9 Vaginal Rejuvenation Recovery tips for optimal results:
Labiaplasty, also known as Labia reduction surgery is one of the most sought-after options, for women seeking vaginal rejuvenation to address certain issues that come with post-partum and aging. Many women reported self-esteem and confidence following their Labiaplasty.
However, as with any surgery, Labiaplasty is also followed by a recovery period which is a crucial stage to get back to your normal life post-surgery. It is imperative to understand the process of recovery and get the right care to aid your healing process. Labiaplasty, despite being a simple procedure, involves delicate tissue that should be well cared for, during your recovery period.
This blog post outlines the Vaginal Rejuvenation recovery tips to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are the guidelines to be followed post-surgery for a safe and successful recovery. So, let us take a closer look!
Follow Prescribed Pain Medication: Bruising and swelling are normal after surgery and should subside within 6-8 weeks. Medications can provide relief from swelling, itching and discomfort during the healing process. However, pain relief that contains codeine can make you constipated. If you do become constipated, you should take senna or a similar over-the-counter remedy.
Wear loose-fitting attire: Avoid tight-fitting garments like skinny jeans, thongs and yoga pants for at least 6-8 weeks following your surgery, as they can irritate your wounds and impede the healing process. To minimize discomfort and pain, it is recommended to wear loose and comfortable attire.
Pamper Yourself: The best way to recover from any surgical procedure is to rest. No matter how strong you think you are, your body needs time to heal. You should avoid heavy lifting, stretching or high-intensity exercises for at least 6-8 weeks following your surgery; gentle exercises such as walking is encouraged to avoid blood clotting problems.
Apply Cold Compresses: Cold compresses help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain following your Labiaplasty. Please ensure that you do not keep the compress for more than 20 minutes at a time to prevent skin damage.
Look out for signs of infection: Dressings should be changed frequently to keep your surgical wound clean and dry. It will also help you keep an eye on the wound to check for infection signs. You can avoid putting excess pressure on your surgical wound, by sitting on an inflatable round cushion.
Avoid baths or swimming: Do not have a bath for 2 weeks post-operation as this may cause the sutures to dissolve too quickly, leading the wound to open up before it has fully healed. You should avoid soaking in bathtubs, hot tubs, swimming and take short showers instead, during your recovery period to aid healing.
Follow Healthy Diet: It is important to follow a healthy diet during your recovery, in order to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains will help your body to heal and recover more quickly.
Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. It is highly advisable to avoid processed foods, sugary drinks and excessive amount of saturated fat, as they can result in unnecessary complications.
Avoid Alcohol and smoking: Refrain from smoking and alcohol for at least 3 months post-surgery, as they can cause complications to your healing process. They can increase swelling and bleeding, resulting in higher risks of infection.
Avoid sexual Intercourse: In order to promote healing, minimize scarring and prevent infection, you should refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 8 weeks following your surgery.
Overall, your health is in your hands. You can take the best care of yourself by making healthy choices and following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. By following the above-mentioned tips, you can shorten your recuperation time and get back to your life as soon as possible.
When to call for help?
In case of a medical emergency, the following symptoms should be observed. Call 999 if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden chest pain
- Sudden bleeding
- Spike in body temperature
- Signs of DVT such as calf pain and swelling
We hope that these tips have been helpful and that you have a great recovery. If you have any concerns or questions about your recovery, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr Deemesh Oudit. Give us a call on 0161 989 1234 for further information.