Clitoral Hood Reduction in Upland, CA

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Clitoral hood reduction, also termed clitoral hoodectomy, clitoral unhooding, clitoridotomy, or (partial) hoodectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size and the area of the clitoral hood (prepuce) in order to further expose the clitoral glans of the clitoris.

It is sometimes done as a form of elective surgery where the therapeutic goals are to improve the sexual functioning of the patient and the aesthetic refinement of the vulva. It is a form of hoodplasty. The reduction of the clitoral prepuce tissues usually is a subordinate surgery within a labiaplasty procedure for reducing the labia minora, and occasionally within a vaginoplasty procedure. Patient surveys have indicated satisfaction with the outcome of such procedures. However, in 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published an opinion advising against representing it as completely safe.

If you are self-conscious about the appearance, size, or function of your clitoral hood, Women’s Medical Group of Upland can help you alleviate those concerns by performing a clitoral hood reduction. This is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the clitoral hood, making the overall vulva appear more youthful with a more prominent clitoris. Benefits of this procedure may include:

  • Improved self-confidence and body image
  • Reduced clitoral hood size
  • Better sexual stimulation and an easier ability to achieve orgasms
  • More comfortability in daily activities and during sex

Good candidates for clitoral hood reduction performed at Women’s Medical Group of Upland are women who are unsatisfied with either the function or appearance of their clitoral hood and would like to decrease its size. This includes Upland, CA women who:

  • Are self-conscious about the size of their clitoral hood due to it being too long or large
  • Find that the size of their clitoral hood interferes with their day-to-day routine, daily activities, or daily hygiene
  • Experience sexual difficulties, interference, or a lack of pleasure due to their clitoral hood
  • Have pain or discomfort because of a large or long clitoral hood

At the beginning of your procedure, Dr. Thomas Easter will gently apply an anesthetic to the target area. A long-acting numbing formula will also be administered into the vaginal area to allow for extra comfort during your procedure. After you are properly numbed, a V-wedge is created over the clitoral hood to carefully remove the necessary skin. Next, absorbable sutures are placed to close the area. The incision is strategically placed to remain hidden at the base of the labia to decrease the appearance of noticeable scarring. Additional vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as a labiaplasty or vaginoplasty can be also performed either before or after clitoral hood reduction. Patients will also be given the necessary aftercare instruction for optimal and proper healing. 

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34 years ago today, Dr Easter delivered my nephew Michael. Years later he became my doctor and has seen me through cancer, treatments, surgeries. He’s very kind and takes the time to explain everything. His years of experience and wicked skills gave me the best hysterectomy I could have hoped for. Very little pain and a quick recovery.

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I was recommended to Dr. Easter in 2015 by my GP for the Hormone Therapy. Let's just say it's been a life changing experience for me mentally and physically. I had struggled with female issues since my 20's and eventually resulted in a complete hysterectomy removing my ovaries was enduring Menopause at 40. Every Doctor I would see would want to put me on AntiDepressants as a quick fix. That was not an option for me because I think deep inside I knew it was my hormones. Dr. Easter was my last hope as I started suffering from severe depression. I remember walking into his office crying and telling him you are my last hope, HELP ME ... He was so kind and said to me" you are in the right place and I'm here to help" He suggested I come back in a week for me to check in because of how upset I was. I walked in smiling that week and felt like a different woman. I have now been a patient of His for 7 years and have referred everyone I know to him that is facing hormone imbalance. Hormonal Balance is real and can have serious side effects to your health Physically and mentally, not to mention stress on your relationships. I'm so thankful to have found Dr. Easter, not only for his knowledge in HRT, but his empathy with his patients. My only regret is that I wish I did more research to find him sooner... Along with my HRT I received I had the opportunity to try the Alma Duo that Dr. Easter now offers and "WOW" The combination of my hormone pellet therapy along with the Alma therapy is amazing. I do not want to get into too much in detail, but if you are sexually active and looking for a BOOST with your Husband/Wife/Partner, this is a must :) I will let Dr. Easter share all the benefits of this new treatment.. Last but not least, I love Dr. Easter's staff, they are friendly, professional and helpful... Special mention for Vanessa, I created a bond with her immediately... Thank you for being an amazing human :)

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Dr Easter is the absolute best! I highly recommend! The staff is super friendly and he has a very clean off. So important these days.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas Easter almost 35 years...enough said! Amazing doctor!!!!!!

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How long does a clitoral hood reduction procedure last?
In most cases, the procedure will take approximately an hour. However, since this is a customized procedure and every woman is different, select cases may take two hours or longer.
How long will it take to heal after a clitoral hood reduction?
The exact amount of healing and recovery time from a hoodectomy will vary from patient to patient. Typically, patients are able to return to work within a couple of days. However, you should avoid strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for 4 – 6 weeks following your procedure.
Will a clitoral hood reduction improve intercourse?
Excess skin around the clitoris commonly causes irritation or pain during intercourse. By removing this skin, patients can enjoy more pleasure and greater intimacy with their partners.
Should I get a clitoral hood reduction before or after pregnancy?
By and large, Dr. Easter recommends that women wait to have surgery until after they are finished with childbirth. However, if having excess skin around the clitoris is causing uncomfortable symptoms and emotional hardship, this procedure may be performed before pregnancy.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.