I haven't been happy with the length of Labia...
I haven't been happy with the length of Labia Minora for about 5 years, I have guys comment on it and getting Brazilian waxes and wearing a bikini is always nerve wracking so I started to do research and the surgery seems like it is becoming more common so I thought why live with this and began to start saving.
But when I started to look for a surgeon in New Zealand and found it out it would cost between $4-5000 to have it done and maybe more if I wanted to have more anaesthesia than just local-which I did I am terrified of the thought of feeling anything.
I them heard from someone that in Thailand you can get it don't for a really affordable price and they have great surgeons over there as long as you do your research and find the right one just like in any country.
Anyway so six months later I was off to Bangkok with my mum (she needed lots of dental work done which is also very cheap over there) and we shopped and did some day trips within the first week we were there I also went for a consultation to make sure the clinic I was going was okay and I met the surgeon, his English was not the best which scared the shit out of me but he understood what I needed done and I felt like I was safe in his hands and the clinic inside was beautiful all clean and white with a french theme not what I expected to find on street in Bangkok.
So on the 13 of May I taxied to the clinic at about 10am I wasn't aloud to eat after midnight the night before because they said I was going under IV sedation and this is what I was nervous about I thought it was like general anaesthetic and I thought I would be awake I was freaking out!
When I arrived at the clinic the nurses were really sweet and caring they got me ready for surgery swiftly so I didn't have time to get nervous and they had me lie down with my feet up in stirrups and put the needle into my arm which didn't hurt much and then after a few seconds I felt warm and giggly and then completely fell asleep waking up to them saying all done ma'am and I think I said"really?! It can't be over it was so quick" they then help my put underpants on with a pad and let me rest on a bed for a couple of hours, I felt perfectly fine a little drowsy.
So the whole thing went great they gave me little bags labeled with what medication is what and when to take it and off I went, it was then up to me to rest for a couple of days and take my medication.
Day 8 Labiaplasty -healing so slow!
K it is now been 8 days since my surgery and I have a few worries now, I was ment to be going back to work tomorrow and I have to deal with people/clients all do and I mostly sit but also have to walk around quite abit too and this is BIG problem since I am still walking like a cowboy when I try to walk to normally it hurts and same with sitting for a long time:(
So I have had to call in sick(nobody knows I have had this surgery) I'm starting to freak I thought I would be back to normal by now but yesterday I had a good look and I think I have developed a yeast infection from the antibiotics Im not sure wether to stop taking the antibiotics or not as I'm nervous of getting an infection, I'm going to the chemist tomorrow to getting medication for the yeast infection but I think it is slowed down the healing and it is hard to keep clean, I went through a stage were I didn't want to look down there anymore because it scared me but I now realise I need to keep an eye on the area to make sure it is healing properly.
Anyway I would advise anyone that had labiaplasty done to take at least two weeks off, I read so many websites saying you may go back to work after 4-5 days but having to fly back to New Zealand from Bangkok on a 12 hour flight was shocking and people at the airport were giving me strange looks for walking like a weirdo.
Also do not do it with the anti biotic cream I was applying to the pads I was wearing and I think it has made my bum crack red and itchy because I stopped using it two days ago and my bums all better now.
Anyway sorry about the gross photo I am hoping the next one won't be so gross.
My Labia is still so swollen and the area down the bottom where the stitchs are sticking out is sore as that is what gets irritated when u sit down I accidentally was a bit rough cleaning around that area yesterday and made it bleed a little.
My hair growing back down there is creating issues too def get a Brazilian right before the surgery if possible.
I am feeling a millions times better I barely feel any discomfort now and I can finally walk like a normal person again and sleep on my side, It was only a couple of days ago I felt like I was so far away from been able to go back to my normal life again and between day 9 and 11 everything just came right, I'm still swollen but it is definitely getting better I developed thrush a couple of days ago which I only realised I had when I thought u would check things out with a mirror and saw lots of white discharge but it's weird I've had absolutely no itching which kinda worrys me because everyone else's healing stories have had itching involved so I'm wondering if it's gonna start next week when I'm back at work eek.
There is still no signs of any of the stitchs coming out I've started having baths to help them dissolve a little.
I went to a doctor 2 days ago to get medication for the thrush and I ended telling her what I had done and she was nice enough to look and let me know that the healing was going well and that I'd the stitchs don't come out within a month she can remove them for me I also said my back was sore and I couldn't go to work so she was nice to give me a note to give to my work even though I think she knew I could go to work because of my surgery not my back.
I took pictures last night after I had a bath and noticed the left labia was all white but I couldn't tell of it was because I had just soaked in the bath or because of the white discharge from the yeast infection which I tried to clean but I'm still been very careful.
Does anyone know if the white area could be infection?
I'm very red as well where I was applying too much ain't biotic cream and it irritated my skin big time!
3 weeks and stitches still haven't dissolved?
This past week has been great I feel almost normal again I'm back at work I am a beautician and I have sitting and leaning most of the day and I am perfectly comfortable, I got my period 5 days ago and that was a bit of a disaster it was super heavy and because I could only wear pads and I couldn't clean it very well at work and I was so busy I thought I may get an infection from all the blood, but it's finished now and I don't have an infection or thrush anymore.
But my concern is the stitches, I haven't had ANY stitches come out and everyone elses stories that I've read have said the stitches have come out in the first two weeks!
And in the photo I've just put up you can see the stitches are causing bubbled bumps of skin between stitches and they almost look like they are disappearing into the skin like its growing over them has anyone else had this?