Wound separation can happen and no additional surgery is needed.
Wound separation can happen and no additional surgery is needed. This will heal on its own and most likely once healed you won't be able to tell it ever came apart. Be patient, keep the area clean.
We don't use compression garments and I suspect it's not helping much in your situation.
Speak to your plastic surgeon as their postop and wound care protocols will help you heal fastest.
Labiaplasty and Wound Question
You should see your plastic surgeon now so he/she can evaluate you. While a small open area should heal with no problems, your surgeon can examine you and review your postop care, including the garment you're wearing, the ointment you're using, etc. Sometimes wounds break down from pressure, chafing, or sensitivity to topical agents. Your surgeon can help you correct any contributing factors, if there are any.
You should contact your surgeon about the need to be evaluated. Some minor wound healing problems occur and most resolve very well over 2-4 weeks.
Wound separation on day 12
A small wound separation should heal uneventfully if there no tension on the surrounding tissues. Keep it clean, keep pressure off the area, and don't overmanipulate the area.
Labiaplasty and wound separation
Wound separation is fairly common with labiaplasty. Often local wound care alone will treat this. Best to always ask your treating surgeon for his preferred treatment regimen.