Cosmetic Gynaecology Surgery in London
Cosmetic gynaecology surgery encompasses a diverse range of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to repair and rejuvenate the external and internal female genitalia. This includes procedures to surgically reconstruct the vagina and pelvic floor which have been damaged during vaginal delivery. Other procedures include laser vaginal tightening for a loose vagina and labiaplasty surgery to alter the size, shape and symmetry of the labia minora or labia majora. Clitoral hood reduction is often combined with labiaplasty to reduce the size of a large clitoral hood. There is also a range of non-invasive procedures, including G spot injection, labia puff and radiofrequency vaginal tightening to enhance vaginal sensation and increase sexual pleasure.
The main problems caused by vaginal delivery are damage to the pelvic floor and vaginal tissues. During vaginal childbirth, a woman’s expulsive efforts propel the baby’s head through the pelvic floor leading to the stretching of the surrounding soft tissues, including muscles, connective tissue and nerves attached to the vaginal vault. The bladder and rectum may also be stretched during delivery. A traumatic vaginal delivery involving prolonged pushing efforts or an instrumented delivery requiring forceps or a suction cup can result in a permanent pelvic injury that manifests itself during the postpartum period. A genetic predisposition to pelvic floor damage exacerbates the problem. Common conditions that can develop include stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, loose vagina and a widening of the vaginal opening.
Labial hypertrophy, stretching of the vulva, hyperpigmentation, clitoral hood enlargement and a reduced distance between the vagina and rectum are all potential consequences of a vaginal delivery. Symptoms can vary but often include irritation and an increased risk of vaginal infections. The ability to experience sexual pleasure may be diminished, and this can lead to a significant loss of self-confidence.
Types of labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to reduce the size or change the shape of the labia minora (the inner vaginal lips) or the labia majora (the outer vaginal lips). There are several types of labiaplasty that can be performed, including:
- Labia Minora Reduction: This procedure is used to reduce the size of the labia minora if they are asymmetrical or enlarged. It can be done through a trimming or edge resection technique, where the excess tissue is removed and the edges are sutured together.
- Labia Majora Reduction: This procedure is used to reduce the size of the labia majora. This can be done through liposuction or by removing excess skin.
- Clitoral Hood Reduction: This procedure involves reducing the size of the tissue that covers the clitoris (clitoral hood) in order to improve the appearance or increase sexual sensation.
- Labia Majora and Labia Minora Reduction: This procedure is a combination of the above two procedures, where both the labia minora and labia majora are reduced in size.
- Labiaplasty with Vaginoplasty: This procedure is a combination of labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, where both the labia and the vagina are surgically altered.
It’s important to note that labiaplasty is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.
Our cosmetic gynaecologists have expertise in a full range of cosmetic gynaecology treatments, including non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation and minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair, rejuvenate and enhance the labia and vagina. Pelvic floor exercises and targeted hormonal treatment play an important part in enhancing the effectiveness of invasive vaginal rejuvenation surgery procedures.
Cosmetic gynaecology surgery can significantly improve a woman’s quality of life by repairing any damage to the pelvic floor and improving cosmetic appearance with labiaplasty or perineoplasty surgery. Women can develop confidence with an enhancement in sexual function. Here at Centre for Surgery in London, we are proud to offer the full range of vaginal rejuvenation treatments to all our patients across London in the UK. Our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic is purpose-built and is equipped with the latest medical devices, including lasers for vaginal tightening and radio-frequency nonsurgical vaginoplasty.
Types of cosmetic gynaecology procedures
Laser vaginal rejuvenation
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a non-invasive gynaecology treatment that utilises state-of-the-art Fotona erbium laser to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina. Laser vaginal treatment is a simple and straightforward outpatient procedure that takes no more than 45 minutes to carry out with no downtime.
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Surgical vaginal rejuvenation
Surgical vaginal rejuvenation encompasses a range of invasive surgical procedures to enhance the appearance or function of the vagina and labia. Large and asymmetrical labia can be easily corrected with labia reduction, and damaged or weekend vaginal tissue can be effectively repaired with a vaginoplasty.
What are the most common cosmetic gynaecology procedures in the UK?
Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction
Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction involve surgically altering the size and shape of the labia minora and clitoral hood for an improved cosmetic appearance. Labia reduction can also help to eliminate physical discomfort from having large labia.
Vaginal tightening surgery, also known as vaginoplasty, is commonly requested to tighten the vaginal tissues even though there may be no underlying damage to the pelvic floor. Surgical vaginal tightening is commonly requested by women who have had a vaginal delivery to improve vaginal sensation and enhance sexual pleasure.
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Perineoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to repair and reconstruct the perineum, which is the area of skin and muscle located between the vaginal opening and the anus. The procedure is typically performed on women who have experienced damage or trauma to the perineum as a result of childbirth, injury, or other causes.
The procedure may involve the repair of tears, cuts, or lacerations that have occurred in the perineum. This can include the repair of episiotomy incisions, which are cuts made during childbirth to widen the vaginal opening and make delivery easier. In addition, the procedure may involve the reconstruction of the perineal muscles, which can be weakened or damaged as a result of childbirth, injury, or other causes.
The perineoplasty procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia, and it can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete. Depending on the extent of the repair or reconstruction needed, the procedure may be performed as an open surgery or as a minimally invasive procedure. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the perineum and will then repair any tears, cuts, or lacerations that are present. If muscle reconstruction is needed, the surgeon will then use sutures to repair and strengthen the perineal muscles. Once the repair and reconstruction are complete, the incision is closed with sutures.
Recovery from perineoplasty can vary depending on the individual case, but most patients can return to normal activities within two to four weeks. During the recovery period, patients will need to avoid strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for several weeks. The surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions and will closely monitor the recovery process.
It’s important to note that perineoplasty is not a procedure that is typically recommended for women who are planning to have more children. Women who are planning to have more children are usually advised to wait until after their childbearing years to consider this procedure. Perineoplasty is a safe and effective procedure for women who have experienced damage or trauma to the perineum. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks and complications associated with perineoplasty. These can include bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss all the potential risks, benefits and alternatives with the patient and will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the perineum during the recovery period.
In summary, Perineoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to repair and reconstruct the perineum, which is the area of skin and muscle located between the vaginal opening and the anus. The procedure may involve the repair of tears, cuts, or lacerations that have occurred in the perineum. It may also involve the reconstruction of the perineal muscles, which can be weakened or damaged as a result of childbirth, injury, or other causes. The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia, and recovery can vary depending on the individual case, but most patients can return to normal activities within two to four weeks. It’s important to note that perineoplasty is not a procedure that is typically recommended for women who are planning to have more children and that there are some potential risks and complications associated with perineoplasty. The surgeon will discuss all the potential risks, benefits and alternatives with the patient and will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the perineum during the recovery period.
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Is cosmetic gynaecology surgery safe?
Cosmetic gynaecology procedures are safe to perform and are supported by many scientific studies published in the medical literature over the last 20 years. There are risks and complications of any surgical procedure, and your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and complications of cosmetic gynaecology surgery at your in-person consultation.
What cosmetic gynaecology results can I expect?
Results after cosmetic gynaecology surgery or dependent on the procedure that has been carried out. Many procedures, such as labiaplasty, may produce immediate results with smaller and better shape labia while other procedures, such as non-surgical vaginal tightening, may take several weeks or months to produce improvements in vaginal tightness. The results of treatment will depend on the individual patient and the extent of vaginal laxity present.
Can I get cosmetic gynaecology surgery on the NHS?
Cosmetic gynaecology surgery is most commonly performed to improve cosmetic appearance, and despite many procedures being carried out to relieve pain and discomfort, the NHS no longer provides funding for these treatments. You will seek treatment at a private clinic and fund the cost of treatment yourself. We offer a full range of finance options to help spread the cost of the procedure.
Cosmetic Gynaecology Surgery at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is considered one of the top cosmetic gynaecology centres in the UK, and is home to some of the best cosmetic gynaecologists in London. We offer a full range of cosmetic gynaecology surgery, including labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, vaginoplasty, and perineoplasty. We are also renowned for our expertise in non-surgical cosmetic gynaecology procedures, including laser vaginal treatment, G spot injection, O shot and vaginal bleaching using advanced erbium laser.