How Do I Improve My Labiaplasty Scars?

6 months ago, I had botched labiaplasty surgery. The scars are very red and thick, and though I've been applying vitamin E oil, it hasn't improved much. Is there anything else I can do to improve it?

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Labiaplasty revision in Los Angeles

I perform a lot of revision surgery and believe that early intervention is key in labiaplasty revisions to prevent further retraction of the labia minora.  I would consult with a knowledgeable revision labiaplasty surgeon to discuss details. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty scars

The scars often depend on the procedure performed. Scars are usually worse with the trimming technique.  If your scars persist and do not improve in another six months you may need a labiaplasty reconstruction.  I published the only major article on labia reconstruction after labiaplasty in the prestigious plastic surgery journal "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" about two years ago.


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Gary J. Alter, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty scars

Agree that a photo would be helpful, but keep in mind that scars will change (soften, less red, flatter) for up to a year after surgery.

Leonard T. Yu, MD
Maui Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty scars are not common

and for you to get objective comments, a photo is necessary.  Knowledge of just what was done would also help others in formulating their comments. 

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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