A cystocele and rectocele repair is an operation that lifts and tightens the tissue around the bladder and rectum so these organs no longer push against the vagina.
How long does it take to recover from Rectocele and Cystocele surgery?
You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery. It is important to avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering, so that your incision can heal.
What happens after Cystocele and Rectocele surgery?
You may stay in the hospital anywhere from 2 to 6 days. The catheter may remain in your bladder 2 to 6 days or until your bladder starts working normally again. You may be constipated during this time. During the first 4 weeks after the operation, there may be some smelly, sometimes bloody drainage from your vagina.