Labiaplasty With Clitoral Hood Reduction

Labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction, often referred to as a combination labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction, is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) and reducing the excess tissue of the clitoral hood. These two procedures are often performed together to enhance the overall aesthetics of the female genital area and to address concerns related to both the labia and clitoral hood. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Labiaplasty:

  • Labiaplasty involves the surgical reduction of the labia minora to address issues such as elongation, asymmetry, or discomfort.
  • The surgeon carefully trims and reshapes the labia minora to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

2. Clitoral Hood Reduction:

  • Clitoral hood reduction focuses on reducing excess tissue of the clitoral hood, which is the fold of skin that covers the clitoris.
  • The procedure aims to expose more of the clitoris while maintaining its sensitivity and function.

3. Indications:

  • Women often seek this combination procedure for cosmetic reasons to achieve a more balanced and harmonious appearance of the genital area.
  • Some individuals may also have functional concerns, such as discomfort or irritation, that can be addressed through these procedures.

4. Consultation:

  • It’s essential to schedule a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in female genital aesthetic surgery.
  • During the consultation, you can discuss your goals, concerns, and the specific changes you would like to achieve. The surgeon will assess your anatomy and provide recommendations based on your unique case.

5. Anesthesia:

  • Labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s comfort and the extent of the procedure.

6. Recovery:

  • Recovery after this combination procedure may involve some swelling and discomfort, which should gradually subside over the following days and weeks.
  • Follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to ensure proper healing.

7. Risks and Benefits:

  • Like any surgical procedure, labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensitivity.
  • The benefits may include improved labial and clitoral aesthetics, increased comfort, and enhanced self-confidence.

8. Surgeon Selection:

  • Choose a surgeon who is board-certified, experienced in labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction procedures, and who can provide examples of their work through before-and-after photos.

It’s crucial to have open and honest communication with your chosen surgeon and ensure that your goals and expectations are discussed and understood before undergoing this combination procedure. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations for pre-operative and post-operative care to achieve the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

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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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