After a Labiaplasty, depending on your own unique wound healing status, sexual activities prior to 6 weeks may have few consequences or have dire results such as wound separation or hematoma.
In general, almost any wound needs approximately 3 weeks of healing to achieve satisfactory wound strength to be able to tolerate the stress forces that come with sexual intercourse. There are several precautions one can take when returning to sexual activities such as:
- A brief massage to the labia which encourages scar maturation as well as diminish hypersensitivity.
- Liberal use of lubricants to minimize labial friction.
- Gentle and slow, manually guided penetration to avoid or minimize tension on the repaired labia.
Generally, pain in one of the best indicators of your ability to return to normal sexual activities. If this is a concern, return to your physician prior to resuming sexual activities and inquire about the condition of your labia. At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, your follow up visits are included in the price of the original quote; so you can schedule an appointment anytime to discuss your concerns with your operating surgeon.