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  • n. The moulding or shaping of the labia minora and/or labia majora.


From labia + -plasty. (Wiktionary)


  • Some women have their inner vaginal lips cut and shortened to make them smaller or more symmetrical through a surgery called labiaplasty.


  • Labia Reduction Surgeryby Andrew W John A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to adjust the size and shape of a woman's labial area through paring back an area that is thought to be too fleshy.


  • I also am shocked that I have been reading in the past several days (on a variety of sites, but I don’t think it was mentioned on this one) that there is apparently a doctor in CA who does something similar to FGM as a type of cosmetic surgery that women are actually asking for (called labiaplasty or something like this?)

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  • Experts say the risks of labiaplasty include permanent scarring, infections, bleeding and irritation, as well as increased or decreased sensitivity if nerves get caught in the operation.

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  • The number of labiaplasty operations in Britain is booming.

    Labiaplasty surgery increase blamed on pornography

  • Dr Veale also expressed concerns that some women seeking surgery, the majority of whom seem to be under 30, were receiving labiaplasty on the mistaken impression that it might solve psychological problems such as body dysmorphic disorder, a condition that causes sufferers to obsess with a part of their body.

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  • Medical experts have sounded the alarm over soaring rates of labiaplasty, as the preliminary findings of a study show women are increasingly turning to private providers to pursue "designer vaginas".

    Labiaplasty surgery increase blamed on pornography

  • A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2009 revealed that there had been an almost 70% increase in the number of women having labiaplasty on the NHS on the previous year.

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  • If you're seeking surgery or have undergone labiaplasty and would like to contribute to the King's research, visit

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  • She said: A lot who come to me for labiaplasty are depressed and some are on medication.

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  • " U.S. culture have rigid and narrow beauty standards for women extended to their vulvas. With the ascendance of cosmetic surgery (and its profits), marketing (and its effectiveness), and the visibility of pornography (and its mainstreaming), there is now cultural pressure on women to have the perfect vulva."--Lisa Wade, Sociological Images, September 20, 2008.

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  • Why?

    March 20, 2011