How soon after giving birth can a labiaplasty take place? How many weeks should I wait?

After giving birth, I want a labiaplasty. When can I have the procedure? How many weeks do I have to wait?

Answers from doctors (2)


Elective surgery should be postponed in the postpartum period for at least 6-9 months or until 3 months post-cessation of breastfeeding. This will allow for a normalization of hormones and ultimately a return to a stable baseline.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Elective surgery should be postponed in the postpartum period for at least 6-9 months or until 3 months post-cessation of breastfeeding. This will allow for a normalization of hormones and ultimately a return to a stable baseline.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Jul 18, 2018

I would suggest waiting until breastfeeding is done, the swelling has subsided and you notice that your breasts, unfortunately, have shrunk.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

I would suggest waiting until breastfeeding is done, the swelling has subsided and you notice that your breasts, unfortunately, have shrunk.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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