Clitoral Hood Reduction: What are the Benefits?
There are many different ways that you are able to change things about your body that can give you the ability to look and feel your best. It is no different when it comes to cosmetic gynecology. Cosmetic procedures, such as a clitoral hood reduction procedure, can not only be used the change the look of the clitoral hood, but it can also have some benefits when it comes to feeling as well. There are many reasons that a woman may opt to have a clitoral hood reduction, and the procedure itself can bring about a plethora of benefits for the woman undergoing the procedure. Since great strides have been made in the medical industry, the procedure is becoming not only safer and safer but also more and more sought out.
What is a Clitoral Hood Reduction?
A clitoral hood reduction is, essentially, a reduction of the clitoral hood. Often a woman may find that her clitoral hood, or the area of tissue surrounding the top of the clitoris, is too large or too long. This can make the overall appearance of the area a concern for some, and it also has the negative effect of causing diminished sensations in the clitoris itself. This can end up causing some women to feel less than satisfied when it comes to intimate activities – and can have both issues with how they see their bodies, as well as issues when it comes to having any intimacy with a partner.
A clitoral hood reduction is a surgical procedure that will alter the clitoral hood, allowing the clitoris to be more easily seen and stimulated. The procedure itself is not lengthy or difficult and is often outpatient with minimal recovery time. This makes it an appealing choice for those women who lead a busy lifestyle.
How is a Clitoral Hood Reduction Performed?
A clitoral hood reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure, usually using local anesthesia.
The patient is often able to remain awake and alert, with books, music, or other activities to distract her while the procedure is being done. However, if a patient prefers, general anesthesia can be arranged in order to combat severe anxiety about the procedure.
Once the anesthesia is in effect, the doctor can begin the procedure. First, the doctor performing the surgery will make two bilateral incisions, one on each side of the clitoral hood. Next, the tissue around the clitoris is redacted and removed. Finally, dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions. Since this is done using a CO2 laser, the pain, and scarring, as well as bleeding, will be very minimal. The procedure itself lasts only around thirty minutes and can be combined with other procedures, such as a labiaplasty.
Since a clitoral hood reduction is a surgical procedure, even if it is an outpatient procedure, it is important to be aware of the risks involved, as there are risks with any procedure, no matter how small. Risks include infection, bleeding, pain, redness, and itching. It is important to keep ongoing communication with your doctor following the procedure.
Recovery is generally mild, with little downtime. Some pain is to be expected after the anesthesia wears off, as well as light bleeding. Over-the-counter medications can be used, as well as a cool compress.
What Are The Benefits of a Clitoral Hood Reduction?
Clitoral hood reduction comes with many benefits for women who are looking into undergoing the procedure. Some of the benefits that women have found after getting this procedure include:
- Confidence in the bedroom
- Increased sensation during intimacy
- Better, more intense orgasms
- Frequency of the orgasms achieved
- A more natural and youthful looking vaginal area
- Deceased appearance of clitoral hood in tight clothing
- Better self confidence out of the bedroom
- Wearing tighter clothing without rubbing or friction
Many women are candidates for a clitoral hood reduction. In fact, since the procedure is generally quick and does not have a long recovery time, it is available to most women who find they have concerns with the look and feel of their clitoral hood. Since it can be easily combined with other cosmetic procedures, it is often performed along with a labiaplasty or vaginoplasty procedure.
If you would like to learn more about a clitoral hood reduction or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghozland, call the office today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to help!