Clitoral Hood Reduction

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, CA

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.

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About Clitoral Hood Reduction (Clitoroplasty)

About clitoral hood reduction in Northern California. 

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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, will be happy to sit down with you.

Ideal Candidates

Here’s A Look At The Ideal Candidate For A Clitoral Hood Reduction In Northern California.

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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson 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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson.


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.

Publications on Female Genital Plastic Surgery by Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson

Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson are board-certified plastic surgeons with additional training in labiaplasty, and are international leaders in female genital cosmetic surgery. They have published many articles and book chapters on labiaplasty  and vaginoplasty surgery, trained hundreds of plastic surgeons around the world in their techniques, and received professional awards for their work in this area.


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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson 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

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. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson 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.