Can you have a Labiaplasty even with HSV?
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Surgery with concurrent conditions
You can have labiaplasty with herpes or many other conditions. Your surgeon will assess the frequency of outbreaks, and use antiviral medication if needed, and even beforehand to prevent the outbreak at the time of surgery and later in the recovery period. Any other conditions will be assessed as well and managed by an experienced gynecologist or plastic surgeon whom you choose.
Half the planet has herpes. Of course you can have a labiaplasty.
If you've had herpes, it's important to avoid surgery during an outbreak. There is no need to take antiviral medication before or after surgery as this is not required for any gynecologic vaginal surgery in general.
Active HSV and labiaplasty
Thanks for the question. If you have a history of HSV you most certainly can have a labiaplasty. If you have an active case of HSV with an active lesion you should put off the surgery until the lesions clear. Because of the stress of surgery they might reappear immediately after surgery therefor preop and postoperative medication might be recommended depending upon your HSV history.
John R. Miklos MD
Atlanta ~ Beverly Hills ~ Dubai
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Labialplasty with HSV
Many people are carriers of the HSV virus and hardly ever have flare-ups. Firstly you cannot have it done during an active flareup and for a couple weeks afterward. Secondly, I would recommend you take Valtrex prophalactically prior to the surgery and afterward to avoid a post op flareup due to the stress of the surgery. If you do that I don't think you will have any problems. Thanks for your question.
yes, you can, as long as there is no active outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks maybe you would need to take Valtrex before and after surgery as a prophylaxis. Hope this helps
Herpes and labiaplasty
Michael P Goodman, MD
Davis, CA, USA
Labiaplasty with HSV
Labiaplasty and HSV
It is certainly possible to have labiaplasty with a history of HSV. Be sure to communicate this with your surgeon so that the right precautions can be taken to avoid a flare up or outbreak with the procedure.
Dr. Jennifer Hayes, DO, FACOOG
Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon
Labiaplasty with HSV
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