What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?
The clitoris may be covered by excess skin, which can cause bunching in tight clothing and reduced sexual pleasure. Clitoral hood reduction, also known as hoodectomy or clitoropexy, reduces the skin surrounding your clitoris.
Why Choose Clitoral Hood Reduction?
The clitoris sits above the vaginal opening and below the pubic bone. When aroused the glans fills with blood and swells. The sole function of the clitoris is to increase sexual pleasure in women. And with over 8,000 nerve endings, it is the most sensitive spot in your body.
The clitoral hood refers to the skin covering the clitoris. Clitoral hood reduction is an elective surgery for women who experience decreased sexual pleasure due to excess skin over the clitoris. Talk to your gynecologic surgeon if you feel clitoral hood reduction may benefit you.
Clitoral Hood Reduction and Labiaplasty
Clitoropexy may also be combined with labiaplasty. When the labia lips are reduced in size, the clitoral hood may appear or feel larger- especially in clothing such as swimsuits and leggings. By combining the two procedures, the overall results can be enhanced. Your gynecologic surgeon can work with you to determine if combining these procedures would be beneficial.
Performing a Hoodectomy
A hoodectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure. Your gynecologic surgeon will use local anesthesia and light sedation for the clitoral hood reduction, which lasts approximately 30 minutes. Unnecessary skin is excised and the hood is shortened, leaving the clitoris more exposed. It is not recommended to remove the entire clitoral hood due to the sensitive nature of the clitoris.
Recovering from Clitoral Hood Reduction
About an hour following the surgery, your gynecologic surgeon will release you to go home. You should plan on having someone else drive you. The first day, you will likely be on full bedrest and may experience some pain and swelling. After a couple of days, you may return to desk work, and light activities can be resumed three to four days following surgery. Normal activities may be started after two weeks. Speak to your gynecologic surgeon if you have any questions or concerns. Click the button below to see our pricing on Clitoral Hood Reduction and other AGD – Services.
Frequently Asked Questions
The term Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is also known by other names such as Vaginal Rejuvenation, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Designer Laser Vaginoplasty, Perineoplasty, and Hymenoplasty. Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is a broad term that includes any one of these individual procedures. Since it is a rather new field dealing with the appearance and function of a woman’s private parts, the terminology has not been standardized. In simple terms, Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery and its many names deal with cosmetic surgery of the vulvar and/or vaginal region. It is cosmetic surgery of one’s “Private Parts.”
General anesthesia, IV anesthesia (“twilight”), and local anesthesia are all used depending on where the surgery is performed, the individual’s anxiety level, and the complexity of surgery.
Fortunately, serious risks of aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery are quite rare and seen in less than 1% of cases. Anesthesia is a risk factor because of the very rare possibility of a reaction to either the injected medication or inhaled agents. You can also aspirate food or fluid that can obstruct your breathing tube or even cause a pneumonia. There is risk of infection at the surgical site. There is also a possibility of bleeding or hemorrhage and a need to have a transfusion. With transfusions there is risk of HIV, Hepatitis, and perhaps other unknown viruses. There is even the risk of death. A risk you should also consider is one similar to “buyer’s remorse” when one is not fully happy with the result of surgery. The risk of having the surgery redone or amended is present but fortunately is very rare. We will fully review the risks of surgery before the case is even scheduled and give you every opportunity to have your questions answered.
Undergoing either a labia minoraplasty or a labia majoraplasty takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. However, combination procedures do add time to the case.
Most of these surgeries can be performed in the privacy of my office. A board certified anesthesiologist will put you to sleep with IV medicines and carefully monitor you throughout the procedure. Most patients prefer the office setting for surgery compared to a surgical center due to the following reasons….privacy, efficiency, discretion, cost savings, and rapid recovery from anesthesia.
Yes. I work with highly respected Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons who are able to perform anything from liposuction, tummy tucks, to breast implants or facial reconstruction. Those names can be provided upon request. Your whole “mommy makeover” can be achieved at one time!
The initial consultation is $175. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the risks/benefits/options of surgery, do an examination, discuss costs, and give you every chance to ask questions that are vital to you.
Each procedure varies in cost depending on the length of surgery and difficulty involved. If having a vaginoplasty, a perineoplasty is included. Any secondary procedure(s) is discounted 50%. The listed price is ALL-INCLUSIVE of the facility fee, the surgeon fee, the anesthesia fee, photo documentation, preoperative visits, and postoperative visits if performed in the office. If you request or need to have the procedure performed in a surgery center, then an estimate will be provided at the time of consultation.
YES we do. We have financing programs available, and the application process is quite easy. In fact, you can apply right on our website and get an answer within minutes!