Before you can have the clitoral hood correction done, you will meet with one of our cosmetic gynaecologist. During this consultation, you can explain what the problem is and why you would like to have a clitoral hood correction done and what you expect from the procedure. Naturally, you are free to ask any questions.
The labia may remain swollen for some time, as it can take anywhere from to six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. You may experience prolonged numbness of the skin. These symptoms are usually temporary. The scar will initially feel hard – this will change after a few months when it will become softer.
It is not advisable to sit on a doughnut cushion or a swimming float because this can cause the swelling to increase. We advise you to sit on a rolled-up towel, which will act as a pressure bandage.
Please bring a towel with you on the day of your treatment. On your way home, immediately after your procedure, you can sit on the towel to help prevent or limit the swelling.
Once the procedure has been completed, there will be swelling around the clitoris. Immediately after the procedure, it is important to – cool the area every 10 minutes and continue to do so regularly for two or three days. Even when cooled the clitoris area may remain swollen for some time. As mentioned before, it can take anywhere from six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. However, by cooling you make sure that the swelling will be less.
It is also possible that the skin will remain numb for quite some time. These symptoms are usually temporary.
For a few months, whilst the wound is healing, the skin will become less firm, and the scars will become softer. When you can go back to work or resume your activities will depend on the situation. Discuss this with the cosmetic gynaecologist.
Sex and sport
We advise you to refrain from sexual contact and not to do any sports until six weeks after the procedure has been carried out. Also, heavy physical labour or lifting heavy objects is not advisable. The wound should receive as little pressure as possible.