Thought you’d heard it all when it comes to cosmetic procedures? Well, get ready ladies, ‘cos there’s a new kid in town and she promises to have your vagina (vulva actually) looking fresher and plumper than ever. It’s called ‘labia puffing’ and no, I’m not joking.
According to The Sun, this new procedure involves removing fat from your inner thigh or abdomen, or using fillers, and injecting it into your labia to give “a more youthful appearance” according to plastic surgeon, Dr Jennifer Walden. “The benefit of labia puffing is that it uses your own fat from another area of your body and adds volume back to an area that deflates with time.”
“This makes it look great as it immediately refills it to an appearance similar to what it may have looked like prior to child-bearing and/or menopause,” Dr Walden says. She likens the procedure to Botox on the face and reports that many women who have undergone the procedure feel much more confident about the appearance of their genitals and as a result, are seeing a boost in their sex drive. Women wanting to have more sex is a great thing, but seriously, do we have to change the appearance of our lips (sorry) to do it?
What I refuse to feel insecure about is my vagina.
I mean, dontcha just hate it when you look down at your bits and think, “Geez ol’ girl, if only you were plumper and more youthful looking – you’d be SO much hotter.” Nah, me either.
Now, I’ll put my hand up and admit I’m pretty vain. At 37 I’m noticing, almost daily, that my reflection in the mirror is really starting to change. Boobs are getting lower. Wrinkles are getting deeper. Tummy is rounder. I’m not going to lie, all of these things make me feel insecure and I hate that about myself. I hate that my attractiveness, which seems so tightly connected to my age, feels like it’s fading. Fast.
What I refuse to feel insecure about is my vagina. To be honest, it’s the one area of my body I’ve never really given a second thought about in terms of appearance, other than general pube maintenance. To me, my vagina has given me the greatest source of pleasure (sex) and pain (childbirth) I’ve ever experienced. The frustrating thing is, that like many women, I buy into this shit. You bet your arse that as soon as I read about it, I had a good look down there…and you know what? She’s bloody perfect. As I’m sure yours is.
It’s funny, because age (and gravity) has the same effect on men, yet I haven’t read anything about the latest ball-tightening procedures. Guys’ shit droops too, but who really gives a hoot? You? Me? Nope. I can’t ever say I’ve looked at my husband and said, “Babe, your balls are hanging a little lower than they were last year, better book in for a testicle-lift.” Sound ridiculous? That’s because it is.
Ladies, it’s time we start saying “no.” No to wanting to change ourselves. No to insecurities. No to wanting to ‘improve’ every fucking thing about our bodies. I’m beyond tired; actually, I’m exhausted, with being obsessed with looking like my 20-year-old self and I absolutely draw the line at wanting to alter my vagina. Because she’s fabulous – just the way she is.