January, 2013

Plastic Surgery Cleveland-Case of the Week-Mommy Makeover

January 25, 2013

This 38 year old patient came to see Dr. Medalie at his west side office in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss mommy makeover. She is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and desired breast augmentation with silicone implants as well as a tummy tuck. She wanted to avoid the scars of a breast lift and knew that she might have a small amount of droop post-operatively. It was decided to perform the breast  augmentation with 350 cc smooth, round  moderate profile silicone implants as well as a lower abdominoplasty with abdomen and side liposuction. The patient is shown three months after her surgery and is very pleased with her “mommy makeover”.

Mommy Makeover Before and After- Front photos

Mommy Makeover Before and After- Side photos


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-FtM "top" surgery keyhole approach

January 21, 2013

This pleasant 26 year old FtM transgender patient contacted Dr. Medalie for bilateral mastectomy (female to male top surgery). He was hoping for minimal scars since he was small chested to begin with and Dr. Medalie felt that the keyhole approach (incision  from 7-11 pm at the edge of the areola) would be an adequate incision. The other alternative approaches were the complete peri-areolar approach and the double incision with nipple grafting. He had his surgery as a 2 hour outpatient procedure and is shown at six months with an excellent result. There is minimal evidence of scar formation and a nice chest contour. The patient is very happy with his "top " surgery results.

FtM Top Surgery Before  Keyhole approach

FtM Top Surgery  After Keyhole approach


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation with Silicone Breast Implants

January 9, 2013

This patient from Akron, Ohio contacted Dr. Medalie of Cleveland Plastic Surgery at his Cleveland, Ohio Beachwood office to discuss breast augmentation with silicone breast implants. She wanted to be a full “C’ to small "D" cup after the breast enhancement  surgery  and elected to have 350 cc, smooth, round moderate profile silicone implants placed in the sub-muscular plane. She is shown 4 months after her breast enlargement procedure and is very pleased with her breast implant surgery.

Breast Augmentation Before and After--front view

Breast Augmentation Before and After--oblique view