5 weeks after surgery sutures and swelling. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Labiaplasty: Postoperative Healing
Thank you for your question. Swelling is common after labiaplasty with the amount dependent in part based on the time since surgery. The final result will be seen after several months, which at that time one can evaluate if a secondary surgery would be recommended. I would recommend contacting the surgeon who performed the original surgery to evaluate your current condition and to remove the residual sutures.
Best of luck.
Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)
See your surgeon
Some of your sutures appears to be "spitting." This can happen with older generation dissolvable sutures more commonly than the more recent types. See your surgeon for his or her preferred management.
John Di Saia MD
Have your sutures removed
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Once all swelling is gone you can then determine how much asymmetry remains. Are you much better than before? Is there more skin that you want reduce? You'll have to have this discussion with your surgeon and decide if its worth another recovery.
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