Day 5: should there be any type of extra skin stitched? (Photos)

And what will it even be when healed ? :-(

Doctor Answers 9

No stitches needed

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The area looks great for day 5. No stitches needed unless there is active bleeding and no other way to stop it. I think you will get a great result. You need a full 6 weeks to recover and if swelling is the problem, then cold packs made of crushed ice is a plastic bag and covered with a soft, damp cloth can be applied for 20 minutes as needed throughout the day.

Swell X and Plato's Scar Serum and labiaplasty

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You are still swollen. At this point, take Swell X tablets to reduce swelling and use Plato's Scar Serum once the skin heals over to help with the scar.

Best,

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Labiaplasty healing

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Thank you for the question and I am sorry to hear that you are concerned.

It looks like you are healing well, i don't see any wound dehiscence or breakdown. I am not sure what your expectations were, what parts you were expecting to be stitched.

It is early days anyway, all you can do now is make sure you heal fine and then talk to your surgeon when the time comes bout outcome.

Take care, all the best!

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Quesiton after labiaplasty

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We cannot see what you are referring to in the photos. Please go back to your surgeon for in person discussion. Best wishes. 

Your question is too vague. Repost.

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It's unclear what you're asking or what you had done. Be specific, provide more info and repost for an opinion on whatever it is that bothers you.

Sutures (stitches) after labiaplasty

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The pictures are not very clear but it appears that your wounds are closed and healing.  Even if there are some openings in the area they will heal well on their own.  There is rarely an indication for delayed suturing of the labia.

1 week post op

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I am unsure of exactly what your concern is. It is difficult to tell what is going on from your picture. I do see some swelling which is normal for this stage post op. As far as final appearance you need to give it 6 to 8 weeks to tell. 

Unsure?

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Dear M2198

I am not quite sure what you are asking. Perhaps you can rephrase your question so the team here at RS can help.

John R Miklos MD


Day 5: Should there be any type of extra skin stitched?

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Thank you for sharing your question and photographs.  Unfortunately I am not clear as to your exact question but based on your picture you are only recently out from your surgery.  You currently have swelling affecting your results and masking what your final outcome will be.  Allow your results at least 6-8 weeks time to mature and then reassess - if your labiaplasty is not to your satisfaction a revision procedure can be entertained. Hope this helps.

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