When it comes to the appearance of the clitoral hood, also known as clitoral prepuce, only slight alterations may be necessary to make a difference in a woman’s life. Every so often the clitoris may appear enlarged due to excess or unnecessary tissue of the clitoral hood. Clitoral hood reduction or clitoropexy seeks to fix this problem by reshaping the tissue in the genital area to help reduce the projection and size of a bulky clitoral hood.
This article covers everything you need to know about clitoral hood reduction procedure in Miami. From surgery to recovery, you will learn about the essential aspects of clitoral hood reduction, costs associated with this procedure, and how Jolie Plastic Surgery can help you achieve confidence in your appearance with results that last.
The clitoral hood’s function is to protect the glans of the clitoris. It can serve as an erogenous tissue in sexual enjoyment. Some women may have an enlarged prepuce that causes physical and emotional discomfort. The clitoral hood reduction is the surgical procedure used to correct this problem as it addresses the area of the clitoral hood so that the clitoral glands are more exposed.
Clitoral hood reduction surgery is a simple outpatient procedure where the hood is surgically reduced to promote stimulation in the clitoris. The clitoris is similar to the man’s foreskin and is covered by a hood. Just like in male circumcision, during the clitoral hood reduction procedure, the excess of loose skin is removed. This procedure is performed using mild anesthetics, so patients are awake during clitoral hood reduction surgery and also eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. Many women complain about mild to moderate pain after surgery, which can be treated with topical anesthetic ointment.
Recovery for clitoral hood reduction should not be too long. Most patients return to work in a few days. Some post-operative care instructions to keep in mind include:
Clitoral hood reduction surgery can cost from $5,500 - $17,000 with an average of $12,025. This price can vary based on the surgeon’s training, experience, and geographic location. This procedure is generally combined with labiaplasty, which will increase the cost. Women who choose to undergo this procedure with general anesthesia will also have additional costs. We recommend you schedule a consultation with your surgeon at Jolie Plastic Surgery to help you determine the total cost of your procedure after a thorough evaluation.
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The clitoris contains over 15,000 nerve endings. The clitoral hood helps protects this sensitive tissue from too much stimulation an external irritants. The glands in the clitoral hood also produce a lubricant called sebum, which aids with movement.
This procedure should not reduce sensation but rather increase stimulation in the area since the barrier of tissue that obstructs sensation is significantly reduced. The clitoris and the nerves should not be affected by surgery.
Women who undergo clitoral hood reduction generally have an excess of labia minora where too much tissue hangs under the vulva. In such cases, reduction of the clitoris can be performed with labiaplasty.
Good candidates for clitoral hood reduction surgery should be in good overall health without cardiovascular conditions or any other ailment that may interfere with surgery. They should avoid smoking and drinking for at least two weeks prior to surgery or as advised by the surgeon. It is crucial for patients to discuss their health with their surgeon to determine whether they are good candidates for this procedure.
This procedure can be safely performed on women of all ages as long as the patient is healthy, understand the risks associated with this procedure, and have realistic expectations.
A good surgeon will use hidden suture techniques to keep your scars minimal and practically invisible. This area tends to heal very well so you shouldn’t worry about scarring
A clitoral hood reduction can help improve the appearance of the external genitalia and promote sexual function by removing excess skin that inhibits clitoral stimulation. The Journal of Sexual Medicine states that five women who visit a sexual medicine practice have clitoral adhesion, which can cause extreme pain and it will also interfere with sexual stimulation. Some patients may experience increased self-esteem, comfort, and hygiene after undergoing this procedure. Patients may wear tight clothes, and feel more feminine or attractive.
This procedure usually takes one hour unless combined with another procedure.
The sutures will dissolve slowly in 4-6 weeks. Some women will have their sutures dissolve in about six weeks, which may cause irritation. Women who experience itching due to this irritation may be prescribed antihistamine.
Recovery varies from patient to patient. Some patients may return to work after 1-2 days of clitoral hood reduction surgery as advised by their surgeon and based on the nature of the procedure. Patients must adhere to their doctor’s follow-up appointments.
Patients can resume their usual activities 4 weeks after clitoral hood reduction surgery. They can lift weights and relax as allowed. However, they should refrain from hot baths, cycling, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities during the first 4-6 weeks of recovery.
Some patients may experience pain during intercourse, dryness, scarring, and bleeding in the surgical site. As long as patients take medications as prescribed by the surgeon, there shouldn’t be any issues. Nausea and vomiting may come as a result of intravenous sedation. There may be occasional itching, irritation, and tension as well. Some patients may have an abnormal vaginal discharge due to vaginal fungi, which can be treated with anti-fungal medication or suppository.
While most patients are satisfied with the results, clitoral hood reduction surgery has its limitations. In case of unsatisfactory results, correction surgery is generally available. Patients should understand what to expect from the clitoral hood reduction procedure as described during their initial consultation and make sure their surgeon knows what their cosmetic goals are.
The improvement is seen immediately, but patients must wait some time for the swelling to subside. The results will be more visible after full recovery, which generally takes several weeks. Patients who combine clitoral hood reduction with labiaplasty will take longer to recover.
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