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The clitoral hood, also called the prepuce, acts as a protective barrier to the clitoris. It is located directly over the clitoris and for some women, there is an abundance of this tissue that completely covers the clitoris.
The surgical reduction of this excess tissue over the clitoris is called “clitoral hood reduction.” This procedure is most often performed for functional reasons.
A clitoral hood reduction is often performed in conjunction with labiaplasty. The sensitive clitoral nerves and the clitoris itself are always protected and never involved in the surgery. This is an outpatient procedure which takes about thirty minutes to perform. The recovery is usually very uncomplicated and easy.
Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, San Diego at (858) 452-1981 for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including clitoral hood reduction in San Diego.
The specific risks and the suitability of clitoral hood reduction surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation at our San Diego plastic surgery office. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome of clitoral hood reduction surgery occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. The information on this San Diego plastic surgeons’ website is not a substitute for a consultation. Call us at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary personal consultation with San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brahme.