More Teenage Girls Seeking Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Walden Quoted in the New York Times

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But Dr. Jennifer Walden of Austin, Tex., who has done labia surgery on teenagers, dismissed the idea that girls who wanted the surgery had a psychiatric disorder. “If they’re coming to a cosmetic surgeon, they do not like the cosmetic appearance of it,” said Dr. Walden, who added that she performed the procedure only on patients that she deemed emotionally stable and had their parents’ consent. “But that often goes hand in hand with a functional element in teenagers as well.”

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A version of this article appears in print on 04/26/2016, on page D4 of the NewYork edition with the headline: A Baffling Trend in Surgery.

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The Number Of Teenage Girls Getting Surgery For ‘Designer Vaginas’ Doubles In A Year As Doctors Blame Porn And Poor Sex Education

1769440Dr Walden thinks that the fad for women to have all their pubic hair removed, in Brazilian and Hollywood waxes and laser hair removal, is also driving this trend. 

Dr Jennifer Walden, an aesthetic plastic surgeon and spokeswoman for the ASAPS, based in Austin, Texas, said labiaplasty is ‘one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in women’.

Over the last few years, she has noted a huge rise in the number of patients requesting the procedure.

‘It is one of the fastest rising procedures, in terms of popularity,’ she told Daily Mail Online.

‘It can prove life-changing for so many patients.’

Dr Walden thinks that the fad for women to have all their pubic hair removed, in Brazilian and Hollywood waxes and laser hair removal, is also driving this trend. 

‘There has been a rise in women going bare, down there, having Brazilian waxes and laser hair removal,’ she told Daily Mail Online.

‘It has become fashionable and as a result women have, all of a sudden, started to see things they may not have taken notice of before.’

But, the rise in requests for labiaplasty is not merely a vain one, Dr Walden said.

‘The majority of consultations I perform are on women who do have enlarged labia,’ she said.

‘This is not a made up problem. It can have serious consequences.’

Article by Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com

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Sharp rise in ‘designer vagina surgery fuelled by a desire ‘to look good in yoga pants and bikinis’

designer vagina surgeryDr Jennifer Walden: Labiaplasty is ‘among most popular ops for women’

A desire to look good in yoga pants and swim wear is fuelling a huge rise in the number of women opting to have ‘designer vagina’ surgery, plastic surgeons have revealed.

From girls as young as 16, to women in their 70s, more women than ever are choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery to alter the appearance of their genitals.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has recorded a significant increase in the number of tissue removal and re-structuring operations – a staggering 49 per cent rise in one year, from 2013 to 2014.

Labiaplasty is an operation performed on the labia, or ‘lips’ surrounding the vagina.

Surgery can be performed on the labia majora – the outer, larger vaginal lips – or the labia minora – the smaller, intern…

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Article by Lizzie Parry from UK’s DailyMail.com

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