Vaginoplasty gone wrong
Do you believe you have suffered as a result of vaginoplasty surgery gone wrong? If so, we understand that it can be difficult to know where to turn to get help.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is here to offer you the support and legal advice you need to stand the best possible chance of claiming compensation and getting your life back on track. We were the first legal practice established in England and Wales solely dedicated to helping victims of negligent cosmetic surgery, so, as a result of our experience and expertise in this field, we are confident we can put things right.
We know how difficult this experience is for you – our specialist solicitors will act with care, sensitivity and the desire to achieve a positive result that will not just help you, but also help many other women avoid the same negligent treatment in the future.
To speak to us about your situation, call 0808 252 3134 or complete our online contact form to arrange for us to call you back.
What is vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty surgery is also known as vaginal tightening or, sometimes, as a ‘designer vagina’ procedure.
This treatment aims to tighten and shorten the vaginal and pelvic muscles and to remove any excess skin so that the vaginal area appears and feels tighter.
It is also claimed that a vaginoplasty will enhance sexual gratification. In addition, age, multiple births, the menopause or genetic anomalies can all cause vaginal laxity and women may request vaginal tightening trying to restore their genital area to functional and visual normality.
Depending on the type of anaesthetic you are given, you may be asked to stay in hospital overnight.
You will be advised by your surgeon as to whether you’ll need a local or general anaesthetic. If you are given local anaesthetic, your surgeon will also sedate you.
Once the anaesthetic has set in, the surgeon will begin to operate. The stretched pelvic floor muscles and ligaments at the back of your vagina are joined together and shortened using dissolvable stitches.
The surgeon will then remove any excess skin and vaginal lining, which helps to tighten the vaginal muscles and surrounding soft tissues.
If you were given general anaesthetic, you may be asked to stay in hospital overnight. You may find walking and sitting uncomfortable for a few days.
Negligence and complications
This procedure is supposed to tone the vaginal muscles and result in greater strength, contraction and control. However, as vaginal tightening is an invasive procedure, it is common for women to feel some pain and discomfort for several weeks following vaginoplasty surgery.
However, the following complications may indicate that you are a victim of negligent treatment:
- Haematoma – excessive bleeding
- Extreme scarring.
If this procedure is carried out using general anaesthetic, there are various associated risks, which are typically rare, that you need to be aware of. These complications can include:
- Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)
- Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic
- In extremely rare cases, death (approximately one death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given)
- Ischemic necrosis (a restriction to the blood cells, causing a group of cells to die)
These problems are more likely to arise if:
- you are undergoing emergency surgery
- you have other illnesses
- you are a smoker
- you are overweight
Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation.
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
To begin your claim, all you need to do is get in touch with our team of specialist solicitors, who will discuss your situation with you and inform you of the next steps.
Our expertise in this area means you can be confident of a stress-free and efficient experience. We will keep you informed of progress at every stage of the process and put you in a great position to recover compensation that can help to reduce the suffering you are likely feeling now.
We have a 95% success rate in cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence and have claimed upwards of £3 million for our clients to date – our results speak for themselves.
Contact us today
To speak to our team, call 0808 252 3134 or complete our online contact form to arrange for us to call you back.