Clitoral Hood Reduction
The clitoral hood is the fold of skin around the clitoris, comparable to the foreskin for men. It serves an important purpose which is to protect the clitoris from being constantly rubbed. Constant friction could lead to overstimulation, desensitization and even pain. It also helps to keep the area moist and completes the appearance. However, sometimes it can be too large or lengthy, or not retract during intimacy. This may be caused by genetics, trauma or childbirth.
A clitoral hood reduction (also known as hoodectomy and clitoropexy), is an aesthetic procedure that reduces the length and size of your clitoral hood. It is limited to the removal of excess skin covering the clitoris and is often combined with a labiaplasty or other genital cosmetic procedures. We only reduce your clitoral hood to the point where it appears less prominent. It should also be more proportionate with the rest of your labia and vulva contours. Occasionally patients may have improved clitoral sensation, but this is not a common outcome and should not be aimed for. Very rarely women request the procedure because of frequent infections and unpleasant smell because of excess skin in this area, which will be corrected with this surgery.
This operation does not involve surgery on the clitoris itself. It is important to note that the technique used by Dr Novikova results in no nerve damage and thus the sensation of the clitoris will not be altered at all.