Thinking about having labiaplasty? This procedure improves the shape, size, and symmetry of the labia. Designed for women whose labia are causing discomfort or self-consciousness, labiaplasty can provide an attractive appearance, better comfort, and increased pleasure.
If you’re thinking about whether labiaplasty is right for you, you’ll want to know these five things before you make your decision.
1. Expect swelling and bruising during recovery
While labiaplasty recovery isn’t considered highly painful, it does address a very delicate area of the body. It is normal to have some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which will increase over the first few days, then begin to subside. More significant swelling will reduce after about two weeks. Pain and discomfort generally fade within about one or two weeks.
2. You’ll need to take a break from sex
After labiaplasty, you will not be able to have sex until you get the green light from Dr. Andres. This is an important point to follow, as sexual activity too early after surgery could cause damage to the new contours of your labia. It will take between one and two months until the labia is sufficiently healed. At this point, you will be cleared to return to sexual activities, and you’ll be able to enjoy newfound confidence in your smaller, smoother, and more aesthetic labia.
3. Rest is required for about a week
You’ll want to rest for 2-3 days, and you’ll need to minimize walking and other activity. After about 5-7 days, most patients feel comfortable returning to work or resuming many of the activities in their usual routine. Until then, give yourself plenty of time to recuperate and rest while you heal.
4. Expect some emotional changes
Most surgeries cause patients to feel a range of strong emotions as they recover. Labiaplasty addresses a delicate area of the body that is connected with powerful emotions. Many women may find themselves feeling somewhat anxious, doubtful, or depressed as they experience the healing process. This is a normal part of healing. As emotions change, keep in mind this should pass as your healing progresses. Be sure to have a good support system in place.
5. There will be some minimal drainage
After labiaplasty, there is a minimal amount of drainage. Do not use tampons until you have the go ahead from Dr. Andres. Use mini pads to catch this drainage. To cleanse the area, baby wipes are better than toilet paper. Rinse the area with warm water after you use the bathroom, as this is more soothing than regular wiping.
Labiaplasty with Dr. Andres
At Andres Plastic Surgery, your labiaplasty is performed in an understanding, professional environment where your needs and comfort always come first. Your experience with Dr. Andres will be centered around the safest, most effective way to achieve your aesthetic goals, and your surgical procedure will be customized to your exact needs.
If you’d like to find out more about labiaplasty, please call today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Andres will have a thoughtful discussion with you to answer your questions and discuss any concerns, helping to empower you so that you’re confident with your decision and feel fully enformed.
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