Clitoral Sensation after Clitoral Hood Reduction
When the labial minora are enlarged, it is common to also have enlargement of the clitoral hood. The clitoral hood is the skin that forms the fold over the clitoris. The clitoris is erectile tissue with a dense number of nerve endings.
In addition to reducing the size of the labia minora, we often recommend reduction of the clitoral hood during labiaplasty. This gives a symmetrically smaller appearance to the external genitalia.
Reduction of the clitoral hood does not affect the body of the clitoris. There is no loss of sensation in the clitoral body itself from labiaplasty or clitoral hood reduction. In fact, reduction of the clitoral hood exposes more of the clitoral body which enhances clitoral sensation.
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