The ability to work at home has caused both men and women to dress in a more casual manner as their entire body is not visible on a Zoom or Teams call. Many women have turned to leggings that they can wear at home and in the gym, but this decision has caused discomfort for some who wear them on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at why the demand for labiaplasty has grown thanks to the increase in women wearing leggings.
A number of women are making the decision to have “designer vagina” surgery after wearing very tight leggings that are both uncomfortable and a source of embarrassment thanks to the appearance of “camel toe” in their private area. The “designer vagina” surgery is known as labiaplasty, and it is performed to shrink the labia minora AKA the flaps located on either side of the inside of the vagina.
Surgeons can perform a labiaplasty using a trim or central wedge technique. During the trim technique, the surgeon creates an incision that runs the length of the labia so extra skin and issue located on the labia minora can be trimmed to the size desired by the patient. On the other hand, the central wedge technique is performed by the surgeon removing a wedge from the area of the labium that is protruding the most. Then, the top of the labium is sutured together to the bottom part of the labium in order to create a smaller labium.
Discomfort is one of the main reasons women want to have labiaplasty as the wearing of tight clothing such as leggings and athleisure wear can cause pain in the lower part of the body. In general, exercise clothing is form-fitting and tight which means it puts pressure on the area of the vagina along with causing chaffing that can make the skin sting or burn and even develop an area of redness or a rash. If a female has an enlarged labia, it can make them feel uncomfortable and afraid others can see what they are experiencing thanks to the appearance of “camel toe.”
The desire to look stylish and trendy in leggings and workout clothing can be put to the side as some women simply want to reduce their pain and feel better rather than wear trendy clothing. The pain from leggings is a common issue for many women and someone wearing a pair of leggings that starts to feel uncomfortable often wants to address the issue with the labia by making the decision to have a surgical procedure.
The Kardashians have been spotted wearing athleisure clothing for quite awhile with Kim’s own SKIMS brand featuring some athleisure wear in its lineup. Even though they are normally in support of each other, Khloe Kardashian said that Kim failed to keep women with “bigger vaginas” in mind when she was designing the clothing items.
During an episode of their show on Hulu, Khloe told Kim she had a “bone to pick” with her regarding the clothing offered by SKIMS. “You know you guys make fun of me for having a bigger vagina than most.” Khloe added, “It’s a sliver. Is it just supposed to cover my [clitoris]? The vagina needs a little more fabric, just a little wider.”
After hearing the concerns from her sister, Kim Kardashian decided to redesign the clothing line to make the area that goes over the crotch more suitable for women of all labia sizes. Unfortunately, not all clothing brands are willing to take the needed steps to make the necessary changes to their clothing to fit all body sizes.
One surgeon recently told the New York Post that 80% of his patients want to have labiaplasty because of the discomfort they experience wearing tight clothing as opposed to wanting to have the procedure for purely aesthetic reasons.
When it comes to labiaplasty, there are some complications patients need to know about in advance of having the procedure. For example, there was one patient who reported that she lost sensation in her body in the area below the belt after having labiaplasty surgery. In addition, patients need to know that they might experience scar tissue and infections following the procedure.
The first step that any patient must perform before having labiaplasty is to schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified surgeon who is experienced in explaining the procedure as well as performing the surgery. The doctor can explain the benefits of labiaplasty and also caution the patient about any possible risks and side effects associated with the surgery. A patient with the information they need to know about having any type of plastic surgery procedure is able to make an educated final decision about having the treatment of choice performed by a surgeon.