FEMALE GENITAL AESTHETICS
The growing trend for genital cosmetic surgery among women may be attributed to fashion, cleanliness, aesthetic displeasure and media portrayal.Female genital cosmetic surgery is becoming an increasingly popular procedure. However, almost all of these procedures are performed privately so precise figures are difficult to obtain. Female genital cosmetic surgery includes labiaplasty, liposuction of the mons pubis, vaginal tightening, clitoral hood reduction, clitoral repositioning, G–spot amplification and hymen reconstruction. The study found that labiaplasty of the labia minora is the most frequently performed procedure, and is primarily done for aesthetic reasons. It prevents folds of skin—referred to as the labia minora—protruding below the labia majora, or corrects asymmetry. Beyond cosmetic reasons, some women complain that they experience discomfort during physical activities such as cycling, walking or sexual intercourse. Surgery performed for these reasons would not be regarded as cosmetic.