At Aguirre Specialty Care, Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre has been performing pristine and highly acclaimed labiaplasties for decades. As a labiaplasty expert, Dr. Aguirre has seen his fair share of botched labiaplasties performed by other practitioners. This is why, in addition to labiaplasty, Dr. Aguirre offers revision labiaplasty on his menu — to fix the lesser work of other surgeons!
Do you think you might be a candidate for revision labiaplasty? Here are three warning signs:
● You are experiencing pain well after you have healed.
It takes a few months for your labial incisions to fully heal. This is normal! While a labiaplasty is a rather uncomplicated procedure, the incisions do run the length of your labia, which means there’s quite a bit of skin that needs to heal. The good news is that the worst of your healing time is in the first week of post-op. During this time, you’ll need to rest at home while applying cold packs (to reduce swelling) and wearing absorbent pads (for bleeding). We will follow up with you to ensure you are healing on schedule, but if you are experiencing pain months after your surgery, it’s a sign you need to come in for a closer look. Pain is not normal six months to a year after your labiaplasty. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort during sex or just living life, it’s possible your surgeon removed too much tissue, or another complication has occurred. A successful labiaplasty should remove just enough tissue to help restore balance and symmetry. Of course, every labiaplasty is different; some patients require a lot more tissue to be removed. But generally speaking, less is more with labiaplasty because your skin will shrink up quite a bit while it is healing. If you are experiencing any discomfort, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to get your pain looked at!
● Your labial skin is not symmetrical.
While labial skin is often asymmetrical, if you’ve paid for a labiaplasty to improve your appearance, asymmetrical results can be truly upsetting. A skilled surgeon will understand the nuances of your anatomy and be able to perform a labiaplasty that’s tailored to your unique contours to deliver the most symmetrical and flattering results possible. Your labiaplasty should also appear completely natural. You should not be able to tell you’ve had any work done.
● Your overall appearance is unbalanced.
It’s normal to focus on one aspect of your body if it’s the most noticeable. For example, having large labial skin may seem like your only problem, but once you remove the excess skin, it may suddenly call attention to other concerns you didn’t expect.
In other words, you may be fine with your labiaplasty, but does your appearance still seem off somehow? Now that your labial skin is smaller or tighter, does your clitoral hood appear too big? Does your vaginal opening (introitus) look like it’s gaping? These are all extremely common concerns. It is often the case when we are performing personal consultations for labiaplasty that we determine a woman would benefit from a combination of surgical procedures. In addition to labiaplasty, a woman might need clitoral hood reduction or vaginal tightening. Our team is passionate about helping you achieve the most balanced and flattering results possible.