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Cosmetic Surgery

Clitoral Hood ReductionClitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral Hood Reduction surgery (Clitoropexy) involves surgically reducing the excess tissue surrounding or covering the clitoris. This "hood" covering, which is analogous to a male's foreskin, can become enlarged and protrude making it physically and emotionally uncomfortable for the woman. An enlarged clitoral hood can also have a negative impact on a woman's sexual pleasure during intercourse because of the extra skin desensitizing the clitoris. However, some women may just want to aesthetically change the appearance of their clitoral hood.

Dr. Novoa offers this exceptionally precise surgery for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area by excising the extra folds of skin lateral to the clitoris. The clitoris itself and its nerves are never touched. This is NOT clitoral mutilation or clitoral un-hooding.

The Procedure

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Once the area is numb, the redundant tissue is surgically excised and removed to allow the clitoris to be more easily stimulated. The ends are then carefully sutured and the area is cleaned and bandaged. After 30 minutes of observation, the patient is allowed to leave.

Click here to see before and after results of Clitoral Hood Reduction surgery.