Can You Have a Labiaplasty While on Your Period?

Period is So Close to Surgery Date & Think the Stress Will Bring It Down Earlier 5ft 1in 145lbs

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Labiaplasty While on Period?

Thank you for the question.

I have not found it necessary or beneficial to plan patients'  labia minora reduction procedures around their menstrual cycles. In other words, I think it is perfectly safe to proceed with labia minora reduction surgery during any time of the cycle.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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It is possible to have the surgery at the time of your period, however it could make your experience just a little more uncomfortable. This is because some women tend to be more sensitive to discomfort while menstruating. I suggest you tell your surgeon so they can make the call.

Leila Kasrai, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Probably okay but ask your surgeon

It would probably be okay to proceed with your labiaplasty, however you should ask your surgeon as they may have a different opinion. Just make sure that you do not wear tampons on the day of your surgery. I generally tell patients that tampons cannot be used for six to eight weeks after surgery as well.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Menstrual period and labiaplasty

The timing of your menstrual period should not interfere with your labiaplasty procedure.  I would explain your situation to your surgeon and bring some extra feminine products on your procedure date. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Surgery Can Proceed.

While uncomfortable, it is probably safe to proceed.  If you are uncomfortable for hygenic purposes or are embarrased, you can delay your surgery. Best wishes.

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Surgery and Menstruation

Absolutely. There is no medical or surgical contraindication. What might be more important to consider your stress level. A bit of apprehension or anxiety is normal before surgery, but I make sure to address it with patients.A labiaplasty is an elective procedure, there's no cause for rush or undo worry. I sometimes prescribe anxiolytics for patients who are truly nervous, and always make sure to reassure them. I never bring anyone into the operating room who is uncomfortable. As for mensturation...we are all professionals (and as it turns out at my practice, all women!)

Barbara Persons, MD, FACS
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty and menstrual periods

can be inconvenient when they happen at the same time but I believe the jury is in as to whether it is safe to a labiaplasty during your period (YES) but at the same time, it can make things a bit messy as mentioned by the Dr. who suggested waiting til your period was over.  Labiaplasty is certainly not emergency surgery and you can change the date of our procedure if it will make your recovery less stressful.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty ; timing of surgery

Labiaplasty ; timing of surgery

yes you can have this at the time of your period

sometime there is more bruising or bleeding  do to hormones

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Do you have to time your Labiaplasty around your period?

A labiaplasty does not have to be timed around your period and it is not unusual for your period cycle to change if you are stressed.  Having your period around the time of your surgery should not affect the outcome.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty surgery close to your period

This is really a non can be done at any time and having your period would not interfere with how things should heal or your results.

Leonard T. Yu, MD
Maui Plastic Surgeon
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