A top beauty doctor has warned of the risks of ‘genital enhancement’ after being inundated with requests for cosmetic jabs for the joystick and vagina. Harley Street skin specialist Dr Nirdosh says requests range from anal bleaching to having the labia and the joystick plumped using dermal fillers. According to the medic, such intimate treatments are not only unnecessary but can also result in painful swelling, nerve paralysis, bleeding and other complications.
‘Simply put, a lot of women want a “young vagina”,’ explains Dr Nirdosh. ‘They don’t like the aesthetic look of a saggy, deflated floppy vagina and see cosmetic dermal fillers as saviour. ‘But while they can make your hands and face look up to a decade younger, there are more risks associated when you apply them to genitals.’
Such risks include nerve paralysis, bleeding, swelling and loss of sensation during sex. ‘The extra risk is because of the vast amount of nerves and blood vessels around the femalecore, labia and urethral opening,’ says Dr Nirdosh. ‘To put it simply, the vagina might look prettier afterwards but it won’t be worth it if it doesn’t work in the long term – that is the risk you are taking.’
She also warns that some of the clients asking for such treatments could be suffering from body dysmorphia – a condition that sees sufferers fixate on their looks, often negatively. ‘I always refuse to do these sorts of treatments because I prefer to stick to what I know about, which is making women look naturally beautiful.
‘Injecting genitals and using non surgical procedures such as dermal fillers or botox has risk associated with it.
‘Moreover, I suspect many people requesting this sort of thing have body dysmorphia as there is no real underlying problem.’
Although labiaplasty surgery – where the labia is reduced during an operation – is not uncommon and can sometimes be necessary for medical reasons, the surge in demand for fillers is new.
‘People think the increase in requests is down celebrities but in my experience, it is more to do with the increasing number of women who date younger men. ‘They see it as a way of bonding with their men and, from what I’ve seen, this is the driving force behind it. ‘But it isn’t only female clients who want genital enhancements. Men have also requested cosmetic jabs to their joysticks – with the aim of increasing its girth in mind.
Penoplasty surgery to enhance the size of the organ usually involves cutting a ligament to boost length and injecting fat taken from elsewhere in the body to increase the girth. But Dr Nirdosh says no jab involving the joystick is ever completely safe – and warns that fat injections can leave lumps in unexpected places.
‘The rate of fat breakdown is not even, so lips, for example, can be left looking crooked as it breaks down unevenly.
‘In the face, fat rejuvenation can result in it looking very asymmetrical due to unpredictable breakdown and the same applies to other body parts.’