Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery 

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (also known as FGCS) has many forms. Labiaplasty involves reduction and aesthetic changes to the labia; vaginoplasty is performed for tightening and rejuvenation purposes; and hymenoplasty involves the reconstruction of the hymen to its pre-sexual state. Many of these procedures can be performed at the same time, or in combination with other common cosmetic surgery operations such as abdominoplasty and breast enhancements.


There are a number of reasons why you might choose to undergo Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS). If you have ever given birth, you may find that your vagina feels looser, which may result in a loss of sensation for both you and your sexual partner. Alternatively, thanks to the rise of female genital grooming (such as the Brazilian wax, and shaving), you may be feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your labia. Many women report that one is larger or lower than the other, and you may wish to consider undergoing surgery to give a more even appearance.


As with all plastic surgery, it is imperative to discuss your concerns and requirements prior to making any decision, both with your partner (if you currently have one) and with your chosen Liberate cosmetic surgeon.


We will arrange a one-to-one consultation for you to meet your designated Liberate cosmetic surgeon, who will explain the relevant FGCS procedure to you in detail, along with any associated risks, alternatives, and necessary after care instructions. Please note that some of the FGCS procedures listed here are controversial and are NOT carried out by some of the cosmetic surgeons in the Liberate group. It is best to have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss the procedure(s) you are interested in and your surgeon will guide you as to the best procedure for you, if appropriate.


The majority of FGCS procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic, although some cases can performed under local anaesthetic. However, this differs from patient to patient depending on the type of surgery required. The procedure can take between one to two hours, during which time either the labia are reshaped, or the vagina is tightened by reconstructing the opening, and inner and outer areas.


Recovery is dependent on which type of procedure you undergo, and you will be fully informed of what to expect by your surgeon. If stitches are involved, they will usually be dissolvable, meaning that there is no need to have them removed at a later date. You should expect some mild discomfort and swelling after your operation, and you will probably need to refrain from exercise and sexual intercourse for at least seven days. Your surgeon will give you guidance on your progress during routine follow-up appointments as part of your after care package. 

The Liberate Process
Book your consultation

Once you have chosen your surgeon, there are a number of ways to make contact and arrange your initial consultation.

You can send your questions via the contact us page or email us directly here and a member of the Liberate team will contact you to answer any questions you may have and book your appointment.

Meet your surgeon

The next step is to meet the surgeon of your choice. It is likely he/ she consults at two or three different hospitals; we can help you determine which location would be most convenient for you.

During an initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you your concerns and examine you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery.

He/ She will comprehensively explain what is involved in your procedure and discuss any possible risks associated with the procedure. This will be your first chance to ask all those questions!

Be sure to ask to see the surgeon’s before and after photographs. He/ She will be able to show you photographs of patients in a similar situation to yourself. This can be very useful for you to view the surgeon’s previous results to get an idea of what can be achieved.

Second consultation

Following your initial consultation, your surgeon will ask you to take time to think over all the information you have been given and talk it over with your friends and family. It is best practice for the surgeon to invite you back for a second consultation before you go ahead with any surgery.

This is a good opportunity to ask any questions that may have arisen since your first appointment. The surgeon will go through the procedure in more detail and ensure you have realistic expectations of the results possible.


When all your questions and concerns have been answered, the surgeon’s secretary will arrange a convenient date for your surgery. Try to avoid any important dates and events which may clash with your recovery period.

Each patient is different and it is difficult to predict how long your recovery will take. If you have young children make sure you have appropriate child care in place in order for you to recuperate and relax at home without having to look after the children.

After care

With Liberate surgeons, you can rest assured that you will be looked after: before, during, following your surgery and beyond.

All Liberate surgeons make it a priority to see you following your surgery and are available for follow-up appointments.

You’ll be seen by the surgeon who operated on you – not a nurse or a different surgeon. It’s important to us that you see the surgeon you know already.

At Liberate, aftercare is for life.

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