Help is it infected , 6 days post op? (Photo)
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Swelling for the first week after labiaplasty
Infection after labiaplasty
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Healing after Labiaplasty
This appears to be normal healing. The first week is usually the worst.
To be sure, return to see your surgeon or see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a post op evaluation.
I hope this helps.
It is expected to have a significant amount of swelling and sensitivity following a reduction labiaplasty. In general, the region can look extremely swollen and tender six days postoperatively and the advice of your surgeon to do frequent gentle cleansing is very appropriate. Certainly, if you have fever and chills, elevated heart rates and sweats, combined with the sensitivity, there may be a minor postoperative incisional or wound infection.
The best advice at this time would be go back to see your operative surgeon to rule out infection and to be reassured that the post-operative course is expected. Presumably your surgeon put you on a prophylactic antibiotic and this will have helped reduce the incidence of infection.
I hope this advice helps, best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
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