Labiaplasty Revision

Labiaplasty revision refers to a follow-up surgical procedure performed to correct or improve the results of a previous labiaplasty. There are various reasons why someone might seek a labiaplasty revision, and the specific approach to the revision will depend on the individual’s concerns and goals. Here are some common reasons for labiaplasty revision and considerations:

1. Unwanted Appearance: If the results of the initial labiaplasty did not meet the patient’s aesthetic expectations, they may seek a revision to achieve their desired appearance. This can include addressing issues like asymmetry, scarring, or excess tissue.

2. Functional Concerns: Some individuals may experience functional issues or discomfort after the initial labiaplasty, such as pain, irritation, or discomfort during sexual activity or other physical activities. Labiaplasty revision can be performed to address these concerns.

3. Overcorrection or Undercorrection: In some cases, the initial labiaplasty may result in overcorrection (removing too much tissue) or undercorrection (insufficient tissue removal). Labiaplasty revision can help balance the appearance and function of the labia.

4. Scarring or Complications: Complications, such as excessive scarring, infection, or wound healing issues, can occur after labiaplasty. Revision surgery may be necessary to address these complications and improve the overall outcome.

5. Changes in Goals: Over time, a person’s preferences or goals for their genital appearance may change. They may seek a revision to align their labia with their updated aesthetic preferences.

6. Dissatisfaction with Previous Surgeon: In some cases, individuals may seek a labiaplasty revision because they were dissatisfied with the results of their initial surgery or have concerns about the qualifications or techniques used by the original surgeon.

If you are considering labiaplasty revision, here are some important steps to follow:

  1. Consult with a Specialist: Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labiaplasty and revision procedures. They will evaluate your specific concerns, assess your current anatomy, and discuss your goals for the revision.
  2. Discuss Expectations: Have an open and honest discussion with your surgeon about your expectations for the revision. Clear communication is essential to achieving the desired outcome.
  3. Review Surgical Options: Your surgeon will explain the available surgical options for the revision based on your unique situation. The revision procedure may involve trimming, reshaping, or adding tissue to achieve the desired results.
  4. Consider Risks: Understand the potential risks and complications associated with labiaplasty revision, including scarring, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results.
  5. Follow Post-Operative Care: After the revision, follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

Labiaplasty revision is a specialized procedure that should be performed by an experienced surgeon. It’s essential to choose a surgeon with a track record of successful revisions and to have realistic expectations for the outcome.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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