Labiaplasty is on the rise, thanks to porn culture, pop culture, and irresponsible cosmetic surgeons.
In the US, a total of 13,266 labiaplasties were performed in 2016, with 23,155 procedures undertaken in Brazil the same year. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, labiaplasties have increased in popularity by 217.3 per cent over the past five years. In the UK, doctors have reported seeing girls as young as nine expressing discomfort or dissatisfaction with the appearance of their vulvas. The prevalence of the phenomenon of genital-hating among young women has been acknowledged as a cause for concern by many in the medical profession. In a report produced for the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, gynaecologist Dr Naomi Crouch said there is “absolutely no scientific evidence to support the practice of labiaplasty” and that “the risk of harm is significant,” particularly for teenage girls who are still developing.