Here’s Why Teens Are Getting Labiaplasty. It Is Not For Aesthetic Purposes
There has been a big amount of misconception and connotation when it comes to labiaplasty surgery. Many people associate this procedure to people who are very sexually active and refer to it as the “pornstar procedure”. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian disagrees with those misconceptions.
“I have had a couple of teenage girls that I have performed labiaplasty on because they needed the procedure for functionality reasons,” she explains. “They are not doing it to look better; it is very emotional and necessary for them.”
One of Dr. Nazarian’s patients was 15-years old and wasn’t able to wear a bathing suit because her labia were too long and was made fun of when it fell out of her bathing suit. A second patient who was 17-years old wasn’t able to continue her sport of horse-back riding because it became too painful.
“Once we perform this procedure for them it is like we are setting them free, it’s not like a scar on the hand where it’s acceptable to talk about. This is a secret. Their mothers are always with them for support as well,” explains Dr. Nazarian.
Labiaplasty offers increased self-confidence and comfort. According to Real Patient Ratings there is a 94.6% patient satisfaction after undergoing labiaplasty surgery. To learn more about this procedure and read patient reviews, visit the procedure page.