Labiaplasty, a procedure commonly grouped under the term
‘designer vagina’, is picking up pace in the race to the top of the list of the
most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
This is according to Dr James Matas, a board-certified
plastic surgeon in Orlando, USA. In his experience, there are two distinct
groups of women who look into cosmetic gynaecology procedures: young women
looking to achieve symmetry for an aesthetic improvement, and women who have
noticed significant changes to their genitalia following pregnancy or
significant weight loss.
his labiaplasty patients, Dr Matas said: “Despite the growing popularity of
this procedure, the opinion of many gynaecologists is that the value of this
procedure is unproven.
a delicate issue to address, the cases that I have performed made a huge
difference in the area of self-esteem with the resulting aesthetic improvement
of the female genitalia,” he added.
Matas, and many other plastic surgeons, are in no doubt as to the improved body
confidence this procedure can have for women, but many women also undergo such
procedures to relieve the pain that can be a side effect of having enlarged
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