Why is my labia still huge and why is it splitting open where its stitched at after a week out of surgery ??? (photos)
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Scar blowout after botched labiaplasty
Making a mistake choosing a surgeon, and paying the price...
Suture lines, if supported well enough underneath, should not open. (All right-- occasionally they do, even in the best of hands.) If your surgery wad done by a cosmetic gynecologist or plastic surgeon who SPECIALIZES in labiaplasty, you made the right call. If it was done by a local general Gyn who "... maybe has done a few..." you made a huge error. WOMEN WHO DON'T RESEARCH AND JUST HAVE A LOCAL DOC DO IT pay the price, have poor results, and end up paying double because they need a revision.
As for you personally, I can't say, both because your pics are in a format where they won't magnify (so I can't see well...), and because it takes a month or more before you can get an idea of outcome. Send us photos in a different format, and get back with us if it doesn't turn out well. Sometimes, even if the procedure wasn't done properly, all turns out OK. If your surgeon informed you properly (s)he should have fully informed you about the risks of surgery, which include wound separation. If your surgeon did not fully inform you of the risks, and tried to re-suture a week later, that is, as lawyers say, "...below the standard of care..!"
Michael P Goodman, MD
Healing after labiaplasty surgery
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