Two of my kids had a tongue tie clipped. My first was about five weeks old- the doc basically used what look like small scissors to snip the frenulum under the tongue. Then he gave him to me to nurse- once he was done nursing they checked to make sure it wasn't bleeding and sent him home. My middle child had it done when she was about two days old because after the latch issues I had with my son I knew I wanted it snipped! It was a different doctor who used a different tool and it looked more upsetting (she kind of 'sawed' through the piece of skin with some sort of small scalpel) but again, no big deal- they gave her to me to nurse, when she was done the bleeding had stopped, and no further issues. And my third baby shocked us all but not having a tongue tie at all! HTH! It really was not bad at all, and if you're nursing it makes things a LOT easier.
at 9:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2009