We talk an awful lot about Hollywood actors who get plastic surgery, but very little about celebrities who got labiaplasty. That’s largely because labiaplasty itself tends to be a more private, less talked about procedure. This is understandable. Most people don’t shout about their plastic surgery from the mountain tops anyway (though, to be fair, many are open and honest about it).
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Any type of vaginal rejuvenation—surgical or otherwise—is bound to be a more private affair. That’s why it’s somewhat remarkable that Teen Mom star Briana DeJesus has been rather open about her own labiaplasty. Or, rather, her surgeon has. Her plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer (known better as the Snapchatting “Dr. Miami”) told RadarOnline.com all about it.
We assume, of course, that Dr. Salzhauer had his patient’s permission to publicize her procedure and motivations. (We find it a little unseemly, but we don’t know the details of their arrangement.) In a way, that’s helpful, because DeJesus’s motivations are not terribly different from those of many labiaplasty patients.
Why Get Labiaplasty?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, there are many reasons patients want to get plastic surgery. Dr. Salzhauer was, unfortunately, quick to ascribe “labia envy” to DeJesus. And while that may be true in her specific case, I’m not convinced that nudity in film (adult and otherwise) is at the root of the significant rise in popularity labiaplasty has enjoyed.
Rather, I think it’s more appropriate to discuss labiaplasty’s appeal in a more personal sense. That is, women en mass are not rushing out to get labiplasty because of what they see in the movies. Women who undergo a labiaplasty are interested in the procedure for very personal reasons.
In fact, many of those reasons include:
- An enlarged labia can lead to physical discomfort during daily activities
- Discomfort during activities such as exercise
- Feelings of self-consciousness
- Removing excess labia tissue can help the patient feel more youthful
- Some patients do not like the way excess labia tissue “feels” on a daily basis
- Labia tissue can be “stretched out” by normal life events, such as giving birth
In other words, patients tend to request this procedure because of situations that are unique to them.
What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
Once the labiaplasty is performed, patients will tend to notice some significant benefits—and not all of those benefits will be aesthetic. Yes, the labia will look more youthful. But there are other benefits as well:
- The patient will generally enjoy more comfort, especially during activities such as exercise
- Patients could experience a boost to confidence and self esteem
- Patients might experience more pleasure and sensation during sexual activities
- Patients may feel more comfortable in tight fitting clothing
There are more benefits, as well. The motivations and benefits of labiaplasty procedures are usually more complex and more personal than the popular media tends to highlight.
Why Don’t More Celebrities Discuss Labiaplasty?
When a celebrity gets a facelift or a breast augmentation, it’s often difficult to ignore. The evidence is right there, before our eyes. That’s not true with something like a labiaplasty. Indeed, there are very few people who will ever see the actual results—and I wonder if that plays into why more celebrities don’t discuss this particular procedure.
What I mean by that is this: the procedure seems to be more personal, more for the patient, than some other plastic surgery procedures. Of course, as the website of the Twin Cities plastic surgeons at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery will tell you: every procedure is focused on the patient—making the patient happy, confident, and so on.
But labiaplasty seems to double down on that in a way. It’s not as though many people look into breast augmentation procedures because they want someone else to be happy. But there is some acknowledgement (and boost in confidence, perhaps) that is rooted in the fact that others will see the results. The results, in other words, are made to be seen.
That’s not necessarily true with labiaplasty.
Procedures About You
To be sure, I’m getting into kind of murky waters here. I don’t mean to speak for any particular person getting a plastic surgery procedure. Nor do I wish to ascribe motivations for labiaplasty procedures to any particular person. As with any plastic surgery procedure, you should only have a labiaplasty performed if you want to get the results.
That’s trueeven if you’re a celebrity or Hollywood A-list actor. Celebrities who got labiaplasty are not limited to Braina DeJesus, after all—though, she’s certainly been amongst the most open (so far).