Will Testosterone Replacement Therapy Enlarge My Clitoris?

Posted by ALVR | December 13, 2022

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Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can offer a range of benefits to women suffering from low testosterone, and there are more effective options on the market than ever before. In the past, hormone therapy relied primarily on synthetic hormones, but now there are new treatments that utilize all-natural plant-derived bioidentical hormones. Sottopelle is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offered here at Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation that’s easy-to-use, low-maintenance, and offers a constant state of hormone secretion – meaning fewer mood swings and more consistent effects when compared to creams, pills, or injections. 

Administering Sottopelle is quick, easy and it’s done right here in our clinic, so there are no hospital fees. It involves inserting rice-sized pellets into the body, typically along the soft tissue of the hip. That might sound painful, but we inject a small amount of anesthetic into the area ahead of time in order to numb it. From here, the pellets are inserted and a small dressing is placed over top. In most cases, estrogen pellets are used in combination with testosterone to guarantee the appropriate amount of hormones. There’s little to no downtime following the procedure, and most patients are able to return to normal activities within a couple days. Patients return within 3-5 months for replacement. Experiencing symptoms of low testosterone signals to most patients that it’s time to return for maintenance. 

Women seek out hormone replacement therapy (HRT) like Sottopelle when they feel the effects of low testosterone such as  muscle weakness, mood changes and fatigue. Testosterone can decrease for a variety of reasons, but it naturally diminishes with age and menopause. Sottopelle gets you back to a place of balance, leading to a host of benefits like increased libido, improved mood and cognition, and stronger bone and cardiovascular health. 

A side effect of testosterone replacement therapy is clitoromegaly or an enlarged clitoris. Clitoral enlargement isn’t dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable or unpleasant. However, often times a small amount of clitoral enlargement is desired as it can help with stimulation and climax.  Most of the time this can be avoided by closely monitoring your dosage and labs.  If you experience clitoromegaly, there are also treatment options, such as clitoropexy. Clitoropexy is a surgical procedure that elevates the clitoris to reduce the length of the clitoral hood and any protrusion. The surgery doesn’t impact the function of the erectile tissue, and it’s often combined with other procedures like labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation.

If you’re suffering from low testosterone or an enlarged clitoris, then you’re in the right place for help. You can trust Dr. George Shashoua and the team at ALVR with any concerns you have. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment – or simply ask us a question that’s been bugging you! Contact us through our website or give us a call at (512) 973-8276.




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