Clitoral Hood Surgery
In some cases, excess skin may be present around the clitoris. The surgery aiming at reducing skin excess is performed in the operating room in a day-care surgery, under general or local anesthesia. The stitches are dissolvable. A reduction nymphoplasty can sometimes be combined with a reduction surgery of the clitoral hood.
In case of sexual mutilation, traditional excisions, a reconstruction may be possible when the clitoris does not exist anymore. More and more young women who have had to endure this mutilation demand a reconstruction. The techniques are well-known.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia and consists in extracting the remaining part of the clitoris in the wounded area. Then it is dissected and repositioned in the superficial layer.
The patients can have their first shower one day after the surgery, but baths should be avoided for 3 weeks. The treated area must be dried thoroughly, tight clothes and intercourse should be avoided for a period of 3 to 4 weeks.