Vaginoplasty Aftercare and Recovery

Post-Operative Care for Vaginoplasty Patients

Your Personalized Vaginoplasty Aftercare Plan

The goal of vaginoplasty, commonly referred to as vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening surgery, is to tighten and restructure the vagina. 

The surgery can be done for both aesthetic and functional purposes, and for women who have had it, it can change their lives. 

In order to help patients get the greatest outcomes and ensure a quick recovery, we will provide the most important information about this topic.



How long does it take to recover from vaginoplasty?

The recovery time for vaginoplasty usually takes 24 weeks, but this can vary depending on the procedure or combination of procedures you have. 

Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions about postoperative care, including how to remove the vaginal packing, cleaning instructions, typical symptoms, and potential signs of complications. 

Every individual‘s recovery time is different, so it is important to follow all the instructions provided by your surgeon.



Aftercare and Recovery

Immediately after the surgery, patients should expect to experience some swelling, discomfort, and pain.

Pain medication will be prescribed to help manage these symptoms, and patients should take it as directed.

It is also important to keep the surgical area clean and dry, and to avoid sexual activity, strenuous exercise, and heavy lifting for at least six weeks after the surgery.

Preparing for Vaginoplasty Aftercare and Recovery

The success of vaginoplasty largely depends on the aftercare and recovery process. To ensure the best possible outcome, it is essential to prepare thoroughly for the procedure. This includes:

  • Arranging for transportation to and from the surgery center.
  • Taking time off work and other daily activities for the recommended recovery period.
  • Preparing a comfortable recovery area in your home.
  • Purchasing necessary supplies, such as sanitary pads, pain medication, and a stool softener.


Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginoplasty Aftercare and Recovery

The recovery time after a vaginoplasty procedure varies from patient to patient and can depend on a variety of factors such as the type of procedure, the patient’s overall health, and the extent of the surgery. 

Most patients will need to take at least one to two weeks off work, although some may need to take longer. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more specific guidelines based on your individual case.


After a vaginoplasty procedure, patients will typically need to follow a set of aftercare instructions provided by their surgeon. 

These may include rest and relaxation, avoiding strenuous activities and sexual intercourse, using ice packs to reduce swelling, taking pain medication as prescribed, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon. 

It is important to follow all aftercare instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.


The amount of time it takes for swelling and discomfort to subside after a vaginoplasty procedure can vary from patient to patient. 

However, most patients will experience some swelling and discomfort for the first few days after the procedure, which should gradually decrease over time. 

Pain medication and ice packs can help to manage any discomfort during the recovery period.


The timeline for resuming sexual activity after a vaginoplasty procedure will depend on the type of procedure performed and the patient’s individual healing process.

Patients will typically need to avoid sexual activity for at least four to six weeks after the procedure.

Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more specific guidelines based on your individual case.


While patients may notice some initial changes after a vaginoplasty procedure, it can take several weeks or even months for the final results to become apparent.

The healing process and the development of the final results can vary from patient to patient and will depend on a variety of factors such as the type of procedure performed, the patient’s overall health, and the extent of the surgery.

By following the aftercare and recovery instructions provided by your surgeon and taking the time to rest and recover, patients can expect to see the best possible results from their vaginoplasty procedure.


What can I anticipate while I recover from a vaginoplasty?

  • The day of your procedure, you should not leave your bed.
  • Early on after surgery, you can experience some bruising and swelling that lasts for a few weeks.
  • You might have a hard time urinating.
  • Minor soreness, especially while standing up, is possible and is manageable with medicine.
  • Brown or yellow discharge is possible.
  • Using sanitary pads to absorb any discharge or bleeding.
  • Refraining from strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting.
  • Taking medications as prescribed to manage pain and reduce swelling.
  • For the duration specified by your surgeon, you should abstain from sexual activity and avoid using tampons, baths, hot tubs, or saunas.
  • Depending on the complexity of the procedure and your level of activity, you might be able to start working again in less than two weeks.

Rest and Relaxation

Patients should plan to take it easy for the first few days after the surgery, as the body needs time to recover and heal.

It is important to get plenty of rest and avoid any activities that may put strain on the surgical area.

In addition, patients should avoid sitting for long periods of time, as this can also contribute to swelling and discomfort.

Incision Care

The incisions made during the surgery will be covered with bandages, and patients should keep these bandages clean and dry. 

In addition, patients should avoid soaking in the bathtub or swimming in pools for at least two weeks after the surgery. 

If the incisions become red, swollen, or start to discharge, patients should contact their surgeon immediately, as this may be a sign of infection.



Aftercare and Recovery - Returning to Normal Activities

Most patients can return to normal activities, including work and exercise, within two to four weeks after the surgery. 

However, it is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions and avoid any activities that may put strain on the surgical area. 

In addition, patients should avoid sexual activity, strenuous exercise, and heavy lifting for at least six weeks after the surgery.



Follow-Up Appointments

It is important to attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon, as these are essential for monitoring the healing process and ensuring that everything is progressing as expected.

During these appointments, the surgeon will examine the surgical area, remove any sutures, and provide any additional instructions for aftercare and recovery.

Physical Therapy

In some cases, physical therapy may be recommended after vaginoplasty to help strengthen the vaginal muscles and promote healing. This may include exercises to help improve circulation and reduce swelling, as well as pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen the vaginal muscles.


The information on this page is intended for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any action taken based on the information provided on this page is done at the readers own risk and discretion. 

The owner of this page is not responsible or liable for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment given or received. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before making any decisions or taking any action related to your health or medical condition.


About Dr. Broad, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jennifer Broad is a highly skilled and knowledgeable obstetrician and gynecologist, renowned for her expertise in women’s health and cosmetic gynecology

With over 10 years of experience in her field, she has built a reputation for her exceptional surgical skills, particularly in the vaginal region of a woman. She has undergone extensive training in cosmetic gynecology, making her an expert in the field.

Dr. Broad’s dedication to her craft has been recognized by her peers and patients alike, earning her recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). 

Her academic achievements include a medical degree from the esteemed Loma Linda University Medical School, where she also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Attending Physician. 

During her 14 years at the university, she performed over 1000 gynecological surgeries, establishing her as a sought-after practitioner in her field.

With her extensive training, experience, and commitment to excellence, Dr. Jennifer Broad is the ideal choice for women seeking high-quality care in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.


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Take Back Control of Your Life With Vaginoplasty

If you’re looking for a way to reclaim your virginity or reduce any discomfort associated with intercourse, vaginoplasty may be the perfect solution for you. By undergoing this procedure, you can experience increased confidence in yourself and your relationships as well as improved physical comfort during sex. 

Our vaginal rejuvenation program is designed to help you look and feel your best. If you’re ready to take the first step towards achieving optimal sexual health and satisfaction, contact us today at The VagRes Clinic to schedule a consultation and learn more about our program.