Clitoral Hood Reduction Surgery

There’s a certain amount of pride connected to genital size. That’s fine, for a man. But, for a woman to be so endowed is uncomfortable and embarrassing. The clitoris is normally covered by a flap of skin resembling a hood.  As a result of gravity, aging or genetics-- this hood often becomes enlarged, hanging as two oversized flaps over the labia. Often, the labia are engorged as well. Clitoral Hood Reduction and Labia Reduction are elective procedures for any female wishing to give her genitals a more natural and younger appearance.  

Benefits of Clitoral Hood Reduction

There are many benefits to genital enhancement procedures:

  • Elimination of painful intercourse
  • Increased sexual pleasure
  • Restore normal size and shape
  • No more discomfort and embarrassment
  • Increase in self-confidence and esteem

Labial Reduction Surgery

Clitoral Hood Reduction and Labial Reduction are short procedures done in-office. General and local anesthesias are used. Instead of using scalpels to excise tissue which produce a hard unnatural ridge-- a specialized laser removes excess clitoral hood tissue while keeping the tissue remaining soft and natural. This treatment is often performed with labia surgery, and some degree of liposuction to reduce the internal labia mass, mostly needed by females who have been or are presently overweight.

Clitoral Hood Reduction Costs

The cost, including the surgeon’s fee, the anesthetist, follow-up visits can range from $2,500 for clitoral hood reduction or labial reduction to $8,000 for complete genital reconstruction. Fees vary according to where the surgeon’s practice is, urban or suburban, and what part of the country you are in.

Risks of Labia Reduction

Any form of surgery, even genital enhancement procedures performed externally, has the potential for complications and some amount of risk, including:

  • Scarring and infection
  • Changes of sensations to touch and feelings
  • Asymmetrical results requiring correction
  • Increase or decrease in sensitivity
  • Changes in pigmentation or skin color
  • Post op pain can last for weeks

The greatest risk is not choosing a highly-qualified, board certified plastic surgeon to perform these extremely sensitive procedures.  No other type of medical professional has the depth of experience that cosmetic gynecological surgery requires.