Medically Reviewed By Dr. Kimberly Evans

Torso of Female Laying Down in White Bathing SuitLabiaplasty and vaginoplasty treatments can completely transform your life by reviving your confidence between the sheets and elevating your self-esteem in and out of the bedroom. With a broad spectrum of benefits, it is important that you properly take care of yourself after these two transformational treatments to promote the best possible and longest-lasting results.

Browse Dr. Evans’ top tips on post-procedure care for labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. Following this advice, you can foster optimal healing for a smooth, easy recovery and positive procedure outcome.

Post-Procedure Care Tips for Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty

1. Prioritize Rest

After any surgical procedure, but especially labiaplasty and vaginoplasty treatments, rest is best. Prioritizing relaxation and restorative sleep promotes ideal healing and can help your body recover more quickly.

2. Take Time Off From Work

Though taking two weeks off from work is ideal, Dr. Evans recommends clearing your calendar of all social and work obligations for at least one week after the procedure. And if possible, have someone at home with you during the day to help with daily activities like childcare, cleaning, and cooking.

3. Avoid Strenuous Activities

For the first six to eight weeks following your labiaplasty or vaginoplasty, Dr. Evans recommends avoiding strenuous activities that may put pressure on or strain your vaginal area. This includes activities like running, cycling, spin classes, swimming, and dancing.

4. Abstain From Sexual Intimacy

To ensure proper healing, Dr. Evans will require that you abstain from all sexual activities for six to eight weeks after your procedure, including oral and anal sex. Additionally, you will need to avoid using tampons during this time, as this may impact your final results.

5. Engage in Mild Movement

While resting is the most important thing you can do during your labiaplasty and vaginoplasty recovery period, make sure you get up from bed and regularly walk around. This helps promote blood circulation and prevent blood clotting.

6. Use Cold Compresses

Swelling, soreness, and discomfort in the first few days to one week following your labiaplasty or vaginoplasty is normal. You can mitigate these symptoms by using a cold compress for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.

7. Stay Moisturized

For the first couple weeks of your recovery period, Dr. Evans and her team will provide you with lubricating ointment or prescription moisturizer to keep your surgical site and sutures moisturized. If your sutures dry out, scabs may form and increase the risk of tearing, which could affect your final labiaplasty or vaginoplasty results.

8. Do Not Drink or Smoke

Consuming alcohol or any nicotine-based products post-procedure can slow your body’s natural healing process, lengthening your recovery process and adding unnecessary time to the amount it takes to benefit from your final results.

9. Keep Your Surgical Site Clean

Practicing excellent hygiene and regularly cleaning your surgical site is a key part of your labiaplasty or vaginoplasty post-procedure care. Make sure to wash your hands before and after tending to your vaginal area and apply fresh, sterile dressings to promote optimal healing and prevent infection.

10. Let Your Surgical Site Breathe

It’s important to opt for loose, comfortable clothing that allows your surgical site to breathe, such as pajamas or sweatpants. Tight-fitting clothing, such as thongs, leggings, or skinny jeans, may cause chafing and increase the pressure on your surgical site.

11. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Before, during, and after your labiaplasty or vaginoplasty, it is important that you follow a healthy lifestyle, such as drinking lots of water to stay hydrated, regularly exercising, and eating a well-balanced diet filled with lots of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein.

Though you will need to pause any strenuous exercise during your recovery, staying active can keep you at a healthy weight, while eating a nutrient-dense diet will elevate your body’s ability to heal.

12. Schedule a Follow Up Appointment

Visiting Dr. Evans for regular follow-up appointments is a key part of your recovery period, as she has the training and experience to better understand if your body is healing correctly and that there are no complications to be concerned about.

Feel Sexy with a Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty Treatment

If you are ready to book your labiaplasty or vaginoplasty treatment with Dr. Evans, get in touch with the Sugar Land Medical Spa today and schedule your consultation. Let’s work together to ensure you feel sexy inside and out.