Excess Clitoral Hood Reduction Phoenix
A clitoral hood reduction, also known as Clitoridotomy and Clitoral Hoodectomy, is the surgical removal of the protective fold of skin that surrounds the clitoris. A clitoral hood reduction can be done to increase sexual satisfaction or to improve the appearance of the vulva.
What is the Clitoral Hood?
The clitoral hood is a protective sheath of skin that covers the clitoris on three sides. The clitoral hood protects the clitoris from over stimulation. The clitoral hood is pulled back during sexual arousal, to allow for greater accessibility to the clitoris.
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When is Clitoral Hood Surgery Necessary?
Clitoris function can be hampered by an abnormally large clitoral hood. The clitoris is sometimes entirely covered by the clitoral hood causing a condition known as clitorial phimosis. In this condition, the sensitivity of the clitoris can be completely or partially decreased. In most cases, the clitoral hood partially prevents stimulation.
The clitoral hood may also be abnormally large or disfigured to the extent that the patient would like to change its cosmetic appearance.
What is the Goal of Clitoral Hood Surgery?
During sexual stimulation, a clitoris that is accessible will receive more simulation than when it is covered. The goal of clitoral hood reduction surgery is to increase exposure of the clitoris thereby increasing clitoral stimulation. Removing the skin fold to expose the clitoris will make sexual intercourse more pleasurable and increases the ability to reach sexual climax.
Clitoral hood surgery also can improve the cosmetic appearance of the vulva.
What will happen in the recovery period?
During the recovery period, avoid sitting for long periods and do not drive. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should also be avoided. Recovery varies from person to person. It could take up to two weeks to fully recover.
Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Because dissolvable sutures are used, there are no stitches that need to be removed. Some slight bruising and swelling can be expected around the labia and surrounding tissue. Most patients are able to return to work on the day after surgery, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Learn More about Sexual Health and Cosmetic Genital Surgery
Many patients suffer from genital deformities or believe their sexual health could be improved. It’s a taboo subject for many but recent advancements in plastic surgery has made this topic more open and acceptable than ever before. North Valley Plastic Surgery offers several services and procedures to help people improve their sexual health. North Valley Plastic Surgery offers several services and procedures to help people improve their sexual health. We are dedicated to offering you the highest quality aesthetic and sexual health services possible. North Valley Plastic Surgery maintains a vast inventory of medical grade products and offers a free consultation for sexual health services.
No physician, sexual partner or spouse should tell you to have a sexual health procedure or cosmetic genital surgery. Only the individual considering cosmetic genital surgery can make that decision. Only the patient can make the decision to go to surgery after the physician discusses with the risks, benefits and alternatives to cosmetic genital surgery.
The surgeons at North Valley Plastic Surgery give patients the knowledge, facts about each procedure, and alternatives to sexual health procedures in Arizona. For more information on cosmetic genital surgery in Arizona or learn more about our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that preform clitoral hood reduction surgery please call (480) 991-6877 or visit WWW.NVPSAZ.com.