Post-Operative Care Instructions for Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  1. Post-operative processes after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  • bullet_tickAfter the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection, the surgical wound needs to be covered with a gauze pack to stop the bleeding. The blood and lymph drainage tubes (wound drain) were placed and put on the abdominal surface and done together with a urinary catheter for 3-5 days after the surgery. 
  • bullet_tickNausea and vomiting may be experienced, as a side effect of the General Anesthesia which is noted to be relieved as soon as its effect wears off. You will be monitored at recovery room for 1-2 hours. When you are conscious with normal vital sign, the anesthesiologist will allow you to be monitored in the Inpatient Building. 
  • IMG_2379bullet_tickIn the Inpatient Building after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection, you may experience pains in the first 2-3 days, so you should take an acetaminophen, an anti-inflammatory drug, a laxative, and an antibiotic, as prescribed by Dr. Vitasna. In case you have no recovery from the acetaminophen, you will get the analgesic injection. You should take a rest to monitor and reduce pain and inflammation around the surgical wound.
  • bullet_tickWithin 2-3 days after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you will be able to have movement and walk around. You should not take a shower which may potentially cause infection (perhaps rub the body dry), cleaning the surgical wound and the perineum area after fecal excretion may be done using water and toweling gently. 
  • bullet_tickWithin 3-5 days of the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), Dr. Vitasna will remove urinary catheter and a gauze pack, she will clean the surgical wound with antiseptic. Dr. Vitasna will ensure that 1) no abnormal bleeding from the surgical wound occurs, 2) you can urinate by yourself after the catheter removal, 3) no more blood or lymph in the drainage tubes, as well as 4) you are asked to review post-operative care instructions. Then Dr. Vitasna will allow you to return home.

 2. Water contact & Post-operative care instructions at home after Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  • bullet_tickAt home, you must take an antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory drug to lessen the wound pain, an acetaminophen, and a laxative. The antibiotic which should be wholly completed.
  • bullet_tickWithin 5-7 days after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you should take a rest (refrain from work) and be still to enable the wound to heal faster, and have little movement as possible to avoid wound disruption. You are not allowed to take a shower, which may potentially cause infection–perhaps rub the body dry. After rub the body dry, clean the wound with antiseptic daily, in the morning and before bedtime, and then use a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the surgical wound to keep the area dry.
  • bullet_tickAfter 5-7 days of the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you are allowed to take a shower, you should clean the surgical wound and the perineum area with soap daily, when you are taking a shower in the morning and before bedtime. Continue to clean the wound with antiseptic daily after you took a shower in the morning and before bedtime, then using warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the surgical wound to keep the area dry for at least one more week.
  • bullet_tickYou may experience light reddish bleeding out of the surgical wound in around 1-2 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection). You should use a sanitary napkin to monitor the bleeding. In case of excessive bleeding or reddish blood clot, swollen wound and high fever, please contact the Center immediately for suggestions or come to see Dr. Vitasna for the surgical wound examination.
  • bullet_tickWithin 2 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), cleaning the surgical wound and the perineum area after urinary excretion may be done with sanitary wipes (Do not use tap water, because we want the surgical area as dry as possible) and after fecal excretion done using water and toweling gently. You should try to avoid moisture around the surgical wound to keep the area dry to let it heal faster.
  • bullet_tickYou may have all kinds of food but should refrain from alcoholic drinks, pickled food, and smoking for about 2 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection).
  • bullet_tickAfter the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you may experience itching or green-curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungal infection, possibly following taking antibiotic to avoid post-operative infection, and needing oral anti-fungal medication or suppository.

3. Recovery period after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  • bullet_tickRecovery varies with each woman. Within 2-3 days after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you can have movement around, but you should refrain from work and other daily activities in 5-7 days after the surgery. You may return to work after 5-7 days of the surgery. Moreover, you should follow the physician’s appointment for follow up examination or treatment.
  • bullet_tickWithin 2 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), tissues are beginning to produce and form new blood capillaries and the surgical wound are expected to start healing. You may start your daily activities gradually.
  • bullet_tickWithin 2-4 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), the surgical wound is expected to heal appropriately, you may start your usual activities, and strenuous physical activities should be limited.
  • bullet_tickAfter 4 weeks of the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection), you may resume your usual activities. Relaxing exercises and lifting light weights are permitted. However, you should refrain from energy-consuming activities, running, soaking in the bathtub, swimming, heavy lifting, cycling, other heavy activities, and sexual intercourse for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.

4. Suture removal after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  • bullet_tickThe material (s) used is the suture which dissolves slowly (within 4-6 weeks). However, for some women, the suture takes longer than 6 weeks to completely dissolve, consequently causing irritation. For women who experience itching caused by the dissolving sutures and the process of healing, you will be prescribed antihistamine to control the itching.

5. Appointment after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection)

  • bullet_tickDr. Vitasna will have a post-operative appointment in 1-2 weeks after the Labia Majora Reconstruction (post improper silicone injection) or as appropriate. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.