Women will sometimes complain of an excess amount of skin that is sitting over their clitoris. This excess skin can sometimes project outwards and onto their clothes. An excess amount of skin over the clitoral hood can also result in reduced sexual sensitivity, or result in pain during sexual activity. Clitoral rejuvenation or clitoral hood reduction surgery, also known as Hoodectomy, is considered to be a minor corrective operation which is a procedure to remove excess prepuce tissue, which is the surrounding ‘hood’ through which protects the clitoris on three sides. In normal situations the hood has been anatomically designed to provide protection to the clitoris from abrasion and chaffing, as well as over stimulation. It will naturally retract during sexual intercourse leaving the incredibly sensitive spot to be more exposed. This exposure will allow the application of stimulation to the clitoral node which is commonly referred to as the exterior g-spot, and can result in multiple orgasms.
Sometimes, women with small clitoral nodes, or women that have an excess of skin over the clitoral node will find it exceptionally difficult to achieve orgasm, or might be unable to have an orgasm at all! This is as a result of the clitoris being too covered, or restricted from the excess skin tissue. This reduces the ability to feel tactile stimulation or might even remove it entirely.
A closely related condition in terms of the clitoris has been reported by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine. The research conducted here found that 25% of women who had undergone treatment for some form of sexual dysfunction suffered from a condition which is now known as clitoral phimosis. This is a similar condition to an excess of clitoral hood whereby the prepuce tissue is too tight to allow the clitoris to protrude natural meaning that there is not enough exposure to provide the necessary stimulation in order to achieve sexual climax. This condition can also be corrected through a Hoodectomy and involves a surgical retraction of the skin tissue surrounding the clitoris.
The procedure is fairly simple and straight forward. Clitoral Hood reduction involves the removal of excess skin for the purpose of a smooth, tight and functional clitoris and clitoral hood. The important thing to note here is that the clitoris itself is not operated on during the surgery. So there should be no need for concerns in regards to things such as sensitivity reduction during sexual activity. On the contrary, a procedure such as this is far more likely to increasesexual sensations.
After the procedure it is normal to feel a little drowsy from the prescribed anaesthetic. You may be required to stay in the hospital overnight or at the very least it is recommended that you be driven home and to have someone stay the night to ensure that you’re okay. On the first night you will need to rest.
On the day of your surgery for a clitoral hood reduction you can safely expect to experience some discomfort which will continue for the few days following the surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe something for the pain if it is required. A few days after your surgery you will need to return back to the surgeon to have your first post operative check up.
Following the surgery you will be able to resume normal and light activities the following day. However it will be recommended that you take off up to two weeks of work to ensure proper healing, and you will need to refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 45 days following the surgery.
Another form of surgery regarding the clitoris is clitoral unhooding. This is sometimes comparatively referred to as female circumcision, as it is a similar procedure to that done in men. Although male circumcision is done for the purpose of genital hygiene and penile complications. Women however, having undergone a Hoodectomy, will be permitted to experience greater sensation and a heightened arousal through the reduction of the tissue that forms the clitoral hood. This will almost always result in stronger and faster orgasms. In some extents, it has been theorized that excessive clitoral hood tissue can result in hygiene-related issues within women as it can give protection to higher levels of bacteria which will sometimes result in yeast or vaginal infections in close proximity to the entrance of the vaginal canal. It is also important to note that a Hoodectomy should not be mistakenly referred to as a Clitoridectomy – which is an entirely different surgical procedure. A Clitoridectomy is Female Genital Mutilation which is practiced in some cultures which sees the complete removal of the clitoral node.
Because of the high density of nerves in the clitoris, there are some gynecologists which are not at all comfortable with performing and recommending a clitoral unhooding procedure. Sometimes this is as a result of a lack of surgical experience, other times they might be unwilling on societal comforts and the implication that it can have on a woman’s pleasure. The idea being that sexual pleasure can be considered taboo and that it isn’t necessary in the overall scheme of things. However, there are an increasing number of respected cosmetic gynecological surgeons and plastic surgeons that have training in urological matters that understand and acknowledge both the need and desire to have such an operation performed.