Dr. Matlock pioneered Female Genital Plastic Surgery 22 years ago. He has trained over 435 surgeons (gynecologists, plastic surgeons, and urologists) in over 46 countries. He has also treated women from all 50 states and over 70 countries.
Suprapubic Lift of the Vulvar Structures
Suprapubic Lift of the Vulvar Structures (mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, and the introitus) lifts the sagging, drooping, and relaxed skin of that area. This lift is performed via a three-inch horizontal incision above the pubic bone. Through this incision, the muscles and fascia are lifted and tightened. The result provides a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance of the vulvar structures.
Patients will provide a complete medical history and a list of medications, including vitamins and herbs, during the initial consultation.
The following are tips that may help shorten the recovery time and decrease the chances of complications.
- Discontinue using Aspirin (including medications that contain Aspirin), Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and other supplements as directed. These act as blood thinners and could cause excessive bruising, bleeding or other complications. We will give you a complete list of medications and herbal supplements to avoid prior to your procedure.
- Stop smoking for at least two weeks before and one week after surgery, as nicotine can impair circulation and healing.
You should expect some bruising, swelling, and mild pain after the procedure. Medication will be prescribed to control any pain or discomfort.
The recovery process is different for everyone. Most patients are up and about walking the next day. Showers may be resumed on the second day following surgery. Sexual activity and exercise may be resumed in six weeks after surgery.
Complete results can be seen in six weeks.