Sep 3, 2007

Not a good idea

Designer vaginas.
Dr. Erin Tracy was surprised when a teenage patient came to her gynecological practice to request a surgical procedure.

Her young patient wanted a more attractive vagina. The girl sought labiaplasty — a procedure to trim down and shape the inner or outer lips of the vagina, often for cosmetic purposes.

"She came in specifically to ask me to perform this procedure because a girlfriend of hers had had this done as well," said Tracy, an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard University.

Such requests are becoming more common. Procedures including "vaginal rejuvenation," "designer vaginoplasty," "revirgination" and "G-spot amplification" are rapidly gaining popularity.

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