How Do You Poop After Labiaplasty

Post-labiaplasty, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully regarding hygiene and wound care. Typically, your surgeon will provide specific guidelines on how to manage bathroom activities during the initial recovery period. Here are some general tips:

  1. Gentle wiping: Use soft, unscented toilet paper and gently pat or dab the area rather than wiping vigorously to avoid irritating the surgical site.
  2. Sitz baths: Taking sitz baths (sitting in a few inches of warm water) can help cleanse the area and promote healing. Your surgeon may recommend doing this after bowel movements to keep the area clean.
  3. Stool softeners: If you’re experiencing constipation or difficulty with bowel movements, your surgeon may recommend taking stool softeners to make passing stool easier and reduce strain on the surgical site.
  4. Hydration and fiber: Drink plenty of water and eat a diet rich in fiber to maintain regular bowel movements and prevent constipation, which can strain the surgical area.
  5. Avoid straining: Try to avoid straining during bowel movements, as this can put pressure on the surgical site and potentially cause discomfort or complications. If you’re having trouble, consider adjusting your position on the toilet or using a stool to elevate your feet.

Always consult with your surgeon if you have any concerns or questions about post-operative care, as they can provide personalized guidance based on your individual situation and the specifics of your surgery.

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As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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