There is nothing like a vaginal rejuvenation operation to get over a divorce. Melissa Meeks, the estranged wife of ‘hot felon’ Jeremy Meeks, stepped out in Los Angeles today for the first time since it emerged her husband has filed for a legal split.
To match the new blonde hair and leather jacket, the 38-year-old nurse got a vaginal lift as well.
Here, we explain the non-invasive procedure that has become so popular in the last few years.
Rejuvenated: Melissa Meeks was pictured getting a vaginal tightening procedure on Friday
THE RISE OF THE ‘DESIGNER VAGINA’
Plastic surgery in general is experiencing a boom. Last year, Americans spent a record $16 billion on procedures.
The most popular operation was Botox, a non-invasive face-tightening procedure, followed by collagen injections, another non-invasive facial operation.
Breast augmentations were the third most-popular, and easily the most popular invasive procedure.
Melissa is one of thousands of women — particularly Millennials — who are flocking to get work done ‘down there’.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 5,000 women underwent the procedure in 2013.
As of 2015, that figure was estimated to have risen to around 8,745 women.
It is equally popular in the UK, particularly among young girls.
In 2015/16 more than 200 girls under 18 had the operation, known as a labiaplasty, on the NHS. More than 150 of the girls were under 15.
WHO NEEDS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Melissa, the estranged wife of ‘hot felon’ Jeremy Meeks, stepped out in Los Angeles today for the first time since it emerged her husband has filed for a legal split
The procedure is designed to ‘rejuvenate’ the appearance and structure of the labia (the vagina lips).
It is recommended for women with conditions including:
- Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD)
- bladder and bowel problems
- vaginal prolapse after a hysterectomy
- tears in vaginal connective tissues
- weakened pelvic muscles
- issues after childbirth
Patients are promised their vagina will be ‘restored’ to a younger appearance.
According to Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center says patients can correct:
- Uneven, hanging, large, or wrinkled labia minora
- Pain and discomfort caused by sports and physical exertion
- Odor and hygiene concerns
- Decreased sensation during sexual intercourse
- Multi-directional urine streams
- Stress incontinence
HOW IS IT DONE?
It is about a one-hour outpatient surgical procedure designed to enhance sexual gratification by increasing friction.
Healing is quick and you can resume normal activity in a few days to weeks.
A wand type instrument attached to a laser is inserted in to the vagina. It is performed while the patient is awake and is relatively painless.
This stimulates collagen (which gives tissues tone and elasticity) production, as well as increasing fluid production by enhancing blood flow. Repeat treatments are usually required annually.
Nazarian Plastic Surgery, where Melissa got her’s done, uses a technique called diVa laser vaginal therapy.
It is performed using a heated tool, in three sessions that each last five minutes.
The center recommends spreading the sessions out over a course of six weeks.