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What's going on with the growing trend of labiaplasty and genital surgery?
There's been a pretty dramatic increase in genital aesthetics in the last decade. What's up with that? Is it market demand or are aesthetic clinic just getting better at marketing to a deeply personal fear.
In the United States, it's being circulated that a labiaplasty surgeon can earn up to $250,000 a month (which seems unrealisticly high). Simone Weil Davis, professor of American studies, told Shameless magazine in 2005 that surgeons are perpetuating the idea that there is a right way for women's genitalia to look; because most women see only their own vaginas or pornographic images, it is easy to make them doubt themselves, and for cosmetic surgeons to provide an answer.
But not everyone is on the hooha beautification bandwagon...