A Long Long Time Ago...I Can Still Remember.....Winnipeg, MB

How that surgery made me cry. And I knew if I had...

How that surgery made me cry. And I knew if I had my chance that I would feel better in my pants and maybe I could be happy all the while. But February made me shiver when I thought about those scissors....ok... enough of the Don McLean American Pie parody, here is my story. After my first born things changed down there, the skin stretched and I felt very uncomfortable and embarrassed that it was saggy and it got in the way during intercourse. It bothered me so much that I went and spoke to my doctor. At that time, I never imagined anything could be done, but when I explained the situation to my doctor she reacted as though it was common and told me not to worry and that it could easily be fixed and gave me a referral. I was so relieved and all the embarrassment I felt instantly went away. It was a burden lifted to know that I wasn't the only one. At the time when I had my surgery the Trim method was the only available option. I was given a general anesthetic for the surgery. I was picked up that afternoon and I recall the pain as the freezing started to wear off, it was pretty intense, almost like I was on fire between my legs and I could hardly walk. When I got home I recall the pain being so bad that I thought something was wrong. I remember this day so well because of the intensity of the pain. I went into the bathroom and had a look down below and I remember it was so swollen and looked an olive green color with blood, I was terrified and thought "what have I done"!! I cried so hard, and my husband did all he could to comfort me. I remember him reading a book to me in bed as I rocked side to side trying to ease the pain with ice in between my legs. I followed up with my doctor who assured me this was normal and unless there was heavy bleeding not to worry. Within a few days the pain subsided and I was able to resume normal activities, however I did so a little to soon and went to work, my stitches tore and it started to bleed. I immediately went to the hospital where they had a look and gave me a very unpleasant needle for freezing so they could fix the stitches. I have read that they don't fix stitches once you are in the healing stage, but they did for me...shrug. My end result, it looks pretty good and I am happy with it. Labiaplasty has come a long way since my time and I would have loved to have had the wedge option as I understand it's less painful and a more natural result. I totally think the surgery is worth it if you have alot of excess skin and just don't feel comfortable down there.

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Today is day 9. I had the trim and all went well. The only spin I experienced was trying to sit, so I didn't. I lay down instead. The itchiness of the healing is challenging but other than that it's starting to look better each day and so happy I did it.
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i'm on day 9 as well, how do you deal with the itching? its so hard!
Use lots of Vaseline

This is sooo true!!

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