You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. You will have a vaginal pact which will be noticed as a white gauze outside the opening of the vagina. It is to be removed the morning following surgery (instructions will be given).
Swelling may linger for as long as two to four weeks. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort, however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately. Note that the pain medications can cause constipation (it is the most common complaint) and you should use a stool softener such as colace, drink plenty of fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables to help to keep the stools soft.
Apply ice packs to the perineum and vulvar structures that were treated, off and on for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. If patients have hemorrhoids they can on rare occasions see a post surgical flair up. If this happens you will be provided with medications for treatment. The hemorrhoid or peri-anal swelling condition will resolve in ten to fourteen days. Make sure that you take all medications as prescribed.
The recovery process is different for everyone, but within a day after your Designer Vaginoplasty, you should be up and walking around. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. No tub baths for four weeks.
Refrain from thong underwear and tight fitting clothing for four weeks. You may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week.
Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. Following this period you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, and light exercise. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month.
In particular you should avoid jogging and bouncing activities for up to six weeks. These procedures will help you avoid stress to your treated areas and allow time to heal and recover. Sex may be resumed in six weeks.