What can I expect after having had a scar correction done?
Roughly an hour after the procedure the sedative will have worn off, and the area around the scar will be sensitive. Should you be in a lot of pain, then you can take paracetamol. You must be careful with the scar after the procedure. There shouldn’t be too much tension on the wound.
It can take anywhere from six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. Normally, the skin feels numb for a while, but this is often only temporary. The scar can initially feel hard, but this will change after a couple of months. The scar will become softer.
When you can resume your daily activities depends on the type of activities that you normally do. Discuss this with the cosmetic gynaecologist.
We advise you to refrain from sexual contact and not to do any sports until six weeks after the procedure. Also, it is not advisable to do any heavy physical labour or lift any heavy objects. The wound or wounds should be stressed as little as possible.
Six months after the procedure, you will have fully recovered, and you should see optimal results.
Once the procedure has been done, there will be some swelling around the clitoris. Immediately after the procedure, it is important to – cool the area every 10 minutes and continue to do so regularly for two or three days. Even when cooled, the clitoris area can remain swollen for quite a while. As mentioned before, it can take anywhere from six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. However, by cooling, you make sure that the swelling will be less.
It is not advisable to sit on a doughnut cushion or a swimming float after the procedure because this could cause the swelling to increase. We advise you to sit on a rolled-up towel, which will act as a pressure bandage.
Please bring a towel with you on the day of your treatment. On your way home, immediately after your procedure, you can then sit on the towel to prevent or limit the swelling.