Clitoral hood reduction involves eliminating excess tissue found on the sides of the clitoral hood. This treatment is designed to create a more flatter and smooth appearance. Additionally, it allows the labia to become closer to the clitoris.
Clitoral hood reduction can be conveniently performed along with a majora or minora labiaplasty. The removal of the labia can create a larger clitoris appearance. A reduction in the amount of tissue on the sides and top of the clitoral hood is needed in 90%of labiaplasty cases and is usually performed at the same time as labiaplasty. The purpose of this is the remove the excess skin and to allow for adequate removal of labial tissue to which the hood skin attaches. Also, this allows for a more sleek and less top heavy appearance coupled with avoiding a new issue of having the annoying pinching and rubbing just move to the hood area following labiaplasty.
When the clitoral hood is being reduced, the clitoris and nerves are not actually being affected. This is not a circumcision procedure. The entire process is conducted under local anesthesia within the office and can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Poucher will perform a clitoral hood reduction in her office to removed the excess skin folds in the region under local anesthesia. When the hood skin is being reduced care is taken not to affect the erectile tissue nor disturb the nerves. While this procedure is most often performed at the same time as labiaplasty, it can be and has been done as a separate single procedure.
If you seek a clitoral hood reduction for an improved appearance, contact our office for a consultation to learn more.