I work out regularly because it helps with my chronic fatigue syndrome. What exercise can I do during labiaplasty recovery?
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Labiaplasty in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
What exercise can I do during labiaplasty recovery?
Exercise after labiaplasty
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I think that routine exercise when recovering from any type of surgery is important as long as you follow your surgeon's guidelines. It may be even more important for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. I recommend that you apply ice or cool packs to control swelling and discomfort for the first day and then begin low impact exercises such as walking and gentle yoga stretching. At the two week post operative visit I make sure that the area is healing well and I allow more vigorous exercise. Any sports that involve direct contact to the labial area such as horseback riding and road biking are best avoided until after the 6 week post operative exam.
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Dr Lori Warren
Exercise after labiaplasty: what type
Patients return to most normal activities immediately after surgery with the exception of activities that will create direct pressure on the area, such as certain exercise equipment and sexual activity. It will be necessary to refrain from these forms of physical activity, including sex, for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Postoperative care will usually consist of sitz baths or soaking the area in warm soapy water starting approximately 2 days after a surgery. The sutures will dissolve over the course of several weeks. Swelling can persist for two or three months. Ice can help reduce swelling.
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