Labiaplasty With Hood Reduction

Labiaplasty with hood reduction, sometimes referred to as labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction, is a combination surgical procedure that involves altering the size, shape, or appearance of both the labia minora (inner labia) and the clitoral hood. This procedure is typically performed for cosmetic reasons or to address functional concerns. Here’s an overview of labiaplasty with hood reduction:

1. Labiaplasty (Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora):

  • Labiaplasty involves reshaping or reducing the size of the labia minora, which are the inner folds of the vulva.
  • This procedure is often performed to address cosmetic concerns such as elongated or asymmetrical labia minora or functional concerns like discomfort during physical activities.

2. Clitoral Hood Reduction:

  • The clitoral hood is the fold of skin that covers the clitoris, and it varies in size among individuals.
  • Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral hoodoplasty or hoodectomy, aims to reduce excess tissue in the clitoral hood.
  • This procedure is typically performed to enhance clitoral visibility and improve sexual satisfaction.

3. Consultation:

  • The process begins with a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction.
  • During the consultation, you can discuss your specific concerns, expectations, and goals for both procedures.
  • The surgeon will evaluate your anatomy and assess whether labiaplasty with hood reduction is appropriate for you.
  • You will receive information about the procedures, potential risks, and expected outcomes.

4. Surgical Techniques:

  • For labiaplasty, there are different surgical techniques, such as the trimming technique and the wedge resection technique, which may be chosen based on your unique anatomy and goals.
  • For clitoral hood reduction, the surgeon will typically trim excess tissue and suture the incision to achieve the desired result.

5. Anesthesia:

  • Labiaplasty with hood reduction is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. General anesthesia may be an option depending on the surgeon’s recommendation and your preferences.

6. Surgery:

  • The surgeon will perform both labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction according to your goals. The procedures may be performed sequentially during the same surgical session.
  • The duration of the combined surgery will depend on the extent of the alterations.

7. Recovery:

  • After labiaplasty with hood reduction, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort.
  • Follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon, which may include keeping the area clean, wearing loose-fitting clothing, avoiding strenuous activities, and abstaining from sexual intercourse during the initial healing period.

8. Risks and Considerations:

  • Like any surgical procedure, combined labiaplasty with hood reduction carries potential risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. Discuss these risks with your surgeon during the consultation.

It’s essential to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist with experience in performing combined labiaplasty with hood reduction procedures. During the consultation, have a detailed discussion with your healthcare provider to ensure that your expectations are realistic and that you fully understand the procedure and recovery process.

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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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