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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Clitoral hood reduction

Merrie Boston, MA
5 months ago

I had labiaplasty and requested a hood reduction, was told that they would do wedge process with labia, they weren't going to touch my clitoris. I agreed.wake up from surgery I see the Hood skin basically has been sewn down to the suture area and it appears that my clitoris head is 2 inch away from base, the head poking just left top of vag. opening.fear clitoral restriction pain,problems?Options?

J. Gerald Minniti, MD Beverly Hills, CA
5 months ago

Hi Merrie,

I am trying to understand what was done. It sounds like photos or an in person exam will be necessary to get a helpful response to your question. I am in California, so if this issue requires a revision it is unlikely you would travel here. Regardless, you can either send photos to my secure business email, or find an expert in your area. I hope this issue resolves quickly!

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
5 months ago

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your current issues. Unfortunately without photographs it is difficult to offer definite advice. A wedge labiaplasty will not by itself affect your clitoral hood tissues if too much was present. An additional incision running along the cleft is often used to remove this. I would speak with your surgeon to voice your concerns and see if a revision 6 months after surgery would help further refine your results. Best wishes.

Jon Ver Halen, MD Colleyville, TX
5 months ago

Dear Merrie,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. I suggest that you follow up with your surgeon to see his or her recommendations and description of the procedure and why it was performed that way. If you are dissatisfied with the answer, it is wise to seek out a second opinion. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!


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