What to Expect After Labiaplasty Surgery
The decision to undergo a vaginal rejuvenation procedure is obviously a personal one, and you may have many questions for your doctor before moving forward. In Los Angeles, OB/GYN Dr. David Ghozland is extremely thorough when it comes to helping his patients know what to expect during and after labiaplasty surgery.
Labiaplasty is a reconstructive surgery that removes excess and/or uneven labial tissue from the vaginal lips. Enlarged or elongated labia minora are bothersome because they can cause discomfort during exercise or intercourse and can make a woman feel self-conscious about her appearance. It is a relatively simple procedure that resolves these issues and can help restore a woman’s confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Ghozland performs labiaplasty in his Los Angeles-area office using local anesthesia. During the procedure, many patients relax, watch a movie or read. Using a precise laser, Dr. Ghozland uses a state-of-the-art Ellman Surgitron laser, preferred for its ability to offer a more precise incision than a standard laser or scalpel. This technique also promotes faster healing with little-to-no scarring, as well as reduced levels of pain, swelling, and infection post-procedure.
After your labiaplasty is complete, during your recovery period you can expect:
• Some swelling and bruising
• Minor discomfort
• Occasional spotting
• Return to work in 2-5 days
In addition to the recovery tips provided by your surgeon, you will need to abstain from intercourse for up to six weeks to allow your body time to adequately heal. You will also want to wear loose, comfortable clothing during this time and avoid the use of tampons.
While anyone who has concerns about the appearance of their vaginal lips is a potential candidate for labiaplasty, women who have experienced labial stretching or tearing during childbirth or those suffering from labia minora hypertrophy this simple, highly effective procedure can address these concerns and help you feel good about your appearance again. Whatever your reasons for wanting to know more about labiaplasty, be sure to talk to your doctor about what to expect before, during and after surgery. You’ll be glad you did.