About Recovery from Vagina cosmetic surgery
When you’re planning your labiaplasty or vaginaplasty surgery, you should be sure to take your recovery period into consideration. If you work during the week, it’s best to schedule the procedure on a Friday. This will give you a weekend for recovery to get underway before you go back to work.
You should expect to have some blood taken at a lab or hospital before the surgery. Also, if you’re over 40 or have a history of medical problems, the medical staff might request a chest X-ray or an EKG.
Before you go in for the procedure, buy about two weeks of household supplies and groceries. You might also consider preparing some single-serve meals and storing them in the freezer. This will save you the hassle of preparing meals during recovery time.
Understandably, a lot of women are uncomfortable telling friends, employers and co-workers that they’re going in for surgery on the vaginal area. If you don’t want to share this with others, just tell them you’re tending to a personal crisis or taking a vacation at home. You might even tell them, in a general sense, that you’re having reconstructive surgery, without getting specific.
You should arrange for transportation for the surgery day as well as for the dates of follow-up appointments. You can expect that you’ll not be able to drive well on surgery day or when you’re on pain medication.
It’s a good idea to ask a family member or friend to stay with you that first night following the procedure. This person should be able and willing to prepare your food, refresh ice packs, check on you during the night, and call the doctor if any problems arise. If you don’t have anyone willing to stay with you, you might give some thought to hiring a private nurse for a couople of days. This will cost around $300 to $500 a day.
The day before the surgery, fill prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotics.
Remember that after almost every form of plastic surgery including vaginaplasty and labiaplasty, you will both look and feel worse before you look and feel better. This is because most procedures involve brusing and swelling. Your final result will not appear until this bruising and swelling begins fading away.
Talk with your doctor about when you can bathe, shower, etc. This is usually not long after the procedure.
If you normally take vitamins and / or herbal medications, you’ll want to speak with your doctor about taking these after your vaginaplasty or labiaplasty. Ask them if any of them will cause problems for you or if you may continue them freely. Also ask him about resuming your regular exercise. Even if you feel like you’re able to exercise, it’s important to wait until he gives you the "all-clear."
These are just a few of the guidelines you should follow for your vagina cosmetic surgery recovery period. The bottom line are two words that should be part of your post-procedure philosphy: "Common Sense!" Use it in conjunction with your doctor’s advice and you’ll do well.