Alinsod Institute for Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery














Red M. Alinsod, M.D.,
South Coast Urogynecology, Inc.
The Alinsod Institute for
Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery
31852 Coast Highway, Suite 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel: (949) 499-5311
Fax: (949) 499-5312
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I am a board certified OBGYN physician and have been practicing in New York over the past 25 years. I have been performing vaginoplasty and labiaplasty with diode laser for the last 7 years. Even though I have had good results, I have dealt with some surgical aesthetic concerns.

With Dr. Alinsod's preceptorship program I learned of three major surgical tips in performing these procedures. First, using the Ellman Surgitron I am able to make precise clean incisions without lateral heat damage. Secondly, surgery under local anesthesia has benefitted both myself and the patient. Lastly, learning how to do a scar revision, I am able to deal with a patient who has aesthetic conerns due to alteral heat damage.

Dr. Alinsod is an excellent surgeon, great teacher and a fine person. This was an extremely positive educational experience for me.

It has been a pleasure to work side-by-side Dr. Alinsod for over ten years now. As the Chairman of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center I have seen the innovation and excellence Dr. Alinsod has brought to our department and to our community. As a personal friend and colleague, I have seen the drive and commitment Red has given to ensure that knowledge is disseminated and that our patients always have the best of care available. I have learned much from Dr. Alinsod not only with words and ideas but with his hands-on approach to teaching. He shows his commitment to teaching every week with his mentoring of Harbor UCLA Urogynecology Fellows and UCLA Family Practice residents from Northridge. His teaching of hundreds of physicians from all across America in the art of pelvic surgery is arguably second to none. Dr. Alinsod is a top-notch, state-of-the art, compassionate surgeon. A true professional and expert in his field. Red instills confidence, trust, and comfort in his patients and his peers.

The days spent in one-on-one teaching with Dr. Red Alinsod have been the most valuable of any continuing education programs I have done in the past twenty years. There is no higher method of instruction than the thorough and insightful sharing of procedures and experience which he provides. The course was completely tailored to my needs as an experienced Urogynecologist wanting to add Aesthetic Gynecology to my practice.

For the experienced Gyn surgeon Dr. Alinsod provides every detail needed to facilitate changing the course of your practice with ease. If a comprehensive program is wanted, look no further.

Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to learn from industry icons that not only are leaders in their fields but develop them as well. These experiences have proven invaluable. Dr. Alinsod is one such individual. His foresight, innovation, and personality provided a great learning experience that has furthered my knowledge and skills in Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery. The opportunity to learn from a truly exceptional vaginal surgeon cannot be over emphasized. His ability to teach his innovative techniques, and explain complex concepts makes his preceptor experience second to none. With a well-organized staff, excellent operating facilities, and great location, I am left with only one question, “When can I go back.”

Dr. Alinsod runs a very comprehensive and organized teaching program for vaginal rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He clearly demonstrates why a laser is not necessary and gives useful insights on how to get the best results while avoiding complications. I highly recommend his teaching program to all gynecologists who wish to begin office based vaginal rejuvenation procedures.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, I was very interested in finding what solid clinical material might be available to understand more fully the concept of “vaginal rejuvenation.” My search led to Dr. Red Alinsod, a Board Certified Gynecologist in Laguna Beach, California, whose practice consists exclusively of reconstructive and aesthetic procedures in the female perineal area. Not only does he have a busy clinical practice, but he teaches frequently.

I personally took a 10-hour preceptorship with him. The day began early with about 2 hours of well illustrated didactic material. We then interviewed the first surgical patient, and he demonstrated the standard photographic views, which are fairly complex even for a very experienced photographer. He discussed her procedures and the indications for it and then my surgical nurse and I saw these procedures done in Dr. Alinsod’s surgical suite under local anesthetic and mild sedation. Dr. Alinsod discusses the procedure and the anatomy the entire time and is a natural teacher. The first procedure included reduction labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. This involves a true anatomic recreation of a tighter, more functional vagina, as well as a lot of attention to aesthetic details. The labiaplasty was meticulously performed and repaired with the skill we appreciate in plastic surgery.

The second procedure was a vaginoplasty and reconstruction of the hymen; the patient was encouraged to discuss with us the reasons for the surgery and we found them very interesting.

I gained a new respect for this field and certainly for Dr. Red Alinsod, and would recommend him highly for anyone seeking a good one-on-one preceptorship. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at my office at 864 583-1222.

I am a gynecologist in Santa Fe, NM. My aesthetic practice is the Women’s Center for Aesthetic & Vaginal Rejuvenation. I researched which course I wanted to take and have had absolutely no regrets I chose to take Dr. Alinsod’s course in vaginal rejuvenation. I had an exceptional time training with Dr. Alinsod. He is an extremely talented surgeon and is very open to share his knowledge and techniques. His meticulous technique was very important to me as I also am a perfectionist when it comes to surgery. He was fun and pleasant to be around. His staff was very accommodating and made me feel welcome. His techniques do produce results women are looking for and the results speak for themselves. I have been back several times to watch him work and he has always been very accommodating to allow me to observe whenever I come out to Laguna Beach. He takes the time necessary to give his patients the necessary preop instructions and never makes his patients feel rushed. I was also impressed with his bedside manner.

I would highly recommend Dr. Alinsod’s aesthetic course in vaginal rejuvenation over any other available courses. His friendly personality, his expertise and openness to share his techniques is invaluable in a training course. He is also talented in photography and using his website to the fullest. He also shares his techniques on how to take photos at the right angles to enhance your work. He also has a very successful Urogynecology practice. You come away feeling as though you have a friend and mentor for life. Thank you Red.

Just thought I would drop you a note to thank you for teaching me in 2006 how to do the TOT. I have done about 50 now and with the exception of the one erosion and the one failure early on, it has been one of the more gratifying procedures that I have learned to do. My patients are thrilled with the results and it is really life changing for them. For the last 20 years, we have a very busy OB service and I learned from the best (my older partners and mentors) so I do a lot of forceps and tricky vaginal deliveries which probably contribute to a higher rate of SUI. Patients are glad to not have major surgery to have their babies, but I think the trade off is more incontinence. It is great to be able to offer them a corrective procedure that is low risk and has such great results. Thank you for teaching me good technique and holding my hand through the first few so that I became confident enough to be able to offer the procedure without reservation to patients that I have a long term relationship with and feel very responsible for. Hope all is well with you.

Karen Callen