How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Have Vaginoplasty?

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Ideal is 6 months to recover

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It is recommended to wait approximately 6 months to allow your body to get back to “normal” and give swelling and laxity related to the pregnancy to resolve.  This also allows time to assess the severity of complications (ie. Vaginal prolapse) that can occur in the postpartum phase of recovery.

West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

Vaginoplasty after giving birth

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The minimum is 6 weeks, while the ideal time period is closer to 6 months. See your doctor for a consultation and evaluation of your healing progress.

Usha Rajagopal, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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How soon after giving birth can you have Vaginoplasty?

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It's best to wait three months so you have time to fully heal after your delivery. At that time, have a follow up exam so your surgeon can do your pre-operative measurements and you can discuss your surgical goals. Ideally it is best to wait until you are finished child-bearing before undergoing a vaginal rejuvenation surgery.


Vaginoplasty After Childbirth: How long to wait

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Waiting at least 3 months after a vaginal delivery will ensure that any stitching that was done has completely healed. It's a good idea to defer vaginoplasty until you have completed your family so that your results are not destroyed by another vaginal delivery unless you plan on having an elective cesarean in the future.

Vaginoplasty timing after delivery.

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The process of pregnancy has profound affects on a woman's body and these affects do not generally recede for at least six months following delivery. This is certainly influenced by nursing as well as other factors which affect a woman's hormones. I would recommend that you wait six months after you finish breast feeding to have an examination to determine if you are a candidate for a Vaginoplasty.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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The first question is, DO YOU NEED A VAGINOPLASTY




Then one decides with you on what you want to achieve and desire.

If there were problems with or during child birth that affected the birth canal, like tears and lacerations, then a perinioplasty and repair of the vaginal opening.

If you feel the vagina is too wide because of multiple child birth and after this delivery you want to repair things, a vaginoplasty can be done; wait 3-6 months after delivery.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Timing of vaginoplasty after delivery and birth

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If the pregnancy results in a tear, repair can achieve an perineoplasty or tightening of the vaginal introitus immediately. Howevr, we generally wait at least 3-4 months afer pregancy to allow the tissues to recover from the trauma of delivery.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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