How is a clitoral hood reduction performed, and what are my options?
If you have protrusive tissue overlying your clitoris, your surgeon may recommend a clitoral hood reduction to remove the excess tissue. Below provides a general sense of what to expect when getting a clitorial hood reduction; however, the procedure steps may vary depending on the surgical technique you and your aesthetic plastic surgeon decide on.
- A clitoral hood reduction is a surgical procedure that focuses on your vagina’s outer appearance, specifically the skin around your clitoris.
- This procedure is performed either in an operating room setting or an office-based surgical suite.
- Local anesthesia or intravenous sedation is common for clitoral hood reduction procedures. In some instances, the surgeon will use general anesthesia.
- Your surgeon will carefully measure the excessive areas, remove the excess skin and tissue, and then close the tissue using multiple layers of dissolvable stitches.