Labiaplasty Surgery Postoperative Instructions and Wound Care Advice
Labiaplasty is a modest procedure that can set things right. We hereby offer labiaplasty surgery postoperative instructions and wound care advice:
- Bloodstained leakage common for a day or so after surgery.
- Bleeding can be controlled by gentle pressure with a pad for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Ice packs as well as oral analgaesia can be helpful.
- Non-stick pads rather than tampons which may get stuck to exudate or sutures.
- Loose clothing and very loose or no underwear.
- Gentle washing daily with shower head or salt baths; warm not hot water and antibiotic / emollient ointment after patting dry; avoid tampering fiddling with the tissues.
- Black or blue bruising may be present for 2 – 3 weeks.
- Swelling or distortion may last several weeks.
- High fibre diet or stool softeners; plenty of liquids to prevent constipation.
- No heavy exercise for 4 weeks; no intercourse for 6 weeks.
- Wounds can remain red and lumpy for several weeks or months.
- A small break or tear in the wound can occur and usually heals spontaneously with continuing wound care.
Labiaplasty surgery usually heals very well; however you should seek advice and call the hospital where surgery was performed for the following:
- Increasing rather than decreasing swelling or pain on one side.
- Bleeding persists despite pressure with a pad for 10 – 15 minutes.
- High fever 38.5 °C or more.
- Offensive discoloured and malodourous discharge.