PELVIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY (VAGINAL RECONSTRUCTION)
The National Institutes of Health state that nearly 24 percent of U.S. women are affected by one or more pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Samuels offers a number of different options for vaginal reconstruction and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Depending on the precise nature of your situation, she will recommend the treatment that is right for you. Your treatment will always be the one that has the best chance to improve your health and quality of life.
Dr. Samuels understands the effect that pelvic concerns can have on your life. In short, they can prevent you from enjoying your days to the fullest. That is why she works closely with each patient to fully address their concerns in a compassionate and professional way.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a relatively common condition but can have a big impact on your life. It occurs due to inadequate pelvic support. This is usually caused by:
- The effects of pregnancy
Without proper support, the bladder, uterus, or rectum will seem to fall into and out of the vaginal opening. Women often refer to this condition as a fallen bladder or fallen rectum. Most patients describe feeling a bulge in the vagina, and though it is not typically dangerous it can be highly unpleasant. However, there is hope! Dr. Samuels provides several pelvic reconstruction surgery options, and can recommend the best one for you.
Vaginal Rejuvenation / Vaginoplasty
With age, childbirth, and genetics, our body becomes vulnerable to change. Similar to how external skin can loosen, so does the skin of the vagina. For some women, this may appear as if the vagina is turning inside out. In more severe cases, this might look like a fallen bladder or rectum. More commonly, women experiences loss of sensation during sex and a feeling of looseness.
Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures have both aesthetic and functional purposes for patients. Unlike most plastic surgeons, Dr. Samuels does a full-depth repair. She expertly incorporates muscle repair and removal of excess tissue for a better cosmetic and functional result.
Fallen Bladder Repair (Cystocele)
Fallen Bladder refers to the bulge created by weakened support structures around the bladder. This can happen due to age, childbirth, or genetics.
Women will complain of feeling a bulge toward the front of the vagina. It is often accompanied by problems with urination. While this condition is not life-threatening, it does affect the quality of life of most women who have this condition. It can be challenging to feel self-confident while dealing with the sensation of a fallen bladder. However, there are several excellent treatment options available.
In most cases, a surgical approach is optimal. But in some patients, non-surgical laser vaginal tightening options that may help considerably, depending on the extent of the fallen bladder.
Fallen Rectum Repair (Rectocele)
Fallen Rectum refers to the bulge created by weakened support structures around the rectum. I can be caused by:
- Chronic constipation
Patients complain of feeling a bulge toward the back of the vagina, often accompanied by problems with bowel movements.
This is not a life-threatening condition. But it is serious nonetheless for the effect it has on your quality of life. Dr. Samuels can offer a number of good treatment options, some surgical and some non-surgical. Your individual treatment will depend on the extent of the condition.
Mesh has been used for decades in the body for various repairs. Concerning pelvic floor repair, mesh has caused trouble for some women. Although she is trained in mesh repair, it is not typically Dr. Samuels’ first choice of vaginal reconstruction surgery.
However, in an extreme minority of patients, mesh can be a good option. For women who already have mesh placed and are unhappy with the outcome, Dr. Samuels can expertly remove this mesh with simultaneous pelvic floor reconstruction.
The perineum is the area between the vagina and the rectum. Due to aging, prolapse, genetics, and childbirth, this area can become mildly or significantly disfigured.
This contributes to the size of the opening of the vagina. Patients with this condition complain of feeling loose, or that sex no longer feels the same. This affects sexual satisfaction and the ability to attain orgasm.
This repair is often done with vaginal reconstruction surgery.
Which Option for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Is Best for Me?
Dr. Samuels understands that every body is unique, and she tailors each treatment to match your individual needs. She works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that will restore self-confidence and pride in yourself and your beauty.
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Your body should be a source of pride and joy. For many women, these conditions can have a severe impact on both self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, there are many ways to address these concerns. By providing expert, compassionate care, Dr. Samuels, Urogynecologist Houston, can help you take control of your body once more. Start today and schedule a consultation to learn about the treatment options she provides. For the best pelvic reconstructive surgery in Houston, look no further.