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What is a Designer Vagina?

The term "designer vagina" refers to a variety of surgical procedures aimed at altering the appearance and sometimes the function of the female genitalia, particularly the labia and the vagina itself. This term has become popular in both medical contexts and popular media, reflecting a growing trend in cosmetic surgery where individuals seek to change the aesthetic appearance of their genitalia. There are a number of procedures that can be performed to improve the appearance and function of the vagina.

Designer Vagina Procedures

  • Labiaplasty: This is the most common procedure associated with the term "designer vagina." Labiaplasty involves the surgical reshaping or reduction of the labia minora (the inner vaginal lips) and, less commonly, the labia majora (the outer vaginal lips). The aim is often to reduce the size of the labia minora so that they do not protrude beyond the labia majora.
  • Vaginoplasty: Sometimes referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, this procedure typically aims to tighten the vaginal canal. It is often sought after childbirth, as the vaginal muscles can stretch and possibly not return to the pre-pregnancy tightness.
  • Clitoral Hood Reduction: This procedure involves reducing the size of the skin surrounding the clitoris, which can enhance the aesthetic appearance and may increase sexual satisfaction by making the clitoral area more accessible.
  • Perineoplasty: This surgery focuses on the perineum, which is the area between the vagina and the anus. The procedure can involve reconstructing this area to change its appearance or to correct damage from childbirth.
  • Monsplasty: A procedure aimed at reducing and tightening the mons pubis, which is the mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic bone. Some individuals feel self-conscious if this area is overly prominent. This is often performed as part of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure, either using direct skin excision or liposuction.

Why do people get a designer vagina?

There are many reasons why people may seek these procedures, and some of these include:

  • Aesthetic Concerns: Many women feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the appearance of their genitalia, especially in the context of societal pressures and the influence of certain images seen in media. Mr Reza Nassab was quoted in a news article about the rise of people seeking labiaplasty.
  • Physical Discomfort: Large or uneven labia can cause discomfort during physical activities like cycling or during sexual intercourse.
  • Sexual Confidence: Some women believe that by altering their genitalia, they may feel more confident during intimate encounters.
  • Reconstructive Reasons: Following injury, childbirth, or as part of gender confirmation surgery, reconstructive genital surgery may be necessary.

Important Things to Consider Before Labiaplasty Surgery

There are many important things to consider before having labiaplasty surgery. These can include:

  • Medical Risks: Surgery will involve some potential risks, such as infection, scarring, altered sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. To minimize risks, it's crucial that these procedures are performed by qualified and experienced surgeons.
  • Psychological Impacts: It's important for patients to have realistic expectations and that their desire for surgery isn't driven by deeper psychological issues such as body dysmorphic disorder.
  • Surgeon: You should research your surgeon and ensure they are on the GMC specialist register for Plastic Surgery and a member of BAAPS or BAPRAS. They should also be performing these procedures regularly.
  • Facility: The place where the procedure is performed should be CQC registered.

In conclusion, "designer vagina" surgeries encompass a range of procedures, each aimed at altering the female genitalia for various reasons, from cosmetic to functional. The term is most commonly used to refer to the labiaplasty procedure. As the popularity of these surgeries grows, so does the need for informed public discourse on their implications, ensuring that individuals make educated decisions based on comprehensive medical advice and realistic expectations.

About the Expert

Mr Reza Nassab

Mr Reza Nassab, MBChB, MSc, MBA, FRCS (Plast), is a well-established consultant plastic surgeon with a specialist interest in cosmetic surgery. Mr Nassab performs a wide range of procedures for the face, breast, body, and skin. He is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeons in the North West, Cheshire, and UK. He has numerous patients from around the world, from countries such as Dubai, Ireland, Finland, France, and Spain.

Mr Nassab offers patients a bespoke holistic approach. His consultation identifies your expectations and desires. He will discuss options specific to your needs to help you achieve realistic goals. His philosophy is that an individual patient is unique in their goals and anatomy, therefore each treatment plan has to be tailored to that individual.

Mr Nassab has become one of the go-to plastic surgeons among celebrities and influencers. He has been featured on the TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire performing procedures such as the Mummy Makeover and Eyelid Lift. He has also featured on the ITV show Olivia Attwood's Price of Perfection. He is well known for his breast augmentation surgery, and a number of his celebrity patients have shared their stories in the press and media.

What is a Designer Vagina?

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Consultations involve an in-depth discussion about your desired outcomes and planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations in Cheshire and Manchester. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Mr. Reza Nassab performs consultations and procedures in Knutsford, Cheshire, and Deansgate Square, Manchester. He operates in the exclusive boutique hospital in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This is a state-of-the-art facility providing the best in patient care. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations and minor procedures at CLNQ in Deansgate Square Manchester and Knutsford Cheshire.

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