Clitoral Unhooding Risks & Recovery

To begin, your surgeon might choose to perform a series of tests to determine if there is an actual need for the procedure. Sometimes, the problem can lie with a hormonal imbalance and the sexual dysfunction may not require a surgery at all.

If, after testing, the surgeon determines there is a need, a topical anesthesia ointment is usually applied to numb the immediate area, permitting further numbing of the area with a more concentrated anesthetic, usually combined with a vascular constrictor such as epinephrine to reduce fluid loss. Once the area is anesthetized, the clitoral node is retracted from the Prepuce (clitoral hood) allowing sufficient space for a small surgical incision. Generally, a curved incision is made roughly around the clitoral hood. In most instances the incision is approximately 1⁄4” long. Never, at any time, is the clitoris node near enough to the incision area to risk any injury to the nervous tissue, because it is retracted far enough to prevent accidental damage.

At all times, since the procedure is considered a minimal one, the patient is awake. The area remains numb for approximately 60-90 minutes, which is more than enough time to finish the Hoodectomy procedure. The small incision is closed with a few sutures that dissolve in about seven days. A bandage is placed that provides compression to the region and helps reduce discomfort and swelling. The person leaves the office surgical center within an hour or so after the procedure.

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