Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

What is Pelvic Floor Reconstruction?

Pelvic floor reconstruction is a surgical procedure in Singapore aimed at repairing and strengthening the muscles, ligaments, and tissues of your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles that support your pelvic organs, including your bladder, uterus, and rectum. Over time, these muscles can become weakened or damaged due to factors such as childbirth, ageing, or certain medical conditions.
The goal of pelvic floor reconstruction is to alleviate symptoms such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and bowel dysfunction and improve overall pelvic floor function and quality of life.
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How does Pelvic Floor Reconstruction work?

During a pelvic floor reconstruction surgery, the pelvic floor is reconstructed or repaired to restore its integrity and function. This may involve repairing tears or damage in your muscles, repositioning or reinforcing organs, and tightening your pelvic floor muscles.
The procedure may be performed using traditional open surgery or minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic or robotic surgery. The specific techniques used in the procedure will depend on the individual case and the extent of the pelvic floor dysfunction.

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Reconstruction in Singapore

  • Improved pelvic floor support
  • Reduced pelvic organ prolapse
  • Improved bladder control
  • Enhanced bowel function
  • Restored quality of life
  • Potential for improved sexual function
  • Minimally invasive
  • Individualised treatment approach

What conditions can Pelvic Floor Reconstruction treat?

Pelvic floor reconstruction can be used to treat the following conditions:
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness
  • Vaginal relaxation syndrome
  • Sexual dysfunction

What can I expect after Pelvic Floor Reconstruction procedure in Singapore?

After undergoing pelvic floor reconstruction, you can expect to experience a variety of positive results that can greatly improve your well-being and quality of life.
Some of the specific outcomes you can expect include:
  • Reduced pelvic pressure and discomfort: by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and addressing any weakness or damage, you will experience a decrease in pelvic pressure and discomfort that may have been caused by conditions like pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
  • Improved bladder control: pelvic floor reconstruction can help enhance your ability to control urinary function, reducing instances of urinary incontinence, and providing you with greater confidence and convenience in your daily life.
  • Enhanced ability to engage in physical activities: strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can improve your overall pelvic stability and support, allowing you to participate in physical activities and exercises with reduced risk of discomfort, pain, or urinary leakage.
  • Alleviation of bowel dysfunction: if you have been dealing with bowel dysfunction, such as chronic constipation or faecal incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction can help improve bowel movements and restore regularity, leading to greater comfort, and improved quality of life.
  • Restored sexual satisfaction: addressing any pelvic floor issues can positively impact your sexual function and satisfaction. By improving muscle tone and reducing discomfort or pain during intercourse, pelvic floor reconstruction can enhance your overall sexual well-being.
  • Emotional well-being: achieving positive outcomes from pelvic floor reconstruction can also have a significant impact on your emotional well-being. Relief from bothersome symptoms and improved quality of life can contribute to a greater sense of confidence, happiness, and overall emotional satisfaction.

How many treatment sessions are needed?

The number of sessions required for pelvic floor reconstruction varies depending on several factors. This includes the specific condition being treated, the severity of your condition, your general health, and individual circumstances. In some cases, a single surgical procedure may be sufficient to address the underlying pelvic floor issues and achieve the desired results. However, in other instances, multiple sessions, or a combination of surgical and non-surgical interventions may be necessary.
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Frequently asked questions

What are the complications after pelvic floor reconstruction?

During pelvic floor reconstruction surgery, there are potential risks and complications to be aware of. These can include adverse reactions to anaesthesia, excessive bleeding, the possibility of infection, and the risk of developing blood clots. Antibiotics are administered both during and after the operation, this can help to minimise the risk of infection.

How long does it take to recover from pelvic floor reconstruction?

The recovery period after pelvic floor reconstruction takes around 3 months. During this period, you should avoid any task that puts pressure on the repair, including lifting, straining, vigorous exercise, coughing, and constipation. It is recommended to take at least 6 weeks off from work, but this depends on the type of role you have.

How painful is pelvic floor surgery?

After your surgery, you may experience cramping or pressure in your pelvic area. Most patients experience this pain for about 2 weeks, however, it may last up to 6 weeks. If your surgery included an abdominal incision, you can expect to feel some slight pain or discomfort around the incision area as it heals.

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