Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the shape and size of the labia. This procedure can give women a major confidence boost while relieving pinching, pulling and unwanted pain caused by a long labia minora.
After your consultation to determine whether or not this is right for you, your doctor will provide you with a comprehensive list of preoperative instructions.
General recommendations include:
Nicotine limits your body’s circulation, which can hinder the healing process after a labiaplasty and increase the risk for complications. So, it’s important to stop smoking and refrain from using all nicotine products for at least two weeks prior to surgery.
Avoid Blood Thinners and NSAIDs
Blood thinners, NSAIDs, and other similar medications with blood-thinning agents should be completely avoided for at least two weeks before your labiaplasty as these medications can hinder your recovery process. Your doctor will ask about all of the medications that you’re taking and will advise you as to which ones you should stop taking before your procedure.
Diet and Fasting
In the days preceding your labiaplasty, you must pay special attention to your diet to best avoid an upset stomach by limiting fatty foods and starches. Additionally, steer clear of consuming any alcohol, which can also have blood-thinning effects. Your doctor will generally ask you to stop eating and drinking at least 8 hours before arriving for your procedure.
Arrange for a Ride Home
Before undergoing labiaplasty, arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up and take you home or to your hotel after the procedure. Whether you decide to have local or general anesthesia for your labiaplasty, you won’t be able to drive home by yourself.
Get Plenty of Sleep
The night before surgery, do your best to get a good night’s sleep as this will set your body up for a quick recovery.
Contact Visionary Centre for Women today to schedule a consultation for a labiaplasty.