All That You Need To Know About Female Reconstructive Surgery (FRS)

Female Reconstructive Surgery (FRS) refers to corrective surgery which is performed to reverse tubal litigation, which refers to tying the patient’s fallopian tubes or blocking them thus making it impossible for them to get pregnant because no conception can take place. FRS not only reverses tubal ligation but also tubal ligation syndrome, which collectively refers to the unwanted effects and changes that take place after this procedure.

The surgical procedure was discovered by Dr. Vicki Hufnagel who also described for the first time the condition known as Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. Because of the devastating consequences that it has, Dr Hufnagel has suggested that patients should be informed of the risk of the procedure and their consent should be sought. The fact that a woman cannot bear children may put her in serious emotional distress.

Why is FRS performed?

Female Reconstructive Surgery (FRS) is performed so as to correct the negative effects of post tubal ligation syndrome, a condition which is associated with many unwanted changes and symptoms such as:

  • Castrative menopause
  • Atrophic ovaries
  • Decreased lactating ability
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Increased heart disease risk
  • Severe hormone imbalance
  • Hormone shock
  • Osteoporosis and bone loss
  • Misplacement of female organs

All these symptoms occur as a result of the sudden stoppage or loss of estrogen which can cause hormone shock and hormonal imbalance that can affect the functioning of their brain. Memory loss, depression, rage and confusion similar to that which is caused by Alzheimer’s disease can also manifest. FRS not only helps restore the tubes which were blocked during the tubal ligation surgery but also helps restore the normal hormonal balance. When the hormonal balance is restored, most of the post tubal ligation symptoms will reduce or disappear completely.

Is FRS effective?

Like all the other surgeries, Female Reconstructive Surgery (FRS) is not 100% effective in all the cases. Although it has reasonably high degrees of success, it may not work well in some patients. In other words, its effectiveness is dependent on some factors such as;

  1. The techniques which were used during sterilization:

Use of improper techniques in which large incisions are made during tubal ligation may make FRS ineffective. If there is serious damage to the fallopian tubes or other parts of the reproductive system then it may not be possible to restore them to their previous condition.

  1. The nature and extent of damages which occurred during sterilization process

If there is extensive damage to parts of the reproductive system during the tubal ligation prices then it may not be possible to restore them in to the condition that they were before the tubal ligation process. FRS will work if the tubal ligation was performed by experts who carried out the procedure with little or no harm to the female reproductive system’s parts such as uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

  1. The nature and extent of abnormalities in the woman’s reproductive system at the time of FRS

FRS cannot correct serious abnormalities in the woman’s reproductive system. It will work well if everything else in the reproductive system is okay and you haven’t any type of weakness in it.

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