Inform doctors of vaginal scraping & # 39 ;, a procedure that Mel B uses to remove traces of an ex-partner.
The Spice Girl, 43, revealed that she had scraped out the entrails of her vagina and inserted new tissue after her bitter divorce with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
The procedure, which was largely unheard of until Mel B spoke, could lead to a serious risk of infection, experts said.
Mel B, 43, revealed that she had scraped the inside of her vagina and brought in new tissue after her bitter divorce with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte
Dr. Jen Gunter – gynecologist, midwife and author of The Vagina Bible – told Refinery29 that women & # 39; never have their vagina scraped & # 39; – or even showering – that cleans the vagina with a shower and liquid.
She said: & # 39; Any exfoliation of the vaginal epithelium [tissue] can affect the vaginal ecosystem and theoretically it could spread HPV locally and increase the vulnerability of a woman to infection.
& # 39; Your vaginal epithelium completely regenerates itself every 96 hours. The cells on the surface are thrown every four hours.
& # 39; If you want to remove physical remnants from a terrible man's penis, you've mastered your vagina. & # 39;
Dr. Fiona Mattatall, a midwifery gynecologist in Calgary, Canada, said: & # 39; & # 39; Scraping & # 39; & # 39; suggests removal or abrasion of cell surface layers, which act as a physical barrier against microbes populating the vagina.
I suggest that bleeding and infections are the risk, but this is pure speculation. & # 39;
Dr. Gunter, who had never heard of vaginal scratching, said she thought it was unethical & # 39; unethical & # 39; found for a cosmetic surgeon to perform such a procedure
Dr. Mattatall said it was the first time that she had heard of a woman with her vagina deleted for cosmetic reasons, and would discourage them until we have a good evidence of risk versus benefits & # 39; to have.
Dr. Fiona Mattatall, a midwifery gynecologist in Calgary, Canada, said that scraping suggests the removal or abrasion of surface cell layers that the vagina needs
Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age, had not heard of the treatment, along with many other experts who were worried about it
Mel B originally talked about her experience of "all the remains & # 39; to remove Mr. Belafonte last month as a way to scrub yourself & # 39;
She told the Guardian: "They scraped the inside of my vagina and put new tissue into it.
It is almost like a victim of a rape would do – essentially you want to scrub yourself. & # 39;
WHAT IS DELETING VAGINALLY?
Vagina scraping was a term that Mel B used when she reportedly underwent a laser vaginal rejuvenation with Dr. David Matlock in Beverly Hills.
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures claim that the vagina needs to be re-formed, tighter and renewed.
It can help with many problems caused by events such as childbirth, or weight loss and aging.
Clinics claim that it could help with symptoms as diverse as pain and dryness, incontinence and bladder control.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are non-surgical and take only one hour.
It is usually a & # 39; energy device & # 39; that emits a laser or heat to the vaginal tissue.
The procedure can result in vaginal burns, scars, pain during sexual intercourse or recurring, chronic pain, the FDA said when it warned that the safety and effectiveness & # 39; has not been established.
Private clinics in the UK bring this type of treatment to the market under different names, such as & # 39; vaginal lift & # 39; and & # 39; vaginal tightening & # 39 ;.
Vivo Clinic in London is requesting £ 349 for a session and the Harley Medical Group is requesting £ 3500 for a set of three treatments, according to Refinery29.
In a podcast, Table Manners with Jessie Ware, she added: "What I did was a bit like, and I say this very frankly, but it is actually very important, a bit like a victim of rape.
& # 39; When you have been raped, you want to scrub all the remains of your body, from outside that person, so that you can simply erase it. & # 39;
Mel B accuses her Mr. Belafonte of years of emotional and physical abuse in her new controversial autobiography called Brutally Honest.
She explained the procedure: & # 39; I went to Dr. Matlock and I said: I do not want to feel that the last person in my vagina was this monster.
He examined me, he said: legally I can not do anything about that because you do not have to do anything. & # 39;
I said he could just go inside and get everything out, but then wrap it with fresh tissue. & # 39;
Since her comments have been made, several experts and writers have weighed their opinions.
Mel B said that most women undergo the procedure, usually called laser vaginal rejuvenation, because they want to be made smaller & # 39 ;.
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a health warning in July against laser vaginal rejuvenation.
& # 39; These products have serious risks & # 39; s and do not have sufficient evidence to support their use for these purposes. We are deeply concerned that women are being harmed, & # 39; said the FDA.
In August, tThe British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) warned of the lack of evidence to support the safety or effectiveness of vaginal rejuvenation.
The cosmetic gynecologist who claims Mel B has performed her procedure with Beverly Hills-based Dr. David Matlock, a controversial Beverly Hills cosmetic gynecologist who & # 39; The G-shot & # 39; invented which he claimed would improve the orgasms of women.
But laser vaginal rejuvenation is also available in the UK, usually used to tighten or renew the vagina & # 39; for a wide range of reasons, such as natural changes caused by birth, aging or weight loss.