American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released statistics yesterday showing that two below-the-belt procedures are steadily rising in popularity. According to member data from 2013, labiaplasty procedures increased by 44% over the course of the year, and buttock augmentation procedures increased by 58%. While the figures for labiaplasty and buttock augmentation are significant, they represent a very small portion of cosmetic procedures overall.
What is the cause for the upward trend in labiaplasty? ASAPS asked Christine Hamori, MD, of Massachusetts, an ASAPS member specializing in labiaplasty and other body contouring procedures.
“The reality is that women have been grooming themselves differently for about the past ten years, with many eliminating pubic hair altogether, and consequently, they are noticing what things look like in that region as a result. Many of my patients want to achieve a clean, smooth look as they would with their face and underarms,” explains Hamori.
To read the full press release on the trend in labiaplasties and buttock augmentations, please click here.
The ASAPS is slated to release its full 2013 statistics in March so stay tuned...
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