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Had labiaplasty, wound complication?

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

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Swelling an labiaplasty - Revision or repair of labiaplasty

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Our office speicializes in labiaplasty revision. I would advise you to wait for the swelling to subside prior to pursuing another repair.  You may benefit from anti-swelling medications. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Must heal before reattempting revision

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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.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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Wound complication after labiaplasty

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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.

Gary J. Alter, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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