What Does Labiaplasty Look Like When Healing

Healing after labiaplasty is a gradual process that typically takes around 12 weeks for full recovery. During this time, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The appearance of your vulva will also change as the healing progresses.

Here’s a general overview of what labiaplasty looks like when healing:

  • Days 1-3: You will likely experience the most swelling and discomfort during this time. You may also see some bruising and bleeding. It’s important to rest and apply ice packs to the area to reduce swelling.

  • Days 4-7: The swelling should start to subside, and you may be able to resume some light activity. You may still experience some discomfort, but it should be less severe than the first few days.

  • Weeks 2-4: The swelling should continue to decrease, and you should be able to resume most of your normal activities. You may still experience some tenderness and itching, but this is normal.

  • Weeks 4-8: The healing process will slow down somewhat during this time. You may still notice some swelling, but it should be minimal. You should also be able to resume sexual activity at this point, but be sure to talk to your doctor first.

  • Months 3-6: The final stages of healing will take place during this time. The swelling should be completely gone, and your vulva should have its final appearance. You may still notice some faint scarring, but this should fade over time.

It’s important to remember that everyone heals at their own pace. These are just general guidelines, and you may experience different things during your recovery. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you have any concerns.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about healing after labiaplasty:

  • You may experience some changes in sensation in the area after surgery. This is normal and should improve over time.
  • It’s important to keep the area clean and dry to prevent infection.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing or using tampons for at least the first few weeks after surgery.
  • Be patient with your body and allow it time to heal.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

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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