Clitoral hood reduction in Northern California

Clitoral Hood Reduction (Clitoroplasty)

Effective intimate wellness. 

About Clitoral Hood Reduction

About clitoral hood reduction in Northern California. 

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 of Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, California. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas, will be happy to sit down with you to see if this procedure is

Here’s a look at the ideal candidate for a clitoral hood reduction in Northern California. 

Ideal Candidates

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

How it works

Surgical Technique

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

Learn what to expect with a clitoral hood reduction treatment in Northern California. 

After your Treatment

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.

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Before and after photos are shown with consent from actual patients of Plastic Surgery Associates and are displayed for informational purposes only. Individual results may vary.

From Our Clients

Outstanding staff. Absolutely loved dr Furnas. Great communication, great environment and atmosphere I can sit more comfortable. Easier to keep clean, also sex life is more comfortable.



My experience with PSA was wonderful. The staff is warm and inviting. And they all strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The office is clean and well kept as well. When i went to Dr. Furnas i was a little nervous due to the type of procedure i was having. I first saw her for labiaplasty, now if you know what labiaplasty is I’m sure you can see why i was nervous and a little embarrassed. But in my case i was to uncomfortable in that area not to see someone about it. Looking back on it now i really wish i had met and saw Dr. Furnas sooner. She made me feel safe and comfortable. And after the procedure was done i absolutely loved my results. i was able to finally be active comfortably. I had also undergone breast augmentation by Dr. furnas and was pleasantly please on the results of that as well. She is very professional and a true artist. i highly Recommend her.


Very informative and friendly staff


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?

The labia majoraplasty is performed on-site in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with sedation.

Physical limitations?

Yes. In some rare  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.

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Restore your intimate wellness

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Every vagina is not identical and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas about your needs and concerns so they can develop your unique labiaplasty surgical plan. Schedule an appointment at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA to hear more about rejuvenation with a labiaplasty.

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