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I did labioplasty after I saw some ads that suggested that big labia were abnormal. Before that I had no physical discomfort or insecurities. But after I heard about labioplasty I got extremely ashamed of myself. Now that I have done it I look mutilated and after 7 months I still have agonizing pain and sex is impossible.
To what extent do we have to butcher our normal bodies to catch up with the media created “ideals”?
What can you say to a comment like this?
First of all, although I feel for your situation, patients really need to educate themselves before having this type of surgery and choose good surgical talent. I am not sure you did this. This surgery has many variants so what exactly you had done is unknown to me as you are not my patient. Some operations are obviously better than others.
I do not recommend people have surgery based upon advertisements alone and my practice does not advertise for this type of work. I never suggest that a woman’s Labiae are “abnormal” or “need surgery.” This is a matter of philosophy.
My labiaplasty patients do not have the experience (or the complications) you describe. They are examined periodically until they are healed and back to sexual activity. They report they look and feel better. Not one of them to date has desired to go back (even if she could) to her pre-operated condition. Long term pain is extremely unusual when the operation is properly performed by modern techniques.
It seems very likely that you had the wrong operation by the wrong surgeon. Better research by others will help them avoid your unfortunate mistake. I do hope you are able to have your result improved to your satisfaction.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2010-02-22 17:00:19.
I found you on the internet and you strike me as an honest man. Although the thought scares the @#^%@&^#% out of me, I am thinking about having my vaginal lips reduced. They are too big. They hurt in workout clothes and I think they make an otherwise hot body look ugly. I see you do this surgery. Am I crazy? Will I ever enjoy sex again afterward. The stuff I read online has me scared.
No, of course you are not crazy. Your apprehension is understandable though as I see the characterizations that are made online of the procedure. One forum at which I used to post has many ladies who had surgery elsewhere expressing fear and displeasure on a regular basis. Fortunately, none of those doing so are my former patients. In fact, a few of my patients have posted there indicating that they had had good experiences contrary to those described there. This surgery can be done safely.
Reduction labiaplasty can be a very satisfying operation when performed correctly on the right patient. The operation can be done safely when the Labia minorae (the inner vaginal lips) are specifically reduced. I am not a fan of inner vaginal surgery and focus my experience on the “outside. Having done the operation a number of ways over the past ten years or so, I also know that the technical aspects of the operation make a huge difference in outcome. Avoid the novice surgeon here at all costs.
My patients have been happy afterward and I follow those who are interested and locally available through several months until they are back to sexual activity. Not one who I have asked would ever want to “go back.”
Of course you need to seek out an honest and experienced surgeon and really evaluate why you are considering surgery. Make sure if you have the operation, you are doing it for yourself and not some external reason.
John Di Saia MD