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 that look and feel better. Not one of them to date has desired to go back (even if she could) to her pre-operated condition.
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.