Should I still be feeling sore after 4 months Vaginoplasty?
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Post-Op Healing for Vaginoplasty
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. This will in part depend upon the #Labiaplasty technique used, the amount of bruising and they way in which your body heals. Ice can help reduce swelling. Arnica and Bromelain may help. Direct massage may be useful Patients return to most normal activities immediately after surgery with the exception of activities that will create direct pressure on the #vaginalregion such as certain exercise equipment and #sexualactivity. It will be necessary to refrain from these forms of physical activity, including sex, for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Pain after sex after vaginoplasty 4 months ago expert management
It can take up to six months for the deep muscle sutures of vaginoplasty to dissolve completely. If they are still there, you can experience the symptoms you describe. If this persists after six months, the next step depends on the physical exam. If the canal is too tight, then a program of progressive vaginal dilation will be needed. If only the muscles are too tight, then botox injections into the muscles will probably be all that you need. If there is a focus of painful scar tissue, then steroid injections should suffice. Only when these options fail, would you really require a surgical revision, but I wouldn't consider that option for a least 6-8 months because it may just improve over time.
Soreness 4 months after vaginoplasty
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Sore after vaginoplasty
Thank you for your questions. It is not unusual to feel sore, especially the first few times having intercourse, after vaginoplasty. This usually improves with time and use.
A few tricks that I use on my patients to improve some of the discomfort initially is to use a topical estrogen cream per vagina (prescription from your surgeon) that can soften the scar tissue and improve lubrication. Using plenty of lubrication can help, changing positions during intercourse so the trajectory of the penis isn't directly on the suture line, and starting scar massage to the internal scars when you are relaxed (example includes in the bathtub).
It is also important if you haven't seen your surgeon recently, to discuss this with them. You may need dilators serially, especially since you are describing some discomfort at the opening of your vagina, and this may stretch some of the scar tissue.
Best of luck and happy healing!
Sore after vaginoplasty
John R Miklos Urogynecologist & Cosmetic Vaginal SurgeonAtlanta ~ Dubai ~ Beverly Hills
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