Once you arrive home, it’s important to rest up for a few days, making sure that you don’t over-exert yourself, as physical exertion may increase the time that it takes for the wound to heal. During the few days after the operation, you should continue to wear your tight fitting underwear to assist with healing, and you should avoid getting the treated area wet when you are taking a bath or a shower.
You will have dissolvable stitches, these should disappear within a few weeks. This means that there will be nothing to remove so there will be no need for a follow-up consultation.
When it comes to work, those with sedentary office jobs should be able to resume their normal duties within the space of a week. If you work in a role that involves a greater level of physical exertion, then you may be asked to stick to lighter tasks until your recovery is complete which should be at the end of two weeks.
Complications from our vasectomy reversal surgery are incredibly rare, but when they do occur, we can provide advice and we have a website full of information to support you too. If you do notice any infection or other complications, then contact us or your GP as soon as possible.