Risks, Side Effects and Complications
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1) Dizziness after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
Nausea and vomiting may be experienced, as a side effect of the intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, which is expected to be relieved as soon as its effects wear off.
2) 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. Erythema, edema, irritation or tension around the surgical wound may be experienced.
3) Abnormal bleeding after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
Small dissolvable sutures may cause postoperative complications, such as bleeding from surgical wound, possibly caused by walking or other activities. Thus, refrain from brisk walking and running and similar activities at least 3 days after the surgery.
Abnormal bleeding is very seldom noted and occurs in 1 out of 100 surgeries. Aspirin and other anti-coagulant drugs should be avoided at least 10 days before and after the scheduled surgery.
If excessive bleeding from the surgical wound occurs after surgery, some expenses for 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 postoperative care instructions, you will be charged accordingly.
4) Vaginal discharge after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
Curd like vaginal discharge may result from fungal infection after antibiotic treatment. You may come back to our Center and seek for advice from Dr. Vitasna. An antifungal medication may be prescribed.
5) Inflammation and infection after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
Antibiotics are prescribed after the surgery to prevent infection. Infection happens when postoperative care instructions are not carefully complied. Existing disease such as diabetes, an existing fungal infection and a weak immune system may contribute to a potential infection.
Swelling and/or infection of the wound may cause complications such as rough wound edge, non-proportional Clitoral Hood (depending on the congenital woman’s anatomical structure), suture mark (scar), wound disruption that may cause the wound to open up and bleed.
6) Unsatisfactory results after the Clitoral Hood Reduction
This procedure has limitations and cannot absolutely ensure a perfect outcome. Asymmetry and disproportionality are possible.
Many factors influence the surgical result. Satisfaction depends on the individual’s expectations of the surgery. However, corrective surgery may be performed if appropriate and possible. You and Dr. Vitasna should be able to come up to an agreement.
If correction surgery will be necessary due to a complication of the surgery, some expenses for treatment will no longer be charged to you. However, if the complications result from your non-compliance with Dr. Vitasna’s postoperative care instructions, you will be charged accordingly.
7) Check Up
Dr. Vitasna usually requires a follow up check up 3- 5 days after surgery. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.