What is the normal postoperative course?
Patients experience minor discomfort for 24 to 48 hours following this procedure. The labia are slightly bruised and swollen for a few days after the procedure. The sutures normally dissolve within two to three weeks leaving a fine well-healed scar. Patients are usually very satisfied with the results.
How much time do I need off work?
Most patients are able to return to work within a couple of days following surgery.
What are the complications of this procedure?
Just like any other operation labial reduction can also have complications such as bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection and a tender scar. These are uncommon. Most patients have mild residual asymmetry, as it is extremely unusual for anyone to be perfectly symmetrical.