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Many patients will have a little discomfort through the procedure, but the numbing cream and local anesthesia we use is generally enough that most patients feel very. very little actually. During the recovery period, there's a dramatic difference between patients as far as how well this procedure is tolerated. I've had just as many patients coming the day after the procedure taking Tylenol alone as I have patients a week afterwards still feeling like they need narcotics to sleep. What I can say is that ice and elevation of the area do help a lot during the first 48 hours to decrease the discomfort, and we will give patients enough pain medication and anti-anxiety medication to get them through the post-op period no matter what it brings.

Pain After Labiaplasty: What's Normal?

Dr. Dana Goldberg discusses the possibilities of varying amounts of pain after a labiaplasty procedure.