Each day we move closer to a better world of female empowerment and one of the areas that we should be able to discuss openly is our sexual appearance and pleasure. But as we age our sexual organs, and in this context, our vaginas lose elasticity, become stretched and can appear discoloured. 

For many women, this can lead to both loss of body confidence and a reduction in the amount of pleasure we feel during intercourse with our partner. And it’s not only age that can cause such changes in our body, but the events of childbirth can leave our vaginal walls damaged and loose.

Of course this is only natural and is by no means something to be embarrassed about. The female body, along with our life journey, is something that should be celebrated. After all, childbirth is a beautiful life experience and for many of us our proudest achievement.

But we also believe that women should feel good about themselves and understand that many of us struggle to come to terms with changes to our body as we grow older. Our compassionate team of private gynaecologists are always on hand to provide reassurance, talk you through your options and answer any questions you may have.

One of the most common cosmetic gynaecology procedures for women looking to rejuvenate their bodies and address some of these concerns is known as a vaginoplasty.

What is Vaginoplasty surgery?

A vaginoplasty, also sometimes referred to as vaginal tightening or vaginal rejuvenation surgery, is a surgical procedure with the aim of tightening the inner and outer muscles of the vagina. In most cases a Vaginoplasty is an elective surgery, meaning the vast majority of procedures are carefully planned in advance, rather than carried out in an emergency situation. The procedure is sometimes carried out in conjunction with labiaplasty surgery

Can I be too old for a Vaginoplasty?

One of the more common questions we are asked in relation to this procedure is “am I too old for a vaginoplasty?”. The simple answer is no, in most cases, age is not a factor that determines suitability for vaginal rejuvenation; this decision is based primarily on your health and medical history. Vaginoplasty candidates need to be in good overall health with no cardiovascular conditions, as due to the use of general anaesthetic, these factors can add risk to the surgery. 

However, as a vaginoplasty is an elective surgery, you will have plenty of time to discuss any doubts or concerns with our caring team who will help you to make an informed decision on whether a Vaginoplasty is right for you.

What are the benefits of Vaginoplasty?

A vaginoplasty works to tighten the opening and walls of the vagina, in turn providing a number of health benefits, both physically and mentally.

Physical Benefits

The loosening of the vaginal opening and walls especially through childbirth, can lead to a number of health concerns such as urinary incontinence, where a simple laugh or sneeze can cause urine to leak. The original development of the procedure was to help treat those who suffered from vaginal deformities such as vaginal agenesis, in which the vaginal canal doesn’t form at all. Although some of these issues are uncommon, a vaginoplasty operation aims to address them, allowing patients to regain more physical control over their bodies and often helping them to improve the sex lives of both themself and their partner

Sexual Benefits

One of the increasingly common reasons that more and more women are choosing to have a vaginoplasty is to help empower us in our sex lives. The widening of the vaginal canal through ageing and childbirth can make it difficult for women to feel the same pleasure we once did through intercourse, often making it difficult for women to orgasm through sex. But by tightening the vaginal muscles, through vaginal rejuvenation, we can boost our sexual confidence and pleasure.

Mental Benefits

Many women speak of increased self-esteem levels following their vaginoplasty procedure. After childbirth, it is perfectly normal for women to feel powerless over the changes happening to their body, and post-natal depression is a common occurrence. For many, choosing to have vaginoplasty surgery is about regaining some sense of control back over their life. This, combined with the aforementioned physical and sexual benefits of vaginal rejuvenation, can boost confidence levels and help to improve our overall mental health.

So, if you’re wanting to empower yourself, boosting both your physical and mental health, then no matter how old you are, a vaginoplasty is the perfect solution. But as with any elective surgery, it is only ever as good as your medical practitioner.

At MAS Gynaecology, our Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Masood, has over two decades of Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice and a specialist in vaginal rejuvenation, so you can rest assured knowing that you’ll receive only the highest quality care from both Mr Masood and the rest of the MAS Gynaecology team before, during and following your operation. This is reflected by Mr Masood’s maximum 5* rating on the iwantgreatcare website, which is based solely on patient reviews. For more information or to speak with a member of our understanding team, please contact us.

Hysterectomy and myomectomy surgeries are the most recommended open surgery procedures for the treatment of fibroids; an extremely common condition that affects many women on a daily basis. However, there are a number of differences between hysterectomies and myomectomies. Before we go into these, it’s important to understand what fibroids are and why they require treatment.

What are Fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids, also sometimes known as leiomyomas or uterine myomas, are benign growths that develop in and around the area of the uterus. There are various types of fibroids, although the most common form is intramural fibroids, which appear in the uterus’ muscle wall and can cause several painful and problematic symptoms, such as painful or heavy periods. Larger intramural fibroids can occasionally also stretch to the womb. Other types of fibroids include ovarian fibroids, subserosal fibroids (outside of the uterus) pedunculated fibroids (when the subserosal fibroid develops a stem to support the tumour) and submucosal fibroids (these are less common and develop in the middle muscle layer of the uterus). 

In addition to heavy periods, other symptoms can include:

  • Stomach and back pain
  • Constipation
  • Regular urination

There are various other symptoms that women may experience, although these are the most common. In more serious cases there can be further complications caused by uterine fibroids, which may intervene with pregnancy or cause infertility, although these are rare.

Uterine fibroids can be detected via a pelvic examination by our expert gynaecologists, who may instruct an ultrasound, lab tests, or further imaging tests in order to make an official diagnosis.

Once a fibroids diagnosis is made, your private gynaecologist will then evaluate the best method for removing the unwanted growths from the uterus. As a specialist laparoscopic surgeon and head gynaecologist, Mr Mohammed Masood will usually perform less invasive treatments at MAS Gynaecology in the first instance. However, if these procedures fail to solve the issue, he will then recommend either a hysterectomy or a myomectomy to solve your fibroid issue.

What is a Myomectomy?

A myomectomy involves uterine fibroid removal through a surgical procedure in order to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms caused by the benign growths. This can also be conducted if the fibroids are suspected to be affecting your fertility and need to be removed as soon as possible.

If a woman still wishes to have children then a myomectomy procedure is recommended as the more suitable operation to remove fibroids, as the alternative, a full hysterectomy, completely removes all chances of pregnancy.

A myomectomy has a very low-risk rate, although any surgical procedure has complications. For example, a myomectomy operation may cause excessive loss of blood and scar tissue. There is a slight chance of difficulties occurring if you are pregnant during the procedure. In rare instances, a hysterectomy may have to be performed if other abnormalities are found.

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is usually the last resort for treating uterine fibroids or any other non-cancerous gynaecological issues, as once the uterus and cervix are completely removed, the chances of conception are non-existent.

Essentially, a hysterectomy involves removing the womb via invasive surgery. However, there are various hysterectomy types ranging in levels of extremity, depending on the severity of the patient’s diagnosis and symptoms. In some cases, a partial hysterectomy may be performed, where only part of the uterus is removed, rather than the entire uterus and cervix. In more serious situations, such as the treatment of cancer, a radical hysterectomy may be required. This involves the removal of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and even the upper part of the vagina, in addition associated pelvic ligaments and lymph nodes. However, as fibroids are non-cancerous, a simpler procedure is normally required.

Generally speaking, a hysterectomy  is usually recommended to women over the age of 35, as this is the average age of women who have had their children and wish to bear no more. Our gynaecologists do not advise a hysterectomy for younger women unless it is completely necessary. By having surgery early in life, women may face health issues such as heart problems or metabolic conditions.

If you have tried all other alternatives to remove your painful fibroids, then a hysterectomy is the perfect solution for you. It is currently the only permanent solution for removing uterine fibroids.

Book a Consultation

If you are struggling with painful periods, abdominal issues or any other symptoms associated with uterine fibroids you should consult with one of our professional gynaecologists to discuss your options.

Mr Mohammed Masood offers a private and professional service for all clients who are looking to remove their uterine fibroids or any other issues. They provide advice on smaller procedures and will evaluate whether a hysterectomy or myomectomy is the right step to take.

MAS Gynaecology offers fibroids treatment across London and Essex. Our professional team will ensure that all your needs are met from the consultation up until recovery. For further information on our gynaecological services, please contact us on 0782 597 0530 and discuss your medical options with one of our expert team members. You can also get in touch via email at fscott@masgynaecology.com.

At MAS Gynaecology we offer a selection of vaginal rejuvenation treatments which provide a range a benefits to women with a variety of needs and reasons behind their decision to undergo the procedures. There are many benefits to the procedures performed by our highly-qualified, professional private gynaecologists in London. Check them out below!

Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

The needs of each woman looking for vaginal rejuvenation is different, which is why we have a wide range of treatments for our patients to choose from depending on their individual circumstances.

We offer the following procedures which produce results vaginal rejuvenation:

Some of these treatments can be combined so that women can experience an enhanced result compared to undergoing just one treatment. Reasons to undergo these surgeries can be varied with women experiencing both physical and psychological improvements once the vaginal rejuvenation procedure is complete.

I experienced a variety of vaginal rejuvenation benefits thanks to MAS Gynaecology! 

Non-Invasive Treatments

While many of the treatments we offer achieve vaginal rejuvenation through intricate, delicate surgeries we are aware that some women prefer to undergo non-invasive procedures. THERMIva is a treatment that falls into this category. Due to technological advances and a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled radio frequency system we can deliver the required results without the patient having to undergo surgery.

Benefits to non-invasive treatments are that there is no downtime and the general treatment time is considerably less than those which require the patient to be placed under a local or general anaesthetic prior to the surgical procedure. Non-surgical treatments achieve vaginal rejuvenation by promoting the stimulation of collagen within muscle and skin tissues.

Choice of Gynaecologists

We understand that providing a choice of gynaecologist helps to add to our already calming, discrete and sensitive environment here at MAS Gynaecology. We know that some women will prefer to have the choice of a female gynaecologist, who they may feel most comfortable with.

At MAS Gynaecology we have both our consultant private gynaecologist Mr Mohammad Masood and our private female gynaecologist, who are available to perform rejuvenation procedures. Given the nature of the treatments we fully understand how some women are more comfortable receiving treatment from another female.

Visual and Medical Improvements

Vaginal rejuvenation can mean different things. Women can rejuvenate both the way their vagina looks and feels as well as the way it functions. Not only can the treatments we offer improve the general aesthetics and symmetry of the way the vagina looks but our services can also provide improvements in the following medical, psychological and functional areas too.

How to Prepare for Your Surgery: If it has been decided that you require gynaecology surgery, then you can rest easy in the knowledge that at MAS Gynaecology you have a relaxing, sensitive environment in which to undergo whichever procedure our expert gynaecologists have recommended to you.

Based at our private gynaecology clinic on Harley Street our discrete approach allows you to feel at ease prior to your surgery – but did you know there are several things you can do yourself to prepare for your gynaecology surgery?

Pre-Operative Appointment
It is always advisable to attend a pre-operative assessment – this is a massive part of how to prepare for gynaecology surgery. This will include questions regarding your medical history and general health and part of the assessment will determine if you require specialist care during the procedure and as part of your recovery from the surgery.

The pre-op will require you to inform your gynaecologist and surgeon of any medication you are taking as well as any current conditions you may have. Normally this appointment will take place one or two days prior to your gynaecology surgery.

We provide information on the following:

  • If you need to amend your eating and drinking habits prior to your operation
  • If you can continue to take your usual medication before surgery
  • If you need to bring anything to our clinic or to hospital
  • If you will be required to stay overnight following the procedure

Picking MAS Gynaecology for my gynaecology surgery was the perfect choice!

As part of the preparation for your gynaecology surgery, you will need to remove all piercings, nail polish and makeup as this can help to reduce the amount of bacteria brought into the clinic or hospital. It is also advisable to have a shower or bath prior to arriving at the hospital. Do not shave or wax the area in question as this could increase the chance of a wound infection. If any hair needs to be removed this can be done by a medical professional.

Emotional Preparation
If you are wondering how to prepare for gynaecology surgery, then it is imperative that you prepare emotionally to undergo the procedure. Think positively and voice any concerns or questions you have to your gynaecologist or surgeon. All of this will help you to relax and to put you in the best frame of mind ahead of the gynaecology surgery.

Physical Preparation
As mentioned before you will be advised on amending your diet prior to surgery but even so it is advisable to stick to healthy foods. Good nutrition will support your body when it comes to fighting infections and it will also aid your recovery time. Remember to remain well hydrated and if you have been given any post-procedure exercises to perform it will do no harm to practice them ahead of entering surgery.

To book an initial common consultation to begin your journey with MAS Gynaecology, a relaxing, private gynaecologist in London, do not hesitate to contact us. Call us on 0782 597 0530. You can also email us at fscott@masgynaecology.com.

Hymenoplasty – The surgical repair of the hymen.

At MAS Gynaecology, we specialise in providing treatment for particularly sensitive issues, including those which patients may feel are relatively embarrassing. Rather than hymenoplasty being a taboo, we make sure that all patients are provided with effective treatment to boost their morale, catering for their specific requirements.

We carry out hymenoplasty at our Gynaecology clinic to reconstruct torn hymen and restore virginity. The procedure is simple; any torn edges are removed painlessly, and the hymen is sewn up to improve the look and feel of the broken membrane.

After speaking to Mr Masood and his team, I was put at ease knowing that his expertise meant that I would be treated with discretion, professionalism and respect during the whole process

Is Hymenoplasty Safe?

Specialising in cosmetic gynaecology, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise for which procedures work best, but is it safe? Hymenoplasty is a relatively safe cosmetic gynaecology procedure that we provide at MAS Gynaecology, providing minimal risks and side effects.

As with any surgical procedures, patients can expect to experience tenderness after treatment, but the procedure itself, carried out by our professional Gynaecologists, is considered to be painless.

What about Hymenoplasty Aftercare?

Hymenoplasty will make a significant improvement to the look and feel of your vagina, however, you’ll need to adjust your lifestyle in order to maintain the best results from hymenoplasty London.

During your hymenoplasty recovery, you may experience bleeding, this is not unusual as it is often one of the side effects of undergoing cosmetic gynaecology surgery- if you have any concerns regarding prolonged bleeding, get in touch with us!

Here at MAS Gynaecology, you can expect to receive the best quality of care, we will even inform you of the precautions after hymenoplasty, ensuring that your treatment provides the best results possible.

Our surgical procedures are all carried out by Mr Mohammad Masood, cosmetic consultant Gynaecologist. He takes a holistic approach to all procedures, providing each patient with his undivided attention.

Going Forward

Undoubtedly, the hymen will take time to heal, approximately 4-6 weeks after hymenoplasty surgery, we suggest rest and relaxation until you recover- so be sure to put your feet up and abstain from any physical activity.

MAS Gynaecology can provide you with any information that you require regarding recovery. 24 hours after treatment you’ll be able to shower- we recommend maintaining high hygienic standards as part of your aftercare!

You’ll need to carefully clean the surgical wound to ensure it heals, preventing the risk of infections.

Many people worry about visiting health specialists for various reasons, but one of the most feared is the gynaecologist. It’s understandable, as the majority of cultures consider showing what we deem our “private parts” to a stranger totally wrong and very exposing – plus, visits to a gynaecologist are usually for reasons connected to major life-affecting factors, be it fertility or the fundamental health of our bodies.

The team at MAS Gynaecology have heard every reason, and we’re here to explain why there’s nothing to fear in a trip to the gynaecologist, and how it’s actually one of the best things you can do for your own health and wellbeing.

I used to be terrified of seeing my gynaecologist – but the team at MAS helped me overcome my fear of the gynaecologist! It feels great to know that I’m safe and healthy

It is vital for your future health

Whether you have questions about your fertility as you plan a pregnancy, you have concerns about your personal health, or you’re just attending for your regular smear, your future may depend on a visit to the gynaecologist. Putting off a visit may delay – or even prevent – successful conception, as specialists will be able to give you valuable advice. In extreme cases, skipping your smear may have very serious results.

You can always change YOUR GYNAECOLOGIST

If the reason you’re worried is because you’ve had problems during a gynaecological exam before, think about what they were. Did your smear test hurt? This should never be the case, aside from the smallest of twinges. Did you feel you’d prefer a doctor with a different attitude? That shouldn’t put you off such an important appointment. If your problem is with your gynaecologist as an individual, you should consider looking around for somewhere new that will better suit your needs and put you at ease.

If there’s something wrong, you need to know

One excuse for failing to visit the gynaecologist – particularly for a smear – is fear of the unknown. If you’re worried about issues such as cervical cancer, it can be very easy to bury your head in the sand and stop thinking about it. However, if there is an abnormality that you don’t know about, catching it too late is a very real risk that will certainly see you regretting skipping that appointment.

You should always be able to feel relaxed and confident about attending your gynaecologist. At MAS Gynaecology, we are committed care, compassion and an extremely high quality of service. If you’re interested in discussing your needs and concerns with a member of our team, simply get in touch using the confidential contact form on our website today, and we’ll be more than happy to help you.