OK, I Give Up: What Is The Deal With “Barbie Vaginas”?

Posted by ALVR | January 13, 2021

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Maybe you’ve seen the term “Barbie vagina” floating around recently and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about… did Barbie accidentally post a nude to her Instagram story or something?

Rest your worried mind: Barbie isn’t involved in any scandal. The real reason you’re seeing “Barbie vagina” more often actually has to do with the fact that an increasing number of women are learning more about how labiaplasty and other vaginal rejuvenation surgeries can improve their quality of life. You guessed it: “Barbie vagina” has become a popular nickname for a vagina where the labia minora are hidden inside the folds of the labia majora, creating a smooth outward appearance when wearing tight clothing.

 

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So Is a Barbie Vagina Procedure Purely Cosmetic? 

Glad you asked! The perks of a Barbie vagina are not just aesthetic. Let’s take one common example: it’s no secret that leggings (a.k.a. yoga pants) have seen a dramatic increase in popularity in recent decades, especially as athletic wear. While many women might view leggings as one of humanity’s greatest inventions, there are also plenty of women out there for whom the experience is not a completely comfortable one. 

For women with enlarged labia, tight fitting clothing and swimwear can sometimes cause painful chafing, discomfort, and reveal more of their anatomy than they are comfortable showing. This can turn something that is supposed to be enjoyable, like yoga class or a pool party, into a stressful and embarrassing affair.

Similarly, some women may simply feel displeased with the overall appearance of their vagina and find that it affects their confidence and sense of wellbeing. At ALVR, we provide a range of treatments and procedures that are designed to improve the lives of our patients. If you are curious about labiaplasty or other vaginal rejuvenation treatments, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation today.

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