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Worth It! -Evansville, IN

I am 26 years old. I have always wanted to get...

I am 26 years old. I have always wanted to get this surgery done. I've talked myself out of it numerous of times. I finally got it done April 4, 2013 in Evansville Indiana by Dr. Sandefur. He is at the Women's Hospital. I read a lot about this surgery and the good and bad stories. I went into surgery at 8am. I was out of the door heading home by 1030am. I went under general anesthesia. I did not feel pain at all my first day. I basically slept the whole day I got back from surgery. I iced the area constantly that day. I read a lot of women having problems urinating. I have not had a problem. Everytime I urinate I use a spray bottle to spray water to rinse off the urine and use a towel to tap it dry. I also started taking arnica Montana a couple days before my surgery and I continue to take it now. I don't know if its really helped or not? I am bruised and a little swollen but I don't think it's that bad. 2 weeks before my surgery I started taking vitamin c and b complex. I'm still taking those afterwards as well. My doctor told me not to take baths. I read some stories where the women take sitz baths but I'm going to go ahead and listen to doctor about this. I took a shower the following morning of surgery. Doctor told me just to let the water run down and not to use soap on that area. Had no problem with that either. Today is my 3rd day and I have just took a loratab in morning and before bed. My pain is not bad at all. Oh also I forgot my doc gave me some cream to put on myself 3 times a day. It is anecream:topical anesthetic cream. Day 2 I started using Tucks pads. They help out a lot! I have used for some bruising around my outer lips arnica cream. It has helped a little bit as well. Only thing that really bothers me is that sometimes my regular pads stick to my stitches or sometimes sticks to the dry blood and its not pleasant. Even though its not pretty right now I can already tell a huge difference! I can't wait to see the final results! I've been taking daily pics of the progress. My doc told me not to look at all but can't help it.

It's been a week now since my surgery. Healing is...

It's been a week now since my surgery. Healing is going great. My stitches are starting to dissolve and my bruising and swelling are starting to go away. My only concern is the top part of the labia looks a little too big but I know after reading many reviews it will not look normal for a long time. I am adding a picture of my before and 1 week post op. I went back to work my 5th day and I didn't make it all day. I was hurting and had to go back home and ice and take a pain pill but I feel fine now. It's uncomfortable sometimes but I can really tell that I'm going through the healing process. I'm still very happy that I made this decision.

It's been 2 weeks since my surgery and everything...

It's been 2 weeks since my surgery and everything is going great. Itching from the stitches dissolving but that's about it. I'm ready to see final results. Reading a bunch of stories on here and other blogs everyone has different time frames of when they think they have seen final results. I know it will take time but I'm already very happy with results.

2months post op

Everything is going great. Sensitive sometimes and it still changes in looks but I'm happy I got the surgery done.
Dr. Richard Sandefur

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Photo number 2 is your post op?
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Thank you for sharing your story. I understand completely the discomfort. I am an athletic trainer and am very self conscious about certain clothes and stretch positions that my labia minors are very noticeable. Also cycling is horribly uncomfortable. I do not live near you and the procedure in my area is roughly 5 grand.... Booooo how is your recovery now? And yes in my research I am expecting a minimum of 3 months for full recovery and swelling to completely go down. Although you had to tolerate some obvious clueless and judge mental people to post your story it is so appreciated by fellow sisters like myself. Thank you! :)
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Henry67288, respect your opinion. But you have no idea what you are talking about. So until you have a vagina yourself then I would not comment. Thanks :)
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Looks very nice! It's so nice to feel better about your body..don't listen to other people they don't have to live with your body...you do!
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Hi, Congrats on your surgery. I am a young adult looking to have the same done. Thanks for the information posted very helpful.You are brave soul !
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Thank you! If you decide to do it just do your research! Good luck!
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I am thinking about going to Dr. Sandefur as well. I was wondering how you can into contact with him. Did you just call and ask if he did the procedure ? And also do you know what method he uses? Thanks so much. I am trying to find a good Dr. to go too!!
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I did not mean to sound harsh , I understand totally what you were going through ! I have the same labia and was considering the procedure but thanks God I am over those disturbing thoughts ! The pain and discomfort the follows such a procedure are not worth it for Me ! I have learned to love and appreciate my private parts . I can not relate to what you are saying about it being uncomfortable ! It never bothers me ! The more you get obsessed with something the more its negatives get blown out of proportions ! I am afraid and sad that your husband might have been the reason for your not feeling comfortable with your body ! Men can be mean sometimes ! Anyways , I wish you good luck with your full recovery and hope it will change your life quality to the better. Greetings
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No my husband did not make me feel bad about myself. He didn't agree with the surgery. I did it for myself
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Did I ever say this was a nose job or facelift!? No I didn't. I would never touch my face for surgery. This was an actual medical issue that I got fixed. I don't want to look like porn stars. This has nothing to do with porn or wanting to look like those women. Why having a labia reduction make you out to look like a prostitute? Wow I didn't know prostitutes had certain way their labia looked!? (Rolling my eyes) this blog is for women who have the same problems to talk to each other. Not for crazy people like you who think they know everything. Thank you :)
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Again... You have no idea what you are talking about. This has nothing to do with sex and pleasure. Yes I am more comfortable walking around naked in front of my husband. I do not need professional help or education.
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I do not hate myself. I did something because it was uncomfortable. Meaning when I wore certain clothing it would irritate me. So unless you have the same problem then you don't need to judge.
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@Shell4545 I did not have a clitoral hood removed but even though I do not regret my decision and love my outcome, I do wish I got my clitoral hood removed. Arnica Montana helps with preventing bruising and swelling. It took me a good month half to completely heal. Stitches are dissolved. Sometimes it's still sensitive when I have sex and when I wash. A lot of reviews I have read have said it takes a long time for it to go back to normal. June 4th will be 2 months for me. I'm happy with results.
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did you have the clitoral hood removed as well?
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what is Arnica Montana and how does it help? and the Vitamin C and B complex how do they help? I know Vitamin C is an immune booster so might help prevent infection?
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OMG, is that a post-op pic. The dr. butched you. you should sue him.
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That is a rude comment. I'm swollen. It takes a long time to heal.
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sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. I've done so much research on this everybody says they healed in less than a week. I don't know if that's your pic, but it doesn't look normal. You seriously need to get it checked out by another doctor. you're not supposed to look like that. It doesn't look like a human vagina.
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Oh, my mistake. I mixed you up with the other picture. But, anyhow, it is not supposed to take that long to have it healed.
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