What’s A “Labia Puff” & Why Do Women Get One?

If you’ve never heard of a labia puff, it’s basically fillers that are injected into your labia to make them, well, puffier. Yeah, sounds mad. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure that’s growing in popularity.

It’s a quickie. As Refinery29 points out, getting labia fillers is marketed as a really easy, quick procedure. You could even schedule the procedure during lunch as it’s said to take no more than half an hour, after which you’re guaranteed wonderful labia. Or so they say.

What’s up with the claims? You might be wondering why anyone would want to put fillers into their labia. Well, it’s said that labia fillers give your labia a younger, more rejuvenated appearance. In that way, it can be said that a labia puff is similar to getting your lips plumped up.

There are two kinds of fillers. One is a hyaluronic acid that’s injected into your labia. You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid when it comes to looking after the skin on your face as it’s a big anti-aging ingredient. The second type of labia filler involves having your labia injected with your own body fat or plasma which is taken from your blood. Gross.

This is adding to our lack of confidence. Isn’t there enough that we have to feel worried about as women? Do we really need to worry that our labia aren’t rejuvenated or young enough? I’m calling BS on this trend, and there’s good reason for it. We need more body positivity and self-love, not just acceptance, instead of always thinking that there’s something wrong with our bodies. There isn’t! Procedures like labia puffs are telling us to feel ashamed about what we look like. Enough is enough.

It’s dangerous. There are some nasty side effects that can happen from getting a labia filler. These include infection and scarring, but can be even more serious. We’re talking disfigurement, people! Is it really worth all that?

It can mess with your sexual sensations. You might think getting your labia done will make you feel more sexually confident, but you might actually end up with a lack of sexual sensation down there. That’s not cool! You never know just how the procedure can affect you and let’s be real: it’s sensitive down there! You really shouldn’t be putting anything near or in your vagina.

Labia fillers aren’t backed up by research. Just because they’re becoming trendy, it doesn’t mean they’re safe. There’s a serious lack of peer-reviewed medical research on how effective and safe labia fillers are. As with any vaginal treatment, it’s a must to get proper research on them before taking that leap. We just don’t know enough about these procedures to feel good enough about trying them out.

Besides, they’re totally unnecessary. Seriously, ask yourself why you’d even want to get labia fillers. They have no real medical purpose. If you’re battling with something that’s affecting your sexual confidence such as dryness, or you’re just not happy with your labia, speak to your doctor or gynecologist. If there’s a medical issue to deal with, they’re the best practitioners to help you out.

Who’s going to study your labia? Although some women might want to get labia fillers to please their partners (that’s even worse than getting them to please yourself!), who’s really going to sit there and study your labia? Besides, anyone who tells you that your labia don’t look good is not only an a-hole but stupid enough not to realize that labia aren’t supposed to look the same. Labia don’t come standard. They actually come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. There are no “right” and “wrong” labia.

FYI, it’s normal for labia to change over the years. As we get older, labia change just like the rest of our vaginas and bodies. It’s normal for them to get dry or to become less full, especially after losing weight or giving birth naturally. The important thing is to remember that you don’t need a procedure like a labia filler and it’s not worth doing something that can end up giving you real problems that you never had before.

They can be expensive. One report states that each injection of labia fillers cost $649, and the woman featured in the report had four treatments. That’s a lot of money for something that could end up being more harmful than healthy.

A labia filler doesn’t last forever. Yes, you might want a more beautiful vagina, but ask yourself if maybe what you really need is to change your ideas of what constitutes a beautiful vagina or labia. Plus, I hate to burst your bubble but the results of a labia filler aren’t for life. Their effects can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months max and then you’ll have to go get them done all over again, just like other youth-boosting procedures such as Botox. What a con.

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