1) Post Operative Processes after the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift)
After the surgery, you are assured to be well taken care of in a safe and professional way by our highly trained and educated staff. You will be monitored at the recovery room for 1-2 hours. When you are conscious with normal vital signs, the anesthesiologist will allow you to be monitored in the Inpatient Building. Nausea and vomiting may be experienced as a side effect of the General Anesthesia, which is relieved as soon as the anesthesia effect wears off.
the Inpatient Building, you will be given an antibiotic to prevent post-operative infection, a laxative drug to prevent constipation, an anti-inflammatory drug and an acetaminophen to lessen the wound pain.
2) The symptoms and processes after the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift)
Pain levels depend on an individual’s pain tolerance. Pain varies from person to person. If the pain cannot be relieved from the acetaminophen, the nurse will administer an analgesic by injection as ordered by Dr. Vitasna.
Within the first 3-5 days after the surgery, 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 perineum area after fecal excretion may be done using water and toweling gently.
After 3-5 days of the surgery, the urinary catheter will be removed. Dr. Vitasna will remove a gauze pack. She will clean the surgical wound with antiseptic, and then the surgical wound will be covered with the Tegaderm ® to prevent moisture around the surgical wound, which may potentially cause infection.
Dr. Vitasna will allow you to return home after the following things are checked….
- 1) No abnormal bleeding occurs from the surgical wound.
- 2) You are asked to review post-operative care instructions.
- 3) You can urinate by yourself after the urinary catheter removal.
- 4) No more blood or lymph in the drainage tubes, and thenDr. Vitasna will remove the blood and lymph drainage tubes.
3) Post Operative Care Instructions at home after the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift)
At home, you must take an antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory drug, a laxative drug, and an acetaminophen. The antibiotic should be completely consumed according to schedule.
Within the first 5-7 days after the surgery, 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 should not take a shower, which may potentially cause infection–perhaps rub the body dry.
After 5-7 days of the surgery, you are allowed to take a quick shower to avoid the water get in to the surgical wound, which may potentially cause infection.
Dr. Vitasna will have a post-operative appointment with you in 1 week after the surgery. She will check the surgical wound, and you may need to keep the Tegaderm ® for one more week in case of incomplete healing of the surgical wound.
Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, cleaning the perineum area after urinary excretion may be done with sanitary wipes, 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.
4) Things you should know after the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift)
You may experience light reddish bleeding out of the surgical wound in around 1 week after the surgery. 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.
After the surgery, you may have all kinds of food, but should refrain from alcoholic drinks, pickled food, and smoking for about 2 weeks.
After the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift), 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 anti-fungal medication or suppository.
The material (s) used for the surgery is the sutures which dissolve slowly (within 6 weeks). However, for some women, the sutures take 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, Dr. Vitasna may prescribe antihistamine to control the itching.
After the surgery, you may have vaginal itching or green-curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungal infection, possibly following taking antibiotic to avoid post-operative infection, and needing anti-fungal medication or suppository.
5) Recovery period after the Mons Pubis Reduction (Mons Pubis Lift)
Recovery varies individually, you may return to work after 5-7 days of the surgery. Dr. Vitasna will have a post-operative appointment with you in 1 week after the surgery, you should follow Dr. Vitasna’s appointment for follow up examination or treatment.
Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, 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.
After the first 2 weeks to 4 weeks after the surgery, the surgical wound is expected to heal appropriately, you may start your usual activities gradually, and strenuous physical activities should be limited.
After 4 weeks of the surgery, you may do your usual activities. Relaxing exercises, lifting light weights are permitted. However, you should refrain from running, soaking in bathtub, swimming, heavy lifting, cycling, other heavy activities, and sexual intercourse for at least 6-8 weeks after the surgery.