Pelvic Plastic Surgery

pelvic plastic surgery

Pelvic Plastic Surgery

Pelvic plastic surgery is a form of reconstructive surgery that restores damaged vaginal tissues and muscles. It can improve bladder and bowel control, decrease pain and discomfort and increase confidence in sexual activity. This surgery can also be used to correct gynecological conditions caused by trauma, childbirth or disease, including prolapsed organs, hernias and uterine abnormalities. The surgeon can perform this surgery through either the vagina or abdomen. A patient who undergoes pelvic plastic surgery should be prepared for a period of recovery that includes prescription pain medication, abstaining from heavy lifting or strenuous activities and attending follow-up appointments.골반필러

Pelvoplasty should not be confused with “vaginal rejuvenation” which is a cosmetic procedure that does not involve the function of the pelvic floor. Many women seek this surgery to address a loss of labia majora size or shape, or to enhance the appearance of the genitalia. However, it is important to realize that tampering with the labia can result in scarring, areas of numbness or prolonged swelling and can have a negative effect on function. This is particularly true when a woman attempts to reshape the lips of the labia which are often called “labial surgery.” I do not perform labial surgery in most cases, as it is unnecessary and can lead to numbness, poor wound healing, increased urinary continence and problems with sexual function.

Surgical techniques are varied depending on the condition, but in general pelvic plastic surgery is minimally invasive and done under local anesthesia. This can be done with sutures that dissolve or through a laparoscopic approach that utilizes small incisions and allows for a quicker recovery.

The most common procedures we perform are for prolapsed pelvic organs. Colporrhaphy repairs the weakened underlying pelvic tissue that caused a prolapsed bladder, ureter or rectal wall. A cystocele repair tightens the front wall of the vagina to prevent a prolapsed bladder. A rectocele repair repairs the stretched or torn wall between the rectum and the vagina to eliminate a bulging of the rectum. This is often done under regional (spine) or general anesthesia.

A sacrocolpopexy restores the position of a dropped uterus. This can be performed through a traditional open incision in the abdomen or with laparoscopic techniques that can be done through the vagina. A sacrocolpopexy can be performed by repositioning the uterus and using mesh to support it in place or by shortening the overstretched uterosacral ligament to elevate the uterus.닥터케빈의원