If you’re considering labiaplasty, you must know how to prepare yourself before and after the procedure. A successful labiaplasty does not end with the surgery but with the full and total recovery of the patient. Here are some pieces of advice to observe for a successful vaginal reconstruction:
Preparation prior to surgery
Much like any other operation, you must schedule only when you are healthy. Having surgery when not feeling well can result in some complications during the surgery and during recovery.
Commit to a healthy lifestyle
To ensure that you will be in good shape, commit to living a healthy lifestyle four weeks before the operation. This means no cigarettes and lower doses of alcohol, especially the day before the surgery. Alcohol and nicotine are known to affect your blood coagulation.
Note your menstruation dates
Be sure to check your monthly period to make sure it doesn’t fall on the day of your surgery. You need to ask your plastic surgeon if operation is possible while you’re having your period.
Recovery and care after surgery
Recovery can be uncomfortable, but there are ways to alleviate that. Is better to listen to your plastic surgeon so they can discuss the possible discomfort you can experience after the surgery.
Keep your genital area clean
Your surgeon will also give some cleaning advice, especially after urinating and if you have your period while recovering. If you experience unusual pain, contact your doctor. Do not self-medicate or treat yourself in this type of situation.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
During recovery, try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables and do light stretching instead of a full exercise.
Abstain from sexual intercourse
Avoid having sexual intercourse for the next three to six weeks.
The first week after surgery might bring much discomfort so it’s recommended to take a few days off from work. After a week, make a post-surgery appointment and tell your doctor if you notice any foul odour, sharp pain or puss from the operated area.