London Women’s Care
803 Meyers Baker Rd.
London, KY 40741
Pre-Operative Preparation for Labiaplasty, Clitoral Hood Reduction, Perineoplasty & Vaginoplasty Plastic Surgery
- No Smoking for 3 weeks prior to and 3 weeks after surgery.
- No Aspirin, Ibuprofen, “Aleve”, etc. for one week prior to surgery. Tylenol is okay.
- You will need to have adequate help around the house for at least 3-7 days after surgery and minimize your activities.
- Prior to surgery, wash the entire genital area well and trim your hair short. (Please use scissors or an electric razor/buzzer, DO NOT shave. Waxing is okay, but must be at least 7-10 days prior to the procedure.)
- Wear loose fitting/comfortable, dark clothing the day of your surgery. (no loose jewelry please).
- For Perineoplasty/Vaginoplasty only-start taking your antibiotics as directed (usually two days prior to the procedure through two days after)
You will be given:
- A “peri-bottle”-used to cleanse/rinse yourself after you use the restroom.
- An inflatable “donut” cushion-this will make your ride home, your recovery and your first few days back at work/school more comfortable.
- Two pairs of disposable underwear to be worn the day of surgery and the first few days following if desired for comfort.
And for Labiaplasty/Clitoral hood reduction only:
- Two small reusable cold gel packs-used for icing the area as needed to reduce swelling, discomfort and itcing after surgery.
- Cu-3 intensive hydrating gel-this is a tissue repair cream with a soothing base, used to enhance healing immediately post-procedure. It helps prevent the formation of crusts and scabbing while maintaining skin hydration.
- A bottle of Arnica tablets-this is a homeopathic remedy, not a medication, not a medication and is a gentle anti-inflammatory that works very well in reducing swelling. It should be taken as directed on the packaging starting the day of surgery and until the swelling and oozing is gone.
You will need to purchase the following:
- Tucks medicated pads/wipes (commonly used for hemorrhoids)-these help cool and soothe itching, burning, and irritation. (Or you may get something similar that contains witch hazel. Keeping them in the refrigerator provides an added cooling effect.
- Dermaplast Spray-this is an aesthetic pain and itch relieving spray. It contains aloe and lanolin which moisturizes the skin and aids in healing.
- Sanitary napkins/maxi pads or panty liners. Enough to use for 5 days.
- Ibuprofen (Motrin) 200mg to take along with your vicodin/Norco prescription.
For In-office procedures ONLY:
- You must have either someone to drive you to and from the office the day of the surgery.
- Eat a light but complete, non greasy meal at most an hour before your surgery (ex: cereal/toast, fruit, yogurt, half sandwiches and soup). If you arrive at the office and have not eaten a complete meal or have eaten more than an hour prior to surgery you will be given and required to drink a full Gatorade an eat a power/granola bar.
- You will be given prescriptions to take prior to and after your surgery. Those will be given and instructed on prior to your surgery.
For Hospital or Outpatient Surgery Center:
- You must have a driver the day of surgery.
- You may not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to the time you are supposed to arrive. If you take medication that you cannot skip, you may take it with a minimum amount of water.
- You may bring a magazine or book with you to read.