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The two main reasons women seek out female rejuvenation are externally making the labia more aesthetically appealing, and tightening procedures typically performed on older women post-childbirth. But is either reason right for teenage girls?
From 2014-2015, vaginal rejuvenation surgery went up 80% among teen girls and The Doctors, joined by OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry dive in to explore why.
Dr. Landry shares that there are certain medical conditions where vaginal rejuvenation would be appropriate for teens, for instance if there's irritation or difficulty with physical activity, or if they can't keep the hygiene up with their menstrual periods because their labia are too large. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon points out that another reason might be if you've lost a significant amount of weight, you would have extra loose skin down there.
Overall the feeling among The Doctors is sadness at this jump. Dr. Landry wants every girl to know, "public service announcement: your labia is beautiful! They come in all shapes and sizes and you're fine!"
Unfortunately, just like most picture of women that are found online and in glossy magazines, nude photos of women's privates get photoshopped creating unrealistic beauty standards for girl's most intimate parts.
The Doctors feel that any parent would be ill served to recommend this procedure for their underage daughters before they can make this major decision on their own.
Dr. Landry's main hope is that women can start to embrace their labia just the way they are.
Does this rising trend seem alarming to you?