Vasectomy Reversal Recovery, Healing, and Pictures of Incisions

Patients always wonder what the recovery process is after a vasectomy reversal and what their incisions should look like after surgery. Fortunately, vasectomy reversal is not a very extensive operation regardless of which of the two surgeries are Patients always wonder what the recovery process is after a vasectomy reversal and what their incisions should look like after surgery. Fortunately, vasectomy reversal is not a very extensive operation regardless of which of the two surgeries are not getting on a plane for 3-4 hours or sitting in the car for an equal amount of time was not a problem as soon as the day after performed. The amount of time required for surgery and the need for general anesthesia should make patients think that surgery.

Your restrictions for activity after a vasectomy reversal are designed more for the actual healing process that is on-going inside the scrotum, than the actual discomfort a patient feels. The tiny microscopic sutures are all that is holding everything together after the vasectomy reversal and it is imperative that these sutures are not disrupted while allowing the surgical site to heal. There is no good medical justification to tell patients to "take it easy" for 2, 3, 4, or 6 weeks. These restrictions are quite arbitrary and usually based on a vasectomy reversal specialist's own experience with the healing process. We feel that patients are able to resume all of their physical activities 2-3 weeks after surgery based on our surgical technique at the California Vasectomy & Reversal Center.

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The typical appearance of the scrotum 1 week after vasectomy reversal surgery. The vasectomy reversal recovery shows minimal if any swelling and bruising in the scrotum. The scrotal rugae or "wrinkles" are apparent and indicative of resolution.

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Close inspection of the right wound reveals some scab formation on the incision line. The scab can liquefy and cause some staining on the scrotal support, gauze or underpants.

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The left side has virtually no swelling or bruising. The incisions are both approximately one inch in length. Compared to the previous vasectomy incisions/scars, the wounds are bigger. Both incisions are in the spectrum of normal healing 1 week after the vasectomy reversal.