Labiaplasty; I think the doctor took too much off? (Photos)
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You had an aggressive labiaplasty
The photos are not very clear, but there appears to be very little labial tissue present. I don't think it's healed poorly, just aggressively resected. It's important to discuss how much you want taken off when discussing with your surgeon beforehand.
When labiaplasty outcomes are not what was desired
your only option is to allow yourself to heal completely and then discuss your concerns with your surgeon (if you still have confidence in him/her and your surgeon is experienced) and if you are not getting anywhere, consider getting a second opinion from whom the surgeon's consider the gurus of labiaplasty. I personally will not trim a labia shorter than a cm.
Labiaplasty: Too much removed?
I am sorry about the mismatch between what you expected or hoped for and the result you have. The length of the labia after labiaplasty varies according to the desires of the patient and/or the technique and preferences of the surgeon.
Six months or longer after surgery, if you are symptomatic and unhappy, you could consider getting a second opinion from a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist with experience in female genital plastic surgeon. A revision or reconstruction of the labia is typically a much more difficult procedure than an initial labiaplasty, and no surgery can bring back what you had, but an experienced surgeon can evaluate you and determine what options you might have.
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Too much gone after labiaplasty
I am sorry you are having these issues. There are techniques to "put " tissue back on, but its ususally taken from the clitoral hood. Its unclear wheter you have enough to do this. I am also unsure of exactly the procedure done, as the pictures don't clearly show this. Nothing is better than an in person exam. Go back and see your surgeon, and if no help try to find a second opinion. Many times ointments and lubrication can help with any pain.
Eric Weiss MD
Labiaplasty and over resection
It is critical to review specific goals with your surgeon prior to any procedure. That being said, the labia can be over- resected and cause discomfort. The dryness may be treated with ointments temporarily and may resolve with time. If you feel unhappy with your results with respect to the appearance, discuss this with your surgeon to determine reconstruction options.
Dr. Pedy Ganchi Village Plastic Surgery
Labiaplasty; I think the doctor took too much off?
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs and I am sorry to hear your results have not been what you anticipated. Though nothing replaces an in-person examination, or full series of pictures, it appears that your surgeon removed the majority of your labia minora tissue. Reconstruction may be possible but it is not clear whether you have excess clitoral hood tissue that can be used. See a labiaplasty specialist in consultation, they can discuss your treatment options.
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