Fibroids are the most common benign tumours that manifest in the uterus. Fibroids are groups of cells which have as their primary source the muscle and fibrous tissue present in the uterus. Their sizes can range from very small (1cm) and can reach up to 10-15 cm. The chances for them developing into a malignancy are very low (0.1-0.5%).
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
The symptoms depend on the size and the site of the fibroids. Fibroids that are small in size may not cause any symptoms and can be identified by chance with a vaginal ultrasound. The more their size increases, or if they are in the submucosal part of the uterus, symptoms that may be experienced are:
How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
Initially, a thorough gynaecological and obstetric medical history is obtained. A bimanual gynecological examination follows as the second step, and finally an ultrasound of the inner genital organs is performed. The above steps are usually sufficient for a definitive diagnosis. In cases where uncertainty exists, we may proceed with a CT scan and / or an MRI scan.
How are fibroids treated?
The treatment is always dependent on the severity of the symptoms, the size of the fibroids, the woman’s desire for procreation and of course her age. The treatment may be pharmaceutical, surgical or a combination of both. The permanent cure refers to the surgical removal of either the fibroids or, in several cases, the entire uterus. This kind of surgery is nowadays conducted laparoscopically. On the other hand, small fibroids, causing few or no symptoms, merely require regular monitoring via ultrasound every six months to once per year.
Are there any alternative methods for preventing or treating Fibroids?
There are plenty of Herbal and dietary approaches for preventing the growth and even the existence of the Fibroids or controlling the symptoms. Even the use of Bio-Identical Hormones is very beneficial, when the doctor is detecting Hormonal imbalances as the reason of their growth. These treatments are safe and very promising.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This procedure is suitable for women suffering from vaginal relaxation, which could be caused by multiple childbirths, hereditary factors, or modern way of life (i.e. lack of exercise, sudden large-scale weight loss, smoking, etc).
Laser Vaginoplasty is certainly superior and more advantageous than the traditional method of colporrhaphy, even when a medical grid is used. Using a foreign object (grid) in this sensitive area may cause a permanent and unpleasant sensation during sexual intercourse in the post-operation period, especially so in the cases of particularly active women sexually. This situation is attributed to mucosal erosion of the area, contributing to hypersensitivity of the area as well as pain associated with friction. On the contrary, when Vaginoplasty takes place, no foreign objects are used, and the tissues are quickly restored to a tighter, less relaxed state. As such, a female patient in the post-operation period will be able to increase her sexual gratification as well as enjoy her body exponentially.
Through this particular cosmetic surgery procedure, you can expect a dramatic increase of pleasure achieved during sexual intercourse and a notable improvement of your orgasmic frequency and intensity.
Laser operations are clearly superior to traditional, scalpel-based, procedures. Using laser equipment, a completely blood-free and painless procedure becomes possible. Surgical incisions and tissue removal using laser offers extreme precision and guarantees a natural result without scars or bruises formed in the area. Recovery and return to daily activities in a normal manner both happen very quickly following the operation. The specific laser equipment used in operations is a low-voltage laser, unable to cause any tissue damage and is not associated with dangerous results.
The procedure's duration – which, depending on location, is performed either at our clinic, or at a suitably equipped external clinic - ranges from 1 to 2 hours depending on the individual case.
Dr. Bader is an expert in the field of vaginal surgery, cosmetic operations in the vaginal and perineal areas, anatomic malformations of the areas, and urine incontinence. He is an internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon with extensive surgical experience, operating in three countries in a regular basis, and elsewhere on request. Dr. Bader is a pioneer in his field and maintains regular presence in international conferences and symposia, where he shares new developments about techniques and procedures with world-class cosmetic surgeons.
Cost is individually quoted depending on the specific needs and condition of each patient. Learn more about pricing.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation aims to increase elasticity of the vaginal mucosa and make a healthier sexual life a reality. The procedure is particularly recommended to women facing intense problems with vaginal dryness, or wishing to enhance their sexual gratification. Should sexual gratification enhancement be the objective of the procedure, stem cell vaginal rejuvenation can be combined with a stem cell transfer and infusion in the clitoris area, in order to increase its sensitivity. Vaginoplasty can furthermore take place alongside stem cell vaginal rejuvenation to ensure the most far-reaching and perfect results.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation begins with a small-scale liposuction from an appropriate body location (e.g. belly, thighs, etc). Following this, using advanced medical equipment, the collected fat is processed and the elements containing stem cells are properly isolated. Stem cells are collected and infused inside the appropriate areas of the vagina in the final stage of the procedure.
Stem cell vaginal rejuvenation usually takes place under local anaesthesia or light sedation. This method has the added advantage of not requiring the patient's prolonged stay in the clinic, and complete recovery is generally accelerated.
The procedure's duration – which, depending on location, is performed either at our clinic, or at a suitably equipped external clinic - is usually 1.5 hours but may be adjusted depending on the individual case.