Labiaplasty not improving at 6 weeks?
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Feeling after labiaplasty
This is not an unusual complaint. Most patients do experience firmness at the scarring this soon after surgery. This will resolve by 4-6 months after surgery. While time is the most important aspect during this process, you may also consider scar massage with vitamin e oil and I would also recommend discussing your concerns with your surgeon. Most important- be patient!Cheers!
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your current issues. 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. I would recommend contacting the surgeon who performed the original surgery to evaluate your current condition. If you wish to be evaluated for a secondary opinion, I would recommend an experienced cosmetic genital surgeon even if that means traveling. Best of luck.
Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)
Post-Op Healing for Labiaplasty
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6 week post labiaplasty hardness and tenderness
You have been through the toughest time of the recovery, the first 6 weeks. However all surgical incisions go through a period of "induration" when the scar can feel thick and firm and then a phase of "remodeling". This can take up to 3-6 months. Be patient and you should continue to see further improvement. The recovery process can also vary significantly from one person to another and depending on the details of the technique that was used. If you are concerned, you should schedule a follow-up with your surgeon to be sure the process is progressing normally. Best wishes!
Labiaplasty Healing time.....
Labia & hood suture lines still indurated ("rock hard...") and tender at 6 weeks post-op
P.S. If you correspond again, PLEASE SEND PHOTOS. Tough to guide you without pics...
Michael P Goodman, MDDavis, CA, USA
Sorry to hear.
Labiaplasty 6 weeks post op
Thank you for your question.I would recommend consulting with your surgeon with any questions or concerns you may have as they know your medical history and surgery best. If there is still swelling your surgeon may want to prescribe you a Medrol dose pack (steroid) to reduce the swelling. I would continue to ice the area on and off daily but it may take up to 3 months until you have fully recovered. I would advise you to see your surgeon for a physical examination and just keep an eye on the swelling/hardness/tenderness and if at 3 months you are still unhappy with your results, you may wish to consider a revision.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
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Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Hard labia after labiaplasty?
Swelling/hardness/tenderness at 6 weeks post Labiaplasty
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