Female genital cosmetic surgery is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures in the UK. Vaginal plastic surgery is often used as a way to restore muscle tightness and tone to the vaginal area post pregnancy or to increase sexual gratification.
There many different types of female genital cosmetic surgery, the most common procedures being:
- Labiaplasty – This is one of the most common female genital procedures. This procedure involves removing sections of tissue from the labia to reduce the size.
- Vaginal tightening – Also referred to as vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation. The aim of this procedure is to strengthen the tissue of the vagina and is generally used to restore tissues torn during pregnancy to their pre-birth state.
- Pubic liposuction – As women age or after childbirth the pubic area can become enlarged or may develop redundant skin. The aim of this procedure is to surgically remove the skin and fat to give a more smooth appearance.
With any genital surgical procedures there are risks of infection, bleeding, haematoma, thrush and urinary infections, clitoral damage and numbness.
If you have suffered from any complications following genital cosmetic surgery, you may be entitled to compensation