Suffering from perineal defects or injuries can be debilitating and cause immense emotional distress. Perineal reconstruction is a type of surgery that can help repair these defects or injuries. Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli offer perineal reconstruction surgery using the latest techniques. Book an appointment today!
The perineum is the space between the anus and the scrotum in males, and between the anus and the vulva (the external genitalia) in females.
Perineal defects are any defects or injuries that occur to the perineum. These defects can be caused by birth injuries, surgery, or trauma.
Perineal reconstruction is a type of surgery that is used to repair defects or injuries to the perineum. This surgery can be performed using different techniques, depending on the location and severity of the defect.
Individuals who have perineal defects that are causing pain, infection, or other problems may be candidates for this type of surgery. Perineal reconstruction can also be performed for cosmetic reasons.Book Appointment
At the consultation for perineal reconstruction, Dr. Arun Jeedi will examine the perineum and ask about the symptoms that are being experienced. He will assess the patient’s nutritional status, blood parameters, the degree and nature of the expected perineal wound or defect. He will also ask about the individual’s medical history and any previous surgeries that may have been performed.
After the examination of the perineum, Dr. Arun will discuss the different options for perineal reconstruction and explain the risks and benefits of each option.
Tissue flap surgery is the most common type of perineal reconstruction. This surgery involves taking healthy tissue from another part of the body and using it to repair the defect. The type of flap used will depend on the location and size of the defect.
The types of flaps usually used during perineal reconstruction are:
Gracilis myocutaneous flaps are the most commonly used flaps in perineal reconstruction. The gracilis muscle is a groin muscle. It begins at the top of the pubic bone and runs down to the upper half of the shinbone (tibia). The gracilis muscle, along with skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat with a plentiful blood supply, is used in the gracilis myocutaneous flap.
Abdominal flaps are used when the perineal defect is large and complex. This flap uses skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle from the abdomen. There are two types of abdominal flaps: DIEP flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator flap), and TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap).
Thigh flaps use skin, tissue, and muscle from the thigh. Thigh flaps are versatile with many excellent attributes and can be used to cover most defects. It is also relatively easy to harvest.
Groin flaps are vascularized flaps. This means they involve harvesting a flap of skin and tissue along with the attached arteries and veins from the groin area. It is a safe and reliable way to cover soft-tissue defects.
Gluteal flaps are another type of vascularized flap. They involve harvesting a flap of skin and fat along with the attached arteries and veins from the gluteal region (buttocks). Gluteal flaps can be used to cover large defects.
The rectus femoris muscle is a long muscle that extends from the hip to the knee. The rectus femoris flap is a myocutaneous flap, which means it uses skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle. This flap is usually used to cover large defects.
Perforator flaps are used in reconstructive surgery because they allow for less invasive and more complex reconstruction by preserving important blood vessels and muscles.
The post-surgical swelling, bruising, and pain will subside within two weeks. Generally, you will be able to walk around comfortably after five to seven days. But you should avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks.
Make sure to attend the follow-up appointments with Dr. Arun so that he can monitor the healing process.
During the patient’s OPD consultation, the cost of perineal reconstruction will be determined by Dr. Arun Jeedi after evaluating the patient’s specific circumstances, understanding the patient’s goals, as well as discussing both advantages and possible risks of the surgery.Book Appointment
Perineal reconstruction can improve the appearance of the perineum and also restore function. This surgery can also help to improve urinary continence and sexual function.
As with any surgery, perineal reconstruction carries the risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, and sensitivity. Dr. Arun Jeedi will discuss the risks and benefits of perineal reconstruction with you before the surgery so that you can make an informed decision. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Arun has many years of experience with perineal reconstruction and will be able to safely and effectively treat any risks in the rare case they appear.
If you have any queries about perineal reconstruction or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
With our diverse reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, we have transformed many lives. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself how our patients were able to overcome their challenges after undergoing treatment from us!
Dr. Arun Jeedi is a young and dynamic plastic surgeon with extensive practical experience and expertise in the ever-evolving field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a special occasion or you need reconstructive surgery after an accident or illness, Dr. Jeedi can help you achieve your goals. He believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.