They would pull and tug and pinch with every move I made. It was extremely uncomfortable on the daily. This made buying underwear a mission and I had completely eliminated leggings and any tight, thin clothing from my wardrobe because my labia were noticeable. I became extremely self-conscious of them at a very young age.
When I started dating my high school boyfriend, who took my virginity, I had to convince him I was a virgin because he thought that my vagina looked “used.” As we grew older and started to have more sex he would always poke fun at my labia. He would pull on them and stretch them out and then call them “bat wings” or “beefy wings” or “flappy roast beef”. He would say that he was “hungry for a roast beef sandwich” , which made me want to hurl rather than set the mood. I’m sure he intentionally being hurtful but my already low self-confidence was then buried to non-existent.
Not only was I horrified with how I looked and was convinced every man would do the same to me and my labia, but sex was very uncomfortable, even painful for me. My labia would roll inward. It would fold over and block penetration. I had to physically move it out of the way with my fingers. So I started researching enlarged labias and what I could do about it. I saw the prices for labiaplasty surgery and tried to forget about it because I had no source of income, my mom had passed away a few years earlier and I was too embarrassed/ashamed to ask my dad.
After my high school boyfriend and I spilt up I dated a couple guys but didn’t let any of them touch me, except for one. He further destroyed my measly self-confidence because he pulled his hand out of my panties like it was on fire and actually shook his hand off. I was mortified.
So again. I researched labiaplasty and surgeons in Southern California. That’s when I found Dr. Alinsod. At that time my dad had recently passed away and I was forced to drop out of college to work full time at minimum wage. So I started a fund for the day I could afford surgery having made my mind up that Dr. Alinsod would be my surgeon.
Fast forward a few years. I am happily married and had extra money saved up for surgery. I had been checking Dr. Alinsod’s website regularly. I would read and re-read all of his information, his patient testimonials, his case studies. Reviewed his before and after galleries. Everything. I did that for 2 years and then decided to finally send a email and get an estimate for surgery. His receptionist Diane, emailed me immediately and we chatted for a few minutes and then she emailed me an estimate. I had a ways to go before I had enough money to afford his expertise. And honestly, I had found a couple surgeons that were in my price range at that time, but I refused to go to anyone but Dr. Alinsod. I told Diane I’d get back to her.
About 6 months later, I got lucky with a settlement and had enough money for surgery! I contacted Diane right away and she set me a consultation for the very next week!!! AND she remembered me!!
I was so extremely nervous on the day of my consultation. I was sweating and shaking. My anxiety was through the roof. I was there to show the one thing I didn’t show anyone. The one thing that I kept hidden my entire life was about to have people staring at it. Close up. With lights. I wanted to crawl away and hide. Luckily, he had incredible bedside manner and his staff were just amazing. They calmed my anxiety a bit even tho I was still shaking like a leaf.
The ladies in his office. Diane, Maria, and Marisol are the most comforting women I’ve ever met. They individually welcomed me into their office with warm smiles and a gentle touch on the shoulder. It’s the subtle, motherly gestures that sets them apart from other surgical staff I’ve met. They care about their patients. They each made me feel important, not like I was just one of the “assembly line of patients” that other offices portray.
Dr. Alinsod was a pleasure to meet! He greeted me with a giant smile and a firm handshake. I immediately stared to relax in his presence. He was so easy to talk to. He asked about me, where I was from, what I did for work before we even started talking about what I wanted as far as surgery goes. You can absolutely tell that he cares about his patients and is very passionate about his work. It’s obvious that he enjoys what he does. He takes pride in his work. I already knew I wanted Dr. Alinsod to preform my surgery because of everything I had read on his website, his patient testimonials on other review websites, and his impressive before and after galleries. In all the research I’d done I had never seen the same effort put forth into before and after photos. Dr. Alinsod literally takes a shot of every angle, with a caption on every photo. He also uses a black background. To me, that shows a dedicated surgeon who is proud of his work. And those are the exact qualities he portrayed in person. Then his personal demeanor and that of his staff drove it home. I scheduled surgery at the end of my consultation.
I don’t remember anything from my actual surgery day. I do remember talking to Dr. Alinsod and his staff the day before. They answered all my questions and met my husband and answered his questions. Again, they all made me feel so comfortable. They gave me detailed post-surgical instructions which were easy to follow. Dr. Alinsod preformed Labiaplasty on my inner labia and after that he preformed ThermiVa three times spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
The recovery was easy, I followed the post-surgical instructions exactly and everything went great. I went back to work within 7 days and I wasn’t in any pain. I was obviously swollen but icing and the creams helped a lot.
5-6 weeks into healing and I could really start to notice Dr. Alinsod’s beautiful work. I was so amazed at what I looked like!! I couldn’t believe it was me in the mirror. I showed my husband for the first time and I started crying! Happy tears, of course! It was the most beautiful feeling in the world. I was no longer ashamed. I no longer felt self-conscious. I was willingly letting my husband look directly at it without covering up or getting that weird, nervous feeling that I had always felt for the last 10 years of my sex life. I can’t even put into words how good that moment felt for me.
I’m comfortable now. I can wear whatever I want. I can wear underwear without worrying about a lip slip. I can run, hike and work out with out worry. I can cross my legs without pinching. I can ride a horse or bicycle without rubbing. I can wear swimsuit without the cameltoe.
As far as the appearance: My Labia is so beautiful now! Omg! It looks so neat, tidy, and smooth. It’s absolutely gorgeous! My clitoris and inner labia fit neatly inside my outer labia and my outer labia are now smooth and tight. With the ThermiVa treatments, my clitoris labia are highly sensitive and achieving an orgasm is easy and the actual orgasm is mind blowing!! I highly recommend getting ThermiVa! Seriously, the intensity of the littlest touch down there is amazing! Dr. Alinsod is truly a gifted a surgeon. I can’t say that enough. He really is master at his craft.