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    3 Vaginal rejuvenation myths

    As demand for cosmetic vaginal procedures increases, so are the controversies associated with these options, according to plastic surgeon Jennifer L. Walden, M.D., of the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, Austin, Texas, who presented “Controversies in female genital rejuvenation,” yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in Las Vegas.

    Dr. Walden shared these three common myths and the realities of what she sees in practice.

    Myth 1

    There is a trend in beautification of the female genitalia that has been brought about because men in our culture have unrealistic expectations about the appearance of the female body.

    Truth: Cosmetic vaginal procedures are on the rise in a big way, and the emergence of noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation and tightening treatments has only added to that, according to Dr. Walden.

    “This is a movement, I believe, that is overwhelmingly female-centric and not generated by men. Women want to look great ‘down there’ as they do ‘up here,’ and there's nothing wrong with that!” she says. “The noninvasive radiofrequency procedure, ThermiVa [Thermi Aesthetics], also helps with functional female issues, like mild urinary leakage with coughing or jumping and vaginal dryness due to menopause.”

    NEXT: Myth 2: Vanity

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...

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