Clitoral Unhooding, or Hoodectomy is also known
as Clitoral Circumcision
A feminine genital surgical procedure to remove
excess Prepuce tissue—the surrounding "hood" that sheaths
the clitoral node on three sides.
• Who Are The Best Candidates?
• Before & After Photos
• About the Procedure and Recovery Time
• What to Expect
• Costs and Financing Information
• Important Questions to Ask Before Choosing
• Why You Should Be Prepared To Travel
To The Right Surgeon
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Who Are The Best Candidates?
Women who believe they have a difficult time reaching sexual climax (or
not at all), or those who often demonstrate enlarged labia, which can
be indicative of excess tissue in the Clitoral Hood. Hoodectomy is also
called Female Clitoral Circumcision, in that it is representative of a
common male procedure that some doctors say can be comparative. There
is no stereotypical woman to describe the physical characteristics of
a candidate for Hoodectomy. The decision to have this procedure done is
largely an elective one, depending on the desires of the individual. Generally,
woman in average physical condition or good health can be a candidate
for Clitoral Unhooding surgery.
Before & After
Photos of Clitoral Unhooding
Before Clitoral Unhooding
After Clitoral Unhooding
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and After Photos of Hoodectomy.
About the Procedure and
To begin, your surgeon might choose to perform a series of tests to determine
if there is an actual need for the procedure. Sometimes, the problem can
lie with a hormonal imbalance and the sexual dysfunction may not require
a surgery at all. If, after testing, the surgeon determines there is a
need, a topical anesthesia ointment is usually applied to numb the immediate
area, permitting further numbing of the area with a more concentrated
anesthetic, usually combined with a vascular constrictor such as epinephrine
to reduce fluid loss. Once the area is anesthetized, the clitoral node
is retracted from the Prepuce (clitoral hood) allowing sufficient space
for a small surgical incision. Generally, a curved incision is made roughly
around the clitoral hood. In most instances the incision is approximately
1⁄4” long. Never, at any time, is the clitoris node near enough
to the incision area to risk any injury to the nervous tissue, because
it is retracted far enough to prevent accidental damage. At all times,
since the procedure is considered a minimal one, the patient is awake.
The area remains numb for approximately 60-90 minutes, which is more than
enough time to finish the Hoodectomy procedure. The small incision is
closed with a few sutures that dissolve in about seven days. A bandage
is placed that provides compression to the region and helps reduce discomfort
and swelling. The person leaves the office surgical center within an hour
or so after the procedure.
What to Expect:
Normally, you’ll arrive for your procedure the day before if coming
from out of town. Once you’re scheduled for surgery (usually the
day after you arrive), you’ll be prepped for the procedure. By this
time, you would have been instructed to take antibiotics that the surgeon
had prescribed and would have been doing so for at least two days prior
to the procedure.
Clitoral Unhooding typically takes approximately 30 minutes, sometimes
less, because the procedure is relatively minimal. You won’t feel
any pain what so ever, and afterwards, you’ll be given a cold pack
to deal with minor discomfort from inflammation. As well, if needed, pain
medications are prescribed to help with the discomfort, but this isn’t
usually needed. After approximately 1-3 days, you’ll be able to
return to your regular routine. At this time the patient can take showers
and begin to move around normally. The results can be seen immediately.
Full activities including gym work, bicycling, and running can usually
be resumed about three to four weeks following surgery. It is recommended
that full physical activities and sexual intercourse (or activities) be
delayed for three weeks to permit the sutures to dissolve and tissues
Surgical risks are few, but may include inflammation (usually from the
incised tissues, or a slight reaction to the suture material), some slight
bleeding, and possibly infection, although this is very rare.
Costs and Financing Information:
See our Costs & Financing page
for more information.
Important Questions You
Should Ask Before Choosing your Surgeon:
If you’ve been wrestling with a sexual dysfunction issue and not
enjoying sex with your mate, you may have decided to research the matter
more carefully. There is a wealth of information available—because
it is now considered a very common problem. If, after self-examination,
you think you may have an excess amount of Clitoral Hood tissue, or perhaps
have large labia (very often the two are related) you may choose to contact
a surgeon specializing in Hoodectomy.
The only thing to do now… is to find the right surgeon who can
assure you'll receive the best success without any problems.
To begin, it's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to realize that not all surgeons perform
Female Clitoral Circumcision. The fact is… very, very few perform
this procedure on A REGULAR BASIS.
True, many surgeons will say they perform clitoral circumcision, mostly
OB-GYNs, and some might even say they do them regularly. But, the key
is to find someone fully qualified, that performs the procedure AT LEAST
4-5 TIMES PER MONTH. That means, the surgeon you choose, should
average approximately one every week.
Why is this SO IMPORTANT?
Because while the procedure itself is minimal, in that very little tissue
is excised, it requires much more talent . . . more so, than most people
realize. Here's why —
- The objective of Clitoral Unhooding is to remove the excess tissue
in the Prepuce (clitoral hood) so that the clitoral node is sufficiently
exposed to permit sensual stimulation. That may sound easy to do. But
the facts are; if too much tissue is removed, over stimulation can result,
creating an often-painful situation.
- Just as bad, removing tissue asymmetrically can mean you’ll
be left with an irregular appearing clitoris.
In both instances, it requires the talent of the surgeon to have enough
visual ability—ability only gained by performing lots of Hoodectomies—to
be able to study the anatomical “layout” of the woman, including
her musculature, weight, proportions, ethnicity and other factors and
use their aesthetic ability to create the right suture, in the right
HERE ARE A FEW CRITICAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR PROSPECTIVE
SURGEON BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO HAVE CLITORAL UNHOODING:
- How many Clitoral Unhoodings did the surgeon you are considering do
last month? How many last week? How many in the last three months? Just
remember, Hoodectomies require that the surgeon isn't merely a 'visitor'
to this type of surgery...but, someone who is a 'regular'.
- Ask the surgeon if you can speak with his most recent few patients.
Most surgeons who perform this procedure regularly won't have a problem
letting you speak with their former patients.
- Ask them if they’ve had any complications from the procedure,
including infection problems. A poor decision, based on cost, or lack
of experience can come back to haunt you.
Why You Should Be Prepared
To Travel To The Right Surgeon:
Because there are only a few qualified surgeons with enough experience
to perform Clitoral Unhooding, there’s a good chance that they might
not be located in your immediate area.
Sometimes, the first inclination you might have is to simply accept this
and settle for a local doctor who probably hasn’t done more than
a handful of these procedures in their career. To do so is a big mistake.
As mentioned earlier, the key to a good result is EXPERIENCE. That means,
simply, the more procedures the doctor has done, the better for you. If
you are willing to spend an extra day or two of your time, and perhaps
even the cost of an airfare (although most surgeons on this website offer
travel discounts and assistance with travel arrangements), you’d
be well served to do so, because you can almost assure yourself of a good
result. To choose a surgeon based on price—to save even several
hundred dollars—is a bad decision, in retrospect, after something
goes wrong by using a local surgeon. Medically, there’s an old saying
. . . once tissue is removed, one can’t simply put it back on again.
You’ll be stuck with the results for the rest of your life.
Because of the importance of this issue, we have surgeons who offer not
simply travel discounts for people coming in from out of the area, but,
as well, complete packages that allow for special pricing on a hotel,
transfers (so you’re never lost), medical follow-up (doctors check
with you afterwards, or a nurse), and post-operative care. The cost of
these packages is often less than if you’d have made the arrangements
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