Clitoral Hood Reduction – Diagnosis and Treatment

Miklos and Moore’s guide on clitoral hood reduction, a surgical procedure designed to reduce the skin covering the clitoris. We provide detailed information about clitoral hood surgery, accompanied by medical photos, to enhance understanding and address common questions. Please note that the information provided here serves as a general guide, and consulting with a Board Certified Urogynecologist specializing in clitoral surgery is essential for personalized advice.

What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoral hoodectomy or hoodoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing excess tissue surrounding the clitoral hood. The clitoral hood is the fold of skin that covers the clitoris, and this procedure is performed to improve clitoral visibility and enhance sensation for some individuals.

Who is a suitable candidate for clitoral hood reduction?

Women who experience discomfort, irritation, or decreased sexual pleasure due to excessive clitoral hood tissue may be candidates for clitoral hood reduction. However, it is essential to undergo a thorough evaluation by a urogynecologist specializing in cosmetic vaginal surgeries to determine if the procedure is appropriate for you. Miklos and Moore offer virtual and in person consultations.

How is clitoral hood reduction performed?

During a clitoral hood reduction surgery, the surgeon trims and reshapes the excess tissue surrounding the clitoral hood to achieve the desired outcome. The specific surgical technique employed may vary based on individual anatomy and goals. The procedure is usually performed under general sedation, and it can be done as a standalone procedure or in combination with labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation.

What can be expected in the recovery period?

Following clitoral hood reduction, patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. It is crucial to follow post-operative instructions. This will include avoiding sexual activity and strenuous physical activities for a few weeks. Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed to manage any discomfort or infection during the recovery period.

Are there any risks or complications associated with clitoral hood reduction?

As with any surgical procedure, clitoral hood reduction carries some risks and potential complications. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. However, selecting Miklos and Moore will significantly reduce the likelihood of these risks.

When will the final results be visible?

Patients typically notice initial results within a few weeks as swelling subsides. However, complete healing and the final aesthetic outcome may take several months. It is essential to have realistic expectations and understand that individual healing processes may vary.

What factors should I consider before undergoing clitoral hood reduction?

Before considering clitoral hood reduction, it is crucial to research and choose a qualified, board-certified urogynecologist with expertise in vaginal cosmetic surgeries. Schedule a consultation to discuss your goals, understand the procedure in detail, and address any concerns or questions you may have.


Clitoral hood reduction is a surgical procedure which should only be performed by skilled urogynecologists to reduce excess tissue around the clitoral hood, potentially improving clitoral visibility and sexual satisfaction. By addressing common questions and concerns, Miklos and Moore can provide valuable information for individuals considering this procedure. Always consult with a qualified specialist to receive personalized advice and guidance throughout the process. Contact us for a virtual, telephone or in-person consultation.