Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 3)
Of the many cosmetic procedures available in the United States, the one currently experiencing the most rapid growth is labiaplasty. Performed to reduce the length of the inner skin folds on either side of the vagina, labiaplasty allows for women to enjoy renewed confidence in their own self-image.
In this two-part article, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers more of his labiaplasty patients’ most frequently asked questions about this life changing procedure.
What is the labiaplasty recovery like?
For about two weeks or so after their procedure, labiaplasty patients usually experience soreness, bruising, and swelling to their genital area. While every woman’s individual recovery will be different, below is a general timeframe labiaplasty patients can expect for their recovery.
Work after Labiaplasty: For the most part, our Detroit Area patients are able to return to work as soon as a few days to a week after their labiaplasty surgery. One exception to this are patients whose job requires heavy lifting, which labiaplasty patients must avoid for 2 to 4 weeks after treatment.
Exercise after Labiaplasty: Unless expressly stated in their aftercare instructions, our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients must avoid any kind of strenuous exercise for a minimum of three weeks after treatment.
Sex after Labiaplasty: Sexual intercourse must be avoided for three to four weeks, or more post-labiaplasty. You will have one or two follow appointments after your labiaplasty surgery, at which time Dr. Ali will tell you when you can resume intercourse
Showering after Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty patients are free to resume showering as soon as two days after their procedure (unless otherwise specified in their aftercare instructions.)
Driving after labiaplasty: Our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients may begin driving again as soon as they feel well enough to do so.
Does labiaplasty cause scarring?
When performed by an expert professional, such as board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, labiaplasty will not leave the patient with any external scarring. This is accomplished by making incisions only in areas that will fold naturally into the skin’s creases.
However, the anatomical structure of some individual treatment areas have, in the past, resulted in some minor scarring. Should this occur, there is no cause for alarm, as such scarring typically disappears within a year or less.
Will the sutures need to be removed after labiaplasty?
At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Detroit Area, most of the cases of labiaplasty we perform use absorbable sutures. This means they do not need to be removed.
When can I go back to work after labiaplasty?
Depending on what their job entails, our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients can usually return to work 2-3 days after their procedure.
Labiaplasty – Detroit Area
Labiaplasty is a safe and effective way for Detroit Area women to feel comfortable in their own body. Through labiaplasty, patients experience both improved self-image and sexual satisfaction. Board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has the skill and experience to deliver flawless results to all of his labiaplasty patients.
If you are in the Detroit Area and think you are an ideal candidate for labiaplasty, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery today.