Is my labia healing correctly after labiaplasty? (photos)
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Healing after labiaplasty
Your incisions look well within normal limits for having undergone a recent labiaplasty. Concerning changes would include significant increase in pain or swelling or opening of the incision line. It takes about 6 weeks for the area to have a more natural look and the sutures to dissolve.
You look like you are healing quite nicely. You are still swollen. Try to stay calm and wait it out. This will take at least one month.
Hello and thank you for posting photos along with your question. From the photos, it appears as though you are healing well. There appears to be the normal amount of swelling and bruising and this should improve with time. I would recommend that you speak to your surgeon and express your concerns with them as well because only they can evaluate you in person. Wish you the best of luck in your recovery process.
Ankur Mehta MD
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Is my labia healing correctly after labiaplasty?
Thank you for your question and photos. It appears to be healing well. The discoloration is consistent with post surgical changes. The skin will have some white film during the healing due to the ointment and moisture. Keep your surgeon posted on your progress, good luck.
Post labiaplasty healing concerns
Thank you for your question. It looks like healing as expected at this stage. Please follow instructions from your surgeon.
It appears your are healing well. I know its difficult but try to sit back and relax and let your body heal over the next 6 weeks. It appears to be fine.
You have a small bruise on your clitoral hood
You have a small bruise on your clitoral hood. I see no problem with this or with your healing process unless the bruise swells and enlarges. The antibiotic ointment you are using will not cause bruising, but probably will irritate the skin and the scar needlessly and will not improve your healing process.
Is my labia healing correctly after labiaplasty
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs. Based on your pictures alone it appears that your labiaplasty is healing well, with little swelling or bruising present. I do think that the white/silver stuff is your bacitracin ointment while the white dot is an inflamed/clogged pore which should resolve on its own. Hang in there and maintain close follow up with your surgeon to ensure appropriate healing. Best wishes.
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