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What is clitoral hood reduction?
Vaginal rejuvenation covers several different procedures performed on the female genitalia. When you are not happy with the size or shape of your inner or outer labia, you can opt for a Labiaplasty. Typically, the clitoral hood reduction is done along with the Labiaplasty procedure.
Why choose clitoral hood reduction?
This is a procedure that allows for the excess folds of the clitoral hood or the prepuce to be reduced. If you are already conscious of the extra fold of the clitoris or it has changed with hormonal changes and genetics, you may be looking for a correction procedure. Some women opt for it due to the reduction in sexual gratification when the extra fold on the hood interferes with sexual stimulation.
After you have undergone Labiaplasty, the extra folds on the clitoris get exaggerated due to the reduced labia minora. A clitoral hood reduction in this case will offer you a balance in the appearance of the genitalia.
What is the procedure?
The excessive tissue is marked according to your individual anatomy. There is a wide difference in the extent of the folds as well as shape in different women. For some patients, the excision of the extra skin is done as an “Y” extension off the Labiaplasty procedure. The closure of the excision is done with absorbable sutures. Since it is usually performed together with the Labiaplasty, it can be done under general anesthesia or a local anesthesia with oral sedatives.
What is the recovery and risks of the procedure?
Some of the risks of the procedure include bleeding, infection, hematoma, over or under resection. Your recovery from the procedure is usually determined by the recovery from Labiaplasty.
Since your clitoris is a very sensitive area, you must choose your surgeon carefully. There are several nerve endings in your clitoris and an inexperienced surgeon could damage these. This is why the best surgeon is a gynecologist who is trained for surgery and not simply a plastic surgeon who may not have the required training about the vaginal anatomy.
The clitoral hood reduction procedure has a satisfaction rate of more than 90 percent. Women have reported increased sexual arousal and self-confidence after the procedure.