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Clitoral Hood Surgery

Some patients are sometimes unhappy with the appearance of he clitoral area, and in particular, the clitoral hood. A harmony and balance between the labial area and the clitoral area is sometimes lacking and thus some patients are keen to improve this.

A lateral clitoral hoodectomy may therefore be performed to redress this balance and remove excess skin

It should be noted that the actual size of the clitoral body cannot be altered and it is only the redundancy of the overlying skin that can be addressed.

Depending on individual anatomy, this may be peformed in isolation or in combination with labial reduction surgery.

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Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

1 hour

SURGERY TIME

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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Day Case or 1 Night stay

HOSPITAL STAY

Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

No

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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Possibly

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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Sleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks

SLEEPING POSITION

Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

1 day

REASONABLY MOBILE

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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Shower after 1 day. Bath after 2 weeks

WASHING

Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

1 weeks

DRIVING

Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

2 weeks

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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4 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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6 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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2 weeks

TIME OFF WORK

Clitoral Hood Surgery
At a Glance

Not required

BRAS & GARMENTS

Mr Banwell will discuss with you his thoughts on the best treatment plan for your clitoral skin area. A lateral clitoral hoodectomy removes skin from the lateral aspect of the clitoral area. It does not change the size of the clitoral body per se.

Reduction of skin from around the lateral aspect of the clitoris. Can help improve the balance between the clitoral and labial areas.

The surgery can take anything up to 1.5 hours depending on the complexity and severity of the problem.

The recovery is quite straight forward but this will vary from patient to patient and whether or not you have surgery in the clitoral area alone or in combination with a labiaplasty. Mr Banwell recommends you lay flat for 48 hours to help the swelling settleYou will be able to shower the day after leaving hospital after which you can pat the area dry with a towel and then use a hair-dryer on a warm setting to ensure everything is completely dry. You will normally be able to return to work after 1 week or so depending upon how you feel.

In the first week following surgery you should take things very easy, preventing any mishaps. The following week you will find you can do much more and may be ready to return to work after only a few days. In isolation this is a very small procedure but swelling and wound problems can still occur. You should avoid lifting and carrying for a week following surgery and strenuous exercise/physical activity should be avoided also for a week or so. You can drive when you feel safe to perform an emergency stop otherwise you insurance company may invalidate your insurance.

The operation has a high success rate and patients are grateful once more for a more harmonious appearance and reduction of the skin around the clitoris.

Unfortunately complications can occur following any surgery and patients need to be fully aware of this. Mr Banwell does his utmost to minimise the complication rate and likes to practise in a safe manner. The commonest complications are bleeding, haematoma formation and the need to return to theatre, as well as infection, numbness, alteration in sensation, clitoral damage, contour irregularity, asymmetry in the healing and the final result and dissatisfaction. Please note that pre-existing anatomy and size of the clitoral body may mean that surgery may not be able to meet your expectations.

I decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell as I had been seeing him on several occasions regarding stomach irregularities due to a disastrous lipo operation abroad a few years ago. We discussed various options together and I always felt comfortable talking with Mr Banwell and trust him completely to give me the correct advice when considering surgery. I felt my expectations were realistic as Mr Banwell had advised me of the possible downside of the procedure. However, all my expectations were exceeded tenfold! My stomach is looking so much better aesthetically and my breasts look amazing! Mr Banwell and his team excelled at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I felt I was able to discuss matters with friendly people who cared. I feel Mr Banwell takes time to cover all aspects of the procedure in a friendly, caring and informative manner. I feel happy to say one couldn’t be in safer hands. My overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team has been very positive in all aspects culminating in amazing results. I couldn’t be happier.


Karen D.

We just wanted to say a big thanks you again to you and your team for making our experience so much better than we could have ever imagined. You and your team were so professional and friendly which really put us at ease from our very first appointment. This definitely gave us the confidence to finally have the surgery we’ve wanted for such a long time. We’re both extremely happy with the results. Thanks again.


Gill W.

I was treated with the utmost care and respect and the team were very kind and supportive. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and would thoroughly recommend to others.

I am delighted to say that everything has settled down very well and my upper lids are looking extremely good. I would like to thank you for the tremendous care you have taken with me over the past 15 months.


Rosemary F.

Care given prior to, during and after my operation has been extremely thorough. With specialist available to speak to at my own convenience, all aspects of the operation were readily explored and advice was tailored to fit my individual expectations. A particular benefit of Mr Banwell’s surgery was the flexibility in timing with both appointments as well as the actual operation date. Although the decision to undergo surgery was a difficult choice, Mr Banwell proved honest and realistic about expectations and the final outcome was exactly what I had requested. Although it is a decision not to be taken lightly, I would recommend Mr Banwell to any woman in the correct mind set.


Zoe L.

Dear Mr Banwell I am writing to thank you, Kim and the rest of the lovely staff at the McIndoe. I was very nervous when I first met you, about having surgery but realised that it was a necessary evil. I need not have been worried, as from our initial consultation to surgery to full recovery, you have all been amazing.  You have changed my life – for the first time ever I have had some photos taken of me and my children. I stand taller and feel so much happier with life. I have even started my own business. I never realised that it would have had such a profound effect – and it didn’t hurt!! Thank you again.  I wish you and your team lots of health, luck and happiness.


Pamela C.

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