A wound separation should be assessed by your surgeon. Sometimes a
wound separation may heal uneventfully, and sometimes a revision may be
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Hi. It is unusual for small wounds not to have healed by now - you just need to continue with antiseptic ointment a few times a day. I know it is difficult but try to be patient - you still have 5 weeks to go to your wedding. Most healing problems eventually heal without other surgery needing to be performed - it is definitely better to wait at this stage till after you wedding to see how things turn out. All the best.
Thank you for your question. Most wound separations usually heal in a week or so, especially if its just a small areas. If, the whole wound separated, it can takes weeks. I would not recommend a revision at this time because tissue are probably still swollen and friable. Best thing to do is to let it heal on it's own and then consider a revision if needed, after our wedding.
usually do go on to heal uneventfully but revisions should not be attempted at this point unless you are willing to have more tissue removed and may not be able to enjoy your wedding night as much as one would anticipate. Keep your surgeon aware of your concerns and let your surgeon help you though this challenging time.
Depending upon how extensive the wound separation is, it could take as little as one week or many weeks and require revision. The good news is, the vulva and labia have a very robust blood supply and thus relatively excellent ability to heal under normal circumstances. I encourage you to keep your follow up visits with your operating surgeon and adhere to his/her recommendations for care. Glad to help.