How Does Labiaplasty Revision Correct a Botched Labiaplasty Performed With the Trim Method?

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Dislike over the prominent protuberant appearance of their labia minora motivates many women to seek labiaplasty procedures. Having large or hanging labia causes embarrassment (in and out of clothing), irritation in tight pains, and discomfort during many physical activities.

Labiaplasty surgery is performed to reduce or alter the appearance of abnormally large labia.

Unfortunately, there are times the results of an initial labiaplasty are less than optimal or downright unacceptable. While certainly not always the case, many “botched” labiaplasties result from incorrect uses of the trim method.

With this technique, tissue and skin are excised along the border of each labium. While this reduction technique makes sense in theory, it leaves a lot of room for error, especially when the technique is performed by an inexperienced surgeon. Because the incision runs the entire length of the labium, it is very possible and easy to remove too much tissue, leaving poor aesthetic results and long (and often painful) scars.

If you find yourself with labiaplasty surgery complications that make you feel discouraged or uncomfortable, consider going for a labiaplasty revision to correct the botched surgery.

What Techniques Are Used for the Labiaplasty Revision Procedure?

While all labiaplasty revision surgeries aim to improve upon the initial results, restoring labia comfort and pleasing aesthetics, the techniques used to accomplish this vary significantly.

A revision procedure to correct painful scarring may look very different than a procedure performed to restore — or recreate — the labia after over-resection of the tissue. While labiaplasty revision may involve simply reopening and cleaning/correcting the incision, it may also involve taking tissue from the clitoral hood to rebuild the labia.

The exact techniques will be discussed with you during your consultation.

How Long Do I Need to Wait Before I Can Have Labiaplasty Revision Surgery?

Experts recommend you wait at least five months after your initial labiaplasty before undergoing reconstruction. A premature surgery can damage the remaining tissue and put you at a higher risk for complications.

How Long Does Labiaplasty Revision Surgery Take?

The duration of labiaplasty revision surgery depends on the required techniques and the severity of your deformity.

For some patients, it takes as little as an hour; for others, it takes four or more hours. The revision of a previous labiaplasty is more complex than the initial labia reduction, and you should expect your procedure to take longer. The most crucial decision is to choose the best plastic surgeon with the skills to correct a botched labiaplasty successfully.

Don’t Live in Pain Anymore! Contact Dr. Alter for Your Labiaplasty Revision Today!

If you are battling a botched labiaplasty, look no further than Dr. Alter. Dr. Gary Alter has revolutionized labiaplasty and labiaplasty revision techniques and wants to help you reclaim the best surgical results possible.

Dr. Alter performs his labiaplasty revision surgeries with the utmost care and attention while ensuring you achieve the best results that put a smile on your face. Board Certified in both plastic surgery and urology, Dr. Alter leverages sophisticated surgical techniques to successfully correct botched labiaplasties, so you can live a happier, more comfortable life.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.