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Clitoral hood reduction-Risks and Results

When it comes to the look of a woman’s clitoris, only small and minimally invasive alterations are required to make a world of difference. Your clitoris is covered up by a hood of tissue called prepuce. The clitoral hood protects the clitoris from being persistently rubbed. Constant friction can lead to desensitization, over-stimulation and even pain. It helps to keep the area moist and completes the exterior of normal female genitalia. At times it can be too large or lengthy, or not retract during intimacy. This can be caused by genetics or childbirth.

A clitoral hood reduction, also known as hoodectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce the size of the clitoral hood by taking out excess tissue. The process is usually performed along with a labiaplasty, which reduces the size of the labia minora.

The procedure has gained enormous popularity in recent years, and become one of the fastest growing groups of cosmetic plastic surgeries for a range of reasons. These delicate procedures including labiaplasty are safe, effective and leave female patients extremely pleased with the aesthetic results and confident in intimate scenarios. While some women go for labiaplasty to simply get a neater symmetrical appearance, many often choose the procedure as a result of long physical discomfort, to deal with the effects of childbirth, and to increase sexual pleasure and intimacy.

A clitoral hood reduction method involves making two bilateral incisions on both side of the hood and the prepuce tissues covering the clitoris are retracted and minimized. A CO2 laser is used in the process which minimizes thermal effect and risk of bleeding. Dissolvable sutures are used to tie up the incisions which dissolve in four to six weeks. Patients get light local sedation for the method.


The risks of this type of surgery are minimal. The risks and complications include scarring, altered sensation (either decreased or increased), over-exposure, hypersensitivity, bleeding, infection and dislike with aesthetic results. At times many patients get either too much or too little of clitoral hood removed.


The recovery is usually quick, with least bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Healing is expected to be complete without noticeable scarring. You can return to normal actions within a few days, but should avoid strenuous activity and sexual activity for about a month. Patients may feel confident in new, aesthetically pleasing contours that look symmetrical and feminine..


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