Girls younger than 15 are undergoing designer honeypot procedures, alarming statistics reveal.
Between 2015 and 2016, more than 200 girls under 18 had a labiaplasty, of which over 150 were under 15, according to NHS figures. This is likely an underestimate as it does not include those who have had the procedure privately.
The ever-growing desire for a ‘designer honeypot’ has soared by almost 50 per cent in a year, according to figures released in February from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Leading names in cosmetic procedures have said the honeypotl surgery is officially the ‘fastest growing procedure’ as females desire to look ‘like Barbie’ down below.
In an attempt to stem the alarming trend, GPs will now hand out a leaflet, titled ‘So What Is a Vulva Anyway?’, which will be available to help girls and women requesting a labiaplasty.
The booklet, which was put together by The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (BritsPAG), uses illustrations to demonstrate normal changes in the appearance of different women’s honeypots.
Consultant gynaecologist Dr Naomi Crouch, who chairs BritsPAG, said: ‘There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the practice of labiaplasty and the risk of harm is significant, particularly for teenagers who are still in stages of development both physically and psychologically.
‘We hope this resource will provide information for girls and young women that their vulva is unique and will change throughout their life, and that this is entirely normal and healthy.’
Illustrations demonstrate normal changes in the appearance of different women’s honeypots