I had wedge Labiaplasty 5 days ago. Is this swelling and bruising normal/to be expected? (photos)
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You are bruised and swollen after a wedge labiaplasty
The bruise on your clitoral hood is a small hematoma. If it gets larger you will have a problem. You have swelling at the perineum in the center where you have some excess labial tissue in the midline. This should resolve in a few weeks.
Your anatomy from your photo
is difficult to appreciate just what is what but if not experiencing increasing pains or persistent bleeding, its likely to be due to swelling, even if asymmetric. Let your surgeon know and allow him/her to provide you the reassurances you desire as he/she was there, knows what it looked like after the procedure and what you started with, and has the benefit of examining you more closely.
Swelling and bruising after labiaplsty
It is understandable to be concerned. The swelling and bruising visible on the image you provided is considered to be "normal" 5 days following a labiaplasty. Everyone's tissue has different response to an "injury" of a surgical procedure; therefore the degree of swelling and bruising may differ. The sutures look intact and once the swelling resolves, most likely you will have a satisfactory outcome. Again, as always the best person to contact is your surgeon since in-person exam is still the most reliable way for assessing a post-surgical recovery. In the meantime, you may apply ice packs, avoid strenuous activity and wear loose clothing.
Yvonne Wolny, MD
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Swelling after labiaplasty
Than you for the question and photos. Looks like you may have developed a small hematoma. Majority of them go away within days. Please keep a eye on the size and your symptoms. If it is getting bigger or start causing you pain, please see your surgeon. Hope this helps
I had wedge Labiaplasty 5 days ago. Is this swelling and bruising normal/to be expected?
Thank you for your post and pics. Unfortunately, swelling seems to be very common with a labiaplasty wether it is wedge or a trim method.
I would continue following all post op instruction and make sure your physician is informed and aware of your situation. Otherwise, if the swelling is not painful or worsening then you should be fine.
Best of luck.
I had wedge labiaplasty 5 days ago. Is this swelling and bruising normal/to be expected?
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs and congratulations on your labiaplasty. Due to the thin nature of the tissues in this region swelling is common and will persist for several weeks after surgery. If you are having little pain/discomfort, no drainage, and bruising has remained stable, all is likely well. Be sure to maintain close follow up with your surgeon to ensure you go on to heal with little difficulty. Best wishes.
Is this swelling and bruising normal?
Thank you for your question and photos. The only way one can be sure is to have your surgeon check you. In my opinion the swelling in the photograph does not look excessive. Please reach out to your surgeon for their assessment. Good luck.
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