Labiaplasty Oregon

After labiaplasty surgery, it’s essential to be cautious about shaving in the surgical area to avoid irritation and infection. Here are some general guidelines for when you can consider shaving after labiaplasty:

Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: The most important advice regarding shaving after labiaplasty is to follow your surgeon’s specific post-operative instructions. Your surgeon may provide guidance on when it’s safe to resume shaving and how to do it properly.

Wait for Healing: In general, it’s advisable to wait until the surgical site has sufficiently healed before attempting to shave the area. This can vary depending on the extent of your surgery and your individual healing process but is typically several weeks.

Gentle and Careful Shaving: When you do resume shaving, take extra care to be gentle and use a clean, sharp razor to minimize the risk of irritation or infection. Avoid using harsh shaving products that may contain fragrances or chemicals that could be irritating.

Maintain Proper Hygiene: Proper post-operative hygiene is crucial. Follow your surgeon’s guidelines for cleansing the surgical area gently and thoroughly. Be sure to pat the area dry rather than rubbing it.

Consult with Your Surgeon: If you have any doubts or concerns about when it’s safe to resume shaving or how to do it properly, consult with your surgeon for personalized advice based on your healing progress.

Remember that everyone’s recovery timeline is unique, so it’s important not to rush the process. Shaving too soon or too aggressively can potentially disrupt the healing process or lead to discomfort. Always prioritize the recommendations and guidance provided by your surgeon to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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