If you have been told you need pelvic floor surgery, you no doubt have many questions. Whether it be hysterectomy, prolapse surgery or fibroid surgery, with any pelvic surgery it is vitally important to strengthen the pelvic floor before and after surgery to get the best surgical outcome, because no surgery can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

Kegel8 Has The Solution

  • Medically approved and certified
  • The UK's best-selling pelvic toners
  • Pelvic floor exercise will strengthen the pelvic floor for the best surgical outcome
  • Kegel8 Electronic Pelvic Toners target 90% of your pelvic floor muscles compared with 40% when you do normal Kegels
  • Kegel exercise before and after hysterectomy can help prevent prolapse and can prevent prolapse from getting worse
  • Kegel8 Electronic Pelvic Toners work in just minutes a day to give you a stronger, healthier pelvic floor

The Importance of Kegel Exercise Before and After Surgery

Whether you are due to undergo vaginoplasty, mesh surgery for prolapse, hysterectomy, fibroid surgery or something else, pelvic floor exercise is a really important part of preparing for surgery and recovery afterwards.

Many women who have pelvic surgery are delighted with the outcome, but it's important to remember that no surgery can strengthen your pelvic floor, so it's important to exercise your pelvic floor to give yourself the best possible recovery and very best surgical outcome.

Kegel8's award-winning pelvic floor exercisers can help you to strengthen pre-op and recover post-op to give you the best results from your pelvic surgery.

Michelle Kenway on Pelvic Floor Exercises
"After vaginal surgery (hysterectomy, prolapse...) pelvic floor exercises are important for pelvic floor recovery and long-term pelvic support."

- Michelle Kenway - Pysiotherapist & Author

Kegel8 Can Help

Pre-operative exercise with a Kegel8 pelvic toner will help to make sure your pelvic floor is in the best possible shape prior to surgery. Electronic stimulation should not be used for at least 3 months after surgery as you are still healing, and before starting to use your Kegel8 again, you should always seek your surgeon's approval.

However, you will find that your pre-operative exercise will have strengthened your pelvic floor and put you in the best possible shape for recovery, and once you can use Kegel8 again, you will be well on your way to a strong, healthy pelvic floor and great surgical results. With a specialised programme for prolapse, as well as those for stress, urge and mixed incontinence, lack of sensation and general pelvic exercise, Kegel8 is a must for all women due to undergo hysterectomy, prolapse surgery, pelvic floor repair or other pelvic surgery.

Aid the repair and recovery process & improve pelvic floor strength post gynaecological surgery with the help of the Kegel8 Ultra 20 & Amanda Savage!

Amanda Savage is one of the UK’s leading specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapists, who has worked in the field for over 20 years offering supervised pelvic floor muscle training and support for the recovery of pelvic organ prolapses, incontinence and pelvic surgeries. With post-graduate qualifications, including a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, she has also gained full membership of the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). As a Kegel8 ambassador, Amanda Savage has worked alongside us for many years in the development of our best-selling device, the Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner, to ensure its efficacy. In addition, she has been integral to ensuring all supporting information and instructions are medically accurate so that the device is used correctly/effectively, and treatment is tailored to the specific condition of the user.

Find out more about Amanda Savage, her qualifications, experience, knowledge, and affiliations here.

Amanda Savage

Comes complete with an easy exercise plan, created by Amanda Savage, to get results in 12 weeks!

After surgery you will want to get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. However, gynaecological surgery can have an incredible impact on pelvic floor muscles, with many women often finding that they feel weak, unsupported, or de-conditioned in the weeks following their operation. Doing regular pelvic floor exercise sessions several times a day, straight away after your surgery, will help the healing process by improving blood circulation to the area, reducing swelling, and strengthening your muscles so they can support you. The next step is to build up good muscle strength and endurance again which you need for secure bladder and bowel control. Exercises will also improve the muscle tone which we need to prevent pelvic organ prolapse, to feel supported.

In the first 12 weeks after your surgery, you should perform pelvic floor exercises, but as the body is healing and sensations can be altered, it is not advised to use a muscle STIM device. Instead, perform your Kegels independently. However, after 12 weeks post-op, it is safe to use the Kegel8® Ultra 20 and follow the simple 12-week plan, which promises more effective pelvic floor exercise. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner removes the guesswork and essentially acts as a Sat-Nav for your pelvic floor muscles, correctly targeting and stimulating a contraction within them using a small electric current. These contractions build strength and tone in a matter of weeks! With 20 clinically proven pelvic floor exercise programmes which vary in frequency, intensity and duration, the Ultra 20 is proven to treat a variety of different conditions and has been shown to be effective for rehabilitation post-surgery. And, in addition to tailored programmes, the specific 12-week exercise plans created by Amanda Savage advise exactly how the device should be used, depending upon the user’s specific requirements/condition, to ensure the very best treatment.

You’ll find an easy 12-week exercise plan created by Amanda Savage to aid pelvic floor rehabilitation post gynaecological surgery included with your Kegel8 Ultra 20. It utilises a unique combination of programmes to help the healing process by improving blood circulation to the area, reducing swelling, and strengthening your muscles so they can support you. It subsequently builds up good muscle strength and endurance again, which is needed for secure bladder and bowel control, and it will calm the ‘jumpy’ nerves responsible for a sensitive bladder. This plan will also improve the muscle tone which we need to prevent pelvic organ prolapse, to feel supported.