Hoodectomy is a surgical procedure which removes part of the protective clitoral sheathing, virtually always in an attempt to treat unsatisfying female sexual functionality or complete anorgasmia. The clitoral hood is a piece of skin which normally covers and insulates the highly sensitive clitoris from inadvertent stimulation and chaffing.
In many women, this hood retracts during sexual arousal, allowing direct stimulation of the clitoral structure. However, some women have problematic issues with this hood which prevent them from enjoying sex to the fullest. Meanwhile other women suffer body image issues when the clitoris hood is self-perceived as unaesthetic or overly prominent.
This essay examines the various hood reduction and removal surgeries that can improve the appearance and functional capacities of the clitoris.
Hood Removal Explained
Hoodectomy is a simple cosmetic surgery technique which removes part of the clitoral hood, allowing full exposure of the clitoris during times of arousal. The clitoris itself is not generally altered in any way during the operation.
The hood reduction procedure is most often used to facilitate better clitoral stimulation, thereby allowing the woman to reach an orgasmic state externally.
In some patients, removal or reduction of the hood is accomplished to simply make the vulva appear more attractive to the treated patient, since women with large or prominent hoods may dislike the “external” and “projecting” look of their genitals.
This is a very simple and straightforward surgical procedure. However, it is always advised to seek treatment from a specialist in female genital surgery, to minimize the low, but possible, chances for complications.
For best results, always discuss the full spectrum of possible benefits and drawbacks of the operation with your doctor ahead of the surgical appointment and be confident that this is the right choice for your needs.
Remember to follow postoperative aftercare instructions to the letter, to minimize the chances of infection or other problematic effects of surgery.
Be advised that some women are diagnosed with sexual problems stemming from purely physical reasons, such as an enlarged and non-retractable hood, but often, the inability to orgasm or fully enjoy sex may be a purely psychoemotional concern or a combination of physical and emotional contributors.
If surgical intervention fails to bring about relief of the complaint, then psychological therapies might prove more useful for many patients.
The clitoral hood is a protective structure, but in some cases, works too well for its own good. The last thing a woman wants during sexual interaction is the inability to fully feel pleasure, due to a stifling of the clitoris.
Additionally, large and prominent hoods may make a woman very self conscious during sex, especially if she feels that this very external projection is abnormal or atypical.
Regardless of the reasons why women desire to have hood removal operations, it is safe to say that successful treatment is easy to achieve and may be an important part of facilitating a more satisfying sex life.
To learn more about clitoral hood reduction or removal, consult with a qualified board certified plastic surgeon today.