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Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Re: Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Postby lds616 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:09 am

Hi everyone! Thanks for sharing your experiences. I am one week post op and so happy I finally got the surgery. I had been contemplating it for years! I know some insurances will pay for a portion of the surgery.
I have had very little pain and swelling just spotting from time to time. I can already tell how much better its going to feel once its completely healed. I have been using neosporin cream daily which also helps with peeing bc it protects the area nicely. I would encourage anyone that is thinking about the surgery to go for it. Im glad i did!
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Re: Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Postby amr500 » Sat May 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Hi everyone!

I have been considering this surgery for the past 3 years. Unfortunately being a student has prevented me from affording the procedure. I am now employed and looking to have this done. I have quite long minora lips.

Whats the difference btwn wedge vs trim from experience ladies? Not that I can assume someone had one lip done one way, and the other a second way. lol.

I am in Canada and do not know of any way to have this covered under our health care -as it is considered cosmetic surgery - despite them being painful and difficult to keep clean. I think it predisposes me to yeast infections and pain when running.

Thoughts appreciated.
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Re: Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Postby nomi. » Wed May 15, 2013 11:53 pm

Hello amr500,

I too am a student in Canada. Although I have not yet completely decided on getting a labiaplasty done...simply because of the cost/financial burden. I have considered it for a super long time as well(since puberty- now I'm 19) and in Western Canada- I have found that you can get this done in Calgary or Vancouver for around $7000.00 by a plastic surgeon(PS) or in Toronto for around 4000$-7000$. I believe that you can also have some of the costs reduced if you are recommended by your general practitioner to a gyno and have this procedure done with a scalpel as opposed to a laser by a PS. Only then would healthcare and insurance assist you with the costs.

My problem is that I am from a super small town and it would be a nightmare to request a gyno appt for this reason from my family doctor, even though I am at the point where I am willing to do anything to get this procedure done by a qualified person! :oops:

As far as wedge vs trim experiences I cannot help you out with information, although I have heard that there is both a more natural look and a quicker healing time with the wedge method but ultimately this will be a decision for you and your surgeon to decide on what it best for you and your body.

I have also read many posts about people who highly recommend unpasteurized coconut oil for stitches and the healing process.

Best wishes and good luck with your labiaplasty journey!
PS: Too bad this wasn't more affordable or accessible for us Canadian ladies. :(
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Re: Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Postby Suec9215 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:44 am

jillian1234 wrote:Hello, Ive been contemplating this surgery for years and I have now decided to go ahead. I was just wondering how much it cost for everyone, and is there any kind of Medicare rebate available? thanks :)

I just got my procedure done and it was covered by Alberta Health but there must be legit reasons for getting procedure done to be covered, other than for cosmetic purposes. If your's is quite large and causes pain or discomfort then a referral to a gyno for consult may result in being covered if they feel you have valid reasons. I went first to family doctor then was referred to a specific gyno, that she knew did this procedure. I must warn you though it takes time to get an appointment with gyno, me (6mnths) but worth the wait.
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Re: Detailed Recovery from Labiaplasty

Postby bananaaaaa » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:19 am

Hi Guys,

I have just been reading your comments re: the recovery from labiaplasty surgery. I notice that flower123456 said her clitoris was very very swollen. I had this surgery 2 weeks ago and im REALLY freaking out!! It seems to me that two bits of skin have come out from under the clitoral hood and they are SUPER sensitive and im soooo scared they are my clitoris and now it is damaged??? I have been back to my surgeon twice and he assures me its just the swelling and it will go down but he never looks for more than 1 second (literally) and i am in his office for under a minute, he's not reassuring in the slightest. I am so worried about this and while im happy with my shorter labia i am terrified i have made a huge mistake and that my clitoris is now damaged, so much so that if i think about it too much i feel like i might pass out :(

did anyone else experience anything like this????

I would really love any feedback.

Thanks :)

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