Preparing for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® Surgery (LVR®)
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® is an invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis at the surgical facilities of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. This means that you'll be at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic for a few hours for the preoperative consultation, surgery and postoperative recovery monitored by medical professionals.
Some things you can do to help your surgery go more smoothly and facilitate the recovery process are the following:
- Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the date of surgery. Doing so improves the rate of recovery and reduces the risk of infection.
- Make sure that any medication you take won't increase risks related to the surgery, or jeopardize your chances of recovery. A list of medications that aren't compatible with surgery may be given to you, however you should speak to your surgeon and let them know what you're taking since the list may not be exhaustive.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. This prepares your body, and mind, for the trauma of surgery.
- Prepare meals and medications to make the recovery period easier. You don't want to be scrambling around doing that stuff while your physical capability is compromised.
- Prepare transportation from Toronto Cosmetic Clinic following surgery. Since you'll be placed under anesthesia during surgery, you probably won't be fit to drive and may need assistance going home.
- You'll most likely also need assistance while you recover at home, so you may want to ask close friends or family for help.
On the day of surgery:
You'll be asked to refrain from eating or drinking, at least 6-8 hours before the time of surgery. Take off all jewelry and leave it at home, along with any other precious items.
Normally, you'll be asked to arrive early – perhaps a couple of hours before the actual time of surgery. This allows us to conduct a preoperative consultation and prepare you for surgery by doing such things as cleaning the area targeted and changing into a surgical gown. You'll be asked to remove such things as dentures, hearing aids, hairclips, contact lenses, and other things. You'll probably also speak to the anesthesiologist who will prepare you for the administration of anesthetic.
For the complete details, please refer to the care package you'll receive when you book your procedure.