Risks, Side Effects and Complications of the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

 1) Dizziness after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

  • bullet_tickshutterstock_319933925Nausea and vomiting in 1-2 days after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift) may be experienced, as a side effect of the Sedation Anesthesia or the General Anesthesia, which is noted to be relieved as soon as its effect wears off.

2) Post-operative pain after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

  • bullet_tickPain at/or around the surgical wound may be felt as soon as the anesthetic wears off, which is relieved by pain medications prescribed (in the first 2-3 days). Occasionally, you may experience itchiness, irritation, or tension around the surgical wound.
  • bullet_tickYou should take a rest to monitor the symptoms and should refrain from working because it may cause bruising and severe pain. Should you have more pain, please do not be hesitant to come to see Dr. Vitasna.

3) Abnormal bleeding after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

  • bullet_tickBecause of the use of small dissolving suture this may lead to the risk of post operative complication such as bleeding from the surgical wound, possibly caused by walking or other activities. Abnormal bleeding which may lead to blood clot formation is very seldom noted and occurs in 1 out of 100 surgeries. In such instances Aspirin and other anti-coagulant drugs should be avoided at least 10 days before and after the scheduled surgery.
  • bullet_tickIf excessive bleeding from the surgical wound occurs after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift), all expenses for services and treatment for this post-surgical complication will no longer be charged to you. However, if the bleeding or other complications occur due to your non-compliance with the doctor’s orders, you will be charged accordingly.

4) Inflammation or infection after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

  • bullet_tickAfter the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift), infection of the wound may occur because the surgical wound is in the vaginal opening area constantly being prone to contamination with fluid from the vaginal tract, the urinary tract, and the alimentary (fecal) tract.
  • bullet_tickMostly the infection after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift) may happen to any women who fail to follow the instructions, follow the instructions incorrectly, and have existing diseases such as diabetes, or vaginal infection before the surgery.
  • bullet_tickInflammation or infection after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift) may cause complications such as rough wound edge, non-proportional Labia Majora (depending on the your anatomical structure), wound deformation, suture mark (scar), or wound disruption leading to abnormal bleeding from the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)’s wound.
  • bullet_tickDuring the inflammatory phase of healing, which last up to 2-4 weeks after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift), sloughing off of tissues or necrosis can be observed due to the retention of moisture in the surgical wound area. This should not be a cause of worry because it may happen in a process of healing of the surgical wound in the vulvovaginal area.
  • bullet_tickAfter the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift), you may experience abnormal vaginal discharge or curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungi, possibly following taking antibiotics to avoid post-operative infection, and needing oral anti-fungal medication or suppository.

5) Unsatisfactory results after the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift)

  • bullet_tickThe Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift) has limitations and cannot absolutely ensure results and satisfaction. The surgery may result to incomplete symmetrical of the Labia Majora or non-proportional of the Labia Majora depending on your former anatomical structure of the Labia Majora.
  • bullet_tickThere are many other factors influencing the surgical result and satisfaction. In case of unsatisfactory results, correction surgery may be performed as appropriate and possible. In this respect, you and the physician should come to discuss for the solution together.
  • bullet_tickIf correction surgery wound occurs from the complication of the Labia Majora Reduction (Labial Lift), all expenses for services and treatment will no longer be charged to you. However, if the unsatisfactory results occur due to complications from your non-compliance with the doctor’s orders, you will be charged accordingly.

Check-up: Dr. Vitasna usually requires you to come for a follow up check-up 1-2 weeks after surgery. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.