When Is the Best Time to Get My Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is an increasingly popular female plastic surgery. Through this procedure, plastic surgeons can reshape and reduce the size of the labia minora, which are the skin folds that surround the urethra and vagina. Labiaplasty can address asymmetries and remove excess skin and labial tissue that can cause pain, discomfort, and irritation during sexual intercourse, physical activity, or in severe cases, even in your daily life.

Women get labiaplasty for several reasons, so it’s impossible to define the perfect time to undergo this procedure. The timing will depend on your particular situation and needs. However, some tips can help you plan this intervention consciously and receive it at the best possible moment.

The Best Times for Labiaplasty

Pregnancy May Alter Results Permanently

It is essential to clarify that you can also undergo this procedure before pregnancy, and it won’t cause any problems while giving birth. Sometimes women have severe issues with their labia, so it doesn’t make sense to wait to improve their daily and sexual life.

Having said so, it is a fact that pregnancy remodels the labia permanently. The labia get swollen for hormonal reasons, and sometimes these changes aren’t reversible. In addition, if you give birth naturally, the labia can also get altered permanently, so we ideally advise undergoing this procedure at least six months after the last planned childbirth to obtain long-term results.

Schedule Your Labiaplasty Immediately after Your Period

Although your menstrual cycle won’t affect the healing process of your labiaplasty, it can make the immediate post-op slightly more uncomfortable. You will have stitches for some days, so the area will be a bit delicate, and you won’t be able to use a tampon while you still have sutures.

Consider Other Vaginal Procedures

Labiaplasty can be combined with other vaginal procedures to obtain true vaginal rejuvenation. If you have an issue with your labia, it will only get worse over time, and sometimes it’s proposed as part of a mommy makeover with other body treatments. It’s fair to consider whether you will want to have a different intervention in the area shortly and have them both performed simultaneously to spend less time at home after the interventions.

Consider Your Recovery Time

Like any other surgical procedure, labiaplasty requires some downtime. It is vital to have this in mind before undergoing surgery as you will need to stay at home for a few days and take it easy before returning to your routine. Before scheduling the surgery, ensure you can book time off work immediately after and be ready to take a break from any exercise routines or sports training.

Labiaplasty in Baton Rouge, LA

While there’s no right or wrong moment to get a labiaplasty, some moments are more convenient than others. If you are interested in this procedure, do not hesitate to contact us and have all your doubts cleared by Dr. Robyn Daugherty. Remember, asking questions is a crucial part of the medical journey!

Restore your femininity by partnering with one of Baton Rouge’s best labiaplasty experts! Contact us today or call (225) 235-3884 to learn more!

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