What Is Labiaplasty Recovery Like?
In the final blog post for our Spotlight Series on labiaplasty, we’d like to talk about the typical vaginal rejuvenation healing process. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James. A. Matas, strives to provide compassionate and comfortable care with an optimal outcome for each procedure. He will answer your questions and take you through what you may be able to expect in regard to recovery during your initial consultation. To help you determine if this procedure may be right for you, we offer this overview; however, it’s important to note every individual’s experience is unique. We encourage you to reach out and speak with us if you have additional questions.
After surgery is complete, you should be able to return home the same day. In most cases, dissolvable stitches will be used to close the incisions, and Dr. Matas will administer a long-lasting anesthetic to help reduce discomfort. We will also provide prescription medication to further enhance your comfort following the procedure. We recommend resting and taking a break from normal activities, including work, for about four or five days. We also advise against excessive sitting for approximately two weeks. More vigorous and strenuous recreational activities, such as cycling and sexual intercourse, should be postponed for at least six weeks, or for as long as Dr. Matas recommends. Some swelling, bruising, and tenderness is normal, and these effects should fade over the course of a few weeks. In general, final results will typically be visible after the swelling has subsided.
We’re here for you every step of your journey. Labiaplasty is a highly personal and rewarding procedure that can help you feel more confident and experience greater comfort in your day-to-day life. We’re happy to provide information, advice, and support throughout the process.
Our previous blog topics covered what labiaplasty is, what the common misconceptions are, candidacy requirements, and typical risks. Want to know more? Contact us today, and we will provide additional information or help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas.