Are there any specific post-op tips one should know about? What does one need to do to ensure the results from their treatment last?
Vaginal Rejuvenation Aftercare: How Should One Prepare?
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Aftercare for vaginal tightening, vaginoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation
Aftercare for a vaginal tightening operation is crutial and not what I'd describe as "simple." Hoping that you have your surgery only with a doc who specializes in this tyoe of surgery for tightening and enhancement of sexual function, recovery is this:
1. Adhering to a recovery protocol specifically outlined (and written down) by your doc: lots of rest for 1-2 weeks, slowly resuming activities next 2 weeks, back to swimming, gym, lifting bike riding ~ 4 weeks, and back to full-on sex in ~ 6-8 weeks. Of course that is in general-- each person's recovery must be individualized.
But it does not end there!! In my surgery I will diminish the size of the vaginal barrel, elevate the perineal body, and re-approximate the levator ("tightening") muscles for greater G-spot and clitoral pressure, but all repairs will break down over time if pelvic floor exercises are not done. Do not have surgery from a doc who does not make arrangements and help you with a 6-12 month post operative course of pelvic floor physical therapy to "secure" your results for the long-term.
Best of luck to you!
Michael P Goodman MD
Vaginal tightening aftercare, how should I prepare?
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Patients return to most activities of daily living immediately after surgery with the exception of activities that require lifting weight or will create direct pressure on the area, such as bike riding, certain exercise equipment and sexual activity. It will be necessary to refrain from these forms of physical activity 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.
Vaginal Tightening Aftercare, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation
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