I mentioned in a previous post about my concerns about the result of my labiaplasty. I am 2 months post-op and I have two large lump things coming from the bottom area of the clitoral hood. My surgeon has said Im healing nicely - to me it looks worse than before. Will these big lump/knob things soften or look more natural in time? They feel hard to touch and real sensitive not to mention unsightly, I am so worried this is my end result.
Photo's 2 Months Post Labiaplasty - Abnormal/unnatural Looking? (photo)
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Labiaplasty 2 months post-op
It appears that you had a trimming labiaplasty. It is unlikely that these knobs will go away. I would not trim them. Instead, I would do wedge excisions of the knobs to give a much more normal appearance. It is unlikely that a trim would give you an ideal appearance in this area since the tips of the fold leading from the clitoris are difficult to make natural with a trim. I published the only major article on labia reconstruction after labiaplasty in the prestigious plastic surgery journal "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" about two years ago. I have seen and reconstructed this deformity many times with excellent results.
Dr. Gary Alter
Thank you for the question! It does appear that a minor revision may be performed to achieve your desired results. These will likely not resolve without further surgical intervention. I would discuss this with your surgeon and discuss your concerns/wishes. However, it does appear that you are healing well and I still expect an excellent result. Good luck!
2 lumps after labiaplasty
After another 2 months, it would be reasonable to revise the area if necessary to trim those two areas.
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