As with most surgeries, care following your laser vaginal surgery (e.g., labiaplasty, laser vaginal rejuvenation, designer laser vaginoplasty) is extremely important for both your health and surgical result. Caregivers play an important role in post-operative care. So, while planning your surgery, it is important to clarify how much information you are willing to disclose to them, and subsequently, discuss your decision with your doctor.

Ideally, it is best to fully disclose to your caregiver regarding your procedure. By fully informing them of what you will be going through, your caregiver will be best equipped to understand how to help you during your after care. The post-operative care instructions will make more sense to them, and as such, they will be able to better care for you. In addition, they will have better insight as to what behaviors would be considered normal and expected after your surgery, or other behaviors that might suggest an issue worthy of a call to your physician.

Alternatively, some women need privacy regarding their surgery, and choose to only partially inform their friend or family member of what surgical procedures transpire. While this is acceptable, it is imperative that you discuss this in detail with your surgeon. This is particularly important for two reasons. First, your doctor can help you decide what information is absolutely crucial to share with your caregiver. Particularly if you are not going to share the full extent of your surgery with you caregiver, certain points may be relevant to emphasize in disclosing to your caregiver to ensure your well-being during your healing. Secondly, it is important for you to establish with your doctor what degree of information you have decided to share with your caregiver in the case that your doctor and caregiver need to speak directly during your after care.

Thirdly, if a woman is completely uncomfortable disclosing any information to a friend or family member as a caregiver, she can seek the services of a medical assistant through her doctor. This medical assistant can then act as your caregiver following you surgery, fully maintaining your privacy and discretion.

Whichever choice you make, it is important to consider caregivers, their role in your after care, and the considerations associated with both decisions.