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Clitoropexy / Clitoral Hood Reduction
This operation repositions the protruding clitoris and reduces the length
and projection of the clitoral hood. It is also indicated in the woman with
mild clitoral enlargement who does not want to undergo a formal clitoris
Some women are bothered by the size of the clitoral hood and the clitoris
shaft or head (glans). The hood may protrude too much causing the woman to
be self-conscious or irritated. She may feel that the protruding hood and
clitoris cause a bulge in her clothing or the appearance of a small penis.
If desired by the woman, I routinely reduce the sides of the clitoral hood
while performing labiaplasty. However, that does not change the length or
projection of the clitoral hood. In order to resolve this situation, I make
a horizontal incision on the lower clitoral hood and setback the clitoris
slightly higher with a few sutures (clitoropexy). The pulling up and moving
in of the head of the clitoris eliminates the protrusion and now allows me
to remove some of the longitudinal hood skin. The hood becomes shorter, and
the hood and clitoris no longer protrude. There is no risk of nerve injury
or sensation change.
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The clitoropexy can be done alone or in combination with the Alter Labia
information on clitoropexy
and /or Clitoral Hood Reduction
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If you have any questions about
and /or clitoral hood reduction
please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Alter
at his Manhattan, New York or Beverly Hills, California office.