Labiaplasty on the increase in the US

bikini lineLabiaplasty is becoming more popular among women of all ages, according to a New York cosmetic surgeon. Otherwise known as cosmetic gynaecology Dr Noël B Natoli says there has been a notable increase in the number of patients interested in the procedure at her practice in Long Island.“It is an increasingly popular procedure and it is not unusual for me to see three consultations for labiaplasty in a week which is a far cry from what it has been in the past,” she said. “I am glad that women are beginning to find comfort in the confidential nature of a procedure that truly is so beneficial.” She added it is often wrongly assumed this type of procedure only takes place in a gynaecologist’s office. Dr Natoli has specialised a number of techniques, allowing her to custom-tailor the treatment to the needs of each individual patient. The procedure can be performed under a general or local anaesthetic depending on patient preference, and typically takes about one hour to complete. Dr Natoli says patients only experience minimal discomfort during a short recovery period. She added: “As both a [cosmetic] surgeon and a female, I am pleased to see that more patients are seeking information on the procedure.”