About Clitoral Hood Reduction

Excess skin can make a woman's clitoris protrude or appear out of proportion, causing feelings of self-consciousness and discomfort in and out of the bedroom. A clitoral hood reduction by Dr. Patricia Berbari in Gatineau, Québec, can resolve this problem, and will be combined with a labiaplasty to achieve the best results. Dr. Berbari is a highly experienced surgeon offering complete confidence-boosting procedures. Our plastic surgery practice uses small-incision and laser techniques to help patients achieve feminine enhancements with minimal recovery and downtime.

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A clitoral hood reduction can help you feel more confident in your body.

What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Whether due to genetics, past trauma or even childbirth, some women feel embarrassed by the appearance of their clitoris and vulva. The clitoral hood plays an important role, protecting the sensitive erogenous zone from unwanted friction and stimulation, but the tissue can be overly prominent in some women. A hood reduction (also called hoodectomy or clitoropexy) can alter the size and shape of excess or distorted skin around the clitoris. 

Reasons for Treatment

An enlarged clitoris with excess tissue may cause physical discomfort, and many women feel this compromises their feminine shape. When the clitoral hood is out of proportion, there may be tell-tale bulges in fitted clothing. Some women feel extremely self-conscious in a bathing suit or clingy attire, and also may feel hesitant with a sexual partner. Some women feel so self-conscious about their appearance, they feel too inhibited to enjoy sex. Excess hood tissue can also cause physical discomfort, such as irritation and pain in tight jeans. There may also be some sexual dysfunction when an oversized clitoral hood does not retract sufficiently, which can delay or prevent orgasm.

Surgery with Dr. Berbari

Dr. Berbari is sympathetic to the concerns of women who want to look and feel their best in clothing as well as during intimate interactions. She is easy to talk to and pleased to help patients meet their personal cosmetic surgery goals. Her complete procedures meant to restore confidence and enhance your confidence and love life. A clitoropexy can leave you feeling more attractive and feminine, and you may enjoy the added benefit of more reliable and significant sexual responses.

Procedure Outline

A clitoral hood reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure at the same time as labiaplasty, removing and reshaping all genital tissue for optimal results. Once tissue is excised and reshaped, the site is sealed with dissolvable sutures. Depending upon your needs and goals, Dr. Berbari can remove excess tissue, adjust the projection and position of the clitoris, and make it appear smaller within the vulva. In all cases, maintaining or improving function is of primary importance. Dr. Berbari works carefully to prevent nerve damage and ensure sensation is in no way compromised. This procedure is typically completed in about an hour, and most patients remain very comfortable with local anesthesia. However, we can provide further sedation for your comfort if necessary.

A clitoropexy can leave you feeling more attractive and feminine, and you may enjoy the added benefit of more reliable and significant sexual responses.

What to Expect After Surgery

Hoodectomy recovery is generally quick, with minimal bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Healing in this area is expected to be complete without visible scarring. You can return to normal activities within a few days, but should expect to avoid strenuous activity and sexual activity for about a month. Patients can feel confident in new, aesthetically pleasing contours that look symmetrical and feminine. Many patients also experience greatly enhanced body confidence and improved sexual function.

Enhance Your Life

Our cosmetic surgery practice offers a wide variety of body enhancement procedures, including pubic lifts and liposuction to help you feel comfortable in all aspects of life. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Berbari.

Dr. Berbari

Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale

Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. 
Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies, including:

  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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