Huge gap after wedge stitches split? (Photo)
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Improperly performed labiaplasties come apart & look worse than before surgery
1. Your surgeon did not "support" the incision line properly with 2 layers of sub-cutaneous ("under the skin") sutures in addition to the skin closure, and/or
2. You did improper "shearing" activities post-op.
Properly performed V-wedges usually don't come apart, just like properly performed linear labiaplasties don't "denude" the lips/opening. Experience, experience, experience...
What to do?? You will need to wait until at least 3 months to be evaluated for revision, and wait until at least 5-6 months to have the revision performed. But, wait... Not rarely, when all is healed, even though there has been a separation, since a lot of redundant labia is gone, it doesn't look that bad... The link below shows how properly performed LPs should appear...
Michael P Goodman, MD
Davis, CA, USA
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Gary J. Alter, M.D.
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I would encourage you to see your surgeon, but do not have them place new stitches in this area to correct it, it will now need to heal on it's own. You can then consider having a revision with a surgeon who has experience with corrective cosmetic vaginal surgery.
Hope this helps!
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