What is Genital Surgery?
A small number of women may feel unhappy with their labia especially if they are asymmetrical, long or slightly bulky. Sometimes, women with large labia can experience pain during intercourse, or feel distress during daily activities or when wearing tight-fitting outfits like trousers or undergarments. Others may feel unattractive or wish to improve their sexual experiences by removing some of the skin that covers the clitoris. Some women are born with large labia, others might develop this with either childbirth or with age. Vaginoplasty UK is the surgical procedure which reduces the size or reshapes the labia minora.
Clients should be aware that this procedure will not make the vagina smaller or tighter. In the vast majority of cases, there is no loss of sensation for you or your partner after the procedure; the procedure will just help you find improved confidence in your relationships and sexuality.
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The procedure is surgical, taking place in an operating theatre under general anaesthetic, however, in some cases, local anaesthetic with sedation can be used. The whole procedure takes about an hour. The standard procedure is to reduce the size of the inner labia (the inner genital lips), the Surgeon will cut the unwanted labia tissue to get the desired shape. Or, the Surgeon can remove a wedge-shaped piece of the labia, leaving the front unchanged, only removing tissue from behind. This technique means there is no change to the colour of the labia and makes the surgery less noticeable.
You will experience mild discomfort and swelling, which generally disappears completely after 1 week in most cases, however, for a few it might, takes 2 weeks. You might think to take some time off from work to rest and will need to maintain a high standard of hygiene. Labial incisions are rarely noticeable and the sutures used are dissolvable. We advise clients to wear a pad for a week or as required in case of any bleeding. It is important to keep the area clean and avoid sex in the first 6 weeks to avoid any infections.
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We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Risks & Complications
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with the surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Why choose Nu Cosmetic Clinic
The Surgeons we refer you to are leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Your first consultation with the surgeon is Completely Free.
The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, the clinics and private hospitals we refer you to are home to the very best staff and technology.
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What exactly is genital surgery?
Genital surgery encompasses a number of procedures involved with making the genital area more aesthetically pleasing. For women, this may include reshaping of the labia (labiaplasty), hymen repair, or reshaping of the vaginal canal (vaginoplasty). For men, it may include enhancement or reshaping of the penis. In some cases, it may involve gender reassignment surgery.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes between 1 and 5 hours not including time in recovery.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, all forms of genital surgery are permanent except hymen repair.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
Depending on the surgery, we recommend that people take a week or two off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery. Sometimes, the area may be painful or sore for a few weeks afterwards, this should be considered if your job involves sitting for long periods.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
In some cases, certain forms of non-surgical cosmetic procedures may be helpful. You can discuss this fully with one of our friendly advisors or surgeons at your free consultation.
Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?
Yes, you can normally combine this procedure with other surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Will I have altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.
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Genital Surgery Price
Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay £3500 – £4990.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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