A doctor who bungled a cosmetic "designer vagina" operation was found to have committed a "serious clinical failure", but it did not amount to female genital mutilation (FGM) a tribunal has ruled.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has decided not to strike Dr Sureshkumar Pandya off the medical registrar following the surgery he carried out at Hoxton's Regency Clinic in March 2012 to reduce the size of his patient's "excessively large" labia.

The woman, known only as Patient A, was "distraught" by the results of the labiaplasty carried out at the Nile Street clinic. But the medic had no reason to believe there was anything "unusual" until a complaint was made to the General Medical Council (GMC) several weeks later.

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