Postoperative Instructions After Labioplasty

Labiaplasty, is the most frequent genital aesthetics procedure we do in our clinic. We are glad to support you in this great experience and hope that you recover smoothly after labiaplasty. In this instruction paper we would like to guide you through the recovery period. If you think you have an emergency situation please call our clinic.

Postoperative Instructions After Labioplasty

You may have labia minoras and majora swollen because of the local anesthesia used during the surgery. Swelling may increase in the first couple of days but then it would start to subside.
Just after the labiaplasty, you may wear tight underwear or pants and will wear it for 24 hours.
This will decrease the eudema. You may put ice pack in first day after the surgery. Please put the ice pack with a cloth around it. You may apply ice pack on the vulva for 20 minutes, every 2 hours.
After 24 hours you don’t need to put ice pack.
First week after the surgery, the swelling will subside and would be decreased almost %50 in the first week. %80 of the eudema will be gone after the 1 months and the size of the labia minoras become normal within 3 months.

Pain Control:
The pain after labioplasty can be controlled by pain medications. First day of the surgery is the day you will need your pain mediations taking strictly according to the time table. After the first day you will be more comfortable.
We recommend pain medications like paracetamol, ibuprofen, opioid and methamisole. If you take pain medication as we schedule, your pain will not be controlled and you may be able to sleep without pain.
Paracetamol 500 mg one tablet every 6 hours
Ibuprofen 500 mg one tablet every hours
Methamizole 500 mg one tablet every 8 hours
Opiod pill will be given you by our clinic and you will need it first day. Please take it with full stomach. You may have nausea and light headiness after taking opioid, side effects will be resolved in 24 hours.
You may continue your pain medications for 3-4 days but after that if you don’t feel pain you can stop them or decrease their frequency.

Please use your antibiotic pill twice a day for 7 days. Antibiotics may cause vaginal yeast infection in some women, taking oral fluconazole tablet would be beneficial.

Wound dressing:
You need to perform dressing on the surgery area at the first 7 days. Please do the dressing only twice a day, you do not need to repeat it more then twice a day. Clean the area with antiseptic solution and then put Bephantol and Bactroban Cream over the wound.
Place a piece of gauze in between the two inner lips as this will hold them separate and prevent scar formation. Whenever the gauze gets wet or bloody you can renew it.
Urine will not do any negative effect on the wound healing as it is aseptic. So please DO NOT use antiseptic after each urination, just pad with clean toilet paper after urination. Putting a lot of antiseptics will negatively effect the granulation of the wound.

You may have shower 4 days after the surgery. You should stay in the shower as short as you can and you should avoid vulva from soap or shampoo.

You should not start exercise before 3 weeks. Swimming would be resumed after 4 weeks.

You should not have sex for 6 weeks after the labiaplasty. Please do not use tampons for 6 weeks also.
Most women report that they have better sexual experience and have orgazm after labioplasty. Labioplasty will not cause any sensational loss.
If you have any question after the your labiaplasty, please feel free to ask us. If you think that something going wrong (scar dehiscence, infection, color change because of the infection) you may make a check up appointment or if you are not in Istanbul you may take picture of the surgical area and WA or email us. We are always ready to answers all your concerns.
Our Clinic is located in Vadistanbul Mall 2A Office, 9th floor, Sariyer, İstanbul.