clitoral hood reduction

Women who seek genital enhancement to improve their sexual experience and to be more confident in their femininity often chose to undergo a clitoral hood reduction.

The clitoris is an erectile tissue that projects in the vulva and is covered by a hood homologous to the male foreskin. This hood can become enlarged and stick out, making women feel uncomfortable. Clitoral hood reduction is a procedure that surgically removes excess tissue to enhance the hood covering the clitoris.

At Memorial Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons Dr. Patrick Hsu, Dr. Kendall Roehl, and Dr. Vasileios Vasilakis offer vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as the clitoral hood reduction to women in Houston and Clear Lake, Webster, as well as surrounding cities including Friendswood, Alvin, and Pearland.

When is a Clitoral Hood Reduction Necessary?

Due to the excess tissues that cover the clitoris, it can be difficult for some women to effectively achieve an orgasm. It is recommended that women who experience such difficulties seek female genital cosmetic surgery. This procedure leaves women with a number of benefits that include:

  • Increased sexual pleasure and satisfaction
  • Enhanced genital appearance
  • Improved overall sexual health

How is it Performed?

Clitoral hood reduction surgery is a relatively quick outpatient procedure that takes less than 1-hours to complete. Your choice of local or general anesthesia will be administered to ensure you remain free from discomfort. The extent of the reduction depends on the amount of skin in the area. Excess tissue is surgically removed to reduce the size of the hood that covers the clitoris.

Clitoral Hood Reduction Before and After

Preparing for the Surgery

Dr. Roehl and Dr. Hsu will provide pre-surgery instructions for your clitoral hood reduction. Weeks before your operation, you should eat and sleep well. Keep yourself healthy to avoid post-surgery complications.

Clitoral Hood Reduction Cost

Clitoral hood reduction in Houston is $6,000 – $10,000+. The final cost will cover anesthesia and operating room (OR) fees, and follow-up visits with your doctor after surgery. It also includes the professional fees of your surgeon, which vary per doctor.

Memorial Plastic Surgery accepts all major credit cards, and cryptocurrency. We also offer financing options for a reliable payment plan.

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What is Clitoral Hood Reduction Recovery Like?

Daily sanitary napkin use 1 week
Minimal swelling & bruising 2 – 3 weeks
Regular showers 24 hours
Return to work 5 – 7 days
Driving 5 – 7 days
Regular exercise & strenuous activities 1 month
Sexual intercourse & activity 1 month
Tampon use 1 month

Is Clitoral Hood Reduction Right for Me?

Like with other surgical procedures, recovery from this procedure requires a bit of downtime. So, it is necessary to arrange for someone to stay with you while recovering.

An excessively large and lengthy clitoral hood can cause physical and emotional discomfort to any woman. If you desire to relieve the uneasiness and irritation, then a clitoral hood reduction may be the right procedure for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

During the initial consultation, our patients usually ask a number of questions. We have compiled the most common answers below:

Can you remove my clitoral hood entirely?

Only excess skin is removed during the procedure. The amount of skin to be excised will be determined during your consultation.

What other procedures can I undergo with a clitoral hood reduction?

This procedure is often performed together with a labiaplasty, which reduces the size of the labia minora. It can also be performed as part of a Mommy Makeover.

Can this procedure increase sensation during intercourse?

Yes, many women have experienced enhanced sensations once recovery has been completed.

Request Your ConsultationYou can request a consultation online or if you have any questions please call the office 713-633-4411.

*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.