Postoperative care of sex reassignment surgery
The patient must be hospitalized for 4-6 days. In order to take care of the wound while recovering in the hospital, the patient must take the following steps:
- During the first 2 days after the operation, the patient should stop eating foods that contain fiber. Drinks such as fruit juices, milk, and yogurt as these can cause the excretion of waste.
- 1-2 days after surgery, the patient should remain lying on their stomach, with their hips elevated and legs open to help reduce swelling.
- On the third day after the operation, the patient drinks lying on one side.
- On the fourth day after the operation, the surgeon will remove the drain tube, and clean the wound. Urine edema will also be removed. Patients with Sexual Reassignment Surgery with Penis Skin Inversion may return home and return within 7 days to remove stitches. For Sexual Reassignment Surgery patients with scrotal graft skin, the surgeon will not remove the urine enema, and the patient should remain in bed until the sixth day.
- On the 6th day, patients with Sexual Reassignment Surgery with scrotal graft skin may remove urine drainage. The wound will be cleaned, and the patient will be discharged.
- Sexual Reassignment Surgery patients should return so that the points and dilation of the vagina are removed.
- The patient should clean the wound, as well as dilate the minimum vagina twice a day for half an hour each time until the wounds heal inside and outside the vagina.
- The patient must refrain from sexual intercourse for a minimum of 2 months.
- The patient should ensure that they keep their weekly appointments with the doctor for a period of one month to ensure that the results of the surgery are perfect and naturally beautiful.
Postoperative care for surgery to reallocate Sigmoid colon-sex
- During the first 3 days, patients will not be able to consume water or food until bowel function recovers.
- Patients should avoid eating dough foods for the first month.
- Patients may do light activities in 3 weeks and return to their daily activities after 3 months.