Between 2015 and 2016, more than 200 girls under 18 had a labiaplasty, of which over 150 were under 15, according to NHS figures. Around 12,000 operations occur annually in the US. Leading names in cosmetic procedures have said the vaginal surgery is officially the 'fastest growing procedure'.
They want look „like a Barbie.” This is called „designer vagina” and the surgery is done to reduce the size of the labia minora, the flaps of skin either side of the vaginal opening. In other words, the surgery involves shortening or reshaping the vaginal lips. In the UK, a labiaplasty costs around £1,000-to-£3,000, as well as the cost of any consultations or follow-up care that may not be included in the price. It seems young girls are expressing disgust at their genitalia, believing it to be the wrong shape or size, which London-based Dr Paquita de Zuluet believes is driven by pornography and social media.
But after surgery bruising and swelling is likely to occur for up to two weeks. Consultant gynaecologist Dr Naomi Crouch, who chairs BritsPAG, said: ‘There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the practice of labiaplasty and the risk of harm is significant, particularly for teenagers who are still in stages of development both physically and psychologically.” So it’s a questionable decision, even if is individual made.