Once your labiaplasty is complete, you may feel some numbness or discomfort of the surgical area. Pain medications can be used to control pain, but this should last no longer than a few days. Ice packs can also be used to ease any discomfort.
It is important that you refrain from any sexual intercourse for about 4-6 weeks in order to properly heal from surgery. Lighter activities and low-impact forms of exercise can normally be resumed within a week of your surgery. Jogging, running, and other higher levels of activity should be avoided for about 1-2 weeks.
Depending on your job, you should plan to take a few days to a couple of weeks off. You should be able to resume desk and office jobs fairly quickly, but other jobs that require more activity and movement should be avoided for about two full weeks.
While most patients notice an immediate change in the look of their labia after surgery, the results will typically become more apparent as the healing process continues. Women are often thrilled with the results of their labiaplasty and enjoy long-lasting benefits from their surgery.