Vaginal tightening currently ranks among the more sought after procedures by women throughout the US. During the pre-op consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of the procedure, including different treatment options and the associated recovery time in each option.
The first concern of a responsible surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-informed decision. Working women and busy moms who want to go through reduce recovery time may choose lesser invasive vaginal tightening treatments. Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing various sexual aesthetics procedures to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding locations.
Cosmetic vaginoplasty is an advanced procedure designed to surgically remove the excessive vaginal lining to create a tighter vaginal canal. The surgery may also include tightening of the underlying weak vaginal muscles. This makes it a more invasive procedure, particularly with the involvement of muscle tightening.
Therefore, the recovery period can be longer in cosmetic vaginoplasty. Most patients will go through a downtime of about 10 to 14 days, but will be required to avoid vigorous activities and sexual intercourse for six to eight weeks. Working women may apply for leave in advance at their workplace for about two weeks from the date of surgery.
Aesthetic correction of the labia minora or labia majora or both can be performed by a cosmetic surgeon to enhance the vaginal appearance and make it appear tighter and more youthful. Following the surgery, the patient will have to remain on modified bed rest for about five days to a week. For three additional weeks, she will have to refrain from performing strenuous activities or lifting heavy weights.
Sexual intercourse should be avoided for about six weeks following labiplasty. Initial discomfort will progressively improve with adequate rest and mild medications prescribed by the surgeon. In the second or third week, most patients will be in a position to go back to work or resume their regular routine at home. Wearing of tampons or tight underwear should be avoided for several weeks.
Full recovery in case of both vaginoplasty and labiaplasty can take a few months, depending on the degree of correction performed. Post-operative risks will be minimized if the patient diligently follows the instructions of the surgeon. Infection risks are mitigated when the patient maintains hygiene in the treated area. Accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for vaginal tightening procedures.
Recovery in Minor Procedures
Labia major enhancement procedure may be required in some cases to achieve a more appealing vaginal appearance. This may be done using fat grafting surgery or with the help of non-surgical dermal filler injections. Recovery period will be three to four days in case of fat grafting, while filler injections may involve no downtime at all.
Other minor procedures such as reshaping of the mons pubis, clitoral hood reduction, or G-spot enhancement will also involve minimal to no specific recovery period. Some patients may undergo RF therapy for vaginal tightening, which is a completely non-invasive procedure involving no recovery time.