Case of the Week Results

Cleveland Plastic Surgery-Case of the Week -Rhinoplasty

July 28, 2010

This plastic surgery patient from Cleveland, Ohio contacted Dr. Medalie with a complaint of nasal asymmetry. She felt that the tip of her nose was bulbous and had bulging cartilage on the right. She also was concerned with a dorsal hump and the general wideness of her nose. Dr. Medalie decided to perform an open rhinoplasty with reduction of the dorsum and nasal tip. She had refinement of the tip cartilage and a slight curve created on top of the nose to give her a more feminine appearance. Post-operatively she was very pleased with her cosmetic surgery.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week - Liposuction

June 30, 2010

This patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to Dr. Medalie with a chief complaint of excess adipose tissue of the sides, back and outer thighs. She was otherwise quite thin and felt that her trunk and thighs were out of proportion to the rest of her body. Dr. Medalie performed liposuction in an outpatient surgery center in Beechwood, Ohio and the pictures show her at 6 weeks post surgery. She is very happy with her new slimmer contour.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery case of the Week-Tummy Tuck

May 12, 2010

This patient from Eerie, Pa came to see Dr. Medalie at his Beechwood office with a desire for body re-contouring. She was unhappy with the excess skin and fatty tissue of the lower abdomen and sides as well as the stretch marks. She elected to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with side liposuction. The surgery was performed as an outpatient procedure by Dr. Medalie at his surgery center on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. The after pictures of the patient were taken at three months, and she is very happy with her new contour.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-Breast Lift

April 23, 2010

This Cleveland Plastic Surgery patient from Akron, Ohio had several children and wanted a breast lift to help recapture her pre-pregnancy appearance. She complained of droopiness of the breast tissue as well as low positioning of her nipple/areolar complex. Dr. Medalie performed a full cosmetic breast lift and the results are shown at three months. The patient was very happy.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery -Case of the week- Rhinoplasty

April 5, 2010

This rhinoplasty patient from Akron, Ohio came to Dr. Medalie seeking minimally invasive nasal recontouring. He complained of a bump on his nose and wide nasal bones. He was reluctant to undergo a big procedure and asked if the surgery could be done with no external incisions. dr. Medalie agreed and performed a closed rhinoplasty with incisions all inside the nose. The dorsal hump was removed and the the nasal bones at the base were narrowed. The patient is shown 9 months later with a thinner and narrower nose that still retains a masculine appearance.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery - Case of the Week - Face Lift

February 23, 2010

These three snow patients came from Shaker Heights, Ohio and were just lying on the ground wondering what to do with themselves. Dr. Medalie happened to live in the house right behind them and recommended immediate face lifting to give them that exciting three dimensional look that is often missing from regular snow patients. They looked at all of their options and decided against the conventional three ball approach. Instead they chose the Picassoid cubist look to set themselves apart from the rest of the snow patient community. Being very good friends, they opted to have the face lift procedure performed simultaneously and also chose to share the recovery period in the same location. After the 2.5 hour surgery they were very pleased with the result and were told by Dr. Medalie to keep out of the sun and expose themselves only to cold weather in order to prolong the results.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery-Case of the Week-Breast Augmentation

February 8, 2010

This pleasant 25 year old patient of Dr. Medalie came from the Akron area with a request for breast enhancement. The surgery took place at MetroHealth's West 150th street outpatient surgery center and took approximately 1.5 hours. During the breast augmentation procedure, she had 330-360 cc saline breast implants from Allergan (Inamed) placed and then filled to 360 ccs bilaterally. Post operatively she was very pleased with her new breast contour, having gone from an "A" cup to a full "C".


Cleveland Plastic surgery Case of the Week -Breast Reduction and Lift

December 21, 2009

This Ohio patient from came several years ago to see Dr. Medalie about her neck, shoulder and back pain. He diagnosed her with symptomatic macromastia and felt that a bilateral reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction and lift ) would be the best procedure for her. Her starting cup size was 38 F and she wanted to be a "C-D" cup post-operatively. He performed the cosmetic surgery as an outpatient at his aast side surgery center and the patient tolerated the surgery very well. At three months she was very pleased with her result and reported that her symptoms had completely resolved. The breast shape and nipple-areolar position and size were more symmetric and aesthetically appealing.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Breast Reduction Before and After


Cleveland Plastic Surgery- Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation

December 4, 2009

This 32 year old patient from Akron, Ohio came to Dr. Medalie at his Beechwood office desiring breast enhancement with implants. She was tall and slender (5ft 9" and 130 lbs) and did not want implants that were too large for her thin frame. She chose 300 cc saline smooth, round, moderate profile implants. Post-augmentation she was very happy with her outcome and new breast shape and size.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-Breast Lift

November 2, 2009

This Cleveland Plastic Surgery patient from Columbus, Ohio had several children and wanted a breast lift to help recapture her pre-pregnancy appearance. She complained of droopiness of the breast tissue as well as low positioning of her nipple/areolar complex. Dr. Medalie performed a full lift and the results are shown at three months.