With Miami Vaginal Rejuvenation Specialist Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz
In a woman’s quest for genital beauty, she may be surprised with the variety of options available through modern cosmetic medicine. While there are a number of reasons why a surgeon may correct areas of the vagina including improving vaginal health and making daily life more comfortable, there are also procedures performed for purely elective reasons. Clitoral hood reduction performed by Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can offer women enhancement of the vagina, with both looks and sensitivity.
The Clitoral Hood: Its Function and Aesthetic
The clitoris in women can be compared to the head of the penis in men. This nerve-backed arousal organ is situated in the mid-upper area of the eternal genitalia. In certain cases, a protruding clitoris can look like a small penis, causing women to feel that the most feminine area of her body appears masculine. A bulge is sometimes noticed through tight-fitting clothing like a bathing suit, biker shorts, or yoga pants. A protruding clitoris may also create unwanted sexual sensitivity and difficulty during intimate situations due to over-stimulation. During a clitoral hood reduction, this area of the external vagina is safely minimized to better camouflage and protect the delicate underlying anatomy.
Often, clitoral hood reduction – also referred to as clitoral hoodectomy or clitoral unhooding – is performed in conjunction with labiaplasty. During the inner lip-trimming procedure, the clitoral hood may already appear prominent in the vagina, or may look enlarged once the large labia minora are trimmed. When the wedge resection technique is utilized, the reduction is done as an extension of this technique. With a wedge incision, a V-shaped excision of the skin is performed, and the two sides of skin are sewn together, permitting the labia to retain their normal color and texture.
After Clitoral Hood Reduction
During this surgery, Miami vaginal rejuvenation expert, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can remove extra skin from the hood of the clitoris, creating a more symmetric and smooth appearance of the upper portion of the external vagina. In addition to refining the skin covering the clitoris, the doctor can alter the projection of the clitoris to better hide it within the woman’s natural lip folds. This ensures that clothing is not rubbing uncomfortably against this very sensitive area, and provides a more feminine look.
Does Clitoral Hood Reduction Affect Sensitivity?
During clitoral hoodectomy, the clitoris itself is not impacted as it is not surgically altered. In the same way that men undergo a circumcision to rid the penis of extra skin, the same can be said for a clitoral hood reduction. The organ itself remains untouched, as the external skin is cosmetically enhanced.
An instance where a clitoral surgery could impact sexual function is if the patient has an enlarged clitoris, known as clitoromegaly. The enlarged clitoris may extend beyond the surrounding skin, and can be very sensitive to a woman in everyday life. Sometimes, a hormonal imbalance may cause abnormal growth of the clitoris. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may recommend that a patient first sees an endocrinologist as correction could be possible without surgical intervention.
Miami Vaginal Rejuvenation Expert, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz
Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz specializes in aesthetic medicine of women’s genitals. Often referred to as “designer vaginas,” women are able to undergo vaginal rejuvenation procedures to enhance sexual satisfaction and their comfort with this region of their body. Some women develop different than others during puberty, and others may be post-childbirth or post-menopausal.
Hormone variation can significantly impact the outer appearance of the female sex organ. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is passionate about helping women achieve their desired aesthetic, while providing expert care and consulting. The doctor is a published author on the topic of vaginal rejuvenation, and has been interested in this specific form of plastic surgery since his surgical residency.
Call Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz at (305) 595-2969 to setup a consult appointment at one of his three practice locations: Miami, South Miami, or Coral Gables.