How long is the typical recovery period for Labiaplasty? What can I expect during the recovery period?
Labiaplasty Recovery - How Long Does It Take?
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Recovery from Labiaplasty, Vaginplasty
There will actually be less pain than you may imagine, but there WILL be way more discoloration ("black and blue") and edema (swelling) than you think possible. It can really look awful, and frequently for some reason the swelling is not equal. The bad swelling usually lasts 5-7 days and then, day by day, it changes. This truly is a "work in progress.." and you will not know how things will truly look for at least 4-6 weeks, and really it is 3-4 months at a minimum before things are totally healed and you will see how it truly will be. My advice: keep an eye on it for 24-48 hours to look for separations, bleeding, truly abnormal swelling, infection- but then do not mess with it or look closely every day or you will drive yourself and your surgeon batty! do not touch, tug, pull at it. Let it heal...
For internal work (vaginoplasty; “vaginal rejuvenation”), the recovery is similar, but add ~ 5-7 days to everything. Do not go back to internal sexual intimacy until cleared to do so by your surgeon (usually 6-8 weeks after surgery.) Also, you may need a period of gently vaginal stretching prior to comfortable intercourse. And, don’t forget: this is the time to work on vaginal muscular strengthening exercises!
Recovery after labiaplasty
The recovery depends on the type of labiaplasty performed and often the skill of the surgeon. I invented and published the wedge technique, and my patients are usually able to go to work and travel on the second day after surgery. You can shower on the day after surgery, exercise in 3-4 weeks, and have intercourse at six weeks. In general, the discomfort after the wedge labiaplasty is less than the trimmng labiaplasty since the incision on the trim are along the entire length of the labia.
The recovery for labioplasty is fairly easy.
I usually suggest that patients take 2 full days off work/school to decrease swelling. During this time it is imporatant to stay off your feet and ice the area. You may shower the day after surgery and wash well with soap. Most patients need very little pain medication. Usually anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen is enough and narcotics are not necessary. I preform the surgery on a Thursday so by Monday most of my patients can return to school/work. Healing is complete in two weeks and at that point patients can resume excercise.
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Recovery after labiaplasty
Labiaplasty recovery 2-3 days off your feet, 1 month for exercise and sexual activity.
thank you for your question. Following Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora or Clitoral Hoodectomy,I recommend 2-3 days of bed rest and staying off your feet to reduce swelling.Ice can help the first 24 hours.he may return to work after 4-5 days however avoid vigorous exercise for 3-4 weeks and no sexual activity for 4-6 weeks.
Labioplasty recovery about 3 weeks
Labioplasty recovery is about 3 weeks. By then all the wounds have healed provided no complications.
No sex for six weeks after the surgery.
These are general guidelines. However, during the recovery period meticulous care of the area is required. Check with your Plastic Surgeon for his advise.
Thanks for the great question -
In our San Francisco area practice we tell our patients that labiaplasty (for just the minora) tend to recover quickly.
We use dissolving sutures which typically are gone in a few weeks. There is usually a moderate amount of swelling for the first 2 - 3 weeks.
Usually patients can resume intimate activity at about a month.
I hope this helps.
Recovery from labiaplasty
Recovery after Labiaplasty
Recovery from Labiaplasty
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