What is pelvic floor reconstruction?
Pelvic floor reconstruction is a surgical procedure involving repositioning of the internal organs of the female pelvis.
Why is it done?
The goal of pelvic floor reconstruction is to position pelvic structures in a manner that corrects urinary and/or faecal incontinence, pelvic disease and pelvic symptoms, while preserving sexual function.
What does it involve?
Pelvic floor reconstruction is performed to achieve correct positioning of the internal organs of the female pelvis: uterus, bladder and rectum. The procedure involves placement of a polypropylene mesh.
There are different ways to perform it: vaginal route, abdominal route, laparoscopically (minimally invasive) or a combination of these.
The vaginal route is the most common.
How to prepare for it
Before undergoing pelvic floor surgery, it is advisable to undergo a course of vaginal physiotherapy to strengthen the musculature of the area for the intervention.
When performed as minimally invasive surgery, the surgical procedure is shorter and recovery is faster. You can resume your normal routine one week after the operation. If the surgery is performed through the vaginal or abdominal route, your surgeon will advise what type of post-operative care is necessary and how long you will need to rest.