Persistent swelling after labioplasty
Swelling after labiaplasty can last for 2-3 months. So it is not unusual that you are still noticing some swelling. I would recommend frequent follow-ups with your surgeon to make sure that there are no other issues that are creating the swelling. Otherwise it is important to be patient.
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Swelling after a labiaplasty can be persistent for a few months. You have to be patient and allow the area to heal before getting too worried. If you have concerns, you should ask your surgeon.
Swelling after 4 weeks
Usually, about 80% of the swelling is gone at 6 weeks. At that time, you should get a reasonable idea of your result. If you are dissatisfied after about 4 months, then a revision should be considered after 5-6 months. 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. You may need various reconstructive techniques to give you a good appearance, but this won't be known until all the swelling is gone.You only get one good chance to reconstruct you, so be patient and ask a lot of questions.
Labiaplasty surgery in Los Angeles and Santa Monica
Our office specializes in labiaplasty surgery and labiaplasty revision surgery. Swelling is a normal part of recovery and may take weeks to months. Follow up with your surgeon frequently to rule out any other reasons for persistent swelling.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS