How to Prepare for a Labiaplasty Surgery
More and more women are choosing to get a labiaplasty surgery, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. In fact, this procedure is becoming increasingly more common each year. A labiaplasty, which is a reconstructive procedure that is done to change the look of the labia minora and majora, increase sexual satisfaction, and give women the confidence they desire, is typically a same-day procedure that can be done easily with little downtime to allow you to get back to your daily life as soon as possible.
When considering a labiaplasty, you may be wondering what the preparations are like, and what you can do to get yourself ready for the procedure.
Preparing for a Labiaplasty Surgery
The moment you begin considering a labiaplasty surgery with determination, or from when you make your appointment, it is time to start preparing for the procedure. First, do your research: learn about the procedure, check your insurance benefits to see if the surgery is covered, and make sure you will have the proper care needed for after the procedure (such as rides to and from, childcare, etc.).
Once you have been deemed a candidate for the surgery, you need to make sure you have realistic expectations for the procedure. Many women have unrealistic demands for what the surgery can do, causing them to be unhappy with the results.
Labiaplasty Surgery Preparation Guidelines
There are a few common guidelines that you should be aware of and keep in mind before your surgery. Some of these guidelines include the following:
- For at least two weeks prior to your labiaplasty surgery, be sure to avoid blood thinners and medications such as NSAIDs. If you aren’t sure if your medications fall into these categories, ask.
- Avoid supplements, such as vitamin C, herbal supplements, and weight-loss supplements, for at least four weeks before your labiaplasty surgery is scheduled.
- Do not eat or drink for at least eight hours before your surgery. Often you will be advised not to eat or drink after midnight on the night before. However, if you have medications you need to take, these can often be taken with a small sip of water. Ask the doctor for advice regarding medications.
- Get some rest! The night before your procedure, get plenty of sleep. This will help ensure that your body can recover quickly and properly.
After the labiaplasty procedure, you will need someone to take you home. This is important, especially if you have had anesthesia. While some women opt for local anesthesia, some choose general – either way, you should not drive yourself home.
If you want to learn more about the labiaplasty surgery or to find out if you are a candidate and schedule an appointment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today.