When you think of plastic surgery, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? For many women, the thought of labiaplasty comes with worries of being confined to a hospital bed for a lengthy recovery period…but that’s not exactly true.
A labiaplasty won’t leave you stuck in the hospital—or even your house—forever. Let’s take a look at some of the common factors of each labiaplasty recovery and what you can expect after your procedure.
Not as long as you think.
Each patient is different—it’s impossible to give an exact timeframe for your body and procedure without first consulting a trained surgeon. Your overall health and surgeon’s skill play a huge role in how quickly you’ll make a full recovery.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure. That means you’ll be back at home the same night as your surgery, NOT stuck in a hospital.
Plus, you’ll be able to get back to all of your normal activities in just a few weeks—not months.
Despite involving such a sensitive area, pain during labiaplasty recovery isn’t as bad as you’re thinking.
You’ll probably be taking narcotic painkillers for several days after your procedure, but as the pain fades you can later switch to over-the-counter medications.
For the first week, you’ll also want to avoid lifting anything over 5 pounds.
Directly following your procedure, you may experience numbness or discomfort—these will gradually fade.
Of course, any procedure is going to cause some initial discomfort—and each body reacts to and deals with pain differently.
Since every woman is different, it’s not possible to give a completely accurate road map for your recovery, but here’s what you can expect on average:
Labiaplasty is not an extremely extensive procedure, and you’ll be back to 100% pretty darn fast.
Thankfully, a majority of women won’t experience any serious issues after their surgery—but it’s your surgeon’s job to prepare you anyway. Seek medical help if you experience:
Again, it’s rare that you’ll have to deal with any of the above.
It’s your doctor’s job to explain the entire procedure and recovery process in detail, answering all of your questions and relieving your concerns.