Four Things To Know About Clitoral Hood Reduction
At Spa-V, our mission is to create a safe space for clients looking to discuss intimate sexual health and wellness and to learn about treatment options. We are passionate about educating and empowering women. In many cases, we see patients that simply didn’t know that there were options for treating some of these lesser talked about issues. That’s why we specialize in this area! If you’re struggling with an intimate cosmetic or functional problem, Spa-V can help. Let’s talk about clitoral hood reduction and what it can do for you.
What Is Clitoral Hood Reduction?
Simply defined, clitoral hood reduction is surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the clitoral hood. It is often performed alongside labiaplasty, but can also be a standalone procedure.
What Are The Benefits?
People seek this procedure for a variety of reasons, for both cosmetic and functional issues that are detracting from self-confidence and sexual pleasure. The purpose of the clitoral hood is to provide protection for the highly sensitive clitoris. However, for some women, the tissue may be too large – causing chafing during regular activity and discomfort during sex. The hood can become enlarged due to factors like age, hormonal changes, or genetics.
When we reduce the hood to a more proportionate size, women are able to experience more pleasure and stimulus during sex. Plus, they may feel more confident about the way they look and feel in clothes, and overall have more positive intimate experiences.
What Is The Procedure Like?
This is a short, out-patient surgery performed with a local anesthetic. During the procedure, Dr. Warren uses a precise technique to excise extra tissue covering the clitoris. We do not touch the clitoris itself or its nerves. For a proportionate look, we may perform labiaplasty (discussed in advance). As a result, we can ensure everything looks as natural as possible.
How Is The Recovery?
Post-surgery, we will advise you on pain management. This usually involves over-the-counter pain relievers and ice. Healing takes about 3-6 weeks, depending on the person. You can begin incorporating light exercise around 3 weeks, but we typically recommend waiting 6 weeks before having sex.
Above all, we are committed to helping women regain their lost confidence and function through gynecologic procedures like clitoral hood reduction. If you’re considering Spa-V as a practice, feel free to reach out and schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer your questions and ensure you are completely confident in your decision.