Women today are being bombarded with images of what culture has deemed the perfect body. While breast augmentation and other types of cosmetic surgeries have been done for years, recently surgeries to correct or enhance female sex organs have become very popular according to the Austin, Texas-based Dr. Jennifer Walden.
The first of these surgeries is known as a labiaplasty. The labia are the folds of skin surrounding the vulva and or on either side of the vagina. The surgery can be performed on either the labia major, or larger outer “lips”, or the labia minor, the inner and smaller folds of skin. The labia can change both the size or the shape of the lips.
One of the more common reasons for women choosing this surgery is due to the popularity of tighter clothing like swimwear, tight jeans and yoga pants that accentuate that part of a woman’s body. Also, the prevalence and wider acceptance of pornographic films have increased many women’s desire to enhance that part of their anatomy. Aside from the aesthetical issues surrounding enlarged labial lips, there are also medical and hygienic concerns, plus some women have reported sexual discomfort.
Vaginoplasty is the other procedure that is gaining in widespread popularity. This procedure is used to “tighten” up a vagina that has become loose due to childbirth or the normal aging process. This surgery can increase the enjoyment from sex for both partners. There is also a non-surgical technique that uses pulses of radio frequencies that is a popular option.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is the spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS and has appeared on a number of television shows and newscast. Her articles and interviews have likewise been featured in a number of popular beauty and women’s health publications. She graduated from the Texas Medical University and performed her fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals. Walden has also edited and authored a number of peer-reviewed research articles and a widely used textbook in aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Walden is active in the charitable community in her hometown and goes on frequent international medical service trips with Austin Smiles, a charity dedicated to delivering cleft palate surgery to children around the world. She is also a proponent of the Austin junior League’s FIT (Food in Tummies) program that provides nutritious meals to children over the weekends and during school breaks when they do not have access to school lunches.