Nervous Yet Excited About the Procedure... Boston, MA

So this is my story… I’m 33 years old and...

So this is my story… I’m 33 years old and finally getting the surgery I’ve always dreamed of getting. I have been dealing with a long labia minora for as long as I can remember. I met my ex-husband when we were freshmen’s in high school. . The first statement out of my ex’s mouth when he saw me for the first time was, “Wow your vagina is dark and big”. I was mortified but got over it quickly once we got comfortable with each other. We went off to College and married at the age of 24; I’m now 33 and recently divorced. I noticed it looked different at a young age but as I got older it got longer and more irritating.

I hated how it looked; it folded in during intercourse which made it so painful. I hated beach days because I was limited to only wearing shorts or bathing suits that were crochet. Textured fabrics use to hide the fact that my long labia separated my labia majora which looked like I had a small penis and sometimes a camel toe. Urinating is always a challenge because I never have a normal stream. I have several streams and it always goes backwards causing terrible rashes. I always have to tuck my labia back making it painful when I work out and also wear tight jeans. These are all things I’ve had to deal with because I was too embarrassed to tell someone about my problem.

I’m recently divorced and have decided to go through with the surgery, because I’m afraid of getting intimate with anyone. I have been researching this surgery since 2009 but was too ashamed to reveal this issue to anyone. Finally, last year at my yearly exam with my Gyno, I let it all out. She referred me to a specialist whom I feel very comfortable with already. I have my surgery scheduled for the beginning of July with an Urogynocologist in Boston. My medical insurance is paying for it because I was referred by my Gyno. I'm not sure how much my deductible is going to be or the total cost of surgery. I'm not going to worry about that, I just want to finally have this done. I’m excited but always nervous about going under General Anesthesia. I know there is a debate whether to have the trim or wedge procedure. I believe my doctor said she would trim off the excess tissue. I don’t have a preference because I have faith it will look and feel way better than now.
Hey there, checking in to see how your surgery went, would love an update :)
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29 yr old mother of two I am three days post op and had the trim method with local and a nurse injector (basically twilight sleep) everything went great. I paid a total of $2600 in Virginia by going to a plastic surgeon. Even though I am black blue and purple I couldn't be more happy with what I can see so far! Good luck ladies!
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Thank you. I'm starting to be less nervous, I just want to get it done and over with. Good luck with your recovery !
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