Surgery sex : a mode that affects the adolescent girls
Published the 07.07.2017 at 12h06
Long a taboo, the plastic surgery intimate develops. Among women, the success of one of the labia minora grows : very marginal, there are still about fifteen years ago, it now ranks as the 16th largest cosmetic surgery the most commonly practiced.
In 2016, more than 138 000 labioplasties would have been practiced in the world, according to the figures collected by the international Society of aesthetic plastic surgery (ISAPS). It is 40% more than in 2015.
With the democratization also come drifts. More and more teenagers, sometimes even of very young girls, make their way into the offices of surgeons to the request. For the NHS, the organisation of public health columbia, 200 girls have been using in 2015 and 2016. Among them, 150 were under the age of 15 years.
Even at 9 years old
A heresy of Dr Naomi Crouch, a member of the Society of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology british. “I find it very hard to believe that 150 girls have a malformation medical requiring surgery of the lips “, she explains to the BBC, adding that she has personally never received in consultation.
But some of his colleagues don’t have as many scruples, or give in to the demands of their patients. Young teenage girls, sometimes even pre-teenage girls 11, 10, or even 9 years come to consultation asking to arrange the small lips, which they consider unsightly.
“I had the impression that they were not sharp enough and I wanted them to be smaller,” points to the BBC’s Anna, a woman who wished to have the surgery when she was only 14 years old. “I had the idea that they should be symmetric and not to go out. I thought that’s what everyone looked like, because I had never seen [female] normal in the past.”
The fault to the cult of the perfect body, and in particular the image of the sex “normal,” conveyed by pornography : gender of which nothing protrudes, gender of Barbie. And surgeons, who do not manage to convince these young girls, or do not wish to.