Clitorial Hood Reduction
WHAT IS CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION?
The extra folds can create a bulge that is exaggerated when the labia minora are reduced, and a clitoral hood reduction can improve the balance in appearance of the female genitalia.
CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION PROCEDURE
The excess tissue is marked according to the individual’s anatomy. There is a wide variation in the shape and extent of folds. In some patients the excision is performed as a “Y” extension off the labiaplasty. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF A CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION?
In some patients with a heavy clitoral hood, a labiaplasty without a clitoral hood reduction can result in a top-heavy look. A clitoral hood reduction can lend balance to a labiaplasty in such patients. Clitoral hood reduction is generally performed with labiaplasty, which has a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent.
RISKS AND RECOVERY OF CLITORAL HOOD REDUCTION
The recovery is primarily determined by the accompanying labiaplasty if performed. There are minimal risks with this procedure.