Clitoral Hood Reduction in Akron, OH

Dr. Apostolis is a double board-certified urogynecologist with over fifteen years of experience performing gynecologic surgery.  He can help you to achieve your desired aesthetic through clitoral hood reduction. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at Summit MedAesthetics today!

What is a clitoral hood reduction?

​Excess folds of the clitoral hood, or prepuce, can be reduced with a clitoral hood reduction. The procedure is most commonly done along with a labiaplasty.

Clitoral Hood Reduction FAQ

The extra folds can create a bulge that is exaggerated when the labia minora are reduced, and a clitoral hood reduction can improve the balance in appearance of the female genitalia.

A clitoral hood reduction is usually done at the time of a labiaplasty under either local anesthesia with oral sedation or under general anesthesia.

The excess tissue is marked according to the individual’s anatomy. There is a wide variation in the shape and extent of folds. In some patients the excision is performed as a “Y” extension off the labiaplasty. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.

There is a risk of bleeding, hematoma, infection, under-resection or over-resection.

The recovery is primarily determined by the accompanying labiaplasty.

In some patients with a heavy clitoral hood, a labiaplasty without a clitoral hood reduction can result in a top-heavy look. A clitoral hood reduction can lend balance to a labiaplasty in such patients. Clitoral hood reduction is generally performed with labiaplasty, which has a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent.


Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral hoodectomy or hoodplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size or prominence of the clitoral hood, the fold of skin that covers and protects the clitoris

People consider clitoral hood reduction to address concerns such as excess or enlarged clitoral hood tissue, which may cause discomfort, interfere with sexual activity or hygiene, or lead to self-consciousness about the appearance of the genital area.

Candidates for clitoral hood reduction are typically individuals who experience discomfort, irritation, or functional issues related to an enlarged or prominent clitoral hood. It's essential to have realistic expectations and undergo a consultation with Dr. Apostolis to determine candidacy.

The clitoral hood reduction procedure involves surgically removing excess tissue from the clitoral hood to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

Clitoral hood reduction is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss the anesthesia options with you during the consultation.

Recovery after clitoral hood reduction typically involves some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the genital area, which can be managed with pain medications and cold compresses. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for several weeks after surgery.

Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a few days after clitoral hood reduction, depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing. It's essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to promote proper healing.

Like any surgical procedure, clitoral hood reduction carries some risks and potential complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. It's important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to minimize the risk of complications.

Clitoral hood reduction is intended to improve the appearance of the genital area and may enhance sexual satisfaction for some individuals. However, there is a risk of temporary changes in sensation or discomfort during the healing process. Many patients report improved confidence and sexual function after clitoral hood reduction.


Clitoral hood reduction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if the surgery is performed to address functional issues such as discomfort or interference with sexual activity, insurance coverage may be possible. It's essential to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

During the consultation for clitoral hood reduction, your surgeon will discuss your concerns, goals, medical history, and expectations for the procedure. They will perform a physical examination and explain the surgical techniques, potential risks, and expected outcomes. It's an opportunity to ask questions and ensure you are fully informed before proceeding with surgery.

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 Turn back the clock and achieve your desired aesthetic with a clitoral hood reduction.  With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Apostolis is highly skilled in performing gynecologic surgery. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule a consultation at our medical spa today!