It’s shocking but true: One of the hot trends in plastic surgery right now is labiaplasty, a procedure to trim the vulva’s inner lips, aka the labia minora. (Add this to the list of things you shouldn’t do to your vagina.) According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), labiaplasty procedures spiked 49 percent between 2013 and 2014 (from 5,070 to 7,535). And the trend seems to be continuing.
Dr. Sharon Giese is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeons in New York City. Focusing mostly on aesthetic procedures, Giese has been known for her excellent work, leaving women looking natural and refreshed instead of pinned and plucked—and moreover, for her signature alternative to the facelift, “the Natural Lift.” However, Giese also does labiaplasty, a surgery that tightens the look of the labia and has become increasingly popular in the last five years.