Make an Appointment

Call for a Consultation


500 Ala Moana Blvd #4-470

Honolulu Hawaii 96813

Labiaplasty Recovery

All of the recovery for labiaplasty and vaginal surgery wil be given in written form and by verbal instruction before your surgery. This will be indvidualized, as each person is different. In general we discuss a few issues with reagrd to labiaplasty surgery recovery below.

Oral medications are administered and prescribed to reduce pain, as are oral antibiotics to reduce the risk of any infection occurring. Dissolvable sutures are used, so there are no stitches to be removed. Patients are instructed to come in the day after surgery for a post-op check up to evaluate your progress. All patients heal at different rates and react differently to surgery with varying lengths of recovery. Patients can expect the labia and surrounding tissue to be slightly bruised and swollen for several days to weeks after the surgery. Light activities can be resumed as soon as you feel capable. Strenous activity as such should not be undertaken for 2 weeks in most cases. Sexual activity should not be undertaken for 4-6 weeks.

It is extremely important that patients follow all post-op instructions given by Dr. Pasquale and his staff after their surgery. This is the only way to ensure quality, predictable results and faster healing, as well as improved comfort during recovery.

The final result can usually be expected after 2-3 months post op. After healing, the labial incisions are very rarely visible. During your recovery, all feminine hygiene products and sexual intercourse must be avoided for 4-6 weeks to best promote healing and reduce risk of complication. Most patients will be able to return to light work in 3-5 days. Any strenuous activity can be resumed 3-4 weeks later.

Here is one patients account of their process:

"My procedure was labiaplasty and vaginoplasty and this was performed using local anesthesia only .I really appreciated the nurses hand holding and care while Dr. Pasquale performed the labiaplasty. The music selection was also great. I felt no pain except minor tingling when he injected the local anesthetic After the procedure was finished I went home and took my pain medication and felt good enough to enjoy my videos. The next day after the post op visit, my husband and I went to the pool for a few hours and the only difficulty I had was a little irritation when i urinated. I only took the pain medication for two days. Although I was very nervous initially about the pain, it was just like they said - very minimal. Dr. Pasquale and his staff were excellent."

M.S. - Kauai, Hawaii