Labiaplasty Wedge and Clitoral Hood Reduction. 1 week post-op. Dark patch + uneven clitoral hood. Just bruising? (photos)
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Swelling and bruising is very common after labiaplasty surgery. The appearance of yours appears quite normal for 1-2 weeks postop. Wait several months before you make a decision regarding the final look.
Post op labia and hood reduction
Your overall appearance looks great for 1 week post operative. The dark area is probably a hematoma or bruising and the the irregular are of symmetry is most likely due to edema. Give it 8 weeks and if not to your liking go back to your surgeon
John R Miklos MD
Atlanta ~ Beverly Hills ~ Dubai
That dark spot on the clitoral hood might be a small hematoma
The photos aren't clear, but dead frostbitten skin usually has a sharper border than a hematoma or a bruise. You shouldn't use ice packs. Use cold packs instead (wrapping a wash towel around an icepack does the job). Don't judge the aesthetic result for 6-8 weeks.
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It will take time for the final result. Probably close to three months. The dark area is more that likely bruising. As far a symmetry, your early results look very promising and will improve with time.
Labiaplasty Wedge and Clitoral Hood Reduction. 1 week post-op. Dark patch + uneven clitoral hood. Just bruising?
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs and congratulations on your procedure. The dark patch on your clitoral hood looks most like a bruise and should resolve over the next 7-10 days. As for your clitoral hood asymmetry it is tough to offer definite advice as the tissues are likely swollen, affecting what your long-term results will really be. I know waiting is difficult but allow at least three months to go by before critically assessing your outcome. Best wishes.
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