Clitoral Hood Reduction
What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?
Clitoral Hood Reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to reduce the excess folds of skin above the labia. This foreskin that protects the clitoris is called the clitoral hood or prepuce. The surgery is performed to remove the excess skin and give the area a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance and is usually done in combination with labiaplasty surgery.
Who would be a candidate for this surgery?
Excessive tissue can sometimes cause a bulge that can be uncomfortable and visible through tight clothing. Women who experience this often feel unhappy with the appearance of their clitoral hood and would be the ideal candidate for this reduction. Sometimes when a woman has labiaplasty reduction surgery, the clitoral hood appears excessive or “heavy”. This procedure would bring a more uniform and proportional result, resulting in more self-confidence.
Will this surgery reduce sensation in the clitoris?
Because the excess skin can be a block to the sensitive nerves of the clitoris, the reduction of the excess tissue can actually enhance pleasure and stimulation. The clitoris itself, and the surrounding nerves are not involved or impaired by this surgery, so no reduction in sensation results.
What are the risks of clitoral hood reduction?
This surgery presents very little risk, especially with an experienced surgeon. There may be some swelling and itching after the surgery, and in rare cases infection or scarring may occur. Probably the biggest risk is the cosmetic result of removing too much or too little of the excess tissue.
What can be expected after the surgery?
Since this surgery is most often performed in combination with labiaplasty, the recovery time and post-surgical expectations would be based on the labiaplasty surgery.
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