had labiaplasty c/b bleeding followed by wound dehiscence. the biggest problem now is anterior labial non healing edge (notched appearance) after wedge resection. Ive had the area resutured twice with 4-o then 3-o vicryl. The wound falls after at about 36 hours. Any thoughts. 2 weeks post surgery
Had labiaplasty, wound complication?
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Swelling an labiaplasty - Revision or repair of labiaplasty
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Must heal before reattempting revision
as resuturing under your circumstances are doomed to fail. Know your doctor's revision policy as you will need it to resolve the notch. It should be a 'easy' fix but wait until you are healed before going back for more attempts at salvaging this situation.
Wound complication after labiaplasty
No attempt to revise your labia should be done until you are at least 4-5 months after your past procedure. Any attempt to repair the wedge labiaplasty prior to that time has a very high incidence of failure. You need to control your anxiety and wait. In addition, recurrent attempts will injure more tissue and result in a much more difficult reconstruction. Depending on your eventual appearance, you may need various reconstructive techniques to give you a good appearance. However, this won't be known until all the swelling is gone. You may only have one more good chance to reconstruct you, so be patient and ask a lot of questions. You need an experienced plastic surgeon in the wedge technique to correct your abnormality.