Examining Why More Women Are Opting for Labiaplasty

The yearning to wear yoga apparel and bikinis without drawing discerning stares is driving more women to opt for designer vaginas. This emerging trend has even caught up with teens and women in their twilight years, who are trying to modify how their genitalia look. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there has been a substantial rise in the number of women seeking tissue amputation and modification procedures. In fact, it is estimated that the actual percentage increase between 2013 and 2014 was 49 per cent.


Labiaplasty is often conducted on the labia, popularly known as ‘lips’, which surround the vagina. The surgical process alters the size and shape of a woman’s labia, modifying its appearance. In most cases, its purpose is to reduce the size of the vagina’s lips and also to rectify disproportionateness. Vaginoplasty on the other hand is a surgical exercise whose intent is the tightening up of the vagina. This is mostly carried out on women whose vaginas have become floppy due to factors such as ageing or childbirth.


Dr. Jennifer Walden, a representative of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery asserts that labiaplasty has become the most common cosmetic surgery practice among women. She notes that there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of women seeking the procedure to solve various issues affecting them.


Important Notes About Dr. Walden


She is globally recognized as the pioneer female cosmetic surgeon. The Texas-based practitioner owns the Walden Cosmetic and Laser Center, where she performs labiaplasty and vaginoplasty together with a team of skilled practitioners. Her experience in the practice stretches to almost 15 years. The foundation of her success in the practice was laid early in her career when she worked under the supervision of Dr. Sherrell Aston, a distinguished cosmetic surgeon.


Dr. Walden has also been in several media outlets as a commentator on plastic surgery. The University of Texas alumnus has been mentioned as one of America’s finest cosmetologists. She has also written an informative book, “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery”.