I recently had labiaplasty done. Exactly 7 days ago. I don't get my stitches removed until a week from now, and I'm super embarassed to call and tell them of my concern.
The surgeon and nurses say its best not to look at the area for a while, because it will be very swollen and possibly temporarily look larger than before. I'm not as swollen as they had anticipated, so today I had a look. Initially I had a very large painful labia on the right side, which is why I had the surgery. I am very pleased and relieved that I no longer have to adjust myself, or try to "get used to the constant pulling and discomfort it caused. Everything is healing very well however, I noticed there is a stitch going though my clitoris. Is there a reason they chose this method? I read about a woman who had a stitch in her clitoris because of a labial tear giving birth. It only hurts if I sit a certain way or squeeze my legs together. Is this type of stitching normal? Thanks
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You need to call your surgeon's office about this.
Honestly, after ANY kind of surgery, it's vital you bring any questions or concerns to the healthcare providers involved.
Not only are we not surgeons, nor labiaplasty experts (and certainly not mindreaders: we can't know why your surgeon chose the stitches they did), follow-ups like this are part of the service they should provide you, and staying in direct communication with them with concerns is part of doing a good job with your own aftercare, the part of managing your risks and health you're responsible for.
There's nothing to be embarrassed about here. You are a patient with a concern about a procedure they did for you: calling with questions is what patients will often do, and I'm sure they told you to do just that if you had any, right?
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