If the labiaplasty is performed under a local anesthetic and no medication to aid in relaxation is provided (such as valium), a patient may drive home following the surgery.
After the procedure, patients are advised to not over exert yourself. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3 weeks. High impact activity may take up to 6 weeks to resume; this includes sexual intercourse. Isometric exercises and walking can be resumed when you are feeling well enough.
A patient is usually prescribed a pain medication. If you are on another regular medication, you will likely continue that medication too. Antibiotic ointment should be applied to the incisions twice daily. Tucks applied to the area for comfort. Cold packs may help with swelling and discomfort and can be applied as needed.
The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.
We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.