The 'Camel Toe Surgery' Is on the Rise

This article originally appeared on Yoganonymous.com.

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Photo via Google Images

Are you self-conscious of how you look in tight fitting yoga pants?

Apparently, a growing number of women are so self-conscious, that they are opting for plastic surgery to avoid having an infamous camel-toe.

The New York Post just published this article detailing the story of a 28-year-old model who is undergoing a procedure called labiaplasty to look more like “Barbie.” The article explains that this woman is not alone, and that the frequency of this surgery has increased an astonishing 48 percent from 2013 to 2014.

There are a number of reasons for getting the surgery, from better sex to increased confidence—but the truth of the matter is, this trend seems to go against the grain of yoga philosophy.

With new social movements encouraging all bodies, of all weights, shapes, and sizes to enjoy yoga—like the “Fat Femme Yogi” featured in this article by NY Daily News—you would think that everyone would feel more comfortable with their bodies when they slide on their yoga pants.

We all have our insecurites, and that is OK. One of the core pillars of yoga is self-acceptance, so before you opt for an expensive and painful surgery, try swapping your tight yoga pants for loosely fitting harem pants. You can leave camel-toe ridiculousness behind—you’re so hot, you don’t need any fixing. 

We would love to hear from you! Do you feel self-conscious about how you look? Or are you confident and know how to overcome any insecurity? Share your stories below. 

 
Diya SenGupta