I have a wide semi-flat surface where my clitoris should be? I had a hood reduction but now I can't seem to find my clitoris? I'm missing the right side of my labia? I just see stitches on the right side of where my labia should be. Could my labia be missing because of swelling? And just shrunk for now and after swelling will be visible? I look completely deformed and I know it's only 5 days and healing takes time BUT I can't seem to find my labia or clitoris. Do I look normal while healing?
Is this normal 5 days post-op labiaplasty or is this a botched labiaplasty? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Labiaplasty during the first week
Swelling after #Labiaplasty is usually present for several weeks. . It’s possible that swelling can persist for two or three months Firmness of tissue can remain for 4=6 months.
Postoperative care will usually consist of sitz baths or soaking the area in warm soapy water starting approximately 2 days after a surgery. The sutures will dissolve over the course of several weeks. This will in part depend upon the #Labiaplasty technique used, the amount of brusing and they way in which your body heals.
Ice can help reduce swelling. Arnica and Bromelain may help. Direct massage may be useful
Patients return to most normal activities immediately after surgery with the exception of activities that will create direct pressure on the #vaginalregion such as certain exercise equipment and #sexualactivity. It will be necessary to refrain from these forms of physical activity, including sex, for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Generally, patients are able to walk comfortably within a few days and can return to work within a week.
Swelling after surgery
Post-op appearance after labiaplasty
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Post-op swelling will distort at this point
and you must be patient and allow yourself to heal. If it goes as planned, you should have the result you desire. And if it doesn't, your surgeon should be willing to help you achieve what you want through revisions. Know your surgeon's revision policy and and if your surgeon isn't helpful, that is what social media sites are for where you can state the facts about your care and results from your standpoint.
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