Procedure | Surgical
Known as clitoral hood reduction or a clitoral hoodectomy. A surgical procedure for reducing the size and the area of the clitoral hood (prepuce) in order to further expose the clitoral glans of the clitoris. As one of the most sensitive tissues of the female, an enlarged clitoral hood can negatively impact and affect sexual pleasure during sexual intercourse. Hence, it is sometimes done to improve the sexual functioning of the patient and the aesthetic refinement of the vulva to increase therapeutic goals of the sexual functioning of an individual, a form of hoodplasty. During the surgery, an adequate amount of tissue removed to allow for the clitoris to be stimulated easily. Patient surveys have indicated satisfaction with the outcome of such procedures.