Once the procedure has been completed, there will be swelling around the clitoris. Immediately after the procedure, it is important to – cool the area every 10 minutes and continue to do so regularly for two or three days. Even when cooled the clitoris area may remain swollen for some time. As mentioned before, it can take anywhere from six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. However, by cooling you make sure that the swelling will be less.
It is also possible that the skin will remain numb for quite some time. These symptoms are usually temporary.
For a few months, whilst the wound is healing, the skin will become less firm, and the scars will become softer. When you can go back to work or resume your activities will depend on the situation. Discuss this with the cosmetic gynaecologist.