The surgery was painless, I decided not to "go under" and just have a local anesthetic. I felt nothing after the numbing shots, which were uncomfortable but nothing horrible. I also have a very high pain tolerance. The stitches are dissolvable as well so you don't have to worry about having them taken out or anything. Roughly 3 hours after my surgery I started to experience a lot of pain and I think it was mainly my body going into shock.
My boyfriend called Dr. Heck's office and he called back immediately and told him what medicine to give me and I was fine after that. I was shocked that he was so responsive. I went to work the next day and I would not recommend this. I would take at least 2 days off. My coworkers were looking at me like I was crazy with my waddle walk.
Also I would like to add that they recommend you don't look at your vagina the first few days after surgery and rightfully so. My vagina looked like it had gone through a meat grinder and everything looked asymmetrical and swollen. I immediately had second thoughts and was regretting what I had just put my body through. After about a week the swelling had gone down and everything looked symmetrical again. The pain was pretty much gone and I remember feeling a great sense of accomplishment being able to walk normal again.
If you can get through the first week you will be fine. Ice and Vicodin will be your best friend! Just try to take it easy especially the first few days. My only regret is that I didn't decide to do this sooner. With the financing options it really is feasible to have this done or any procedure you may be thinking about. Dr Heck and his staff were great! Now my sex life is so much more comfortable with my boyfriend as I am not self conscious anymore about the appearance of my vagina. I would recommend Dr. Heck to anyone. Every time I went in for an appointment I was in and out in 20 minutes. I never had to wait in the room half naked for more than 2 minutes which is amazing. Even the morning of the surgery I was on the operating table 5 minutes after I checked in. Dr. Heck is very prompt and thorough. This was so easy and worth it. One week of discomfort is a breeze in my book.