How far would your go to have the perfect sex life? You would probably make a trip to a sexy lingerie store or even read up about the latest moves to spice things up a little. But would you be willing to actually have an invasive procedure that claims to have great results? Surprisingly, many women would! The cosmetic surgery industry has cashed in on this willingness and has come up with a variety of surgical procedures that promise instant results and have actually marketed them to willing clients. They work in many women, but definitive proof they work in all has not been proven.
Two of the most recent trends are the much discussed ‘G-Spot’ and ‘O-Spot’ Amplifications procedures. The G-Spot enhancement procedure was popularized by a famous Beverly Hills Cosmetic surgeon who is also known for creating the concept of the G-spot. The trend has already picked up in UK and has the US following closely behind. The O-Spot procedure was popularized by the creator of the Vampire Lift and uses PRP. The procedures aim at expanding the erotic genital areas to enhance sexual gratification. They both use hyaluronic acid which is also used as a facial filler.
The procedures are somewhat controversial. In the UK Senior cosmetic surgeons have dismissed these jabs by stating that stretching the muscles and tissues in this area may not enhance sexual results. The effects are unpredictable and reducing sensation has occurred over a period of time in some anecdotal cases. Paul Banwell, a consultant plastic surgeon, who is also a prominent associate of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons warns that this procedure could have unfavorable long term effects and may also cause scarring and sexual dysfunction, although his conclusions are without proof also.
Despite skepticism, the procedure seems to appeal to many women who want to enhance their sexual experience. There are over 200 doctors internationally who have been trained in this procedure, and the amount spent for them is estimated at a whopping $51000. Dr. David Matlock, who owns a trademark for the term ‘G-Spot’ charges $1500 for each procedure and has his patients coming back every 6 months.
Experts in UK continue to warn patients there may be impending health hazards of this cosmetic surgery. Injecting foreign material into a sensitive body part may have unexpected results in the long run. However, there is little evidence that supports this claim when hyaluronic acid is used, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body.
Another vaginal cosmetic procedure is the labioplasty procedure, which removes excess skin from the labia minor. Some surgeons claim that these procedures can “increase confidence” in women by improving the external appearance of the genitalia. Many perform the procedure simply because women desire their genital areas to look more beautiful and sensual, and don’t like the excess skin hanging between their legs.
Such cosmetic surgery procedures came into force as early as 2008 with the coming of “designer vaginas”. Following that was the promise of a perfect female anatomy with the extreme labioplasty that was named “Barbie”. This sparked a lot of protests including the “Say No to Barbie Campaign”. According to Dr. Ted Weaver, chairman of the college’s women’s health committee, such cosmetic surgery thrives on insecurities and fears. According to him, “designer vagina” surgeries have been performed on patients with scarring, infection or disfigurement and have also been used to alter sexual sensation.
However, most cosmetic surgeons who perform these procedures disagree with Dr. Weaver’s assumptions. Dr. Robert True, a cosmetic surgeon in Dallas, TX, says, “It would appear that Dr. Weaver obviously has never performed these procedures because, if he had, he would have seen the satisfaction that patients exhibit after they see the improved appearance and feel the enhanced sexual functions of their genital organs. Also, the large majority of these procedures are not performed because the patient has any scarring, infection or disfigurement. The patients are just normal women who desire cosmetic enhancements, which happen to be in the genital areas. Perhaps such critics would be against breast augmentation too.”