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Clitoral Hood Reduction

Excess skin on the sides of the clitoris often causes the clitoris to look enlarged or uneven.

What is it?

Clitoral hood reduction refers to a procedure which involves removing extra folds of skin on either side of the clitoris. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.

Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?

This procedure is beneficial to women with excess skin surrounding the clitoris, causing the clitoris to look enlarged or uneven, women who want to improve the aesthetic of their genitalia, or reduce irritation as a result of large clitoral hood tissue. Genetics, estrogen, and testosterone exposure can make significant changes in the way the clitoral area appears.  Women with similar underlying conditions that have caused changes in the appearance of their clitoral area are good candidates.

How is the procedure done?

A horizontal incision is made in the clitoral hood. Through this incision, the projection of the prepuce is reduced and excess tissue is removed. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures and dressed.

How long will it take to see results?

Patients will see results immediately.  However, the patient will want to allow at least 6 months for all swelling to go down and healing of the skin to take place to actually see the full permanent results of this procedure.

How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)

Recovery from a clitoral hood reduction without labiaplasty is often shorter. The swelling should improve in six weeks, but you may still look swollen for up to six months after the procedure.

How much does it cost?

The price for Clitoral Hood Reduction surgery starts at $3,850.

*An accurate price can only be quoted after an in-person or virtual consultation. Discounts are offered for combination procedures. 

How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?

No maintenance is necessary.  This procedure provides you with permanent results. 

The only maintenance necessary will be your post operation appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing.  These scheduled appointments will be discussed with you during your preoperative consultation.  

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