during exercise, enhance your confidence, or reinvigorate your sex life, the surgeons and staff at Plastic Surgery Associates have the experience, knowledge, and sensitivity to help you reach your goals.
Request a free consultation online at Plastic Surgery Associates or call (707) 537-2111 to learn more about your options for female genital cosmetic surgery.
Your Procedure Options
Vaginal rejuvenation focuses on the vaginal canal, a delicate area that can be stretched or damaged as the result of childbirth, aging, or other factors. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation at our Santa Rosa practice can make sexual activity more enjoyable for both you and your partner, boosting your personal confidence and enhancing your overall well-being.
Labiaplasty addresses the external genital area, collectively called the vulva. Many women are bothered by labia minora (inner lips) that are stretched or asymmetrical, while others may feel self-conscious of large or sagging labia majora (outer lips). Still other women may wish to augment their labia majora with fat grafting for a more pronounced appearance. These procedures, which may be performed together, are highly customizable. Our surgeons adjust their surgical techniques to suit your specific wishes.
Clitoral Hood Reduction, or Clitoropexy, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess clitoral hood skin that covers the clitoris. clitoral hood. In most instances, a clitoral hood reduction is performed at the time of a labiaplasty. In instances when a labiaplasty is performed without reduction of a clitoral hood with excess skin, the result can look top heavy, and can be a source of embarrassment. Thus, to achieve a balanced appearance in the patient with abundant skin, a clitoral hood reduction is an important companion to a labiaplasty in many patients. At Plastic Surgery Associates, the procedure is an out-patient surgical procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation. After the excess tissue is removed, and the incisions closed with absorbable suture, healing from both labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction takes about a week. The symptoms associated with labiaplasty can be relief, and the improved appearance afterwards when appropriately combined with a clitoral hood reduction can contribute to improved self-confidence.
Labia Majoraplasty : The labia majora and labia minora are the folds of tissue surrounding the opening of the vagina. The labia majora (or the outer, hair-bearing lips) can be large or empty and hanging. Some women experience self-consciousness when wearing a bathing suit or yoga pants, and they can cause pain and discomfort when wearing tight pants. Cyclists may experience enlargement from the constant pressure of being in a saddle. A labia majoraplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess tissue to create proportionate, natural-looking labia. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales perform this procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates in an outpatient facility. Downtime is typically one week. After the swelling is gone, patients often express their renewed self-confidence and their improved comfort.
Geneveve, from Viveve, is a unique treatment created for improving vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, dryness, and labia majora appearance without surgery or downtime. After a single radio frequency (RF) treatment, vaginal tightness and lubrication can improve significantly, improving sexual function. In a multi-center, international, blinded study, this treatment was found to result in significant improvement in vaginal tightening and improved sexual satisfaction. Most women can see improved vaginal health and sexual wellness last for up to twelve months before a repeat treatment is needed. Geneveve technique requires no anesthesia or downtime. Women are back to their normal routine the same afternoon.
FemTouch is a non-surgical CO₂ laser treatment for vaginal laxity, dryness, and stress urinary incontinence. The laser treatment takes only a few minutes to perform. Up to four treatments are performed.
ThermiVa uses heat from radiofrequency waves for non-surgical treatment of vaginal laxity, dryness, stress urinary incontinence, and labia majora appearance. A series of three treatments done four to six weeks apart, can increase sexual sensations, as well as improve symptoms of dryness and stress urinary incontinence. Maintenance retreatment is done every 3 to 6 months.
Glossary of the Female Anatomy
|Clitoris:||The visible portion of this complex structure is typically pea-sized and located at the crest of the labia minora, near the front of the vulva.|
|Clitoral hood:||The skin that partially covers the clitoris. The clitoral hood is also called the prepuce.|
|Labia majora:||These fleshy folds are also referred to as the “outer lips” of the vulva. Their main purpose is to protect the other structures of the vulva.|
|Labia minora:||These folds, or “inner lips,” are hairless and smaller than the labia majora. They are positioned closer to the vaginal opening.|
|Mons pubis:||This area, also called the “pubic mound,” is the portion of soft, fleshy tissue that sits over the pubic bone.|
|Vagina:||The canal that connects the uterus to the outside of the body.|
|Vulva:||This term refers to the external female sexual organs collectively. Many people mistakenly call this area the vagina.|
Find answers to common questions on our Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery FAQ page.