Genital beading (or genital pearling as it’s sometimes called) is a procedure in which one or more implant-grade silicone beads (or strings of beads) are implanted under the foreskin of the penis. These implants can be kept in for life, but they are also easily removed (by a professional only) at a later date if you change your mind.
We have individual silicone genital bead implants available in two diameter sizes, 4.75mm and 6.35mm (most commonly implanted as a set of three vertically along the shaft).
We also have silicone genital bead string implants in two diameter sizes, 4.75mm and 6.35mm with a choice of 5 or 7 beads per string. Beads strings are implanted horizontally (around the shaft, not along it).
4.75mm on a 5-bead string gives a total implant length of 25mm.
4.75mm x 7 (length of 35mm)
6.35mm x 5 (length of 33mm)
6.35mm x 7 (length of 47mm)
The two strings pictured here are a 13-bead string at 4.75mm and a 5-bead string at 6.35mm. The strings sizes are relative to each other and as you can see, there is a surprising difference between the two sizes.
We also have silicone rib implants available:
35mm length (4.3mm at the widest point)
45mm length (5.5mm)
55mm length (7mm)
Individual Silicone Bead Implants – £90 each
(£60 for each additional bead at the same appointment)
Two Beads –
Three Beads –
Silicone Bead String Implants – £210 each
(£140 for each additional string at the same appointment)
Two Bead Strings –
£ 420 £350
Three Bead Strings –
£ 630 £490
Silicone Rib Implants – £240 each
(£160 for each additional rib at the same appointment)
Two Ribs –
£ 480 £400
Three Ribs –
£72 0 £460
Silicone Implant Removal – £40 each
(£20 for each additional)
All our silicone implants, including our Magnet implants are from Steve Haworth.
It takes around 6 minutes to implant a single bead or bead string. A 2.4mm needle is used for the opening, followed by a taper to the size of the bead, followed by the bead or string itself.
Suture stitches are only necessary for the larger sized beads or strings so you will need to remove them around 6 days later. You can have your sutures removed at a walk-in clinic, but most of my clients remove them themselves (very easily).
We most commonly use skin closures to ensure neat healing, minimal swelling and to reduce the potential scarring.
The entry point is normally fully closed 5-7 days later and the swelling will dissipate over 3 weeks.
The scarring is usually completely invisible by 2 months.