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Recovering from a Labiaplasty Operation

Getting vaginoplasty surgery done?

Are you looking to undergo labiaplasty with your chosen plastic surgeon? One thing that you might want to look into is the recovery process after the operation. Recovering from any cosmetic surgical procedure can be quite an experience and you’d best prepare yourself well beforehand if only to ensure that you go through the process as smoothly as possible.

Now for one thing, here are a couple of things that you might want to make arrangements for before undergoing labiaplasty:

Your plastic surgeon for vaginoplasty surgery may prescribe you with medication to help with the swelling. You’ll want to take those medications and get them into your system. More swelling means more pain and this is something that you definitely would want to avoid.

Prepare a small spray bottle filled with clean water. You’ll be using it to spray water into your vagina after using the toilet. During recovery, its crucial to keep the vagina clean at all times

Shave the vaginal area free of hair before the operation

Prepare some baggy undergarments which you’ll be wearing for at least 2 weeks following the surgery

Keep everything you need within arm’s reach from your bed. Better yet, arrange for someone to provide adequate care during the first few days after the operation. It would be best to get as much bed rest and refrain from standing up or sitting down for long periods of time.

Post Surgery

If you have had vaginal tightening in Sydney and got your vaginal area surgically shaped to a more comfortable and attractive appearance. Now comes the official start of your recovery process and you’ll need to take proper care of the treated area if only to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery. Most cases of complications pertaining to labiaplasty in Australia came as a result of poor recovery.

Now the first few days following the labiaplasty operation is perhaps the worse and you can expect to deal with a lot of swelling. The clitoris itself might bulge despite the absence of any injury and it’s all completely normal. Don’t expect to see the results you’ve wanted right away and follow your surgeon’s advice with regards to medications and follow up consultations. It’s important to make sure that the incisions are healing normally. Take prescribed pain medications and apply cold compresses to further help with the pain and swelling.

You can expect all the pain and swelling to subside 3 to 7 days after the operation. Make an effort to always keep the vaginal area clean and continue taking your medications as prescribed by your surgeon. Keep wearing loose undergarments as any friction in the area may result to further pain and discomfort. If you experience unusual pain, fever, pus secretion or foul odour, contact your surgeon immediately.

Patients can expect to see improvement 1 week after the operation. Pain and swelling should be fairly minimal and you’ll be scheduled for a follow up visit with your surgeon. Ideally, you would still want to avoid any friction in the area which means you’ll just have to put up with those baggy undergarments for at least another week.

So there you have it – an overview and some great tips when recovering from a labiaplasty operation. Would you like to know more? Why not book a consultation with some of the finest and most reputable plastic surgeons in the country? Call Dr Tavakoli today on 1300 368 107 and arrange a consultation for a labiaplasty operation.

Published by:   Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.

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