November, 2011

Labiaplasty-Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week

November 30, 2011

Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty are becoming more and more common.

Before you begin navigating through this site or surfing the web, its important to know what procedure you are looking for. Depending on your need, there are three common procedures performed to the vulva.

Labiaplasty: For women that experience discomfort when wearing tight pants or exercising or feel embarassement about the size of their labia, labiaplasty surgery (also known as labia minora reduction or labioplasty) is the right procedure.

Vaginoplasty: After childbirth, or as women age, their vagina can become, in popular terms, “loose.” Vaginoplasty, also known as vaginaplasty or “vaginal rejuvination”, is popular for tightening the vagina or improving sexual experience.

Hoodectomy: known as “clitoral unhooding” is the right procedure for women that have difficulty acheiving orgasm due to extra skin surrounding their clitoris.

The patient below underwent labiaplasty (labia minora reduction) in a short outpatient procedure that was performed with mild oral sedation and local anesthesia.  She is shown at 3 months post-op. She was very pleased with her surgical result.

                         Labiaplasty Before and After


Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty-Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week

November 8, 2011

This patient from Columbus, Ohio contacted Dr. Medalie at his Cleveland, Ohio east side office to discuss vaginoplasty and labiaplasty (labia minora reduction). She had two children and had an episiotomy with each child birth. Her complaints consisted of vaginal laxity as well as excess labial tissue and she desired tightening of the vagina (vagina rejuvenation) with labia reduction (labiaplasty). The surgery was performed as an outpatient and the patient at 3 months reported happiness with the surgery outcome and normal resumption of sexual activity.

             Before                                      After