Women are confussed with the ‘ideal look’ of her vagina so they seek for cosmetic surgery but it is not recommended by Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has strongly discouraged cosmetic vaginal procedures, and points to the lack of evidence from clinical trials,’ said Rita Butera, Executive Director of Women’s Health Victoria.
‘Women can spend anywhere between $4,000 on a labioplasty to $13,000 if they get a labioplasty and vaginal tightening at the same time’,
‘We believe that women’s decisions are partly based on a lack of knowledge about how natural female genitals actually look. There is a misconception that the labia minora should not protrude beyond the labia majora, but that is simply not true. The reality is that female genitals come in all shapes and sizes- just like any other part of the human body,’
‘We are particularly concerned that some women may not be aware of the extent of natural variation among female genitals because pictures of genitals are digitally removed or minimised before publication in magazines. This may encourage women to consider surgery as an option for what are perfectly normal and healthy genitals’, Ms Butera said.
The Australian Health Care and Hospitals Association’s website published today that Women’s Health Victoria will today launch an Issues Paper on female genital cosmetic surgery, and hopes that the paper will help generate debate among health professionals and advocates about how to respond to the emergence of these controversial procedures.
Some of the procedures described in the document are:
Labioplasty: Labioplasty is the focus of most existing literature on female genital cosmetic
surgery, and seems to be the most common procedure
Clitoral hood reduction: Clitoral hood reduction reduces the size of the prepucial folds,
which surround the clitoris
Perineoplasty: Perineoplasty aims to ‘strengthen the pelvic floor at and inside the introitus,
elevating the perineal body, modestly tightening the introitus and, if present, eliminating the
distension and “bulge” produced by a posterior compartment defect, designed to re-establish
the downward angle of the vagina, re-establishing penile pressure against the clitoral
complex, “pushing” it against the pubic bone with coital thrust’.
Vaginoplasty: There is no standardisation of vaginoplasty procedure. In medical literature, vaginoplasty refers to the creation of a vagina during sex reassignment surgery.
In cosmetic surgery, vaginoplasty aims to ‘surgically “tighten” the upper vagina for the
purpose of increasing coital friction’