But a growing trend being done in Dallas and other places is raising eyebrows, among other things. Dallas hair stylist E. Cruz says, "When I first saw it, it was nothing I've ever heard before and I was like 'ouch.' "
It's been covered on the television series Nip/Tuck and now, in reality. Dr. Wesley Anne Brady says, "We see more and more women every year who are interested in vaginal plastic surgery." Dr. Brady is the only Dallas OB/GYN who specializes in it.
There is laser vaginal rejuvenation, which tightens the vagina inside and out for better sensation. There is also what Sadie Burgess plans to do: labiaplasty. Simply put, the procedure "pretties-up" the outer area of the vagina, so Sadie Burgess can "wear different underwear and be more comfortable. I feel more comfortable in bed with my partner. It's more for me than anybody else."
The surgeries start at about $5,000. Dr. Brady says the outpatient procedures are relatively simple, but the decision is serious. Like any other surgery, there is recovery time and risks. This is also a social stigma. While the subject is important, not everyone wants their story out in the open. That's why we hid the identity of a North Texas mother of two who had her vagina tightened two years ago. I asked her if it was worth it. She says, "Yes, yes. Sex is much more fulfilling for both of us. In fact when I asked my husband how long it had been since I had the surgery, he knew to the day."