Is it hard to correct a botched labiaplasty?

I went for labiaplasty reduction surgery about half a year ago and it did not come out as I planned. I am a bit deterred to try another procedure in fears that it might make it even worse. Is it hard for a plastic surgeon to correct a botched labiaplasty? Anyone had this happen to them?

Kaylaforever

F, 32, Virginia

Tags:woman age 25-34 gone wrong

My first surgeon ended up botching my labiaplasty, so one of my labia had a jagged edge that caught on everything. At first, I considered just leaving it alone because I didn't feel like surgery, but it was really uncomfortable. I was way more careful about doing my research the second time around, so I spent a while finding a surgeon who was more experienced. In my case, fixing the botched surgery wasn't actually that difficult. I basically just had to undergo a second vaginal surgery, and fixing the issue was definitely worth the effort. The surgeon did mention that it could've been a lot harder to fix if the previous doctor had removed too much of the labia though.

I can relate to what you’re asking because my labiaplasty did not go well. I had it done last year by a doctor who said he was experienced. I made a mistake by not researching this plastic surgeon. I also was drawn in by his low price, another mistake! The good news though is that your bad surgery can be fixed. This year I searched for and found a plastic surgeon who specializes in fixing labiaplasty gone wrong. My second surgery took a little longer to heal because I had scar tissue from the first one but now it looks great. The result is that I can wear shorts, tight jeans, and swimsuits without feeling like it looks strange.

Honestly, it probably depends on how severely your surgery was originally botched. If it just has some minor cosmetic imperfections that you weren't thrilled with then it would probably be relatively simple.

However, if there were serious issues with the labiaplasty surgery it might be more difficult. If there is severe scarring, or you are experiencing a lot of pain during sexual intercourse then you might always have a vagina that you're not thrilled with. But, I think it's important if you are having pain to have the surgery re-done nevertheless.

I did have a friend who went in to get their labiaplasty readdressed but it was so severe that there was only so much that they could do. They were able to make it so that sex wasn't painful anymore but I know that she is not completely thrilled with the way that her labial tissue looks now.

I'm sorry that happened to you! I was in your shoes last year when a surgeon botched my clitoral hood, and at first, I was never going to another plastic surgeon again. Then, I randomly saw an ad for my current doctor who specializes in labiaplasty revision surgery which basically is fixing botched jobs by other surgeons. There are different techniques for this labiaplasty procedure than those used in an initial labiaplasty, so if I were you, I would look for a surgeon with this type of experience. In the end, I'm glad I took another chance because I finally got the proper clitoral hood reduction.

I'm sorry that happened to you! I was in your shoes last year when a surgeon botched my clitoral hood, and at first, I was never going to another plastic surgeon again. Then, I randomly saw an ad for my current doctor who specializes in labiaplasty revision surgery which basically is fixing botched jobs by other surgeons. There are different techniques for this labiaplasty procedure than those used in an initial labiaplasty, so if I were you, I would look for a surgeon with this type of experience. In the end, I'm glad I took another chance because I finally got the proper clitoral hood reduction.

Nearly two years ago, I went in for labiaplasty surgery and the results were bad. The experience left me skeptical and fearful of having another procedure. However, I really didn't want to have to live with these results. I consulted a plastic surgeon and found out that I could have labiaplasty revision surgery. It does require tissue reconstruction using the flap and labial flaps. I did endure a recovery period with mild pain and discomfort. I'm glad I had the corrective surgery because results are great and long-lasting.

I had to get a botched labiaplasty reconstructed, and I was really nervous about it because of the whole once-bitten-twice-shy thing. But I’m glad I did it, because I finally got the results I was looking for. At the outset, my labia minora was really large and made me so self-conscious. I went through a lot to get here, but it was so worth it. I just recommend shopping around for the plastic surgeon that makes you feel confident.