What happens if you engage in sexual activity before the recommended six weeks after having had labiaplasty? Is it a dangerous risk to take?
Sexual Activity After Labiaplasty?
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Activity after labiaplasty
As with all surgery, it's very important to follow up with your plastic surgeon before returning to your full level of activity. It is usually best to wait at least six weeks to allow everything to heal. Also, intercourse can be uncomfortable if performed prior to adequate healing.
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Sexual activity after labiaplasty
1) Procedure takes 1-2 hours depending on what is being done.
2) Swelling will last between 2-3 weeks with each week showing dramatic reduction in swelling
3) Discomfort follows swelling
4) Some areas that hypersensitive to touch may be due to sutures and can come out after 2-3 weeks
5) Not to partake in sexual activity until six weeks. Any earlier and you can risk disrupting the incisions.
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Sexual Activity after Labiaplasty
I typically have patients refrain from vaginal intercourse for six weeks after the procedure. The labia skin is very soft, similar to your lips and gums and thus heals very well. However because the tissue is soft it is easy to open part of the incision early in the healing period if intercourse is started prematurely.
Waiting a couple extra weeks will allow you to achieve the results that you desire and are able to enjoy for years.
Compromising Your Recovery
Labiaplasty takes full six weeks to fully heal. Until then there is a risk of wound breakdown
Labiaplasty, like any other surgery, takes full 6 weeks to properly heal. Any area of the body, whether it's labia or any other part, goes through a standard healing process. Your body works to heal itself and and wound (surgical or accidental) slowly gains strength. It takes about 6 weeks for a wound to be healed well enough to withstand typical stresses such as pressure and shear. Before six weeks, if you are involved in a sexual activity, pressure or shear could rip apart the healing edges.
You've spend the money to get the surgery done, don't destroy your results because you're impatient
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