The labiaplasty procedure aims to decrease the size of the labia minora (inner tissues of the female genitalia) so that it is flush with the labia majora (outer part of the female genitalia). This procedure involves utilizing several different surgical techniques depending on the patient’s specific situation.
Labiaplasty is an day case surgery. The procedure can be performed within an hour, either individually or with other cosmetic surgery. It can be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the treatment plan discussed with your plastic surgeon. The genital region of females is very sensitive and requires proper care in general. So, when undertaking a procedure like a labiaplasty, there are some post-operative instructions you need to be aware of before having the procedure.
You should avoid long showers and should pat the wound dry every time after washing. The medicines prescribed by the surgeon should be taken to reduce pain and inflammation, which can be present after the procedure.
Riding bikes, running and other physical activities will need to be avoided until you have been released by your plastic surgeon. Premature return to the activities can exert pressure on the wound and will unnecessarily delay the healing process. You should not wear tight clothes or undergarments as they cause friction against the wound. Also, you cannot indulge in sexual intercourse for at least four weeks.