Designer vaginas back in fashion

21 March 2011

The demand for so-called ‘designer vaginas’ is rising again, according to the latest NHS figures and the number of women admitting to having, or wanting to have, the surgery. A real-life story published in the Daily Mirror today, proved that vaginoplasty – surgery to tighten and reshape the female genitalia, can boost self-esteem and save relationships. In a no-holds-barred interview, Debra, 45, told the newspaper: “It’s absolutely the best thing I’ve ever done. “I was ashamed and embarrassed of the way I looked downstairs after having a baby, but it wasn’t just about appearance. There are physical health implications if your vagina becomes stretched and misshapen. My sex life and marriage is great and I can exercise without discomfort and have lost almost four stone.” The latest NHS figures, from 2009, show a 70 per cent increase in the number of women having labiaplasty (surgery to change the size or shape of the labia) compared with numbers from the previous year. They also show that just 404 operations were performed in 2006, which rose to 669 in 2007 and 1,118 in 2008.