How long after having a baby can I get vaginoplasty surgery?
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Vaginoplasty After Childbirth
Dr. John Serrao
Vaginoplasty after childbirth
Vaginoplasty after pregnancy
If you do not plan on getting pregnant again, I agree with my colleagues that by 3 months you may be healed enough UNLESS you are still breastfeeding or had extensive surgical repairs during your vaginal delivery . In which case you should wait another 2-3 months. For temporary vaginal tightening I agree with use of s CO2 laser such as Monalisa touch or Femilift
which will provide some degree of tightening as well as improve vaginal dryness which often accompanies the post partum period or time after delivery
Celia M Mendes MD FACOG FAACS
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I agree with my colleague Dr. Miklos from Atlanta. We do the same thing on the West Coast. Wait until ~3-4 months to consult, but wait until at least 6-9 months to surgical repair for a variety of reasons. If you are nursing, I would advise 2-3 months of intra-vaginal estrogen therapy prior to your surgery (no- it won't affect either a male of female child), as nursing significantly depresses the body's estrogen levels for 6-9 months after childbirth. If you will be having another child in the future, and wish a temporary form of tightening until you can have a definitive surgical repair after your last child, this is a good usage of fractional CO2 laser technology (aka FemiLift). I have been performing pelvic floor surgery for 40 years, and specifically sexually designed vagino-perineplasty for almost 20... Check the weblink below if you wish for additional info, and- BEST WISHES!
Michael P Goodman MD
Davis, CA, USA
Vaginoplasty after pregnancy
Please consult a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has a great deal of experience in this arena. Beware of claims of "tightening" that only address the vaginal opening and not the whole muscular tube.
Three months after childbirth is sufficient for vaginoplasty
Most women are sufficiently recovered from vaginal childbirth to pursue vaginoplasty at 3 months after delivery. Exceptions would be those who experienced extensive suturing or those who are still breastfeeding. The latter group experiences a transient state of vaginal atrophy and should wait another 2-3 months to ensure optimal healing.
There are not written rules to the timing of a vaginoplasty after childbirth but based upon our experience the natural restoration of a woman"s body after childbirth I recommend waiting 6 months allowing your uterus to involute ( get smaller) , your muscles to regain their tone and your hormones to normalize. Having surgery prior to normalization in theory can lead to an increased failure of the surgery to attain normal vaginal tone for intercourse
I recommend waiting 6 months from your delivery until time of surgery 2) choosing a surgeon who is well versed and has the experience, expertise and skills to achieve the best possible results. Choose a surgeon who has a great reputation for vaginal rejuvenation and vaginal surgery.
John R Miklos MD
Urogynecologists & Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery
Atlanta ~ Beverly Hills ~ Dubai
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