after childbirth I came out with a horizontal tear to my labia minora. At this point it is completely separated into two separate halves. I did have 1 stitch put in after birth that didn’t hold, and at a follow up appointment they placed another stitch, which also didn’t hold. Is this something that can be repaired, and if so, what procedure would I ask for?
Most plastic surgeons should be able to do this for you, and possible with just a local anesthetic done awake. Ask for surgeons who do labiaplasty. You can find plastic surgeons in TN on this website: https://find.plasticsurgery.org/
This should be a relatively straightforward repair. It’s called a labiaplasty. Let the surgeon’s office know that it’s a tear from a childbirth.
This should easily be fixable in a plastic surgeon's office... but if you want this covered by insurance, then you will have to find a participating provider. If someone says you need a general anesthetic, consider going elsewhere. If you do this as a cosmetic procedure, you can dictate what you would like to achieve if you wish to change anything.
Thank you for sharing your question. This not uncommon problem can be fixed and i would seek out a plastic surgeon with extensive labiaplasty experience to help you. Best wishes.
Hello, and thank you for your question. This is a repair that can be done under local anesthesia by a surgeon familiar with labiaplasty. I encourage you to seek a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area that does this procedure. Best of luck!
Thanks for this excellent question. Yes this can be fixed and the procedure is called a labiaplasty. This procedure is also frequently done for cosmetic reasons as well.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.
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The tear is easily repaired, and should be covered by insurance. I have performed labiaplasty under local, sedation, and general anesthesia.