The duration of a clitoroplasty procedure can vary depending on the specific technique used and the individual patient’s anatomy. However, in general, the procedure typically takes between one and two hours.
A study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2022 found that the median operation time for clitoroplasty was 111 minutes (1 hour and 51 minutes) for the recession without reduction technique and 122 minutes (1 hour and 22 minutes) for the girth reduction and recession technique.
The study also found that the hospital stay was typically 6 days for both techniques.
It is important to note that these are just averages, and the actual duration of your procedure may be longer or shorter. Your surgeon will be able to give you a more specific estimate based on your individual circumstances.
Here are some of the factors that can affect the duration of a clitoroplasty procedure:
- The size and anatomy of the clitoris
- The type of clitoroplasty procedure being performed
- The surgeon’s experience
- Any complications that arise during the procedure
The duration of a clitoroplasty procedure can vary depending on various factors, including the specific surgical technique used, the complexity of the individual’s anatomy, and the surgeon’s experience and skill. On average, a clitoroplasty procedure can take approximately 1 to 3 hours.
The surgery involves careful and precise surgical techniques to alter the size or appearance of the clitoris and/or the clitoral hood (prepuce) while preserving nerve endings and maintaining sensitivity. The surgeon aims to achieve the desired cosmetic results while ensuring the best possible functional and aesthetic outcomes for the individual.
It’s important to note that the duration of the surgery is just one aspect of the overall surgical process. Before the procedure, there will be pre-operative preparation, which may include consultations, medical evaluations, and planning the surgical approach. After the surgery, there will be a period of post-operative recovery and follow-up care to monitor healing and address any concerns.
Patients interested in clitoroplasty should consult with a qualified and experienced gender-affirming surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the individual’s anatomy, discuss their goals and expectations, and provide a more accurate estimate of the expected duration of the procedure based on their specific case.
As with any surgical procedure, clitoroplasty carries potential risks and complications, and patients should thoroughly discuss the surgery, potential outcomes, and risks with their surgeon before making a decision. It’s essential to choose a skilled surgeon with experience in gender-affirming surgeries to ensure the best possible results and a safe surgical experience.