Dr. Reed, What male to female transgender surgery post -op instructions do you provide for a smooth recovery? Cathy
Anticipate staying in Miami for a good week after surgery, so I can remove the vaginal packing show you and a friend how to dilate. You will need to dilate daily or wear a soft mold to maintain your vaginal depth.
You will need to sit on a ring or U-shaped pillow for 5 weeks after surgery or risk splitting your incision line.
You can return to an office environment in about 3 weeks after surgery, but no work involving physical labor such as lifting, bending, stooping or straining for 7 weeks, lest you risk vaginal prolapse.
Your catheter is removed on the 12th post-op day. We can show you how to do that.
No anal sex (ever) as you risk a rectal vaginal fistula.
Sutures are removed 2 weeks after surgery.
These are the general guidelines. Please visit our web-site srsMiami.com/vagionoplasty (scroll down) for before and after pictures of male to female transgender surgery. Hope you like what you see.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami
Male to female transgender surgery picture (patient of Dr. Reed)