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Clitoral Hood Reduction

What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Having excess tissue around the clitoris can cause discomfort and even be visible in the form of a bulge under clothing. It can also interfere with a woman’s sexual performance and pleasure.

Dr. Shaya Taghechian performs the clitoral hood reduction procedure by removing the excess tissue that covers and surrounds the clitoris until a sleek, tailored and harmonious appearance is achieved. During a hood reduction, the clitoris itself is not manipulated in any way. If excess clitoral hood tissue is not addressed during a labiaplasty procedure, then this may make the vulva appear as if it has a “bird-beak” or is “top-heavy.” Therefore, clitoral hood reduction is often performed at the same time as a labiaplasty.

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A clitoral hood reduction surgery involves removing excess tissue (prepuce) surrounding the clitoris. Dissolvable sutures are used to tie up the incisions, and they dissolve in four to six weeks. The 30-minute procedure is often done in conjunction with a labiaplasty, which reduces the size and length of a woman’s labia minora, or vaginal lips. Because labiaplasty involves alterations up to the clitoral hood, often women decide to add a clitoral hood reduction in order to avoid a top-heavy appearance in the vaginal area.

Patients receive light local sedation for the procedure that takes place in Dr. Taghechian’s office.

Absolutely not. In fact, clitoral hood reduction actually increases stimulation due to reducing the barrier of tissue that can decrease sensation. The clitoris and the nerves surrounding it are not touched during the procedure.

  • With very little pain or discomfort, patients will be able to return to work within a few days.
  • Also, it is recommended that women do not engage in sexual intercourse for six weeks.
  • Oral pain medication may be needed for the first few days.
  • Women should keep the area clean with a peri-bottle of water and light dabbing with toilet paper.

Dr. Taghechian’s patients will receive a full exam to determine if clitoral hood reduction is the right choice for them. The minimally invasive procedure remedies what women sometimes find as a disfiguring, enlarged clitoris. It also can improve comfort levels while exercising and wearing tight clothing.

Call Dr. Taghechian’s office today to set up an appointment for your Clitoral Hood Reduction consultation.

I had an amazing experience with Dr. T!

She ensured my comfort throughout the entire process and kept me well-informed about what to expect during my recovery. I am thrilled with the results; they have truly transformed my life. For anyone contemplating this surgery, I highly recommend Dr.T! It's hard to imagine my life before this. No more random 4:00 AM Google searches on the surgery, I’m finally living it!!

Why Choose Dr. Shaya Taghechian For Your Procedure?

Dr. Taghechian has many years of experience and success with clitoral hood reduction procedures. She is trained in the most current technology and techniques and will ensure that the procedure is as comfortable and as pain free as possible for you. Her expertise in Urologic and Genital Surgery ensures that in addition to improving your genital appearance, she will also preserve and enhance the function of your vagina/vulva. To learn more about clitoral hood reduction surgery or any other cosmetic gynecology procedures, call Dr. Taghechian today.