Labiaplasty Clitoral Hood Reduction

Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction are two separate but related procedures that are often performed together to address concerns in the genital area. Here’s an overview of each procedure:

  1. Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping or reducing the labia minora (inner lips) and, in some cases, the labia majora (outer lips) of the vulva. The goal of labiaplasty is to improve the aesthetics of the genital area and, in some cases, to alleviate discomfort or irritation that may occur due to elongated or asymmetrical labia.
    • Techniques: Labiaplasty can be performed using various techniques, including the trimming method (removing excess tissue from the edges) or the wedge method (removing a wedge-shaped piece of tissue). The choice of technique depends on the individual’s anatomy and goals.
  2. Clitoral Hood Reduction: Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral hoodectomy or clitoral hoodoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the excess tissue of the clitoral hood, which is the fold of skin that covers the clitoris. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with labiaplasty to achieve a more harmonious and balanced appearance in the genital area.
    • Purpose: Clitoral hood reduction can be performed for aesthetic reasons to create a more exposed or defined clitoral region. It may also be done to alleviate discomfort or irritation caused by an enlarged or redundant clitoral hood.

When these procedures are performed together, the surgeon will carefully assess the patient’s anatomy and individual goals to achieve a balanced and natural-looking result. It’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in these procedures to discuss your specific concerns and determine whether labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction are appropriate for you.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and considerations to be aware of, including infection, scarring, changes in sensation, and the need for a thorough recovery process. It’s crucial to have a comprehensive consultation with your chosen surgeon to discuss these aspects, understand what to expect during recovery, and ensure that your goals are aligned with the possible outcomes of the procedures.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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