Plastic surgery

Shapely Ankles and Cankles

Why are women getting plastic surgery to slim down their ankles? Cristen and Caroline explore how slender ankles became a feminine beauty standard and the etymology and science behind the dreaded cankles.

"Designer Vaginas": A Brief Timeline of Labiaplasty

Although it isn't a new cosmetic surgery, so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" has become on of the most highly publicized procedures that more women are seeking out these days. The combination labiaplasty and vaginoplasty is meant to tighten genital muscles and diminish the appearance of the vulva, literally leaving less to look at -- as in the opposite of a breast augmentation. Despite the unpleasant (and many would argue unnecessary) process involved, according to a 2011 review published by the International Society of Sexual Medicine, 87 percent of vaginal rejuvenation patients opt for the surgery for purely aesthetic reasons. And as demonstrated in the following brief timeline, it hasn't taken much time at all for "designer vaginas" to go from being hush-hush to headline fodder.

Can plastic surgery stop bullying?

In response to a widely circulated photo of 20 Miss Korea beauty contestants that originated on a Japanese blog, a Reddit commenter who claimed to be from South Korean said: "This is called the Korean plastic face look. In certain areas of Seoul, you would think all the women are sisters because they look so similar due to same surgeries." Even though South Korea's penchant for plastic surgery already had been well established, the glaring side-by-side similarity among the young women attracted widespread attention online, with some like Hello Giggles' Jennifer Still wondering whether it signaled a "new beauty standard" South Korea (not to mention increased difficulty with judging beauty contestants that all look remarkably the same).

Vaginal Rejuvenation: A Brief Timeline

Although it isn't a new cosmetic surgery, so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" has become on of the most highly publicized procedures that more women are seeking out these days. The combination labiaplasty and vaginoplasty is meant to tighten genital muscles and diminish the appearance of the vulva, literally leaving less to look at, like the opposite of a breast augmentation. Despite the unpleasant (and many would argue unnecessary) process involved, "designer vaginas" are on the upswing...

Vaginoplasty, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are today's hottest new plastic surgeries. So what does a normal vagina look like? Tune in to learn more about why women get "The Barbie" and other vaginal cosmetic surgeries.