This blog is designed to inform labiaplasty patients about what they may look like during their recovery. I have seen patients at 5 days post-op who look like they’re 10 days post-op, and patients 10 days post op who look like they’re only 5 days. Recovery, swelling (aka edema), discoloration (aka ecchymoses) are dependent on many factors. Young women tend to heal faster than older ones do; the more active early post-operative activities a patient engages in, the more swelling, discoloration and bleeding they can expect. The rougher the tissue handling and the larger the caliber sutures utilized, the greater the edema and ecchymoses, but in the end it’s hard to predict. Following, in no particular order, are several examples of what you might expect to see after having a labiaplasty,. **NB: I have purpose selected examples of more severe swelling; many, if not most women, and especially those who are younger and who really do rest, do not get as swollen and discolored as the photos provided here.
Pre, 1 week, and 1 month post-op V-Wedge modification with dissymmetry.
Pre-op V-Wedge LP 1 week post-op
2 months post-op
Pre, 5 days post-op and 6 weeks post-op V-wedge labiaplasty
Pre, 5 days post-op, 6 weeks p.o. V-Y Wedge LP
Pre, 6 days and 6 weeks p.o. V-Y Wedge LP
Pre, 3 days post, and 1 month post-op V-Y Wedge LP
Day 1 Pre-Surgery Day 1 After Surgery Day 2 After Surgery
Day 4 After Day 5 Day 6
Day 7 Day 9 Day 12 (see below)
Before and 4 weeks post-op V-Y labia minora/majora wedge modification (see day-by-day above)
Pre-op 4 day post-op Linear LP + hood, 56 y.o. woman (see below)
Post-op day 8, and 4 weeks post-op (see above)
Pre, 6 days post, and 1 month post-op V-Y Wedge
Pre, 2 days post-op, and 2 months post-op V-Wedge LP