Clitoral Hood Reduction

Clitoral Hood Reduction

It is not uncommon for women to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their vagina. Many women are unhappy with the size or appearance of their clitoral hood, with some even experiencing irritation and insecurity as a result of a protruding clitoris. The excess tissue of this area can be a nuisance, making urination a problem and possibly causing an unsightly appearance. Woodglen Aesthetics physicians can repair this with a relatively simple surgery.

PROCEDURE

Clitoral hood reduction is used for cosmetic reasons to reduce enlarged clitoral hood and improve its appearance. The procedure involves use of local anesthetics and removing excess tissue. The clitoral node is pulled back and a small, curved incision is made in the area surrounding the clitoral hood. The procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete. It is quick and safe and patients can expect to return home the same day.

RECOVERY

Clitoral hood reduction requires a relatively short recovery period. The majority of patients can return to their normal routine within three days, and some have even reported being able to endure light activity the same day as their procedure. However, patients are encouraged to refrain from engaging in any sexual activities until the wound is completely healed and swelling has subsided. Patients can expect to see results immediately following the procedure, and the desired appearance will occur within a week. Complete healing should be noticed in about three weeks.

BENEFITS

  • Obtain a more preferred vaginal appearance
  • Procedure is uncomplicated
  • Short recovery time
  • Immediate results
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Newfound comfort
  • Boost in self-confidence

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

As with any type of surgical procedure, clitoral hood reduction has associated risks and complications and must be discussed with your plastic surgeon during consultation. Some of the most common risks associated with clitoral hood reduction may include:

  • Nerve impairment
  • Minor swelling and/or bruising
  • Skin discoloration
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Build-up of scar tissue
  • Decreased sexual sensation