What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?
The clitoral hood (also called clitoral prepuce) is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the glans of the clitoris, it also covers the external shaft and develops as part of the labia minora.
The clitoral hood, like the foreskin is composed of mucocutaneous tissues, which are tissues that are between the mucosa and the skin. The clitoral hood is also important not only in protection of the clitoral glans/ clitoris, but also in pleasure, as it is an erogenous tissue.
The clitoris is a small body composed of spongy tissue. It is located between the labia minora and the clitoral hood. The clitoris is one of the most sensitive parts of a woman’s body. The clitoral glans, also referred to as the external tip of the clitoris, is shielded by the prepuce or clitoral hood.
When the prepuce or clitoral hood is abundant or excessive, many women become bothered and feel self-conscious. Hence, they opt to undergo this surgical procedure.
Clitoral Hood Reduction is a vaginal cosmetic surgery done mainly to improve the enlargement, the elongation or disproportioned clitoral hood.
Clitoral Hood Reduction or Clitoral Hoodoplasty is a surgical technique designed to eliminate excess skin located around the clitoris and to decrease the length and projection of the clitoral hood. This is usually performed with Labia Minora Reduction or other types of Cosmetic Vaginal surgeries.
Because of technological advances, cosmetic procedures involving the use of laser has been introduced to aesthetically redesign the clitoral hood. Advantages of Laser over old, conventional scalpel procedure include: less blood loss, little or less risk of vessel and tissue damage, precise and accurate surgical wound control, quicker recovery time and better overall results.
General Notes and Precautions
THINGS ABOUT THE CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION YOU SHOULD KNOW
Clitoral Hood Reduction has its limits and total satisfaction could not be guaranteed due to the many factors that would influence the overall result of this surgical procedure. Sexual intercourse should be resumed after the wound has fully healed.
The Clitoral Hood Reduction procedure may result to asymmetry and disproportion of the Clitoral Hood depending on your anatomy prior to surgery. In case of unsatisfactory surgical results, correction surgery may possibly be performed as appropriate. You and Dr. Vitasna will discuss the matter.
If correction surgery will be necessary due to the complication of the surgery, some expenses for services and treatment will no longer be charged to you. However, if the complications result from your non-compliance with Dr. Vitasna’s postoperative care instructions, you will be charged accordingly.
Clitoral Hood Reduction is one of the most complex and meticulous cosmetic surgeries performed today. It requires extensive experience, precision, and accuracy to create the optimal results you desire and deserve. Many surgeons have little to no experience with this type of advanced cosmetic surgery. You should research and be conscious of the surgeon’s educational background, training, and practical experience.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Dr. Vitasna will investigate your health history, conduct a general and internal assessment. In case you have vaginal fungal or bacterial infection, you should completely treat it before the procedure to avoid further infection.
You must not become pregnant nor plan to become pregnant in the next 3 months despite the lack of research on the adverse effects of the surgery to the mother or the baby. In case of an existing disease or drug allergies, inform Dr. Vitasna or the staff before the procedure.
Dr. Vitasna will educate you with the methods, processes of the procedure and some potential post-operative complications prior to decision-making.
After the surgery, you are advised not to drive yourself home or to your hotel. It is expected that you will experience dizziness as a result of the sedation given to you during the procedure. Refrain from excessive work at least a day or two after the surgery to prevent wound disruption. Exercise must be suspended for at least 1 week and sexual intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks. Adhering to these precautionary measures will alleviate pain and enable the wound to heal faster.