would it be bad to get it twice? one time around 19 years old and then another after ive given birth in my 30's?
Doctor Answers 12
Cosmetic vaginal and vulvar surgery
I hope this helps!
Scott M GulinsonMD
Obgyn and Cosmetic VulvoVaginal surgeon
Can I get one surgery now and one after I have children?
As far as future vaginal rejuvenation its difficult to know if you even need one. This is to fix laxity with sexual activity. If you do not have this you may not experience it in the future. If you have laxity now and you have your vagina tightened at your age I would recommend you consider a c section instead of vaginal birth.
Also if vaginal tightening something you are seeking now I would not recommend a plastic surgeon but rather the FPMRS doctor who does cosmetic work as well. Many plastic surgeons do a good job with labiaplasties but FPMRS doctors are specialists in vaginal reconstruction.
You might also like...
Two different procedures for two different issues
best of luck
Would it be bad to get it twice? one time around 19 years old and then another after ive given birth in my 30's?
Is it okay to have a labiaplasty at 19 and vaginal rejuvenation after giving birth?
Thank you for writing in with your questions and concerns. The short answer is yes.
The labia start to develop when girls go through puberty due to the hormone estrogen. They can become longer, darker, thicker and uneven for some. Teenagers start to notice that they are uncomfortable doing routine activities and exercise, clothes can pinch and pull, hygiene can become a problem with menses and BMs due to the extra skin folds, tampon placement can be more difficult and they can pulled during sexual intercourse. Teens also notice that they are different from their peers (usually when changing in the locker rooms) and that can cause feelings of embarrassment, not feeling normal, or not liking how their body looks. Many girls begin not liking the look of their labia but the development is normal.
There are two types of labiaplasty procedures--the one that trims the edges (the traditional edge-reducing or linear technique) and those that maintain the natural darker, thicker edges called edge-preserving techniques that include the wedge procedures (inferior, posterior, central). It depends on the look you want to have. Also, there is a slightly higher complication rate with the wedge procedures because the edges can separate. You can read more about labiaplasty at the link below.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgeries are performed mainly on women who have had children because childbirth can affect bladder, bowel and sexual function. It could be due to the first child or the fifth child, depending on one's body, the size of the baby and its position, method of delivery (forceps or vacuum), how elastic one's tissues are and how one heals. You may eventually want vaginal rejuvenation, but at this point in time, put that on the back burner for now.
In seeking out a surgeon for labiaplasty, please be sure to see lots of before and after pictures and discuss with them how they address post-op complications when they occur. Look for a highly experienced cosmetic gynecologist, uro-gynecologist or plastic surgeon who can offer more than one type of procedure, and get at least two opinions before committing to surgery.
I hope this information is helpful.
Troy Robbin Hailparn, MD, FACOG
Cosmetic Gynecology Center of San Antonio
Chronic self image issues are not improved by surgery
Labiaplasty now; ?? Vaginal Rejuvenation after childbirths...
Michael P Goodman MD
Davis, CA, USA
Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Would it be bad to get it twice?
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.