I want to get the [labiaplasty] surgery because I’m really embarrassed about the way I look… but I’ve read online that some experienced really bad results and ended up having pain for the rest of their lives… due to nerves getting trapped and stuff… how common is this? Do you make sure that no nerves get trapped? Because I believe that sensitivity is more important than the look… and how much do you usually remove? the bare minimum or…? I’m afraid of being embarrassed that I got this operation if I go through with it.
Labiaplasty is a serious consideration. The online reflections of all patients who have had surgery however encompass a multitude of different operations.
It is my belief that the majority of the scary outcomes are the result of inexperience, surgery with too wide a scope or unfortunate situations.
When the surgery is performed with the simple goals of reduction of outer structures within conservative limits using the right techniques, sensory problems are extremely rare. If you are asking though how do you eliminate any risk, the only answer is not have surgery. To limit risk, you need the best hands you can afford and design your surgery conservatively. This has worked very well for my patients.
I put together a YouTube video outlining the key points for the woman considering reduction labiaplasty. Check it out if you wish.
Labiaplasty doesn’t have to be scary and doesn’t have to take sensation away from sensitive body parts. You have to be careful about what exactly you have done and what you expect it to accomplish if you want a successful outcome with surgery.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-06-16 07:30:34.