What to Expect When Having Labiaplasty Surgery
Typically, a two-night stay is required for out-of-town patients. Your surgeon’s office staff can assist in the arrangement of hotel accommodations (staying at their recommended hotel usually includes a discount for their patients.)
Most women arrive the day before surgery. The next morning you are scheduled for pre-op tests which usually include your medical history, a physical, blood tests, and consent forms. You will then meet with the surgeon for an evaluation and to discuss your expectations. If he believes you are a good candidate for surgery you will then proceed to the operating room that day. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE THAT UPON MEETING WITH YOUR SURGEON, HE MAY DECIDE NOT TO PERFORM SURGERY IF HE BELIEVES YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE.
After your surgery you’ll be taken to the Recovery Room where specially trained nurses will monitor your vital signs and attend to you until you are ready to leave (usually in an hour or so). You’ll return to your hotel where you’ll rest until the next morning.
Your surgeon will check your condition the next morning and apply new dressings (bandages). He’ll also give you instructions, both written and verbally, concerning your post-operative condition, including advice on your daily routine and activities. Then, you’re free to go home.
During your healing process, your surgeon will be in contact with you by telephone so he can monitor your progress. He is also available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for any questions you might have about your condition.
If a problem arises that your surgeon feels cannot be handled by telephone contact, he’ll instruct you to check with your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Room. Your surgeon will also be in contact with your doctor(s).
You can return to work usually 3 to 4 days after surgery. If you have more than one procedure you can usually return to work in 6 to 7 days. No tampons, g-strings, or sex for about 6 weeks. As with any surgery, complete healing can take up to 3 months.