Clitoral Hood Reduction

What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Sometimes, the clitoris can seem enlarged due to excessive folds and tissues on the clitoral hood, also known as the prepuce. However, minimally invasive modifications can reduce the excess tissues and folds, restoring optimal aesthetic appearance to the clitoris. Dr. Aram Bonni’s highly-calibrated and individualized clitoral hood reduction procedure reshapes the tissues around the clitoris to reduce the external projection, bulging folds, and length of the prepuce. The clitoral hood reduction is a minimally invasive procedure that restores balance and aesthetic harmony to a woman’s clitoris, which, in turn, improves overall self-confidence.

You’re a Candidate for Clitoral Hood Reduction if You…

  • Have excess or bulging tissues around the clitoris.
  • The clitoral hood is visible through clothing.
  • Have trouble during sexual intercourse.
  • Want to improve the appearance of your genitalia.
  • Want to improve stimulation.

Dr. Bonni’s Clitoral Hood Reduction Procedure

The clitoral hood reduction can be performed independently, or it can be combined with a labiaplasty, a procedure that reduces the size and length of the labia minora, i.e., the inner vaginal lips. The two procedures are often combined because the labiaplasty involves making adjustments up to the clitoral hood, which can lead to a nose-beak appearance without a clitoral hood reduction.

The surgery usually concludes within 30 minutes, and it’s performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your comfort levels and Dr. Bonni’s recommendation.

During the clitoral hood reduction surgery, the surgeon makes two bilateral incisions beside the clitoral hood to retract and minimize the prepuce tissues. A CO2 laser is used to reduce the excess tissues while minimizing bleeding and other side effects. Once the necessary adjustments are made, the surgeon uses dissolvable sutures to close the incisions. The sutures eventually dissolve in 4 to 6 weeks.

Recovering from Your Clitoral Hood Reduction

The clitoral hood reduction doesn’t lead to harsh side effects or long-term complications, especially if performed with CO2 lasers. The surgeon will prescribe oral pain medications for the first few days, but you can resume your daily activities and work within a week. You’ll also receive a numbing cream to reduce discomfort caused by friction as you resume your daily activities. However, you’re advised against engaging in sexual intercourse for at least six weeks to ensure optimal recovery. You must also keep the area clean, but you should avoid using soap — baby wipes and a spray bottle of water are suitable.

The following is an overview of your recovery guidelines:

  • Take pain medications to reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Use a numbing cream to reduce discomfort caused by friction.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse for six weeks.
  • Use a spray bottle of water and baby wipes to maintain hygiene.
  • Don’t use soap.

Risks of Clitoral Hood Reduction

  • Common Risks: scarring, under-reduction, asymmetry
  • Rare Risks: bleeding, nerve injuries, infections

Dr. Aram Bonni always discusses your health history and medication usage, runs tests, and examines the treatment area to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure. He also takes numerous precautions to ensure you don’t experience harsh side effects or complications.

Will the Procedure Reduce Sensation?

The clitoral hood reduction doesn’t alter or touch the clitoris or the sensory nerves around the clitoris. As such, there’s no reduction in sensation. On the contrary, the procedure reduces the unwanted tissues that might affect your sensation, leading to heightened stimulation.

Why Choose Dr. Bonni?

Dr. Aram Bonni is double board-certified and fellowship-trained in female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery, making him uniquely capable of performing your clitoral hood reduction. During your consultation, he performs a comprehensive examination to determine if you’re a viable candidate for a clitoral hood reduction. He curates the treatment according to your specific goals to ensure optimal results without side effects or complications. For more information, you may schedule a consultation at Dr. Bonni’s office.