Post-Operative Instructions – Labiaplasty (Nymphoplasty)

Apply ice packs as much as possible for the first 48 hours.

Expect some bleeding in the area in the first 3-4 days after surgery. A menstrual pad can be used to avoid soiling your undergarment

You may begin taking showers the day after surgery. Baths should be avoided for 6 weeks. You may wash with a mild soap (Ivory or Dove) directly on the wounds.

It is normal to have some yellowish discharge from the incisions or sometimes even some blood. The discharge is due to the "melting" stitches dissolving.

You need to keep the areas clean and apply some Polysporin ointment (non prescription drug) three or four times a day for one week.

Avoid all strenuous exercise for three to four weeks following surgery.

You can resume sexual intercourse only after all sutures have disappeared (approximately 2-3 weeks).

You will be given a prescription for pain medicine, take this only when you are having discomfort. DO NOT TAKE ANY ASPIRIN or any medications containing aspirin for the first two weeks prior and after surgery. Tylenol is a good substitute for aspirin.


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