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Autologous Tissue Sling
The injection of a soft gel (the size of a pea) into three or four locations in the urethral wall using a small telescope.
Stitches are placed in the pelvis to lift the bladder neck upwards
A piece of plastic mesh tape is inserted into the pelvis to support the urethra.
Your own tissue (normally from your thigh or abdomen) is used to support the urethra
3 or 4 Injections4
A horizontal cut in the bikini-line12
Small incision in the vagina and two cuts above the pubic bone11
Cesarean section-like incision and a second small cut in the vaginal wall14
80 – 90%11
80 – 90%14
Around 1 hour10
20 – 40 Minutes10
Over 1 hour10
Up to 5 days13
Up to 2 days11
Up to 2 days14
Up to 24 hours4
Up to 6 weeks11
Find your nearest healthcare professional for further advice.