Narcotics are usually needed for the first 24-48 hrs. You will also receive prophylactic antibiotics. If you are prone to having vaginal infections with antibiotics, you will be prescribed an anti-fungal.
Swelling is normal and it will improve over the next 72 hrs. Icing the surgical area periodically helps with pain and the swelling.
If bruising is present, it will diminish within 7-10 days.
We recommend having at least a weekend of minimal ambulation to diminish swelling and for a faster recovery. Most patients are back to work within 5-7 days.
Light exercise can be resumed at 2 weeks in most instances. We recommend avoiding running or cycling for 4 weeks.
Sexual intercourse is prohibited for 40 days if surgery has been performed in the inner lips. Patients that have had only fat grafting to the labia majora can resume sexual intercourse at 2 weeks.