Designer Vaginas – Give Me A Break

by Linda Franklin

Designer Vaginas - Give Me A Break Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanDesigner vaginas – you’ve got to be kidding. This focus on being perfect, even when it comes to their va-ja-ja’s, just confirms my opinion that today’s woman is moving backwards.  I hate to see this happening when so many have worked so hard to help women appreciate themselves from the inside out.

Doctors report children as young as 11 seeking surgery.  Yes, you read that right.  The concept of beauty has extended from having the right looking cheeks to the right looking genitals.

The hour-long procedure which was originally popular with patients suffering from incontinence or a sagging of the vaginal canal following childbirth, is now more widely used for cosmetic purposes to either to enhance the appearance of the genitalia or boost sexual satisfaction.

While the average age of those requesting the surgery is between 30-45 some doctors are concerned the trend is causing teenagers to become increasingly ‘misled or confused’ about what is normal.

It’s just not right,’ Dr Iglesia, a Washington, D.C., gynecologist, noted in an editorial in the June issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Critics believe it is yet another service aimed at women pursuing an impossible ideal of physical perfection, and surgeons say the majority of patients have been influenced by internet pornography and the media industry.

One patient said she looked at ‘a few Playboys here and there’ before opting for labiaplasty

Dr. John Miklos who trained as a gynecologist and reconstructive surgeon, and now calls himself a ‘medical tailor,’ specializes in surgery to reshape a woman’s private parts. On average he performs as many as 180 labiaplasties a year to cut back the skin flaps surrounding the vaginal opening.

There are two main types of procedure available:

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

  • For women who want to enhance or improve sexual gratification
  • Most patients are women who have had children and experience vaginal relaxation
  • The procedure enhances vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control
  • Effectively decreases the internal and external vaginal diameters
  • Builds up and strengthens the perineal body

Designer Laser Vaginoplasty

  • Aesthetic laser enhancement for women who are concerned with appearance
  • Sculpts and reduces the inner and outer labia
  • Reduces excess skin
  • Reduces thickness of the labia minora
  • Pigmentation treatment to create uniform colouration
  • Rejuvenates the relaxed parts of the vagina
  • Augment any areas that are ‘flat’ with transfer of fat from other areas
  • Removes fatty bulges of pubic area

The growth comes despite a warning from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in 2007 that strongly questioned the medical validity and safety of female genital cosmetic surgery which can cost between $2,500 and $12,000.

One of the major concerns is that many surgeons fail to explain risks, such as infections, scarring, pain and the loss of the very sensations some patients seek to enhance.

‘Even when women are told of potential complications, like insensitivity of the clitoris … they still may be unstoppable if they have the notion that they need a younger-looking or more perfect or more desirable vulva,’ said Harriet Lerner, a psychologist specializing in women’s issues.

Do women really think that men really care if you have the perfect vagina?  Not the men I have spoken to.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality.  Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.



Disguising The Effects Of Aging

by Cynthia Rowland

Cyn red shirtOnce a face is injected with chemical substances it is forever changed. It's the same with lopping off sagging skin; no matter how experienced the surgeon is the once untouched face will forever display signs of alteration. Even laser treatments have proven to be iffy at best, with unexpected burns and holes in the chin and around the eyes when over aggressive actions are used.

Disguising aging is big business these days; not only are the docs vying for your dollars, the department stores, spas, drugstores and internet sites want you to buy their hyped anti-aging lotions, potions and serums.

We have been deluged with all sorts of anti-aging concoctions from the foreskin of baby penises, to a specially bred fish that are willing to eat away at dead skin. EW!  Do these preparations deliver on their promises or are they just clever ads to have us spend our hard-earned dollars?

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Cosmetic Surgery Cannot Help Heal A Broken Heart

Cyn red shirt Divorcees are a cosmetic surgeons wet dream. Vengeance surgery now makes up about 25% of all cosmetic work done.  Women have this misguided idea that going under the knife will exact some type of revenge on their wandering, cheating husbands who have dumped them for a younger model.

Reinventing yourself after a traumatic breakup isn’t a new idea but using surgery to prop up hurt feelings and rejection just might be detrimental to your overall well being.Seeking revenge on that conniving philanderer who allowed you to put your dreams on hold while he fulfilled his, may initially feel comforting and well deserved, but remember this: surgery is dangerous business. 

The stress from a breakup is very real and can really reek havoc on your body and your face.  You know at that moment in time you are particularly vulnerable and a sagging face is a constant reminder that you are aging. So, if you are promised that injections, surgery, laser treatments, and chemical peels will help you recpature your youthful essence it's hard not to resist.  

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