Labial Reduction – Post-operative Instructions

Instructions on discharge

  • On the day of discharge Hibiscrub liquid soap to be used for washing the wound in place of normal soap for 2 weeks. Only a small amount to be used. Wash after each visit to the toilet.
  • Polyfax ointment to be applied to the wound and a sanitary pad to protect the wound for 2 weeks.
  • Wear close fitting underwear to provide good contact with the sanitary pad and wound.
  • Stop the Polyfax and Hibiscrub after 2 weeks, the stitches are dissolvable but may cause some itching, if there is still itching after 2 weeks then Sudocream can be used.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after surgery when the wounds will be inspected.

Activities

  • No restrictions on activities except for maybe swimming and other strenous activities for the first 2 weeks.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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