Over the past year, there has been a 44% increase in the number of labiaplasty procedure performed in the United States, according to latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Shortly following, a survey among Australian GP’s claimed that the rise in surgeries could be tied to an increase in anxiety of how the genitals look due to the growth of porn on the Internet. Is there any truth to this claim?

Restoring Functionality with Labiaplasty

According to board-certified plastic surgeons, the rise in labiaplasty procedures is not at all related to women’s exposure to porn. The majority of women who desire a labiaplasty in Brandon, FL, are interested in the surgery to correct concerns of functionality. Many life factors, including childbirth, aging, and genetics, can cause the labial folds to stretch or enlarge, which may lead to other life complications.

Most common, labia that hangs too low can become irritated with certain clothing, such as yoga pants, and lifestyle routines, such as jogging or other exercises. Often, during a consultation including a physical examination, the labia can even change color due to chronic irritation, which is uncomfortable and painful at times. Labiaplasty is much more than just improving the look of the labia, but it’s also about improving the woman’s quality of life.

Increased Knowledge of Labiaplasty

The increase in procedures may be directly related to an increased awareness of the benefits of the labiaplasty procedure. For many years, women did not know that something like this was available, which improves the functionality and appearance of their vagina. Now that it has become a more popular procedure, it’s discussed openly in the news, women’s magazines, and blogs.

The majority of labiaplasty patients in the United States do not base their decision upon comparing their vaginal aesthetic to those in the porn industry. In Riverview, FL, labiaplasty patients see Dr. Shienbaum to resolve an issue with their labia being too large and causing emotional or physical discomfort. Now that the knowledge of the procedure is more widespread, the surgery is in higher demand.