About Clitoral Hood Reduction
The sole purpose of the clitoris (sometimes colloquially referred to as the “clit”) is to provide sexual pleasure, and the majority of women cannot climax without clitoral stimulation. However, if the clitoral hood provides too much protective coverage or the excess tissue is so bulky that direct stimulation of the clitoris cannot occur, the feelings of arousal can be greatly diminished. An overly large clitoral hood can also make reaching orgasm more difficult.
During clitoral hood reduction, Dr. Placik uses a meticulous and cautious surgical technique to avoid removing too much tissue that could leave the clitoris overly exposed, a sensation that patients may find too intense. The clitoris itself and surrounding nerves are not touched during the procedure, ensuring that you retain full sensation after surgery.
In most cases, clitoral hood reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require general anesthesia or a hospital stay. Instead, Dr. Placik prefers using a local anesthetic, sometimes combined with oral sedation. Dr. Placik adopts a delicate approach toward clitoral hood reduction in order to prevent scarring and ensure optimum results.
Patients typically return home the same day as their surgery, although recovery time will vary depending on if other procedures were performed at the same time. It’s common to perform a clitoral hood reduction in combination with other female genital rejuvenation procedures such as labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation. Incorporating G-spot enhancement at the same time can help increase internal sexual sensation in addition to the enhanced clitoral stimulation women often experience after clitoral hood reduction.