What else can be done from infection after fat transfer to labial manora?

Has anyone had labia majora fat transfer that is red hot and swollen after 7 days. Been on antibiotics for a week and pain isn't getting better. Feels like a hard capsule on one side. Very tender and painful to touch. What else can be done?? My dr says to stay on antibiotics to monitor but it doesn't seem to be getting better. I been switched 2x on antibiotics. Please help!!!

Doctor Answers 3

Labiaplasty and labia majora fat transfer in Los Angeles

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Labia minora and labia majora surgery is quite common among young women. If you feel that you have an infection, an examination would be prudent. Our office specializes in labial surgery in Los Angeles, including labiaplasty scar revision.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Fat grafts rarely get infected

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but it doesn't mean it couldn't happen.  Continue your antibiotics and if you still progress, your surgeon will have to make a decision whether to drain any clinical fluid collections or let you run your natural course.  Your surgeon will know what to do when the time comes but in the meantime, hope for the best.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Labiaplasty infection?

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To answer this fairly you really need a physical exam.  It is soon after surgery so swelling typically is still intenseIf.  Sometimes a collection of blood (aka hematoma) can present this way too.  If things are getting worse and your operating surgeon has no new recommendation than you may want to seek a live second opinion from another labiaplasty specialist. Glad to help.

Ryan A. Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 128 reviews

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