Mum loses her job after life-changing operation
ARUNCORN teaching assistant and mum-of-four has revealed how a medical procedure carried out by her sister to ‘repair’ her vagina left her without a job.
Kim Hanson, 37, of Runcorn, decided to get Nu-V Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment after she was left incontinent from giving birth to her children.
Kim had the surgery, often nicknamed ‘designer vagina’, because she said she was unable to leave the house or exercise.
However she was left ‘devastated’ after losing her job as teaching assistant at St Clement’s Catholic Primary School after Kim was interviewed by Closer magazine.
Despite the fall-out from the decision, Kim stands by the procedure, crediting it for ‘changing her life’.
She said: “I was devastated when I learnt I was no longer able to keep my job in the school.
“But do I regret it? Not at all. I’m more glad I got it done – it’s changed my life. After the Closer article I had loads of messages from other women who were suffering like I was.
“I was able to give people my knowledge on the surgery and that is what I wanted to do.
“Before the procedure, my everyday life was affected, I used to change my knickers three times a day and felt like I constantly needed to shower, it put me off going anywhere too far from home.
“My sister, who is a nurse, told me about it otherwise I may never have known.”
The procedure first made headlines after celebrities such as Danielle Lloyd confessed to having it done, however, it is much more than just another fad.
In fact, Kim is now urging people to be open and keen to make them aware there are options available, as it is a serious issue which affects many women.
Kim added: “I think the procedure should be offered on the NHS. I am so much more confident.
“I’ve decided to talk about it because seeing the positive comments on social ● media highlighted how many other woman are affected by the aftermath of giving birth.
Kim is now looking for work, although she is nervous about applying for jobs in education for fear of being rejected due to her having the procedure.
Kim’s sister Nicola Hanson, 41, who carried out the procedure, has spoken about what exactly happens during the procedure, which she says is ‘medical, not cosmetic’.
Working across clinics in Liverpool and Manchester including the city’s Pall Mall medical centre, Nicola has met many women with similar symptoms.
Nicola said: “It is not just about having a designer vagina, I don’t think that term is even right.
“The symptoms some woman are left with after giving birth or as they get older can cause their relationships to fall down, it is more serious than jokey.
“The procedure has helped many women who were unable to exercise or walk without wetting themselves.”
The 15-minute procedure involves no surgery and very little pain.
According to the women’s health website The Nu-V Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment offers complete vaginal rejuvenation that includes a laser treatment.
Similar to a smear test, the Nu-V laser is inserted inside the vagina to create tiny wounds that encourage the body’s healing process, reversing any effects from age, childbirth or menopause that may have occurred.
More information can be found by visiting the Women’s Health website.
Kim Hanson, right, who had a procedure to ‘repair’ her vagina, carried out by sister Nicola