Probably since around the time I became sexually active 16 years ago I've been self conscious of my hanging labia. My decision to do this was purely personal and not at all to do with the opposite sex (infact, the person I was previously involved with loved them). I've spent the last 10 years really wanting to get this done, and when I became debt free at the beginning of the summer I decided it was time.
I researched online for doctors in the Toronto area. While there were a lot with high ratings, Dr. Wanzel was the most consistently highly rated doctor. I'm not sure I saw one bad review actually. I'm very happy I went with him. His receptionist Helen is also quite lovely.
I had my consultation at the end of July. Dr. Wanzel explained exactly what he could and could not do (I have an extra fold not all women have, and frankly didn't even notice it).
I had a little difficulty scheduling my appt as I was limited to specific Fridays. My original booking was for Oct 25, but was moved back to Nov 8, yesterday. The procedure was performed at St. Joseph's hospital in Toronto which is what keeps his fees low - the patient pays a fee of $110 to the hospital to use their facility instead of him running his own and having to charge more. Something like that anyway. It's also a teaching hospital and a male med student was with Dr. Wanzel. I was asked if I was ok with him being there and I said of course (how will they learn if they can't first observe?).
After arriving I changed into a hospital gown and was brought into the procedure room. I was laid down on a table and placed my feet into stirrups. Dr. Wanzel made some markings to where he was going to cut and then a local was used. If you've had cavities filled it was similar to that. It sucked, but was bearable. It did hurt more when he put the needle in closer to my clitoris though.
After a few minutes I was numb and we started. Though I felt nothing, as soon as the first cut was made I experienced a huge adrenaline rush, which didn't dissipate until he started on the second labia. I'm not sure exactly what was going on as there was a blanket over my knees, but there seemed to be three steps: an initial cut, some tool that made a popping sound to remove the excess skin, and then the stitches. He performed a trim over the length of both labias instead of the wedge method as he felt it gives a more uniform look.
After it was over I was cleaned up, provided a pad, and was allowed to leave right after.
I was prescribed T3s for the pain and apo-cephalex, an anti-biotic. It was an hour drive home and the local started to wear off shortly before getting home. I was in a fair amount of pain last night, mostly just stinging. I took about 5 T3's in total (doses separated by 4 hours,of course) and haven't had to take a single one today. I'm to take the antibiotic 4 times a day for 5 days. It is the stinkiest pill I've ever smelt. I'm also to put on polysporin a few times a day.
I took a quick peek today and very happy with what I see. The right side of my clit hood is swollen and both lips appear to be a little as well, but nothing scary. I was told it'll take 2-3 weeks for the stitches to dissolve. I will add after pics once I have my follow up in a couple weeks. I have no fears I will be less than pleased with the outcome!