Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction can enhance sexual pleasure and improve the appearance of the vulva. Find out more about clitoral hood reduction surgery.
CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION
IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
The visible part of the woman’s clitoris is protected by a hood, a fold of skin formed by the labia minora. The clitoral hood protects the sensitive glans of the clitoris from friction or rubbing.
The appearance of the clitoral hood varies from woman to woman. Patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of the clitoral hood may turn to cosmetic surgery for a solution.
Clitoral hood reduction surgery, also known as a hoodectomy, can reduce the excess skin that covers the clitoris (aka the prepuce). This improves the visual appearance of the genitalia and may also help improve sexual function by making the clitoris more accessible.
The surgery may be performed as a stand-alone procedure or combined with labiaplasty.
Clitoral hood reduction is typically performed under local anaesthesia with oral sedation. In some cases, general anaesthesia may be administered.
The length of the incisions can vary depending on the patient’s individual anatomy and the goals of the surgery. If only increased exposure of the clitoris is required without any skin excision, the surgeon will typically make an incision in the centre of the clitoral hood along the length of the prepuce.
If the surgery is performed together with labiaplasty, the excess skin removal may be performed as a Y- shaped extension off the labiaplasty. The incision is usually closed with absorbable sutures, which dissolve on their own.
The surgery takes about 30 minutes to perform, and you may go home soon after.
Before & After
Before the Surgery
- Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
- Plant to take 2 days off work and your normal activities.
- Arrange to have someone to drive you home after surgery.
- Bring loose-fitting underwear to put on after surgery.
- It is normal to experience some mild swelling and discomfort after surgery. This will gradually subside within 1-2 weeks, although it may take 4-6 weeks until the wound is completely healed.
- Take all medications as prescribed by your doctor.
- For the first 2 weeks, clean the perineum area every morning and evening with clean water, and every time after urinating and fecal excretion.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks and pickled foods for the first two weeks.
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