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Thick inflexible scar tissue? Labiaplasty

Hello, I'm 17 days post-op (labiaplasty). Today I'm noticing a thick inflexible feeling along the scars. From top to bottom, really. I haven't felt this before so I'm really concerned this is like other scars I have in which the scar tissue forms and then doesn't go away, and usually gets worse. Could it be anything other than what I'm imagining? I'll call my doctor in the morning but am awake at 1am panicking now. If this does act like other scar tissue, I can't imagine ever having enjoyable sex let alone childbirth. So afraid.

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Cosmetic surgeon
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
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  Labiaplasty Scars
August 8, 2012 1:18 AM

I often tell my patients that the period of time about two weeks after surgery is the most scary time. Tissues are puffy, look infected perhaps, sutures are falling out, there is a sticky (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Ellicott City , MD
United States
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August 2, 2012 8:51 AM

Although it may just be part of the normal healing process that scars go through, it is definitely something that you need to be seen for. If your surgeon thinks this is abnormal, (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
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July 31, 2012 4:01 AM

YES! Call your operative surgeon in am. (more)
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