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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
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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
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1 day

REASONABLY MOBILE

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

WASHING

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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1 weeks

DRIVING

Clitoral Hood Surgery
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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
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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 was referred to Mr Paul Banwell in February 2010 when I was diagnosed with an advanced melanoma in the lymph nodes in my left groin.  At my consultation he explained in layman’s terms my diagnosis and all details regarding the operation I needed.  Mr Banwell operated on 27th February 2010. The operation was a complete success – he has removed all the cancer as subsequent scans have proven.  I then spent seven days recuperating in the McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead under Mr Banwell’s and his specialised teams care. They were all wonderful. Mr Banwell was at my bedside every morning to check my progress. His kindness and caring knew no bounds. He made all my fears and anxieties groundless and replaced them with optimism for a great feature and my aftercare was first class.  I would recommend this highly professional, dedicated, humane family man to all who need any medical intervention. He is the best. How do you thank a man who gives you your life back? There are no adequate words.


Pauline W.

These were only minor operations, but I have never had anything like it before. All I can say is that it was an excellent place to start. The care was excellent from start to finish with a perfect blemish free outcome. I would certainly recommend the service to others.


Warwick S.

…total expertise and attention to detail in surgery.

I was delighted with my care, it was faultless in all aspects. Everyone was highly professional and they all conducted themselves in an exemplary manner throughout. Not only was my treatment successful but the cosmetic result was incredible in that it is hardly visible. Mr Banwell and his team offer a truly exceptional service which I am confident could not be matched elsewhere.


Thomas W.

I felt upon meeting Mr Banwell that I was really comfortable dealing with him. He put me at ease with his friendly and professional approach. My overall experience was excellent, I can’t praise it enough. Mr Banwell was so patient with all my questions, he explained everything clearly, he is so friendly as well as professional and his admin team back up his service perfectly. You all turned a daunting experience in to a breeze. I would recommend you to everyone.


Felicity C.

From initial consultation right through to arrival for surgery and the subsequent aftercare, I have found the level of courtesy, understanding and professionalism of yourself and your team (both medical and administrative) to have been exemplary. So please accept my heartfelt thanks for accepting me as a patient and for your surgical expertise which has made such a positive difference in so many aspects of my life.


Christina C.

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