CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION – REGAIN SENSITIVITY
Frequently Asked Questions
Why clitoral hood reduction?
The solitary function of the clitoris is to induce sexual pleasure. As the female equivalent to a man’s penis, the clitoris is covered by a hood (which is similar to a man’s foreskin). Occasionally this hood or tissue covering can be large, redundant (also called clitoral hypertrophy) and cause inability to achieve stimulation to the clitoris. The redundant tissue can also be uncomfortable while wearing a bathing suit or tight fitting clothing.
How do I know if clitoral hood reduction is right for me?
Women who need a clitoral hood reduction generally complain of lack of ability for stimulation of their clitoris. The hood covers the clitoris to the extent that adequate stimulation is difficult. Dr. Blatt is uniquely qualified to help women evaluate and treat these intimate but important concerns. Because of his training as a board certified gynecologist, he can discuss their concerns and their problems so they can determine whether they desire this and other genital cosmetic procedures.
How is clitoral hood reduction performed?
The procedure to reduce the clitoral hood is a simple, outpatient procedure where the hood is surgically incised and the excess skin tissue is removed to allow for improved stimulation of the clitoris. As the female equivalent to a man’s penis, the clitoris is covered by a hood (which is similar to a man’s foreskin). Just like during a circumcision of the male, the excess skin overhanging the clitoris can be reduced surgically.
Normally the procedure is performed using mild sedation and a local anesthetic. Patients thus are awake during the procedure and do not require a general anesthetic. After the procedure, most women complain of mild to moderate pain, treated adequately with pain medicine and topical anesthetic ointments.
What other procedures are usually done with clitoral hood reduction?
Clitoral hood hypertrophy is often seen in women who also have labial hypertrophy, or excess labia minora where their tissue hangs down below their vulva. In these circumstances, reduction of the tissue covering the clitoris can be performed at the same time of labiaplasty if desired. The nerves that supply the clitoris are not involved in these procedures, and therefore there is no decrease in sensation or orgasm experienced.
What should I expect from the procedure?
The procedure to reduce the clitoral hood is a simple, outpatient procedure where the hood is surgically incised and an adequate amount of tissue removed to allow for the clitoris to be stimulated easily. When performed with labiaplasty, it should be emphasized that the nerves that supply the clitoris are not involved in these procedures, and therefore there is no decrease in sensation or orgasm experienced.
How long does it take?
In most cases, Clitoral Hood Reduction takes less than an hour.
How painful is it?
Most patients are able to return to normal activities within 36 hours, many in less time. In every instance, you will feel no pain during the procedure. Ice packs are provided as well.
Does insurance cover the costs of clitoral hood reduction?
Insurance usually does not cover the cost of this surgery because it is considered elective.
Does it really work to help increase stimulation?
The concept of exposing more surface area of the clitoris to enable more stimulation is correct. With a covered clitoris, due to excess tissue of the Prepuce, there is a limited amount of surface area that can be stimulated. When this excess tissue is removed, it is possible to expose more of the highly innervated surface of the clitoral node, allowing more sensation and helping the woman achieve a faster, stronger climax.
Are the results immediate?
It is advised that there be no sexual activity for several weeks, to permit the area to properly heal. The results, however, are immediate.
Are financing plans available?
Yes. We have arrangements with two financial institutions for no interest and low interest financing of your surgery.
Are credit cards accepted for clitoral hood reduction surgery?
Yes. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
What is my next step, if I’m interested in clitoral hood reduction?
Dr. Blatt and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call to speak with Dr. Blatt directly if you have any further questions, or use our convenient contact form.
How far in advance should I schedule my clitoral hood reduction surgery?
Consultations can be scheduled any time. We prefer a 48 hour notice to schedule surgery although at times we have been able to accommodate patients with as little as 24 hour notice. You may also elect to schedule your surgery weeks or even months in advance.
How much is an initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free. We believe once you meet our dedicated staff and see our state of the art facility you will become our patient.
Can I schedule my consultation the same day as surgery?
Yes. Many of our out of town patients have their consultations immediately prior to surgery. At this time we perform a physical exam and discuss the surgery that interest you in full detail.
Are there hotels near your office?
Yes. There are numerous hotels in the area including one right across the street. When you call to schedule your consultation we will be happy to provide you with information. Out staff can assist you with hotel reservations.