labia plasty

Vaginoplasty / Labiaplasty After Care

Tips for Post-Treatment Care

A lot of women feel awkward and embarrassed to engage in sexual intercourse after childbirth, because the vagina muscles become lax and lose firmness. However, this issue can be easily corrected via vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. You can regain your sexual prowess along with a tighter, more youthful vagina at the same time. These procedures also boost confidence and provide subtle motivation for those who are extremely self-conscious.

About the procedure: Every woman has a different kind of body, so the scope and extent of surgeries required will also vary. When it comes to vaginoplasty, a surgeon removes excessive tissue and tightens the remaining ones. Any soft region can be adjusted later with several related treatments. Labiaplasty corrects the shape of labia by reducing its size and changing the tissue structure for regularity. After the surgery is over, the incisions or cuts are sutured with soluble stitches that leave barely perceptible marks.

What happens after the treatment? After your procedure, you'll need to get through the recovery period, which takes a few weeks.  Here are some tips that will help:

  • Right after undergoing the treatment, you might feel painful sensations. While the pain isn’t excruciating, there are chances of inflammation around the nether regions that cause discomfort. The “bloated” feeling will also go away in a week or two. Discuss these issues with your surgeon so they can prescribe the necessary medications.
  • It might be tough for some to abstain completely from sex, but you must allow a healing period of 4 to 6 weeks as the vagina is a sensitive part of the body.
  • If you get your period, don’t use tampons unless a minimum of 10 days have already passed since the procedure.
  • Urine is acidic, so it causes a slight burning or tingling sensation while urinating, when it comes in contact with the healing incision. Wash the area thoroughly with water and keep it clean before and after urinating. Contact your doctor right away if the burning feeling doesn’t subside soon.
  • It is advisable not to move for 2 to 3 days after the operation. The capability to resume everyday tasks is based definitely on exactly how certainly your system recovers after the surgery. Let your body rest and relax during this time.

To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as, Femilift, Vaginoplasty, or Labiaplasty, give us a call or send an email, to set up a consultation.

Usha Rajagopal, MD Phone: (415) 392-3333

See related procedures:
Vaginal Tightening
Revisional Labiaplasty
Mommy Makeover

Considering Labiaplasty?

Protuberant labia, is a condition in women where the genital folds are excessively large or asymmetrical. Even though this part remains covered most of the time, it can create issues of low self-esteem and negative body image. Women become even more conscious if they have to wear body-hugging clothes or swimsuits. This condition can lead to physical discomfort during sexual intercourse too.

Why should you consider labiaplasty?

It is a specialized surgery for correcting irregular or overly large labial appearance, by toning down the outer folds of the labia minora, the tissue surrounding the vulva of the vagina. It serves both medical and aesthetic purposes, while boostingconfidence and helping her feel well emotionally and physiologically. Here are the reasons for undergoing labiaplasty:

  • Oversized vaginal folds.
  • Asymmetrical labia.
  • For a firmer, toned vagina.
  • Discomfort in physical activities due to the size or thickness of the labia.
  • Discomfort when wearing tight clothes because of labial size.
  • Labial disease or injury.
  • Hanging or protruding labia.

The actual procedure

Labiaplasty demands intricacy but it is a minor surgery and performed as an outpatient procedure. The traditional method was to remove the excess skin by cutting it off, and sewing it up over the edge. But there was a major drawback – it left a long, vertical stitch line. An improved version is used these days where the protuberant skin is cut into a V-shape, while the upper and lower edges are stitched together. It is sutured efficiently to look like a tiny transverse line. At times, vaginoplasty is performed together with this procedure – it strengthens the vaginal walls and cavity.


Since the procedure is performed in a sensitive area, you might feel slightly uncomfortable after the surgery, but you can take pain medication subscribed by the doctor. Heavy exercises and sexual intercourse should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks just after the surgery. If there is any swelling, it is temporary and heals quickly. Soluble stitches ensure the incisions are hardly visible after a few weeks.

As with any operation, there could be chances of bleeding, infection and scarring, but on minor levels only. If there is a possibility of under-correction, it can be taken care of by a second operation. That is why it is necessary to choose your surgeon carefully, after researching and verifying credentials. Dr. Usha Rajagopal is one of the most respected names in this field whose work speaks volumes about her skills, honed for more than 20 years. Call us or email to schedule an appointment!

Usha Rajagopal, MD Phone: (415) 392-3333