Labiaplasty is a relatively minor, minimally invasive outpatient procedure. The procedure itself may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, and patients are able to go home shortly after their procedure. All labiaplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia and patients will not feel the procedure itself.
Since it is a surgical procedure, patients must allow for some recovery time after labiaplasty. After surgery at our NYC labiaplasty facility, you can expect to allow 1–2 weeks for recovery downtime. You may wish to take 3–7 days off of work to stay off your feet and recover.
Labiaplasty patients may experience some discomfort for a few days after surgery. Some swelling and bruising around the operation site are common. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain or swelling.
It is recommended that patients get plenty of rest and avoid any strenuous physical activity for several days after a procedure. Most swelling will disappear within 6 weeks of surgery, but some patients may experience some residual swelling that can take up to 6 months to completely disappear.
Patients should not use tampons or have sexual intercourse of any kind for 4–6 weeks following their surgery, or until cleared by their doctor.
It is recommended that patients schedule follow-up appointments with their doctor following the surgery to ensure that everything heals well and that the desired results are achieved.