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There’s no such thing as a ‘normal vulva’, study claims amid rise in labiaplasties

A new study that investigated the many variations of female genitalia has come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a “normal vulva”. This research comes to light following the documented rise in popularity of labiaplasties in recent years, a cosmetic procedure that involves surgically altering the skin around the vulva.

Labiaplasty Is the World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, International Study Reports

The results of an international study recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), that surveyed cosmetic procedures in 106 countries, shows significant growth in a surprising area of cosmetic surgery: labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora, when a woman experiences discomfort from chaffing or twisting when exercising or feels self-conscious about the length of her “labia lips.”

Vagina surgery `sought by girls as young as nine`

Girls as young as nine are seeking surgery on their genitals because they are distressed by its appearance, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told. Dr Naomi Crouch, a leading adolescent gynaecologist, said she was concerned GPs were referring rising numbers of young girls who wanted an operation.

Syneron Candela Announces CE Mark for CO2RE® Intima

Syneron Medical Ltd. announced that the company secured the CE Mark for CO2RE Intima, making it the first in-office laser procedure now CE marked for the treatment of vaginal atrophy and rejuvenation. CO2RE Intima is a simple non-surgical treatment that promotes vaginal wellness amongst a broad array of women, while delivering a renewed sense of confidence, comfort, quality of life and enhanced sexual functioning.

Porn is behind the explosive growth of `Barbie vaginas`

Increasing numbers of women are going under the knife to have a `Barbie vagina` as a result of watching internet porn, experts claim. In 2015, nearly 100,000 across the world underwent a labiaplasty, which involves trimming back the inner `lips`, figures from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showed.

‘Women have a right to designer vaginas’, says a Tunbridge Wells plastic surgeon

A Tunbridge Wells plastic surgeon is campaigning for the right to choose a "designer vagina." Surgeon, Amir Nakhdjevani, 45, says women should have the final say over the procedure, which is facing a ban following a crackdown on the illegal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

I Got Botox In My Vagina And It Changed My Life

Hello, fellow people with vaginas and people without, my name is Lara, and for basically my entire adult life I’ve had Vagina Problems. For years, I struggled with vaginal pain. And then Botox changed that.

Why women are getting cosmetic surgery on their vaginas

A cosmetic surgeon has shed light on the physical and mental trauma that leads women to undergo labiaplasty. The procedure, which costs around £3,500 but is also available on the NHS, involves trimming away the flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.

Doctors who perform genital cosmetic surgery could be criminalised under FGM laws

British doctors could face criminal charges for allegedly carrying out designer vagina operations, reports suggest. The courts are currently deciding whether to employ female genital mutilation laws in three cases where doctors carried out cosmetic genital surgery on adult women.

Viveve(R) Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Thermi

Viveve Medical, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Viveve, Inc. ("Viveve"), a medical technology company focused on women's health, today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ThermiGen, LLC, ThermiAesthetics, LLC, and Dr. Red Alinsod in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit seeks redress for the Defendants' unauthorized use of Viveve's patented technology. The action is intended to protect Viveve's significant investment in reverse-thermal gradient radiofrequency technology and its clinical application to tightening vaginal tissue.

Mother has a non-surgical 'designer vagina' treatment after becoming worried about the effects of ageing

A mother-of-one has undergone a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment, making her private parts look more youthful. Susie, 30, from Peterborough became very self-conscious about things down below looking misshapen. But since have an Intimalift procedure at a London clinic, she says that her vagina looks plumper and feels smoother.

World - First: Australia introduces guidelines for female genital surgery

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners introduces world-first guidelines to respond to the increasing number of women visiting GPs to ask about genital cosmetic surgery.

Top cosmetic doctor warns of risky new trend for genital filler jabs

A top beauty doctor has warned of the risks of 'genital enhancement' after being inundated with requests for cosmetic jabs for the penis and vagina. Harley Street skin specialist Dr Neetu Nirdosh says requests range from anal bleaching to having the labia and the penis plumped using dermal fillers. According to the medic, such intimate treatments are not only unnecessary but can also result in painful swelling, nerve paralysis, bleeding and other complications.

'Confusion' over FGM law exemptions

Police, midwives and campaigners remain confused over whether s o-called designer vagina operations fall within female genital mutilation laws, a group of MPs have said. The Government has previously said the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 does not contain any exemptions for cosmetic surgery and it has no plans to amend the legislation specifically to prohibit female genital cosmetic surgery. But in a report on FGM, the Home Affairs Select Committee said despite Government reassurances there is still confusion and the Act should be amended to make it clear female genital cosmetic surgery would be a criminal offence if conducted on girls under 18 without physical or mental health justification.

Designer vaginas: Link between porn and cosmetic surgery unclear, study finds

The notion that pornography is making women unhappy with their genitals and driving an increase in the demand for so-called designer vaginas is challenged by Australian researchers. A survey by Bethany Jones from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and her colleague, Camille Nurka, found the majority of women surveyed were content with the appearance of their vagina. It also found most most would not consider cosmetic surgery, known as a labiaplasty, to change it.

Designer vagina ops could be as illegal as FGM, warns May

Doctors who carry out “designer vagina” cosmetic surgery have been warned by Theresa May that they could be committing a criminal offence. The Home Secretary said some of the operations are illegal unless there is a physical or mental health justification.

Cynosure Discusses Favorable Clinical Data from Trial of MonaLisa Touch™ Laser Treatment

Cynosure, Inc. announced that clinical data will be presented at a national meeting of gynecologists and ObGyns that will show a statistically significant improvement in the vaginal health of women treated with the MonaLisa Touch™ fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Cynosure has an exclusive agreement to market the laser in North America for the treatment of gynecology indications including vaginal atrophy, a condition affecting primarily postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors and women who have undergone hysterectomies.

Designer vagina surgery most popular with 18-24 year old women

Cosmetic surgery for the vagina is most popular among young women. Those aged 18-24 are more likely to enquire about labia reduction procedures than any other age group. Around 1,150 young women of this age make requests for designer vaginas each year. The surgery involves reducing the size of a woman's labia minora to make them more symmetrical and smaller than the labia majora.

Are Images Of Modified Female Genitalia To Blame For Rise in Labiaplasty Surgeries?

Pop culture and the media has had a long-standing history of influencing the way people perceive their own bodies — especially women. According to a recent study, researchers from Australia's University of Queensland School of Psychology speculate that the perceptions of what women considered normal and beautiful in regard to female genitalia may have to do with the prevalence of modified images of genitalia to which they are exposed. The results also helped researchers better understand why there has been a rise in labiaplasty in the past few years.

'It's like going to the gym for your vagina!'

Mother-of-two says lunchtime laser lift has saved her sex life. Every fortnight during her lunch hour, Maggie Johnson, 50, from Sussex, pops out for a sandwich - and vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure takes half an hour and doesn’t involve surgery. Costs £1800 for five 30-minute sessions, carried out every 2 to 4 weeks. Induces collagen and elastin contraction to make the vaginal canal smaller.

BAPRAS responds to research on issues behind Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) responds to papers from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (BritSPAG) that explore the reasons why women request Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) and the issues around body dissatisfaction.

Rising Demand for Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery Begets New Beautification Techniques

Cosmetic genital surgery among women is on the rise. What are the current trends and newest procedures in genital beautification for these patients? A panel of experts will discuss the latest trends and techniques in female cosmetic genital surgery at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held April 11-16, 2013, in New York, NY.

Australia: Calls to end 'porn-driven' surgery for girls

An increase in girls requesting genital cosmetic surgery has prompted calls to strike the procedure from the Medicare rebate list and bring in new laws to stop surgery regarded as unnecessary. The Royal Children's Hospital's head of gynaecology, Sonia Grover, said there had been a significant rise in the number of girls requesting genital reconstructive surgery. Many sought the procedure because they "think their genitalia look abnormal".

G-spot jab G-shot: Cosmetic treatment created by Beverly Hills Dr David Matlock to boost sex life

Disturbing rise of the G-spot jab: It's the latest cosmetic treatment that promises to pep up your sex life. But, warn doctors, it could do exactly the opposite. Dr David Matlock, a controversial Beverly Hills cosmetic gynaecologist, invented 'The G-shot'. He describes himself as 'the pioneer of female genital plastic surgery'.

`Pornstar chic` sees nine-year-old girls ask for designer vaginas on the NHS

Some 343 labiaplasties were performed on girls aged 14 or younger over the last six years, a British Medical Journal Open study shows. The Department of Health says it only carries out the procedure for clinical reasons, such as on those with vaginal injuries. But researchers from University College Hospital, London, suggest the number of operations is far higher than those needed for medical reasons only.

Web info on `designer vagina` procedures poor and often inaccurate

The quality of internet information available for women opting for `designer vagina` procedures is `poor`, and in some cases, inaccurate, reveals a small study led by academics at the UCL Institute of Women`s Health. The research is published in the obstetrics and gynaecology section of the online journal BMJ Open.

The staggering rise of cosmetic vaginal surgery

Cosmetic surgery provider, The Hospital Group, reports “staggering” rise in vaginal surgery procedures between 2011 and 2012. The Hospital Group has observed a sharp increase in demand for vaginal surgery, according to its enquiry figures for September 2012. The announcement follows the BBC’s report in July 2012 that there has been a fivefold increase in labiaplasties in the last five years. ...

Growing number of young women seeking vaginal rejuvenation

The procedure was originally popular with patients suffering from incontinence or sagging of the vaginal canal after childbirth, but now it is widely used for cosmetic purposes to either to enhance the appearance of the genitalia or boost sexual satisfaction.

Gynaecologists alarmed by vaginal cosmetic surgery trend

Trained as a gynaecologist and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. John Miklos calls himself a "medical tailor," specialising in surgery to reshape a woman's private parts. The Atlanta surgeon, who has performed gynaecological surgery for nearly 20 years, cites cases of patients who say their sexual response improved after vaginoplasty, a procedure to surgically tighten a vagina stretched by childbirth or ageing.

The rise in women seeking a perfect vagina

A research charity has launched an animated film aimed at encouraging debate about the surge of women seeking "designer vaginas". The film called Centrefold, funded by the Wellcome Trust, features three women discussing how labiaplasty - the surgical reduction of the inner labia - has affected them.

Woman gets labiaplasty plastic surgery on US reality TV show

One woman has openly shared her experiences of labiaplasty - plastic surgery for female genitalia - on U.S. television.