Wedge vs trim method? Do I need to take off from the clitoral hood? How much would a procedure cost in Manhattan, NY? (photo)
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Wedge vs trim method? Do I need to take off from the clitoral hood?
Thank you for your question and pictures. You look like you would be a good candidate for a wedge resection. If you feel that you have too much skin around your clitoris, then a clitoral hood resection at the same time would be appropriate. It's really a matter of your personal preference.
Labiaplasty wedge vs trim method? Do I need to take off from the clitoral hood?
There are ongoing advances in labiaplasty surgery.
The original procedures involved various levels of removal; more unkindly known as amputation or more gently termed trim. The best procedure is gauged from consultation and so tailored for you but sometimes a full trim is the best choice.
However there are advantages to a more conservative approach where the scar is not present along the free border of the labia as with a wedge.
It is possible to preserve the most amount of blood vessels and nerves to the labia by a procedure that I advocate which I term a 'de-epithelialised' wedge where I can reduce the tissue significantly but leave the inside of the labia intact, that is to say take away the outer layer of the labia whilst preserving as much as possible the internal tissues (and associated nerves and blood vessels). It takes a little longer bit if you wish to preserve as much of the tissues as possible whilst reducing excess, this may be your best solution.
It is always a personal choice for discussion with your surgeon.
Wedge versus trim method?
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Your goals dictate the best approach for labiaplasty
The clitoral hood displays loose wrinkled skin. If this is part of what you wish corrected, then you need clitoral hood contouring with either trim or wedge. Wedge tends to pull the clitoral hood backward and down toward your anus while a trim doesn't. You can get a good result with either technique with your current shape so long as it's well executed.
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