We take tiny, calculated risks every day: eating at a hole-in-the wall ethnic restaurant, washing with bleach, skipping the dental floss. As adults, we feel like we have control of these situations, although there is always the chance for unexpected problems. Lately, many women have figured out that our obsession with leggings and yoga pants can mean flirting with danger, as well. To be more specific – risking an all-too-clear reveal of the labia’s fluffy outline.
The Internet has suddenly become extremely judgmental about this shadowy vaginal figure that magically appears under yoga pants. While it is not a surprise that women’s bodies are in the news, the media-frenzy has gotten many unassuming ladies to suspiciously eyeball their body in a new way. So much so, there has actually been a steady rise in labia reduction procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS,) labiaplasty procedures have increased by more than 49% in the last five years.
Zen and the Labiaplasty
Are women developing vaginal neurosis, worrying about their protruding labia? Not necessarily. Some girls are too self-conscious to face the mirror naked, so leggings may be providing women a safer way to look at their physical shape, and honestly determine if they are happy with their body. American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) member, Christine Hamori, MD, states, “The reality is that women have been grooming themselves differently for the past ten years. Eliminating pubic (hair) has led to many women noticing things they want corrected in that region, as well.” Yoga pants and leggings, it seems, are providing yet another way for women to become more in touch with their bodies.
Help is available to those ladies who are uncomfortable with the aesthetic appearance of their labia. The labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that will reshape the labia majora or the labia minora, immediately creating a more appealing, feminine look. The simple surgical procedure can do wonders for restoring confidence and a sense of wellbeing for women – both in their yoga pants and out.
Keep in mind that the only one who can decide if your labia are too big is you. If you have concerns, consult an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your labiaplasty options. Otherwise, remember, there is no perfect-looking vagina, so proudly put on your Lululemons and hit the gym.
If you have looked in the mirror and wished your labia could be smaller, more symmetrical, or more shapely, call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.484.0088. Consultations with Dr. Vitenas are private and always complementary.