CHR is a procedure that is often confounded with clitoral hood removal, clitoroplasty, clitoral unhooding, clitoral hoodectomy, clitoropexy, hoodoplasty, dorsal slit surgery, lysis of adhesions, and unhooding. In the context of this chapter, the hood is the prepuce of the clitoris and is analogous to the penile foreskin. I intentionally do not use the term circumcision, because it has negative connotations and is often confused with clitoral amputation. The hood is distinctly different from the clitoris, and I will refer to CHR exclusively without focusing on clitoral surgery. Information on the surgery and its sequelae is sparce; a literature search on CHR yielded only 13 results. Part of the difficulty is that CHR is rarely performed as an isolated procedure and in most instances is performed in combination with labia minora reduction.
Clitoral hoodplasty in females with disorders of sex development.
Christine A. Aesthetics of the female genitalia have come under increasing scrutiny with the popularity of Brazilian waxing trends and media promotion of sheer fashions. Women seek to have a clean and youthful appearance of the vaginal region, with minimal if any labial minora show beyond the labia majora. Labiaplasty by edge resection of the redundant labia minora tends to be the preferred method of treating labia minora hypertrophy by most gynecologists and plastic surgeons. This technique is effective in removing the excess circumferential rim of the labia minora, thus decreasing bulk and protrusion from the introitus.
What is it? Does every person with a vagina have one? Is it supposed to look like that? That flap is your clitoral hood, a fold of skin that surrounds and protects your glans clitoris.
Clitoral hood reduction, also termed clitoral hoodectomy ,  clitoral unhooding , clitoridotomy ,   or partial hoodectomy , is a plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size and the area of the clitoral hood prepuce in order to further expose the clitoral glans of the clitoris. It is sometimes done as a form of elective surgery where the therapeutic goals are to improve the sexual functioning of the patient and the aesthetic refinement of the vulva. It is a form of hoodplasty.