Should you shave all the hair from vagina and butt?

Getting a tummy tuck next week and Brazilian butt lift/ fat transfer. Is it recommended to shave or is laser hair removal best .

Doctor Answers 5

Should you shave all the hair from vagina and butt?

Thank you for your question. The pubic hair would not interfere with the procedure. Best to discuss with your surgeon. 

Best of luck!!!

BBL and TT

Thank you for your question. The pubic hair left should not interfere with your surgical procedures however you can trim the hair if you feel the need to. Shaving could pose a risk of infection so it is advisable to discuss with your surgeon when and if they want you to shave for the procedure. Most likely they will not need you to do so.Hope this helps,Dr. Newall

German Newall, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Shaving before surgery

Hello,  thank you for your question.  This is something that is not proscribed before doing surgeries.  However we all know that shaving may irritated skin and cause minor lacerations that can lead to skin infection.   My advise is that if you're doing it you should do it 72 hours prior having surgery.

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Should you shave all the hair from vagina and butt?

Best to ask your surgeon. They will have their own specific protocol before surgery.In our office we would asked the patient to avoid shaving with a razor and instead use clippers to trim the hair prior to surgery.

No need to shave


The simple answer is there is no need to shave.

The surgeon may or may not trim the hair right before the procedure while you're asleep in operating room

Mats Hagstrom, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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