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The day of the procedure, patients come to our office. They will take their pre-medication, meaning an anti-anxiety pill and a pain pill out in the lobby. When they start to feel the effects of the medication, we bring them back to the room and apply a numbing cream to the area. After about 30 to 45 minutes, the area is numb enough with the creams and the pre-medication that we begin injecting the local anesthesia. From there, the procedure will only take about an hour. Most patients will leave the office fully able to walk and feeling very, very comfortable. During the procedure, we set up in the rooms to have Netflix or Pandora or anything else that will help the patient relax and just focus on something other than the procedure. That usually works pretty well.

After the procedure, we fit patients with a non-stick dressing against the incisions followed by a pad filled with a lot of ice. This will provide the most comfort for the patient right after the procedure and help decrease swelling.

Comfort Is Key on the Day of Labiaplasty Surgery

Dr. Dana Goldberg explains how many measures are taken to make sure the patient stays comfortable before, during, and after a labiaplasty procedure.