Clitoral Hoodectomy

What is a Clitoral Hoodectomy?

Clitoral hoodectomy is a plastic surgical procedure that is intended to improve the aesthetic appearance of the female vulva.

The skin covering the clitoris can sometimes be in excess and as a result, decrease sexual sensitivity. This over-hanging hood can also be showing more than average. A procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia, such as a clitoral hoodectomy, can help to shorten and enhance the appearance and, in some cases, the sexual function of the female genital area.

What is the procedure and recovery from intimate surgery?

These procedures can be performed under local anesthesia and generally take no more than an hour to perform. There is a minimal recovery time in most patients.

Your genital enhancement surgery results will be apparent immediately after your surgery, and will continue to improve over the next few weeks, as any remaining swelling decreases.

What is the post-operative advice and care after intimate feminine surgery?

Day Surgery

Intimate feminine surgery generally takes 30-60 minutes, after which, you may be released (depending on your medical condition and health state) to a friend or family member and may return home to continue your recovery.


Dr. Sinno and his team will apply a special dressing and initial bandages that should be kept dry and clean. These bandages are similar to hygiene pads and should be changed at least daily, with the application of an antibiotic ointment on the incisions for three weeks. These pads should also be changed after every visit to the toilet with a gentle washing of the genitals with running water to keep the area clean. Drying the area should be done with gently patting. No rubbing of the incisions should be made for at least six weeks after surgery.

Your first post-operative visit is usually a week after the procedure.

Wearing tight clothing should be avoided for six weeks after surgery or until all swelling has dissipated.

Showers and Washing

Showers should be avoided until authorized by Dr. Sinno. This is usually after the first day of your procedure. Baths and swimming should be avoided for at least three weeks or until all wounds have healed.

We recommend using white unscented shampoo and soap along with running water when showering. Running water alone should be directly used on the incisions after each bandage change and every visit to the toilet for at least three weeks.

Activity and Exercise

Dr. Sinno recommends that patients refrain from all activities that may increase heart rate or blood pressure, including exercise, stressful situations, etc. for at least two weeks after surgery. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least six weeks after surgery.

However, it is recommended that patients walk and perform their usual activities within the limitation of the medical advice given and their tolerance to their comfort. No lifting more than 10 lbs. (4 kg) is recommended for at least two weeks after the surgery.

– Driving

Patients are recommended not to drive when taking narcotic pain medications and when they have bulky dressings that may hinder their normal reflexes and reactivity.

General Healing

You may experience some swelling and bruising that will peak one to three days after your surgery, and usually subsides within two to six weeks. Post-operative swelling, pain, bruising and duration may differ, depending on the patient and the extent of the intimate feminine surgery.

You will be expected to be able to see visible aesthetic improvements immediately following your surgery. These results should continue to progress over the following weeks, as the incision site heals and the swelling decreases. Swelling can take six weeks to subside.

Dr. Sinno advises his patients that final results should be expected at the one-year post-operative period, where all scars and incisions should be mature.

What are the risks and potential complications of a clitoral hoodectomy?

All medical and surgical procedures have inherent risks and potential complications associated with them. It is imperative that you understand the potential risks, complications and consequences that can arise after the medical or surgical procedure you undertake. This understanding will better allow you to be able to provide informed consent based on the comparison to the potential benefit of the desired procedure.

Although the materialization of inherent risks is rare and developing complications is unlikely, these are real events that can occur. Dr. Sinno will help you understand the risk/benefit profile of your desired procedure.

Before and After Gallery

Due to Dr. Hani Sinno’s utmost respect towards his patients and their confidentially, photos have been excluded from this public section. Please meet Dr. Sinno for a private consultation for further information and pre- and post-operative photos.

Contact Dr. Sinno

Dr. Sinno and his well-trained Eternelle team have worked hard to create a welcoming and comforting environment. They will take the time to thoroughly explain your clitoral hoodectomy procedure details and options. Your procedure will be uniquely customized to reflect your personal aesthetic goals. We look forward to providing you with a safe and comfortable experience, as well as delivering you the treatment that you deserve.

Do you have more questions? We are happy to answer them. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.

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