How would you pee after labia reduction surgery?

I just had labia reduction surgery done the day before and am afraid of peeing! It's vagina is very sore and has a stinging sensation everyone and awhile and wanted to know what would be the best way to use the bathroom?

Doctor Answers 4

Labiaplasty surgery and recovery in Los Angeles

Our office specializes in labiaplasty surgery. Postoperatively, patients do quite well with normal female functions and there is minimal effect on the labial tissue. Our patients are given postop recommendations for wound care. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Urination should not be a problem following labiaplasty

and gentle washing with a Peri Bottle and blotting dry should not hurt anything.  If you're really having trouble with urination,  you need to see your surgeon to find out why. 

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Urination after Labiaplasty

Please, just go ahead and go to the bathroom and pee!   You cannot and should not hold it in.  The urine will not hurt your incisions, gently pat dry or rinse with water and then pat dry after you urinate.  Please call your doctor with further questions or concerns.  

Melinda Haws, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Urinating after a labiaplasty

Urination should not be impeded after a labiaplasty.  If it burns you can cleanse the area with saline. Best to discuss with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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