Clitoral reduction
Clitoral reduction

Clitoral reduction

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Clitoral reduction surgery is the most sought after surgical treatment for getting rid of an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris and reversing what the condition of clitoromegaly causes. The procedure of clitoral reduction eliminates abundance tissue from the skin overlap that cover and safeguard the clitoris. These skin folds are known as the clitoral hood, which are basically composed of mucocutaneous tissues - which happens to be an important erogenous zone of the vulva. 

The overabundant tissue is set apart as indicated by a person’s anatomy. There is also a wide variety in the shape and degree of the skin folds. In certain patients, the cut is proceeded as a Y augmentation of the labiaplasty. Last part of the procedure is normally finished using dissolvable stitches. Recuperation time after a clitoral hood decrease procedure is roughly from 6 weeks to about 2 months. The complications and side effects are equivalent to most surgical procedures that include infections, bleeding and a possible hyper-sensitivity. 

A clitoral hood reduction surgery is considered an outpatient treatment that typically takes around 1 hour, after which the patient is allowed to go home. The doctor may either use a local anesthesia to desensitise the area of treatment or may even use a general anesthesia. One methodology for diminishing the clitoral hood is the reciprocal excision of the foreskin tissues that are covering the glans of the clitoris, with particular regard for keeping up with the glans in the midline. Another strategy removes the excess folds of clitoral foreskin tissue, with cuts lined up with the long hub of the clitoris.

Clitoral reduction can also be done as a part of the wedge resection labiaplasty procedure, where the augmentation of the outer wedge areas is applied to lessening the foreskin tissues of the glans clitoris. However, once in a while overabundance of foreskin, in the focal point of the clitoral hood, is eliminated with discrete cuts without causing any damage to the nerves and tissues of the clitoris. The incision wound is then closed with dissolvable sutures.


Clitoral hood reduction is predominantly used to treat the following; 

  • Issues present since birth
  • Work on the appearance of your genitalia
  • Make the clitoris more open for improved sexual satisfaction.
  • Decrease any irritation caused by dresses rubbing against an enlarged clitoral hood or labia.