The clitoris and clitoral hood are important in the appearance and sexual function of the vaginal area. Certain congenital conditions and other factors can affect the size and shape of the clitoral components, which can have a significant impact on the sexual arousal and confidence of the woman. Dr. Munique Maia is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon that offers vaginal reshaping options, including clitoroplasty and congenital adrenal hyperplasia treatment at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
Clitoroplasty is a specialized vaginal rejuvenation surgery that has both aesthetic and functional applications for the outer female sex organs. This type of plastic surgery is used to change the appearance of the clitoris while retaining the sexual function. In most cases, clitoroplasty is used for females that are born with an abnormal clitoris or outer sexual organs. The goal is to create a clitoris and clitoral hood that is proportionate and aesthetically pleasing, while retaining the sensitivity needed for sexual pleasure.
There are a few conditions which can impact the female genitalia. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, female pseudo hermaphroditism and ambiguous genitalia can all impact the vaginal area – clitoroplasty may be considered for girls, teens and women with these conditions.
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Treatment
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a genetic condition that impacts the production of sexual hormones and the formation of sexual organs. In females, the clitoris may be enlarged, and the labia deformed, appearing more like male genitalia. Clitoroplasty may be used to reshape the clitoris and clitoral hood to a more “normal” appearance and size. This is often combined with labiaplasty to reshape the labia, but not necessarily at the same time.
If you or your daughter have congenital adrenal hyperplasia or other clitoris concerns, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private, informative consultation to discuss clitoroplasty and other vaginal procedures that may be an option for reshaping the vaginal area. Call our medical center located in the greater Washington, DC, metro area.