Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice for 15 years on Boston’s South Shore, has launched a new website dedicated solely to female genital aesthetic surgery and vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Labiaplastyboston.com is a spin-off of her general practice website (christinehamori.com).
Dr. Hamori, who has performed more than 400 labial surgeries has developed special expertise in labial surgeries and has lectured internationally and in the US to educate her peers at plastic surgery conferences. A popular course that she has been teaching to other surgeons for the last 10 years is "Labiaplasty and Beyond” in which she describes anatomy, surgical techniques and ways to avoid and treat complications of labia surgeries, which include labia majora reductions and clitoral hood reductions in addition to labiaplasty — also called labia minora reduction.
"There is a lot of conflicting information available online," said Hamori. "I wanted to create a discreet place where women can come and understand their options." Patients seeking these surgeries come to Dr. Hamori’s practice on Boston’s South Shore from all over the world.
"It’s really about helping a woman feel better about herself. There is no ‘normal' in genital size,” said Dr. Hamori. She attributes the increase in popularity of the procedure to several trends. “Young women now tend to remove their pubic hair by either shaving or waxing. This trend combined with the popularity of form-fitting clothing for workouts or the beach or the bedroom has caused women to become more aware of their appearance, said Hamori. "They want everything down there to be sleek, pretty and youthful with nothing protruding.”