Clitoral hood reduction is a procedure for reducing the size and area of the clitoral hood in order to expose the clitoral glans of the clitoris. It is usually performed with the goal to improve the sexual functioning of the woman and the aesthetics of her vulva.
Women who have excess skin over the hood of the clitoris experience reduced sexual pleasure.
The clitoral reduction surgical procedure does not actually involve any effect on the clitoris, the surgery removes the excess skin giving a smooth, tight yet functional clitoris.
Following the procedure, the patient will not be able to return to daily duties until at least ten days following the procedure. The patient will feel discomfort, however pain medication can be used to manage the discomfort. Sexual intercourse cannot be engaged until forty-five days following the procedure.
The results do not require any maintenance or repetitive surgery, once the vagina has healed the problem should be corrected.
Often, the procedure is performed in conjunction with a labiaplasty.