Vaginal scraping: Mel B's controversial treatment doctors are warning against
Former Spice Girl Mel B recently revealed she underwent vaginal ‘scraping’ to remove traces of her ex-husband. And yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.
Warning: not for the faint-hearted...
Speaking to The Guardian, Mel B said the inside of her vagina was scraped and replaced with new tissue.
“It’s almost like a rape victim would do — essentially, you want to scrub yourself clean.”
In 2017, Mel B made headlines with allegations of repeated domestic and emotional abuse after her decade-long marriage to Stephen Belafonte ended in the same year.
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte ended their marriage of 10 years in 2017
A few days later, Mel spoke again of her experience with scraping when appearing as a guest on Jessie Ware’s podcast Table Manners. "I went to Dr Matlock and I said, ‘I don’t want to feel like the last person that was inside my vagina was this monster’. He examined me, he said ‘legally there’s nothing I can do about that because you don’t need anything done’. I asked whether he could just go in there and get everything out, but then pack it with fresh tissue.”
Typically women undergo the procedure to reduce the size of their vagina – not to resurface the inside.
Dr. Matlock, the Beverly Hills-based cosmetic gynaecologist (yes it is a thing) who carried out Mel B’s scraping is known for making controversial headlines. He offers 12 different vaginal cosmetic plastic surgery procedures on his website, including the contentious ‘G-Shot’ – an internal injection that claims to amplify women’s orgasms, which has been labelled by experts as a “gimmick”.
"The logic behind this treatment is completely flawed," gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr. Joseph Sgroi told Mamamia. According to Dr. Sgroi, the vagina naturally replenishes itself and the procedure is completely unnecessary.
Gynaecologists strongly caution against procedures that claim to rejuvenate your nether regions. More often than not, they can leave patients with long-term, recurring pain and discomfort during intercourse.
Since Mel B declared she’d had vaginal scraping, an army of reputable gynaecologists have spoken out in dispute of the procedure:
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Gynaecologist would not recommend a vaginal cleanse that includes scraping of the walls (even to rid traces of an ex) 🤦🏻♀️ Maybe the press can stop this celebrity vagina woo fixation? @DrJenGunter @CaulfieldTimhttps://t.co/3DmG9TvYIZ— Dr. Fiona Mattatall (@FionaMattatall) December 9, 2018
Vaginal epithelium sheds the top layer every 4 hours and is completely replaced every 96 hours. If you want to remove the physical traces of a horrible man’s penis, your vagina has you covered! https://t.co/rtE3CjVKTy— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) December 24, 2018
Please do not scrape the walls of your vagina for any reason. https://t.co/KBlaMgGSBO— RizMFMMD (@rizwanafl) December 10, 2018
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