About Clitoral Hood Reduction
The clitoris is a small, sensitive organ that is responsible for sexual pleasure. This part of the female genitalia is surrounded by a fold of skin called the clitoral hood. For some women, this form of tissue can be overly large, which can cause an unattractive appearance and can prevent a woman from having an orgasm. A clitoral hood reduction or clitoroplasty is a cosmetic surgery that recontours or improves the appearance of a woman's clitoris. This procedure can be performed for both aesthetic and medical reasons and is usually performed in conjunction with labiaplasty or vaginoplasty. If you are interested in learning more about clitoral hood reduction, call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas, will be happy to sit down with you to see if this procedure is right for you.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
A clitoral hood reduction is used to address cosmetic and medical reasons. When performed as a medical treatment, it rejuvenates the appearance of the clitoris following trauma or injury. It is also included as part of the treatment for some congenital disorders affecting the female genital area. You are a good candidate for this procedure if you:
- Feel self-conscious that your clitoral hood skin is too long or large
- Have difficulty cleaning and maintaining hygiene because of a long clitoral hood
- Feel that the clitoral hood interferes with sexual stimulation
- Suffer from a medical condition, such as clitoromegaly or congenital adrenal hyperplasia
At the start of your procedure, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will gently apply a topical anesthetic to the target area. They will also inject a long-acting numbing formula in the vaginal area to provide extra comfort. From there, a V-wedge is made over the clitoral hood to carefully remove the skin. Absorbable sutures are then placed, and patients will be given specific aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing
What to Expect
After your surgery, you can expect to experience soreness and mild discomfort for about 2 – 4 weeks, but a compression garment will be provided to help ease any pain. Over-the-counter medication can also provide additional comfort. You will need to refrain from strenuous activity for several weeks or until cleared by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. Sexual intercourse can be resumed in about a month after your surgery. Most patients generally return to work in about a week and can see optimal results at around 3 – 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a clitoral hood reduction cost?
The needs and concerns are different for every patient, which is why we create a custom treatment plan for every individual. The cost of your surgery will depend on your unique condition and if any other procedures are being performed at the same time. During your consultation, we can review your cost and provide information on low-interest medical financing.
Is a clitoral hood reduction ever medically necessary?
Yes. In some cases, clitoral hood reduction in medically necessary to attain optimal health for the patient. These conditions include:
- Clitoromegaly or clitoral hypertrophy – a condition where the clitoris becomes enlarged due to an existing disease or side effect of medications
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia – a birth defect that causes an abnormal appearance
- Injury or trauma to the clitoris and/or clitoral hood
How long does a clitoral hood reduction take?
Depending on the individual and if any additional procedures are being performed, the surgery generally takes about 1 – 2 hours. Women often combine a labia majoraplasty, vaginaoplasty, or G-spot enhancement with their clitoral hood reduction.
What are the surgical risks of a clitoroplasty?
As with any surgical procedure, there is always a small risk of unexpected bleeding, hematoma, and infection. While rare, there is also a chance for under or over correction. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales are highly skilled plastic surgeons who have extensive experience in female genital surgery, which enables them to provide patients with safe and effective outcomes.
Restore your body
Don't live in pain or embarrassment any longer. Call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa to learn more about clitoral hood reduction surgery to attain the gorgeous contours you desire. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will be happy to sit down with you to review your condition and create a treatment plan that addresses all of your unique concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.