Clitoris and Clitoral Hood

The function of the clitoris is to induce sexual pleasure. The clitoris is covered and surrounded by tissue (clitoral hood) that can become enlarged.

Clitoral Conditions

- Clitoris enlargement

- Clitoral hood enlargement

- Clitoral hood piercing

- Clitoris regression

- Clitoris injury

- Female genital mutilation (FGM; female circumcision; female genital cutting)

 

Clitoral Procedures

- Clitoropexy (clitoral reduction)

- Clitoroplasty (clitoral hood

  reduction)

- Clitoroplasty revision

- Clitoral hood reconstruction

- Metoidioplasty

- Clitoral hood piercing repair

- Monsplasty (pubic lift)

 

Clitoris Enlargement

The clitoris may protrude beyond the normal anatomic location (clitoris enlargement) resulting in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, sexual intercourse, exercise or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits. Clitoral reduction surgery, also known as, clitoropexy, is the surgical procedure to reduce the size of the clitoris.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer's experience in genital surgery allows us to carefully fixate the clitoris in order to normalize the clitoral appearance and maximize postoperative sensation.

Clitoral Hood Enlargement

Clitoral hood enlargement may be a result of a congenital (present since birth) condition, steroid use or hormonal abnormalities. Enlargement of the clitoral hood can affect intimacy and sexual pleasure by reducing clitoral stimulation. The redundant clitoral hood can also result in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits. Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoroplasty, is the surgical procedure to correct this condition.

 

Dr. Palmer considers both the cosmetic appearance and function of the clitoris based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman.  He removes adequate amount of tissue to improve the cosmetic result and allow the clitoris to be more easily stimulated. 

Clitoral Hood Reconstruction

Women may not be satisfied with their clitoral hood after having undergone previous clitoral hood reduction.  They may believe that the clitoral hood is too small and the clitoris too exposed. 

 

Dr. Palmer performs clitoral hood reconstrutction after previous clitoral hood reduction.  Since the clitoral hood is inherently different for each woman, he considers the cosmetic appearance based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman. 

Genital Piercing Repair

Women undergo genital piercing of the labia majora, labia minora and clitoral hood.  There are a number of reasons why a woman chooses to have genital piercing repair, including: 1) Tearing due to sexual intercourse and other physical trauma; 2) piercing holes widening over time; and, 3) changing of mind about a genital piercing.

 

Surgical intervention can be performed to address the cosmetic issues resulting from clitoral hood piercing that tears, widens or is unwanted.  Dr. Palmer is a highly-trained reconstructive urologist with a vast experience in genital reconstruction.  He surgically repairs the issues associated with clitoral hood piercing by paying attention to detail. Genital piercing repair can be performed as part of labiplasty and clitoral hood reduction (clitoroplasty).

 

CONTACT & APPOINTMENTS

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OFFICE LOCATION

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Great Neck, New York

LATEST NEWS

June 2018

NEW NEW YORKOFFICE: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer opened a new office at 885 Northern Boulevard, GREAT NECK, NEW YORK. The state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located, and in close proximity to Manhattan and two international airports.  This new facility also includes an attached ambulatory surgery center.

January 2018

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer contributed a chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" in the 12th edition of this acclaimed multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology, which is in press. This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 11th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.

March 2017

USA TODAY INTERVIEW:

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed for an article in USA TODAY.  The article discusses the increase of labiaplasties in the United States. Dr. Palmer provided information on his experience of women seeking this cosmetic procedure. 

January 2016

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer's chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" was published in the renowned multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology (11th edition). This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves is a resource for urologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.

August 2015

INTERVIEW:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed on his expertise on cosmetic and reconstructive urologic surgery, including a discussion on his techniques for penile enhancement, labiaplasty and hymenoplasty. 

March 2015

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer contributed a chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" in the 11th edition of this acclaimed multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology, which is in press. This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologists and other healthcare profes- sionals throughout the world.

November 2014

NORTHEASTERN SECTION OF AUA:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was an invited speaker at the 2014 Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting. The lecture at this inter-national meeting of adult and pediatric urologists, entitled "Caring for Adult Patients with Congenital Problems", addressed congenital problems in young adults and adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Dr. Palmer has a large experience in success-fully treating adults and adolescents with congenital conditions.

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