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 of 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’m beyond happy with my experience with Dr. Canales and the staff as Plastic Surgery Associates. I inquired about a procedure (augmentation) soon after their reopening during the pandemic and got nothing short of amazing service. Right away I had Lisa reach out to me and answered everyone of my many questions. She was so helpful and I felt like she really cared and wanted to make the process as easy as possible. Due to Covid, I had a virtual consultation with Dr. Canales to get the ball rolling. It wasn’t just a get on and get off call, he wanted to know details to ensure I was going to get the desired results. Once the decision was made, the staff there (Kelsey, Lisa and Wendy) we’re providing me with all the documentation needed, reaching out to me via phone and their online Klara portal. If I ever had a question, they responded immediately without frustration. They constantly reminded me they want to provide me with the best experience. On surgery day, I felt like I was apart of the family not just a patient. Dr. Canales and my anesthesiologist and those assisting made me feel so at home and not nervous at all. Post surgery, I could not put into words how ecstatic I am with my results. I never imagined my augmentation would look and feel so natural. They are honestly perfect and it’s thanks to the team helping me decide which options would be best. Huge thank you to the team for performing a life changing procedure and treating me with such care along the way!"- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 05, 2020
"I am 48 years old and breast fed both my children for 24 months. I am also a runner and all I can say is that my breasts looked awful. I contacted Plastic Surgery Associates about a breast aug and from start to finish they were so professional and soothing to me. My breasts are incredible and to be honest..... I did not feel much pain after surgery. I have healed fast and now I am running again and feeling more fit than ever."- C.C. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2020
"I can't say enough nice things about my experience at PSA of Santa Rosa. I have wanted to have a breast reduction since my early 20's, but was nervous about having the surgery. I'm now 55 and decided I was ready to do it! I heard great things about PSA of SR and since this was my very first surgery I called for a consult. Everybody in the office was so nice and made me feel comfortable at every visit. I was very nervous the day of surgery, but the staff and Dr. Furnas were wonderful. The surgery went well and my recovery has been awesome! I thought for sure I would have to take pain pills after surgery but I never had to take a single one! And I am very happy with my breast reduction/lift results! I would highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa."- T.K. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"I had a full tummy tuck done with Dr Conales, if I could give more stars, I would. He and the entire team was so nice and kind from beginning to end. I'm almost 3 months post op and my results are incredible. Thank you guys so much!"- J.S. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2020
"Breast augmentation was something I'd always dreamed of but it also seemed so daunting! I barely had the guts to call Dr. Furnas's office. I was completely blown away at how open and caring they were, even on that first call, and especially the first visit. It was important that I felt safe, listened to, respected, and the whole team just went above and beyond it all. It was neat to find out Dr. Furnas is also an artist! If she had the eye to be an amazing artist then she would see every detail needed to do well with symmetry and surgery. It was also especially important that my plastic surgeon be a woman. Being unconscious for a surgery is scary, and it was a privilege to have an all female team. Surgery was January 2020 and the results are already beyond my very best expectations, I finally feel confident and free in my body. I can wear the tops I always wanted, no more crazy uncomfortable padded push up bras! Who knew silicone could make you feel MORE authentic?"- A.L. / Yelp / Feb 28, 2020
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 of 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.