Vaginal Plastic Surgery “Female Circumcision”


The increasingly popular practice of surgically reshaping the female genitalia in order to create the “perfect vagina” has come under sharp criticism by medical experts, who claim the practice is akin to female genital mutilation and has little medical necessity.

The procedure, known as labioplasty, usually involves surgically reshaping or cutting off parts of the labia minora/majora, the folds of skin surrounding the vagina.

Reportedly most operations are undertaken for aesthetic reasons, but medical reasons include discomfort caused by an excessively overdeveloped labia, with costs in the region of $5,000. Possible complications include loss of sensation, scarring, and the usual risks of infection and botched operations.

A variety of studies have criticised the practice, with the latest research published by the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology damning the procedure as largely unnecessary and poorly understood.

The study criticised the procedure as being an unnecessary one with demand fuelled by plastic surgeons’ own advertising, and questioned the underlying notion that there is a “correct” aesthetic for the vagina:

“Advertisements promote labial surgery as easy answers to women’s insecurities about their genital appearances – insecurities that are fuelled by the very advertisements that prescribe a homogenised, pre-pubescent genital appearance standard for all women.”

Such “standards of beauty” for something so intimate as the female vagina are, particularly in the relatively modest nations of Europe and America, likely to be based almost exclusively on the genital appearance of performers in pornography, hardly providing a broad cross-section of female anatomical variation.

The fact that many of these performers have actually had the surgery further increases the risk that an unrealistic aesthetic is being promoted as desirable.

They also questioned the medical justification for such surgery, saying supposed pain from a protruding labia may well be psychosomatic, and pointing out that male genitalia has similar sensitivity whilst protruding far further – in such cases therapy might be more effective, they say.

The researchers even go so far as to note certain similarities between labioplasty and female genital mutilation, where the labia and/or clitoris are cut off, a practice endemic in certain Islamic nations, saying the procedure may permanently damage sexual sensitivity and cause complications in childbirth.

The study concludes by questioning the wisdom of cutting off the most sensitive parts of the female body for purely cosmetic reasons:

“Labial surgery needs to be rigorously evaluated in future, and for longer term.

Furthermore, quality research is needed to improve our understanding of the psychological drivers behind women’s decision to sacrifice sexually sensitive tissue that contributes to erotic experiences, for a certain genital appearance that used to be an obligation only for some glamour models.”

Just how many women are undergoing such surgery is not known, but numbers are thought to be increasing “exponentially.”

Naturally, plastic surgeons offering the procedure insist there are no possible long-term problems worth “terrorising” customers over, and everyone can now enjoy an “elegant” labia:

“They’ve gone a bit over the top. Essentially this is just about removing a bit of loose flesh, leaving behind an elegant-looking labia with minimum scarring. The procedure won’t interfere with sexual function.

Women want this for a number of reasons – some find it uncomfortable to ride a bike for instance, but for the majority it is aesthetic, that’s true.

Lads’ mags are looked at by girlfriends, and make them think more about the way they look. We live in times where we are much more open about our bodies – and changing them – and labioplasty is simply a part of this.”

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    Comment by stillcode
    07:46 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I have to say, aesthetically, after having looked at the before and after pictures, the results of the labiaplasty look good. They look better than the way they looked before.
    However, I'd never want any potential girlfriend of mine to risk injuring her body in such a procedure. Let alone, spend $5,000.

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    Comment by erochichi
    08:21 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Your aesthetics are sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wait, wait, WAIT......
    1st, they're cutting off the labia, not the clitoris. So it's NOT circumcision.

    2nd, I can't blame them for getting them cut down. I sure as hell don't want to look at no fucking "meat curtains".

    Don't go telling me I'm shallow, you fuckers, I know what I DO like to see and what I DON'T.
    Go take your feminazi bullshit complaints elsewhere.

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:01 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I have a warning for you: you`re still young. Your tastes can and probably will change.
    I have myself grown to like large labias through experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People's tastes will change undoubtedly, but it is presumptuous to say that all men will converge to your opinion as they grow older. Arguing for some non-existent form of maturity is silly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If it makes everyone look like lolis, I'm fine with this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Got to agree with you there...... the world would be much better off if women looked like loli's throughout their whole lives.... and men looked like they were, at most, 40 throughout their whole lives.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    rate this poster up

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    08:43 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Fuckin' freak.

    Comment by Y0k41
    09:30 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's wrong with lolis? Oh wait this is 3D we're talking about, never mind.....ugh

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:08 06/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No one wants your stretched out old nasty flappy beefcurtains, bitches.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just gonna throw in here that plastic surgery is the ultimate definition of the yuppie subculture; you are what you can pay.

    Plain as an ironing board? No problem. Your true age is showing? we got Botox for that. Don't like the size of your Willie friend? Look, we can make it bigger and wider; but I warn ya; I'll look completely unrealistic. So as long as you can afford it; the doors of a aesthetical-driven society(I personally blame the media and mainstream pr0n stars)are open for you.

    For We Are Many.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, get used to it. The fact is that people don't want to appear 'ugly' anymore, and the men and women (even girls and boys) today are more willing to tell you "Honey, you are ugly!"

    I don't see that as a problem in the slightest. If you don't want to do these things, then simply don't do them and 'live with people calling you ugly'.... because it is THEIR OPINION of you, nothing more, nothing less... and unless you have a problem with the person in question seeing you as 'ugly', just ignore them.

    Comment by Envoy Loves You
    23:58 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I truly enjoyed reading the comments here. Here's to more elegant vaginas. *Clinks glasses*

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Future of Earth = ELEGANT VAGINAS

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I support labioplasty as much as I support circumcision (for non-medical reasons) which is not at all.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    15:24 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So is Judaism a medical reason?

    Protip: there is no good answer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If someone wants to cut off their foreskin for religion they can be my guest, doesn't mean I'll support it.

    I emphasize the fact it should be their own decision though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't imagine someone voluntarily taking a knife to it unless there is a disease or condition with it. Then again people pierce themselves in places I wouldn't either. But to take such a risk of losing nerves for feeling and control is beyond me. The 'camel-toes pouch and unit' is something females are born with so deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let me put it this way.

    Maybe it's wrong, maybe it's right, it's not definite, but who are they to try to prohibit it? Come on, I thought humans are finally free, let people do what they want to do, as long as they don't harm anyone else.

    You want a piercing, tattoo, circumcision, fine, your body your decision. Why do people have to censor and prohibit stuff, I thought the modern world is based on freedom of speech and thought.

    God damn it, this reminds me so much of religion and feminism. I hate those kind of people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can do any of those things, but can you find another person to help you do those?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    while religeon did destroy us that why i dont believein a god but many im draconian so i know what will come in the afterlife either a rebirth of ascension to a godlike being we decide wher we go and if u want to go to heaven make sure u a god before wanting to cause itll just be pointless wishing ok cause heaven is where the gods reside
    ok and ull just be going to the well of sould for another rebirth if this isnt ur first life on this little planet ok

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn, another delicious pic from Artefact =d

    I always wonder where does he find those? 2chan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you seen porn stars vaginas? Its like tossing a hotdog down a hallway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, no, it isn't. SOME porn stars are like that because they have gotten into the 'severe stretch' porn with the huge-ass dildos. Most of them however do NOT have vaginas like 'tossing a hotdog down a hallway'. The only person who can say that is someone who has never had sex with a pornstar or someone who is 'jealous' or 'angry' at the more sexually-liberated porn star because they are sexually liberated more than they are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous above is a girl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey im not but want to be and i still like hentai ok so shut up u jelous doggg

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in the article's picture... the hand and arm are VERY well-drawn..

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Statistics for male foreskin disadvantages/advantages are skewed, because a lot of men in african nations are uncircumcised.

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    Comment by GHS
    12:06 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what happens when scientists and doctors argue with each other. They argue over pussy. jk

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    Comment by motaku96
    14:31 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think they should cut it if they don't have to. If I didn't already have a circumsision, I wouldn't be able to deal with the thought of cutting off a part of my penis. Even if they say it won't hurt, you know it will.

    The op pic is great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, no, it doesn't. I have some Jewish friends who have had circumcisions, and they say it doesn't hurt at all with the pain-deadening cream that they give you for the penis and the pain pills that they give you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 11/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's ironic. Most of the time the women end up looking hideous after plastic surgery while before they looks perfectly fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 13/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This girl picture hiding her vagina and blushing is so DAMN HOT!!! *.*

    I'm in love~ <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 09/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have rather large labia, and, while I never minded before I got married, or even thought twice about it, I have become rather embarrassed by it now. My husband has a difficult time with oral, he says he can't breathe because my vulva suffocates him while performing oral sex. Also, it has gotten to the point where my labia will sometimes roll inwards during sex, even with lube, whenever he thrusts. For these reasons, I can understand why women with large labia would want to have surgery to reduce it. If I had five thousand bucks lying around, I would probably do it, myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do guys like fighting about their dicks so much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok people get a life ther is nothing wrong with getting any surgery to reshape urself im getting somthing simmaller a sex change operation and if u have some thing to say conatact me at ok ill be waiting to see how many asshole want to be retarded and say dumbass things that arent logical so have a go ok

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    God forbid a slim tidy box be considered asthetically pleasing. Say no to meat curtains and you are apparently a chauvinist.

    I received scrotal reduction surgery for aesthetic reasons. I shoulda let the boys hang low and pasted a daily picture of em on the door of Miss "largely unnecessary and poorly understood."

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how this is tagged as guro...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whwhat the fuck. I couldn't even finish reading this article.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Furthermore, quality research is needed to improve our understanding of the psychological drivers behind women’s decision to sacrifice sexually sensitive tissue that contributes to erotic experiences"

    Do they really need "quality research" to understand that they just want their labia to look like the labias they see in porn?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To 99% percent of the girls: "It's not nescessary"

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck that. Too many girls are too fake as it is. Nothing kills a boner faster than huge fakeass mutilated boobs, especially ones where you can see where the nipples were cut out and replaced (yes - put back where they were before, but it is still done in the over-muscle implants.)

    I would actually dump a girl if I found out she'd hacked up her body to falsify it if it wasn't medically neccesary. BE WHO YOU ARE. GOD. DAMN. IT.

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    Comment by smorki
    10:43 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having a body you're comfortable with does wonders for one's personality, you know.

    And everybody falsifies who they are to a certain degree, please. Do you brush your teeth? You're trying to fake a white tone not found in nature. Do you wear deodorant? You're trying to trick people into thinking you actually smell of roses after you ride a crowded bus during lunchtime on a hot summer day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Do you brush your teeth? You're trying to fake a white tone not found in nature."

    Do you realize that brushing your teeth doesn't just whiten them? If you don't take care of your teeth then they will rot and fall out. It's not a matter of "Do you want white teeth?" as much as it is "Do you want to keep your teeth?".

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    Comment by smorki
    22:20 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I take it back. Make it whitening strips then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay! We anons won! :P

    Back on topic, I don't really care about people going under the knife if it's for something serious, like a severe car accident, disease or burns but, paying $5000+ just because one want to be "MORE beautiful" is kinda over my understanding. Enhancing one's beauty is not a new concept in human history, makeup existed even in the prehistoric times but, wanting to pass from a D to a FF in bust size or to have the "perfect" vagina and risking (as minimal as it is) complications later in life, is a very flawed concept to me.

    Just my 2 cents

    **The definition of perfect being a very subjective and personal matter

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whill i pick at my teeth and my dentist is shocked and i never brush mine at all two years ago was the last time i brushed min ok i have perfect teeth i was born human and i have gotten to a point im not human anymore so that might be why im healthy as a horse in most common sense so dont say that brusshing is great ok idont abd it couldnt be better

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, no. I don't brush my teeth, they are pretty white and tartar free (so much that the dentist was shocked when I told him "I brush only once a week, at most!"), and have had NO cavities. In fact, to be blunt, I have had LESS cavities than when I was brushing every single day while under my parents control before I was 18!
    And I'm eating more 'sugary foods' and snacks to boot!

    One thing I do however.... rinse with mouthwash and whitening rinse twice a day (one time for one, one for the other a day).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you just put basic minimal oral hygiene on the same level as genital mutilation?

    I'm saying that I'm not attracted to someone who would have their bodies mutilated to form it to an arbitrary judgement of what it "should" look like. I've seen too many girls who would readily get a boob job because they think that's the only way they'll be popular or liked - one, that's bullshit - two, whatever "like" they get from that will be superficial and temporary at best anyway. They'd be better served by loving themselves as they are and projecting it so that others follow. Sounds outlandish, but that's largely how group psychology works - do something with confidence and clout and others will fall into line so they don't look like fools. (Wear a suit and people will start calling you "sir." Act like no one could like you as you are... and they won't.)

    So I'd take someone who either doesn't have such bad insecurity issues that they would LITERALLY cut off their nose to spite their face, or doesn't practice that level of deception.

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    Comment by smorki
    22:18 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...whoa, both posts wound up coming out. +_+

    I must ask you once again, what's wrong with wanting a bigger breast size? I figured that if I'm not against other less invasive means of falsifying one's appearance (wigs, make-up, high heels, colored contact lenses, etc.), I also shouldn't be against surgical modifications. Breast implants fake the female chest as much as a push-up bra would, for that matter. Either way, you're deceiving society on the way you look. I agree that if you do it just to mimic this or that celeb or if you want the grass greener on your side of the fence just for the heck of it, plastic surgery is not the solution to your problem and you'll still be unhappy. It's something you should do for yourself.

    Being this the case... even if the procedure isn't medically urgent, or even if there aren't any deformations, I still consider it something healthy. Instead of spending years in therapy, I honestly think it's much more effective and easy to just get rid of the problem in question. Therapy isn't magic, you don't just go there and they fix you right up. Neither is plastic surgery, but I'm still willing to bet on it for long-term satisfaction.

    And plastic surgery isn't even that risky. Yes, complications may occur. No, it's not as dangerous as it was a few years back. If you reshape the labia, loss of sensation will be limited to (very faintly) scarred areas only and most of it will return with time, like other procedures done on other body parts. Both clitoris and g-spot will be left intact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "i made you a reply but sankaku ated it :("

    Hygiene keeps you from developing a wide range of diseases. At the very least, it's done as a courtesy to others, at no harm to yourself. Plastic surgery keeps snobs from thumbing their designer noses at you. I do hope you can tell the difference, but it seems you can't, so while I'll read your replies, this is my final word on it.

    I deal with people all day long. I'm not a natural bishounen, but like most people, I do fine as it is. What I lack in looks I make up for with personality and friendliness, and I am truly at no loss for being passed over by those who can't handle that. Honestly though, I haven't encountered that type since junior high.

    I'm not against all plastic surgery; there are reconstructions after severe accidents. In some cases, like you'd said, there are people who most would actually consider deformed. These genital surgeries may turn the life around of someone with 6 inch labia, but if it follows the trend of other plastic surgeries, then most people will probably be the kind who think they'd look better with a face like the celeb of the week, or a big round d-cup, and will have their sexual organs sculpted to look more symmetrical, "tidier", or even younger as the articles suggested - at the risk of never again having an orgasm, or having problems when the scars rip open in childbirth. I'm simply not willing or able to relate to someone with that mindset. It's like knowing someone with anorexia nervosa who, after starving themselves half to death, starts bloodletting to drop more weight, but while you try to talk them out of it, others go "hey, that does look good! If they can afford it, then it's their right!"

    Finally, I'd berate someone for having plastic surgery no more than I would for how they naturally look, but that doesn't mean I support the procedure. In the majority of cases I see, the people would be better off with some self esteem counselling or psychological change rather than commissioning a simulacrum of living flesh at risk to their own health and wellbeing for purely aesthetic reasons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Yes, I did put oral hygiene and plastic surgery on the same level. They're both procedures commonly used by humans to look more appealing to their peers."

    So are you brushing your teeth JUST for the "beauty" it?

    Unlike sharks, we humans don't grow a new set of teeth every few months or so, unless you're very different, please refrain from comparing basic oral hygiene and plastic surgery.

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    Comment by smorki
    11:52 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, I did put oral hygiene and plastic surgery on the same level. They're both procedures commonly used by humans to look more appealing to their peers.

    And unless you plan on isolating yourself in a cave for the rest of your life, you're going to have to deal with other people. And if you can make that experience as less traumatizing as possible, by all means, proceed.

    I know you're thinking this sounds superficial, but consider some less extreme cases.

    Not all people do it because it's trendy, being self-conscious is a horrible thing and nobody should feel guilty for wanting that burden off their shoulders. And sometimes it's just not possible to act all that confident if you have an itch you can never scratch. You try to feel like making others fall in line with a huge, misshapen pear for a nose. Some people change for GOOD after going under the knife and modifying what they feel that could improve, and sometimes this is not triggered exclusively by public opinion. Breast reductions for non-medical purposes are a good example.

    Oversized, bloated lips look ridiculous. So do stretched, lifeless physiognomies. Injecting moderate amounts of silicone to lift breasts after one or more pregnancies and subsequent periods of breastfeeding doesn't fall into that category, I think. Ask people how they feel pre and post-op. I don't have the heart to tell perfectly happy people that they have mutilated themselves and it was wrong and they should have learned how to live with themselves because they were born that way and they should die that way.

    Do you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hygeine keeps you from developing ranges of diseases. Your ongoing health directly depends upon it - it is no more deception than eating is. Plastic surgery keeps superficial snobs from thumbing their designer noses at you. I do hope you can tell the difference.

    I deal with people all day. I'm not a natural bishounen, but I get by alright, and what I don't have in looks, I fill in with friendliness and personality. I'm really at no loss by losing the respect of those who can't deal with that, and I really haven't run into any in real life since maybe junior high.

    I don't honestly believe all plastic surgery is bad. There is reconstructive surgery for severe accidents. There are some cases where someone may actually be thought of by most as deformed. Then there are the other 95% who look like fine ordinary humans, but wish they had a face like the celeb of the week, or a d-cup bust. I guess I'm going to sound like a real Sankakuite here, but if that degree of falsity pervades even genitals, then I have to ask "is nothing sacred?" Ok, so maybe someone has 6-inch labia and their life will be turned around by this, but I think the common case will be people who just want to be a bit more symmetrical, or tidy, or young-looking, and they'd be willing to put those parts under the knife to reach that end. That is simply a mentality that I am not willing to associate myself with. It's like meeting someone with anorexia nervosa who thinks they're still fat after starving themselves half to death, so they start bloodletting to shave a few more pounds off while others ask "if they can afford it, isn't it their right?"

    I wouldn't attack someone for having plastic surgery any more than I would for how they look naturally, but in most cases that I actually see it done, I think they'd have been better off with some self esteem counselling rather than flesh sclupting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 17/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brushing teeth is NOT falsifying who you are any more than cats licking their own fur falsifies who they are. Tooth WHITENERS whiten teeth. Normal tooth paste is for cleaning teeth, not whitening. Not that there aren't plenty of tooth pastes that claim to whiten - but that's often by abrasion (eroding the enamel to a whiter layer) than real tooth whitening.

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