Vasectomy After Care

What to expect after your vasectomy

Our modern no scalpel technique is a painless, minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. With no cutting or stitching, the 3mm incision will take 7 to 10 days to heal. With ample rest, ice, and pain relief you will be back to your normal self in no time. Our team of experts are available to assist you 24/7 with your vasectomy after care.

Step Three: Chill

What to do after my vasectomy

Take the day off

Pat yourself on the back and take the rest of the day off work

No immediate pain

Immediately after having a vasectomy there will be no pain or discomfort, thanks to the anaesthetic

Apply Ice Pack

Apply the provided ice pack to the treated area as soon as possible

Slight Discomfort

After about an hour your anaesthetic will wear off and you may experience some slight discomfort

Ice Intermittently

Continue to ice the treated area intermittently for two hours

Pain Relief

Don’t forget to take pain relief regularly to minimise discomfort


Put your feet up, chill, and take it easy for the rest of the day

No Post Op

You won’t need to come see us for a post op appointment. But we are here to assist you until you are fully recovered. Day or night we are available for any queries or concerns you may have. Contact us

3 months – Continue Contraception 

Consider yourself still fertile until you have been tested three months after your vasectomy. Continue to use contraception until you have received the all clear. We will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Learn more about testing.

What should I do after a vasectomy?

What to expect after ‘the Snip’. Join us for part 3 of our 4-part video consultation series.

What to avoid after vasectomy

  • Strenuous exercise including, running, lifting weights, and playing sport
  • Physically demanding work
  • Swimming in a pool, spa, or the ocean
  • Taking a bath (showers are okay)
  • Unprotected sex (until you have the all clear). You can continue sexual activities at any time provided you use contraception

What next.

Once recovered, you’ll be glad to know that life will go on exactly as before (minus the worries!). To ensure you are shooting blanks we will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Once you have been given the all clear you are good to go, but until then contraception is a must!

Find out what to do when you need to get a Sperm check test .