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How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Labiaplasty?

One of our specialties at New Beginnings Beverly Hills is our labiaplasty surgery. We understand that pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body, which is why we went through the effort of creating a surgical plan to help you slowly get your body back to the way it used to be. With labiaplasty, a procedure to tighten the vagina after it has become loose from childbirth or aging, you can say goodbye to a misshapen or stretched labia. Labiaplasty in Los Angeles is a common procedure among mothers and shouldn’t be feared. While it can be nerve wracking to think of getting surgery in such a delicate location, the procedure and recovery are nothing short of an easy journey.

After childbirth or with old age, most mothers experience a stretching or loosening of the labia minora. Not only can this become uncomfortable for aesthetic purposes, but it can also cause a handful of other problems. These problems include:

  • Pain from twisting or tugging of the labia during physical activity
  • Itchiness
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Painful intercourse
  • Irritation.

Physical discomfort and a lack of confidence due to the stretched or misshapen labia is why most women opt for vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure itself is quite simple and practically non-invasive. The objective of labiaplasty is to reduce the labia minora to prevent it from sagging, or to shape one side if the labia is asymmetrical.

There are several kinds of procedures that your doctor may choose to do during labiaplasty. First, they will discuss with you the issues you feel are present, perform a physical exam to understand the situation better, and assess what options are best for you. One of the most common procedures of labiaplasty is trimming. The trim procedure involves the removal of extra tissue, and then sewn shut. You may also choose the wedge procedure, which involves removing an entire area of labia and any extra folds around the clitoris.

The procedure can be done with local anesthesia or oral sedation. In either case, you won’t feel anything in the area of surgery. Absorbable sutures are commonly used; therefore, you won’t have to come back in to get any stitches removed.

Full recovery of labiaplasty in Los Angeles usually takes about 4-6 weeks, but most symptoms will decrease in the first or second weeks following the surgery. After the procedure takes place, your doctor will give you specific instruction on what you can and can’t do in order to achieve the proper healing. You should at least expect to take it easy the first week, perhaps even calling off from work. During this time, your key goal is to decrease the swelling by avoiding irritation. You can do this by applying ice packs to the area, avoiding physical activity, and even try different ways of sitting or resting to avoid touching the area, like lying on your back. In order to maximize your chances at a full, non-intrusive recovery, it’s important that you wait the full 4-6 weeks before resuming any physical activity, intercourse, or even wearing tampons. You may find that there is some residual swelling following the 6-week period, but everything should resume as normal after a full 6 months.

If you are interested in a labioplasty in Los Angeles, consider calling New Beginnings Beverly Hills. We work with some of the best surgeons in the area to make your labiaplasty procedure the least invasive and get you back to living a happy, healthy life. Book a free consultation today by visiting our website or calling our office at (310) 562-5122.

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