Do I need to shave/remove my pubic hair before surgery?

Keywords: Pubes. Bikini line.

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No. You do not need to make any changes to how you normally groom. In fact, it is recommended that you avoid shaving pubic hair pre-surgery since any nicks in the skin from the razor can make you more vulnerable to infection. Gynecologists see vulvas of all shapes, sizes and hairiness every day-- so you do not need worry!

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