Risks and Complications of the Clitoral Hood Reduction
1) Post-operative pain after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
- Pain at/or around the surgical wound may be felt as soon as the anesthetic wears off, which is relieved by pain medications prescribed. You should take a rest to monitor the symptoms and should refrain from working because it may cause bruising and severe pain. In case you have more pain, please do not be hesitant to come to see Dr. Vitasna.
- Occasionally, you may experience itchiness, irritation, or tension around the surgical wound, which will completely heal in 2-4 weeks.
2) Abnormal bleeding after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
- Because of the use of small dissolving suture this may lead to the risk of post-operative complication such as bleeding from the surgical wound, possibly caused by walking or other activities.
- Abnormal bleeding after the surgery, which may lead to blood clot formation is very seldom noted and occurs with less than 1 % of the surgeries. Aspirin and other anti-coagulant drugs should be avoided at least 10-15 days before and after the scheduled surgery.
- If excessive bleeding from the surgical wound occurs after the surgery, all expenses for services and treatment for this post-surgical complication will no longer be charged to you. However, if the bleeding or other complications occur due to your non-compliance with the doctor’s orders, you will be charged accordingly.
3) Abnormal vaginal discharge after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
- After the surgery, you may have abnormal vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, or curd like discharge as a result of vaginal fungi, possibly following taking antibiotic to avoid post-operative infection, and needing oral anti-fungal medication or suppository.
4) Inflammation or infection after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
- After the surgery, infection of the wound may occur because the surgical wound is in the vaginal opening area constantly be prone to contaminated with the fluid from vaginal tract, urinary tract, and alimentary (fecal) tract.
- Mostly the infection after the surgery may happen to any women who fail to follow the instructions, follow the instructions incorrectly, have existing diseases such as diabetes, or have vaginal infection before the surgery.
- Inflammation or infection after the surgery may cause complications such as rough wound edge, non-proportional Clitoral Hood (depending on the congenital woman’s anatomical structure), wound deformation, suture mark (scar), or wound disruption which leads to abnormal bleeding from surgical wound.
5) Unsatisfactory results after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
- This surgery has limitations and cannot absolutely ensure results and satisfaction. The surgery may result in incomplete symmetrical of the Clitoral Hood or non-proportional of the Clitoral Hood depending on your former anatomical structure of the Clitoral Hood.
- There are many other factors influencing the surgical result and satisfaction. In case of unsatisfactory results or complications, correction surgery may be performed as appropriate and possible. In this respect, you and the physician should come to discuss for the solution together.
- If correction surgery wound occurs from the complication of the surgery, all expenses for services and treatment will no longer be charged to you. However, if the unsatisfactory results occur due to the complication from your non-compliance with the doctor’s orders, you will be charged accordingly.
Check-up: Dr. Vitasna usually requires you to come for a follow up check-up 1-2 weeks after the Clitoral Hood Reduction. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.