seem to cause more healing issues as you will see most of the 'problem' labia reductions come from that technique but that seems to be the preferred technique of the GYN's. As Dr. Alter mentions, you really have no choice at this time except to let it heal. Some of the irregularities will diminish with time and once you are considered healed (6 months after procedure), an exam will show what is still problematic and options for addressing this presented for your decision. You should also investigate what your surgeon's revision policy is, just in case you need it.
Tissue separated after labiaplasty
I reviewed your photos. You had a trimming labiaplasty, and the sutures cause scalloping and bumps. However, no attempt to revise your labia should be done until you are at least five months after your past procedure as your appearance will improve, and the swelling will be less. You need to control your anxiety and wait. The reconstruction is more difficult than a primary labiaplasty and should be done by a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in labia reconstruction. I published the first and most extensive paper on labia reconstruction in the prestigious journal "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" about two years ago. You may need various reconstructive techniques to give you a good appearance, but this won't be known until all the swelling is gone. I probably would recommend clitoral hood flaps to reconstruct your labia if your surgeon left enough remaining clitoral hood. You only get one good chance to reconstruct you, so be patient and ask a lot of questions.
Stitches too tight
You're right: The stitches were too tight, and they were running baseball stitches with a trim method labiaplasty. This is a common result with that technique. The doctor is partially right, though, they will settle down over time, but you may have bumps that you don't like or that bother you.
The best advice? Wait. Just wait and be patient, gently massage the area, as funny as that sounds, using Vaseline. This will help to soften the scar that forms. If you can be religious about the pressure and massage on the area, I think it will help it settle more.
At 4-6 months, if it bothers you, find a plastic surgeon to get a second opinion on what your options are. You may benefit from removing a few of these bumps and sewing them together with very fine suture.
Early results after Labiaplasty
Thank you for your
Your results appear to be very early. I would give this some time to settle down. It takes a minimum of about 3 months to start seeing full results and scars can mature over about 6 months.
If you are still unsure, see
two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and
complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe
for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
Bumps on lips
Thank you for your question. It appears you had the classic technique or trim procedure done. At this time, you are still in the healing process. I would not recommend any revisional surgery until 6 months post surgery. Over the 6 months, some or all of the bumps may settle out. If you are still unhappy with the results, I would recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgery who has experience with various techniques in labiaplasty. He/she may be able to revise the labia to your liking.