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Labiaplasty and other vaginal rejuvenation and enhancement procedures are increasingly popular. At the Jonathan Zelken, MD, we offer a range of options to improve the balance in appearance of the female genitalia.


When the labia minora are reduced, the extra folds can create a bulge that is exaggerated. A clitoral hood reduction can counteract that appearance.

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What is a Clitoral Hood Reduction?

In some patients with a heavy clitoral hood, a labiaplasty without a clitoral hood reduction can result in a top-heavy look. A clitoral hood reduction can lend balance to a labiaplasty in such patients.

Clitoral Hood Reduction at the Our clinic

Dr. Zelken designs every vaginal cosmetic surgery according to a woman’s individual anatomy. Clitoral hood reduction is generally performed with labiaplasty, which has a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent. During a clitoral hood reduction procedure, Dr. Zelken removes excess folds of the clitoral hood, or prepuce. The procedure is most commonly done along with a labiaplasty.


The Procedure

The excess tissue is marked according to the individual’s anatomy. There is a wide variation in the shape and extent of folds. In some patients the excision is performed as a “Y” extension off the labiaplasty. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.

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What are the risks of a clitoral hood reduction?

There is a risk of bleeding, hematoma, infection, under-resection or over-resectio

What kind of anesthesia is used for a clitoral hood reduction?

A clitoral hood reduction is usually done at the time of a labiaplasty under either local anesthesia with oral sedation or under general anesthesia.

What is the recovery like after a clitoral hood reduction?

The recovery is primarily determined by the accompanying labiaplasty.

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