Plastic surgery is not done on solely body parts that are clearly visible or body parts whose shape and form can be easily seen under clothing, such as the breasts, abdomen, and face. Nipping and tucking can be done on body parts that are seen only in intimate situations, such as the genitalia.
Plastic surgery on female genitalia is becoming more commonplace. Genital grooming practices have been the main force behind this trend. The elimination of most or all of the pubic hair, whether in the privacy of one’s home or at a salon, has made the external genitalia much more visible. “Imperfections” once hidden by pubic hair are now on display, no longer camouflaged.
Genital Surgery – Inside and Out:
External Genitalia - Labiaplasty:
Women have surgery on the external genitalia for various reasons. Some women feel self-conscious about the appearance of their external genitalia, specifically the labia. There are two external labia, which are known as the labia majora. There are also two more internal labia known as the labia minora. The labia minora are the lips that are more often the cause of emotional and psychological distress for some women. They can be elongated with childbirth or the aging process so that they hang beyond the labia majora. Some women have a natural asymmetry, where one of the labia minora is longer than the other. Elongated labia minora, aside from being an emotional or psychological issue, can cause pain during intercourse or exercise due to friction. A labiaplasty can cost anywhere from $2500 to $12000.
Internal Genitalia -- Revirgination:
“Revirgination” or “revirginization” involves reattaching the hymen. This prodedure is known as a hymenoplasty. There are whole websites devoted to this topic. While the importance of a woman’s virginity varies from culture to culture, in some, it has such high importance, that lack of “proof” can bring shame and dishonor to a woman’s family. In other cultures, revirgination is being hawked as a gift to one’s partner or a way to improve a woman’s sex life. It is important to note that the hymen can be stretched or torn for reasons other than sexual intercourse. Strenuous activities, sports, and tampon use can rupture the delicate hymen.
Internal Genitalia – G-Spot Enhancement:
Another method of improving a woman’s sex life is G-spot amplificationTM or G-spot enhancement. G-spot enhancement involves injecting a filler, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen, into the front wall of the vagina at the site of the Grafenburg spot (G-spot). This is purported to increases sexual gratification. The result is temporary as the material used in the dermal filler dissipates after 3-5 months.