What is a clitoroplasty?

Normally, as a result of a hormone imbalance, the clitoris becomes enlarged and looks similar to a micro penis, giving women a complex and causing discomfort in their everyday lives and pain in their sex lives. The technique used to correct clitoral hypertrophy is called a clitoroplasty.

Clitoral hypertrophy is rarely an isolated occurrence. It is very often associated with other genital surgeries and, therefore, is often associated with clitoral head hypertrophy and labiaplasty surgery in over 95% of all cases.

Who can have a clitoroplasty?

Any women who have developed an overly large clitoris and who suffer the consequences of this are candidates for clitoral hypertrophy surgery.

What does clitoral hypertrophy surgery involve?

The surgery performed to correct clitoral hypertrophy involves removing the excess tissue and placing the clitoris in the correct position. A small incision is made around the crown and the clitoris is folded into its natural cavity, leaving it in a higher position and more invaginated, securing it so that it does not “fall” again. This procedure decreases the size of the clitoris while fully preserving erogenous sensitivity.

Duration, anaesthesia and hospitalisation for clitoral hypertrophy surgery

A clitoroplasty is a very short surgery that often takes around 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the scope of the operation.

It is an outpatient surgery that is performed under local anaesthesia with sedation to ensure the patient is more relaxed. The patient can return home on the same day as the clitoroplasty.

Results of clitoroplasty surgery

The results are very good, as the appearance and function of the clitoris are returned to normal while preserving all its erogenous sensitivity.

Postoperative recommendations for clitoral hypertrophy surgery

The patient must rest for around four days after clitoroplasty surgery. This will depend, however, on the scope of the surgery and on the patient’s personal recovery. Removal of the stitches is not necessary, as they are dissolvable. Certain discomfort and swelling in the area are possible for a few days.

You can gradually return to normal life, although your surgeon will indicate how and when to do so. You can resume sexual intercourse after one month, depending on each case and as indicated by the doctor.


Relative rest is recommended, avoiding strenuous activities and lifting heavy weights.

You should wear a normal sanitary towel just in case you bleed slightly over the first few days. Showering daily is advisable.

You can resume your normal sex life 4 to 6 weeks after your clitoral hypertrophy surgery, depending on your progress. Always follow your surgeon’s advice.

Removal of the stitches is not necessary, as they are dissolvable. However, avoid any sudden movement when you bend down and any strenuous activities that strain the area.

If you smoke, you should stop before your surgery.

Will I lose sensitivity after clitoroplasty surgery?

The surgery correcting clitoral hypertrophy does not alter the erogenous sensitivity of the area. However, after surgery your sensitivity might change for the first few days until the swelling has gone down.

Can clitoral hypertrophy surgery cause urination problems?

There might be some soreness in the area over the first few days when you urinate. Problems other than minor discomfort is not commonplace, and this will disappear after a few hours or days.

When can I resume sexual intercourse after the clitoroplasty?

This will depend primarily on the recovery of each patient, although you can normally resume sexual intercourse 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

When can I start sports again?

You can resume physical exercise after a few weeks, although you should not play any kind of contact sports or those affecting the area of the surgery (cycling, horse-riding, spinning, etc.) for at least one month. Always follow your surgeon’s advice.

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