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Gynaecological plastic surgery

If the appearance of your reproductive organs cause you distress or discomfort, or you suffer from incontinence, prolapse or other complications following childbirth, gynaecological plastic surgery can provide enormous relief.

With her additional surgical training, Dr Wafa Samen offers the rare opportunity to carry out your gynaecological and plastic surgery at the same time and place. This is better for your recovery, and also far more cost-effective.

Dr Samen carries out gynaecological plastic surgery at Holyroyd Private Hospital, Hurstville Private Hospital. She also conducts day surgery at Adori Day Surgery in Auburn and Boulevard Day Surgery in Fairfield West.

Labioplasty

Labioplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure that reshapes and reduces the labia.

Why undergo labioplasty?

  • You may have been born with large labia.
  • Your labia have changed appearance with childbirth.
  • Your inner labia protrudes outside your outer labia, causing discomfort in tight pants.
  • You may dislike the large or irregular appearance of your labia

Any of these concerns might make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable during sex.

What happens during labioplasty surgery?

The surgery takes about one hour to perform and you can go home on the same day as the procedure. The excess skin is removed and the labia reshaped, giving relief from discomfort and improving the appearance. What should I expect after labioplasty?

Any discomfort and swelling will disappear over one to two weeks. The stitches dissolve in seven to 21 days. You should not do any heavy lifting or have sexual activity for six weeks.

Are there any complications?

There are few surgical risks. Complications may include bleeding or infection.

Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation, is a surgical tightening of the vaginal and perineal muscles.

Why undergo vaginoplasty?

Vaginal muscles can become enlarged, weak or stretched due to childbirth or ageing, and this can result in occasional urinary leakage or incontinence. Some women have a naturally overlarge vagina, or their vaginal canal feels loose, and by tightening the vaginal muscles they can improve sexual satisfaction.

What happens during vaginoplasty surgery?

The surgery takes about one hour to perform and you can go home on the same day as the procedure. Any excess skin is removed, and the stretched muscles at the back of the vagina are tightened.

What should I expect after vaginoplasty?

Any discomfort will disappear over one to two weeks. The stitches dissolve in seven to 21 days. You should not do any heavy lifting or have sexual activity for six weeks. At that point, you’ll need to start doing pelvic floor exercises with a specialist physiotherapist.

Are there any complications?

There are few surgical risks. Complications may include bleeding or infection, or a blocked catheter. Rarely, they could be damage to the urethra and further surgery would be needed.

Cystocoele and Rectocoele repair

Cystocoele is a surgical procedure to elevate and tighten the tissues around the bladder. Rectocoele repair elevates and tightens the tissues around the rectum.

Why undergo these repairs?

Weak vaginal and pelvic muscles, due to childbirth or ageing, can cause the bladder or rectum to bulge into the vagina. This can cause discomfort or pain, especially during sexual intercourse, incontinence, urinary tract infections, vaginal bleeding or infection, or constipation.

What happens during Cystocoele and Rectocoele repair surgery?

The excess or stretched tissue from between the vagina and bladder, or from between the vagina and rectum, is removed.The vagina and rectum are then elevated and suspended over the bladder by sling-like stitching of the muscles.

The surgery takes about one hour to perform and you can go home on the same day as the procedure.

What should I expect after Cystocoele or Rectocoele repair?

A catheter and vaginal pack is left in for 24 hours. Any discomfort will disappear over two to three weeks. The stitches dissolve in seven to 21 days. You should not do any heavy lifting or have sexual activity for six weeks. At that point, you’ll need to start doing pelvic floor exercises with a specialist physiotherapist.

Are there any complications?

There are few surgical risks. Complications may include bleeding or infection, or a blocked catheter. There could also be residual pain or recurrence of the cystocoele or rectocoele.