Labiaplasty: Moving Toward a New You
- Posted on: Jul 30 2017
Labiaplasty has become a popular group of surgical techniques intended for feminine rejuvenation of a different kind. We couldn’t be happier that women now have the opportunity – and the freedom – to discuss their concerns related to the size and shape of the labia. These two pieces of tissue, the labia minora, and the labia majora, can cause a great deal of distress if they are oversized. Refinement with a precision procedure can mean that a woman feels more comfortable during sex and that she can also feel comfortable in all types of clothing.
While the interest in labiaplasty has grown exponentially, there are also lingering questions that many patients have regarding recovery. The idea of such a delicate procedure can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Let’s take a look at what happens after labiaplasty.
Pain is the primary concern that women have when considering the value of labiaplasty. Sure, the end-result will be grand, but what must be endured to get there? Truth be told, the discomfort that most patients encounter during labiaplasty post-op is tolerable. One of the reasons this is so is because the tissue-shaping procedure is performed in a way that preserves nerve-endings.
Post-surgical instructions outline how to take prescription pain medication, so discomfort does not occur as the anesthetic wears off. Usually, the prescription is needed for only a day or two. After this, over-the-counter pain-relieving medication is sufficient to control comfort.
Returning to Work
An important aspect of any surgical procedure is knowing how much time will need to be taken off from work. The initial recovery from labiaplasty lasts only a few days. Most patients need to schedule only a few days off to rest and recuperate from short-lived swelling and tenderness. When labiaplasty is scheduled at the end of the week, it is possible to return to work at the beginning of the following week.
Returning to other Matters of Business
Sex and exercise are two aspects of a woman’s wellness that are important. Many patients want to know how long they will need to wait before resuming their normal habits but are uncomfortable asking their doctor. Post-op instructions typically outline that sex and exercise should be slowly resumed after 4 to 6 weeks after incisions have fully healed and swelling has subsided.
Are you ready to learn more about labiaplasty? Schedule a private consultation in our Plantation plastic surgery office at (954) 472-8355.
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