A straightforward outpatient surgical operation called a hoodoplasty can be completed in about an hour under local, oral, or general anaesthesia, depending on the patient.
By creating a little incision in the clitoral hood, the extra skin (prepuce) can be gently removed without damaging the clitoris or any of the nearby nerves. Dissolvable stitches are used to seal the incision when the surgery is successfully completed. You won’t need to visit the doctor again to have the stitches removed as a result.
Clitoral hood reduction has a lot of advantages, which is why most patients are very happy with the outcomes.
Over 15,000 nerve endings in the clitoris contribute significantly to increased sexual pleasure. The clitoris becomes sensitive to sexual stimulation when it is covered in extra skin, which interferes with the woman’s sexual experience. Hence, by removing the clitoral hood, the clitoris is essentially made more exposed and is therefore more amenable to stimulation.
The results of the surgery are permanent but may be affected by pregnancy or childbirth. The full extent will not be visible until the inflammation is reduced.
Mild swelling and bruising are common after the surgery. Hoodoplasty is commonly accompanied with labiaplasty and hence the recovery time is primarily determined by labiaplasty. Since it can vary from one person to another, it is recommended that you consult your doctor for a better “tailored” information.
However, it is generally recommended to avoid sexual intercourse for few weeks post the surgery.