Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral unhooding or hoodectomy, is one type of outpatient vaginal surgery that can increase a woman’s sexual function and satisfaction

Genetics play a big role in a clitoral hood’s appearance. The thickness and looseness of this tissue can be unattractive, and in some cases can even detract from the clitoris’ sensitivity, interfering with sexual response and pleasure.

Some women have difficulty achieving orgasm due to an excess of skin, or excessively thick skin, surrounding or covering the clitoris. This reduces the stimulation the clitoris receives during sexual activity. A Connecticut clitoral hood reduction corrects this condition.

Clitoral Unhooding Misconceptions

It’s imperative to make the distinction between clitoral hood reduction and the misnomer, “female circumcision.” While clitoral unhooding is an empowering procedure that can enable women to take control of their physical sexual response, a so-called female circumcision removes the entire clitoris. This cruel form of female genital mutilation should never be confused with a clitoral hood reduction.

By removing some of the tissue that surrounds the external portion of the clitoris, a skilled clitoral unhooding surgeon in Connecticut can help women who were previously unable to achieve, or had difficulty reaching orgasm. Once healing is complete, this procedure has an incredibly high satisfaction rate among patients.

Benefits of This Procedure

This procedure typically allows increased stimulation of the clitoris, meaning most patients experience increased sexual response and less difficulty in achieving orgasm.

Many women also report higher frequency and intensity of sexual climax once they have recovered from the surgery. In fact, a recent clinical study collecting patient and physician-supplied data from multiple institutions, found an overall satisfaction rate of 97.2 percent for women undergoing clitoral hood reduction.

It’s important to note the difference between this increasingly popular procedure and a surgery called clitoridectomy. The Connecticut clitoral unhooding procedure is not to be confused with this repulsive cultural practice, which is the complete removal of the clitoris.

Determining Whether a Hoodectomy is Right For You

There’s no “typical” candidate for the clitoral unhooding procedure. However, many of the women who choose this surgery fall under one of two categories:

  • Women who find it difficult or impossible to achieve orgasm.
  • Women with enlarged labia majora (Women with enlarged labia often have excess clitoral skin as well).

You might have other concerns that a clitoral hoodectomy procedure in Connecticut can remedy as well, but if either of the above applies to you, a clitoral hood reduction may be the solution for you.

Working With a Cosmetic Surgeon

A clitoral hood reduction surgery is a delicate procedure that involves highly sensitive, nerve-dense tissue. It’s important to have an experienced Connecticut clitoral hood reduction surgeon for your hoodectomy—one who has performed the procedure many times.

Board-certified gynecologist Dr. Edward Jacobson is one of the few surgeons in the U.S. who has extensive experience with this surgery, and he’s been in private practice for more than 30 years.