After multiple kids I wanted to get a revamp of the female area for a very long time! I had previously had labiaplasty with another Dr. in Dublin, who I would not recommend. I did my homework and found one of the best doctors out there and I encourage all of you to do the same. Dr. Goodman spent so much time with me and explained everything I would need in detail. The staff is amazing and I don't feel like a patient! They all know me by name and it was a great experience. I will give updates on the overall procedure and healing time. Prior to surgery I encourage you to start stool softener sand stock your fridge with Gatorade, water, Greengodess, Popsicles and ice packs! Make sure you also have pads, tucks wipes and different size maxi pads. I also got small plastic bags to keep things tidy in the bathroom. Have Lysol wipes and spray ready to keep your bathroom extremely clean!
The day of the surgery, eat about an hour before but nothing too heavy. I had a chicken salad and it was perfect because the surgery lasted a long time and I can't imagine having something too heavy. Dr. Goodman did the surgery under a local anesthesia which I LOVED and I was awake for all of it getting a play by play of what was going on. I was comfortable and it really did not hurt that much. We did the Femilift first which just felt like heated rubberband snapping but was not painful. The part that hurt A LOT was the numbing in the anus area! WOW! Be prepared for this but it is quick! Very quick! Thank goodness. I was able to get up and walk after the surgery and wasn't in a lot of pain. I made sure to take all my medications as described and was basically dealing with tolerable pain and soreness until about day 3! OMG day 3 was awful! But not from the procedure but from the constipation associated with the pain meds. I actually stopped taking the pain meds day 2 but it was already too late. The pain from the constipation was miserable. That is why I said start stool softener before surgery, drink smooth move tea and eat prunes!! Don't skip this step! The pressure from the constipation made the surgery site hurt more. I spent day 3-5 in pain and basically laying around icing my vaginal area almost 24/7. Have multiple ice packs. Day 6 was finally a breakthrough, I felt so much better and I could get up and move around but take at least a week off work and have someone there to take care of the kids. You cannot continue with your daily routine, it will only make the pain worse. Overall, the procedure didn't hurt and the healing was bearable. It's the constipation that made it horrible for me. Today I had my one week appt and everything looks great! I am so happy with the result and I don't even recognize myself down there! It's a complete transformation. Luckily, I had very little bleeding and not much discharge at all. Just remember you will be very tired and rest, rest, rest. I am still sore but I can do my normal routine now just no lifting, exercising, swimming, sex, etc. I can go for short walks and cook dinner. I can sit comfortable and drive. Standing for long periods are rough but I always take breaks to rest. I am so happy I did this!!! I hated what I looked like down there. After multiple kids, it was a train wreck. It has already helped boost my self confidence and I look forward to my new and upcoming sex life!! My husband doesn't care either way and has been very supportive through everything. He's just upset he can't have sex for 8 weeks! Yes! 8 weeks! I am keep you all updated weekly on how things are going and ask my doctor for some pictures. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the procedure or Dr. Goodman.