Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction

Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction

Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction, these instructions apply to the surgical procedure just completed. They are designed to help you minimize post-surgical complication and inform you of any situation that may require special attention.

after the surgery you may experience dizziness caused by the Intravenous (IV) Sedation. You should take a rest until recovery.

YPost-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction - Dr.Vitasnaou will be monitored for 1-2 hours at recovery room. When you are conscious with no abnormal bleeding, you can urinate by yourself. Then you will be asked to review post-operative care instructions, Dr. Vitasna will allow you to return home.

1. Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction about Cold Packs & Water contact at home 

  • After the surgery, you may experience some pain, you must take an acetaminophen, and an anti-inflammatory drugs. For an antibiotic, as prescribed by Dr. Vitasna, , which should be wholly completed.
  • Within the first 1-2 days after the surgery, applying a cold pack (s) to the surgical site to decrease swelling is possible. A cold pack with ice in a plastic bag is not recommended. Because the moisture and steam from the plastic bag may potentially cause  infection. You should not take a showe–perhaps rub the body dry. you should use a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the surgical wound to keep the area dry. You should take a rest (refrain from work) and be still to enable the wound to heal faster. And you should have little movement as possible to avoid wound disruption.
  • Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction, after 1-2 days of the surgery, you are allowed to take a shower,.You should clean the surgical wound and the perineum area with soap daily. After you took a shower, you should use a warm dryer for 10-15 minutes around the surgical wound to keep the area dry for at least one more week.

2. After the Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • After the surgery, some bleeding from the surgical wound in the first week may be experienced. In case of a lot of bleeding and blood clot from the surgical wound, swollen reddish wound and high fever, please contact the Hospital immediately.
  • Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction,  you may have all kinds of food, but should refrain from alcoholic drinks, pickled food, and smoking for about 2 weeks.
  • After the surgery, you may have itching or green-curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungal infection, and needing anti-fungal medication or suppository.
  • Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, cleaning the perineum area after urinary excretion may be done with sanitary wipes. After fecal excretion done using water and toweling gently. You should try to avoid moisture around the surgical wound to keep the area dry to let it heal faster.

 

Before & After Photos

Clitoral Hood Reduction

 

 

3. Recovery Period after the Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction, recovery varies individually. You may return to work after 1-2 days of the surgery. Moreover, you should adhere to the physician’s appointment for follow up examination or treatment.
  • Within the first 2 weeks after the surgery, tissues are  expected to start healing. You may start your daily activities gradually.
  • After the first 2 weeks to 4 weeks after the surgery, the surgical wound is expected to heal appropriately, you may start your usual activities gradually;  strenuous physical activities should be limited.
  • After 4 weeks of the surgery, you may do your usual activities, relaxing exercises and lifting light weights are permitted. However, you should refrain from running, soaking in the bathtub, swimming, heavy lifting, cycling, other heavy activities, and sexual intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks after the surgery.

Suture removal after the Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • Post-Op Instructions for Clitoral Hood Reduction, about the material (s) used is the suture which dissolves slowly (within 4-6 weeks). However, for some women, the suture takes longer than 6 weeks to completely dissolve, consequently causing irritation. For women who experience itching caused by the dissolving sutures and the process of healing, they will be prescribed antihistamine to control the itching.

 Appointment after the Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • Dr. Vitasna will have a post-operative appointment in 1-2 weeks after the Clitoral Hood Reduction, or as appropriate. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.