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.

For more information on the labiaplasty surgery postoperative instructions and wound care advice or to book a consultation, call 01223 214 960, or contact our team.