Estrogen Matters: Postoperative Healing
September 15, 2019
So you’ve just had surgery and your doctor is recommending you take estrogen. You’ve never needed hormone therapy before and you are wondering why you need to now. Let’s break it down for you! As women age, their estrogen production begins to decrease, especially in those who are post-menopausal or who have had surgical removal of their ovaries. There are […]
Do Vaginal Incisions Affect Sensation During Intercourse?
December 23, 2014
Incisions are made inside the vagina for vaginal prolapse repair, da Vinci robotic prolapse repair, and mid-urethral sling procedures. Some women are concerned that these incisions will affect the Graffenberg spot (G-spot), which is an area of condensed nerve tissue in the vagina. However, vaginal sensation is not decreased in any way after vaginal incisions heal. The goal of any […]
Post Op Care of the Labia Incision
December 4, 2013
Keeping the labia incision site clean and dry after labiaplasty is vital to a swift recovery. Detailed instructions are provided pre-operatively to ensure patients know how to perform vulvar hygiene post-operatively. We recommend rinsing with water after voiding and blotting dry. In the shower, iodine is applied for the first 3 days, rinsed off and dried thoroughly. After this, the […]
What is Recovery Time for Labiaplasty Surgery?
May 15, 2013
Recovery time following labiaplasty or labia reduction is typically a few days to 1 week. This is the amount of time patients usually take pain medication following the procedure and will need to take off from work. Vaginal rest from intercourse or tampons while the incision site is healing is usually 6 weeks. If you have a question about recovery […]
What is the Recovery Time for Prolapse Repair?
April 22, 2013
Surgical recovery times vary depending on the procedure performed and can also vary for each individual person. In general, the recovery period and post-operative restrictions are very similar for both vaginal prolapse repairs and for da Vinci Robotic prolapse repairs. Vaginal prolapse repairs typically take about 2.5 hours and patients usually stay in the hospital for one night. Occasionally patients […]
Labiaplasty Pre and Post-Operative Instructions
January 3, 2013
BEFORE Surgery Shaving: Shave entire area prior to the procedure. Hibiclens: The night before surgery, clean labia with Hibiclens then rinse off thoroughly with water. (Hibiclens is an anti-bacterial surgical soap that may be purchased over-the-counter). EMLA: apply a thick layer of the cream to the labia and clitoral skin 4 hours before your procedure; rubbing the cream in thoroughly to all […]