Clitoral subdermal hoodoplasty for medical indications and aesthetic motives. A new technique

J Reprod Med. Mar-Apr 2013;58(3-4):149-52.


Objective: To present a newly developed surgical intervention (clitoral subdermal hoodoplasty) for an asymmetrical clitoral prepucial thickness hypertrophy and to evaluate its applicability and outcomes.

Study design: The study was conducted on 3 consecutive patients with symptomatic, asymmetrical-in-thickness clitoral prepucial hypertrophy. A clitoral subdermal hoodoplasty surgical technique for asymmetrical clitoral prepucial thickness hypertrophy has never been described before. An observational prospective, multiple time series clinical study was conducted. Primary outcome measures were to determine applicability, outcomes, and potential complications of the new surgical intervention. Data collected included demographics, patient selections, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and outcomes of the newly developed surgical intervention.

Results: All subjects demonstrated subdermal hypertrophy of the clitoral prepuce. The newly developed procedures were successfully applied. Complications were not observed. The surgical intervention resulted in resolving medical symptoms and signs and provided pleasing aesthetic outcomes. In this study the procedure was simple to execute and well-tolerated by all subjects, without short-term and long-term complications.

Conclusion: Clitoral subdermal hoodoplasty is a useful method in the treatment of clitoral subdermal hypertrophy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Local
  • Body Image / psychology
  • Clitoris / pathology*
  • Clitoris / surgery*
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Vulva / surgery