Labiaplasty Procedure Instructions
These guidelines have been created to help prepare you for your office procedure and to recover as comfortably as possible. If you should have any questions, please ask us!
- You will need a responsible adult to bring you to and from the office as you will be given a mild sedative and/or pain medication that will make you unable to drive. Please read all package inserts from any medications you take or any products you use.
- Do not take aspirin or any aspirin containing products such as Bufferin or Excedrin, etc., for two weeks before or after your procedure.
- Prescriptions for an antibiotic, pain medication and a sedative will be submitted to your pharmacy a few days prior to your procedure. Bring any extra pills with you to the office. Narcotics can cause constipation so consider taking an over the counter stool softener while taking narcotics.
- Please shave the pubic area the day prior to the procedure.
After Your Procedure
- Bruising and swelling is common around the vaginal and labial areas. This typically resolves over 1-3 weeks. The result of the procedure will not be completely recognized for about 2 to 3 months.
- Dwelling is very common after surgery. It usually takes several weeks to fully resolve. DO NOT apply ice directly to skin. If you choose, apply an ice pack (a bag of frozen peas or corn) on I of a few moist gauze pads (supplied), 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off for the remainder of the procedure day.
- Keep the surgical site dry for 48 hours. You should then shower/wash gently every day (no bath do not rub the area, do not use a cloth). The water temperature should be warm and not hot. Pat dry and apply Bacitracin or any triple antibiotic ointment to the suture lines and cover with a gauze pad. Underwear will hold the gauze in place without tape.
- Daily activity should be limited and not strenuous. Driving should be restricted until you are no longer using narcotics and you feel safe to do so.
- Return to work is variable and depends on your employment. You may discuss your particular situation with Dr. Reilly.
- Avoid vaginal sexual activity and intercourse for a minimum of 4 weeks as well as placing anything inside the vagina. Sexual intercourse can be painful and may delay healing, increase swelling, bruising, and pain.
- If you experience high fevers (T. 101), excess drainage from the incision(s), or excessive swelling, redness, pain, or foul odor, please contact the office. Dr. Reilly’s cell phone number is 203 209 6834 for questions or concerns. For serious medical concerns or changes in your health call 911 or proceed immediately to the nearest Hospital for evaluation.