Labiaplasty in the News

Aesthetic Surgery Journal (2007) Labial Surgery by Yhelda de Alencar Felicio, MD: Deformities of the vaginal labia and pubic area are of significant concern to patients and represent a growing area of aesthetic surgery practice. The author discusses her 17-year experience with “pubisplasty” or “labiaplasty” techniques.

New York Times (November 28, 2004): The Most Private of Makeovers: “As millions of women inject Botox, reshape noses, augment breasts, lift buttocks and suck away unwanted fat, a growing number are now exploring a new frontier, genital plastic surgery..”

New York Times (Movies): Under the Knife, Below the Belt: “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently warned that so-called vaginal rejuvenation surgery..”

New York Times (Movies 2007): Goodnight Vagina: “A woman decides to have some very specific work done in this short comedy satirizing America’s obsession with plastic surgery..”

ABC News (08/31/2007): Intimate Operations: OB-GYN Organization Issues Warning: Dr. Erin Tracy was surprised when a teenage patient came to her gynecological practice to request a surgical procedure.

Shameless (Fall 2005): Making the Cut: Forget boob jobs and Botox. These days, the pressure to be perfect is hitting many women below the belt.

British Medical Journal (5/26/2007): Requests for cosmetic genitoplasty: how should healthcare providers respond? Demand for cosmetic genitoplasty is increasing. Lih Mei Liao and Sarah M Creighton argue that surgery carries risks and that alternative solutions to women’s concerns about the appearance of their genitals should be developed.

BreitBart (5/24/2008): Top medical journal blasts “designer vagina” craze. One of the world’s most prestigious health journals has lashed a fast-growing trend in the United States and Britain for “designer vaginas,” the tabloid term for cosmetic surgery to the female genitalia.