Dr. Lina Triana

Vaginal plastic surgery should not be done in teenagers

There are more and more people today seeking vaginal plastic surgery procedures. It is estimated that in the last years there have been an increase in the number of vaginal surgical and non surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons.

Statistics from the american society of aesthetic plastic surgery – ASAPS- show that in the last two years there was an increase of 152% in the number of labiaplasties performed in teenagers. This number is alarming since in these girls the vagina is not fully matured and of course even worse since we have not a fully psychological matured individual.

Today’s peer pressure can take these teenagers to perform vaginal aesthetic plastic surgery procedures even when not needed. In Colombia we do have a law that prohibits aesthetic plastic surgery procedures in teenagers and can help us regulate this phenomenon in our country decreasing the risk of vaginal plastic surgery procedures being done and offered to young girls.

Dr. Lina Triana is a world wide pioneer in vaginal plastic surgery procedures and recommends the following tips when you think in having a vaginal plastic surgery procedure done:

Vaginal plastic surgery procedures should not be done in teenagers.

Although many patients today seeking vaginal plastic surgery procedures ask for complete trimming this should never be done. Labia minora are there for two main reasons: protect the internal vagina and help guide urine flow.

Correction of long or big labia is not only an aesthetic procedure, in many cases it helps patients who suffer of pinching due to tight clothing or exercise, bad odor or even constant painful lacerations in the area.

When thinking in having done a vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal plastic surgery procedure always look for a board certified surgeon that has specialized in this area.