Giving birth is one of the most beautiful events in a woman’s life. But, it also results in certain changes in the birth canal, including the vulva, which can be bothersome and often life-long. Ageing only compounds this process and together they create a need to restore the appearance and functionality of the most intimate part of your body.
Cosmetic gynaecology aims to restore this lost form and function to a great extent. With most procedures lasting less than an hour and performed under local anaesthesia, a small intervention can make a world of difference. With enhanced intimacy and aesthetic appeal, cosmetic gynaecology can make you feel like a new woman, all over again.
After the procedure you may feel a little uncomfortable and tender. You will have regular pain relief and most patients find they are happy to return to work around a week later. You will see your nurse one week following your procedure and return to see your surgeon about 4-6 weeks later.
It is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully.
There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery. There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order for the Cosmetic Surgeon to ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.
Things to consider before surgery:
- Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
- That you have the necessary post-operative garments
- How long the effects of treatment keep you away from your usual activities
- At what stage you will be able to judge the results of the procedure
- How long the results last
- When you can return to work
To ensure a swift recovery with optimum results we have recommended aftercare guidelines including:
- You will return from theatre with a sanitary pad in place, you must wear one of these continuously until your post-operative appointment.
- You will not be permitted to drive for 1 week following surgery; therefore arrangements must be made for you to be collected.
- You must start to shower twice daily upon your discharge – DO NOT use soap directly on the area for the first 7 days.
- You must drink between 2 – 3 litres of water for the initial 2 weeks following surgery.
- Avoid wearing thong underwear for 6 weeks following surgery.