Case of the Week Results

Cleveland Plastic Surgery -Case of the Week-Breast Augmentation and Mini Abdominoplasty

October 22, 2009

This patient from Beechwood, Ohio came to Dr. Medalie desiring breast and body contouring. She had two children and wanted to regain the fullness of her breasts during pregnancy as well as reduce the appearance of her breast stretch marks. She also wanted to reduce some of the fatty tissue of the abdomen and tighten the lower abdominal skin. During surgery it was decided to augment her with 330 cc saline "Natrelle" implants inflated to 360 cc. Liposuction was performed on the upper and lower abdomen and sides, and a limited lower abdominoplasty was performed to tighten the lower abdominal musculature and skin and help reduce some of the abdominal stretch marks. She was pleased with her post operative breast and body contour.


Cleveland Plastic Surgery -Case of the week-Blepharoplasty

October 14, 2009

This pleasant young patient from Akron, Ohio complained of excessive puffiness under her eyelids (especially her right lower eyelid). Though she was in her twenties, she had a genetic excess of fatty tissue in the lower lids. A limited blepharoplasty with fat removal was performed. Post-operatively her lower lids had an even contour, and no puffiness could be seen. The scar was imperceptable.



Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-Breast Reduction

September 30, 2009

This pleasant 28 year old patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie for a bilateral breast reduction. She complained of chronic neck, shoulder and back pain from her very large breasts. Her pre-operative bra size was 44F. After her reduction mammoplasty she was a D cup and had excellent decrease in volume with a lift in the remaining breast tissue. She was very satisfied with the result.

Breast reduction Pre-op

Breast Reduction Post-op


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation

September 10, 2009

This is an interesting series of pictures. It shows the change in breast appearance over time after breast implant insertion. This patient from Akron, Ohio desired breast enhancement with saline implants. She is 5ft 6" and 130 lbs. Pre-operatively she was an 'A' cup, and her goal was to be a 'C' cup. She underwent breast augmentation surgery in Cleveland with Allergan "Natrelle" style saline implants. The implants were style 68 , smooth , round, moderate profile 330 cc filled to 360 ccs bilaterally. The pictures show her front and oblique views pre-operatively, 1week after surgery and 3 months after surgery. It can be clearly seen that the breast implants have settled and become much more natural appearing at the three month mark. This is typical and should be expected in any type of breast enlargement procedure. For more information please contact Dr. Medalie

Breast augmentation pre-op

Breast augmentation 1 week post-op

Breast augmentation 3 months post-op



Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-Tummy Tuck

July 28, 2009

This patient of Dr. Medalie came from Columbus, Ohio for a tummy tuck. She had extreme muscular laxity and a belly button hernia after her first pregnancy. During the operation , her muscles were tightened and the hernia was repaired. The pictures show her three months after surgery. The abdominoplasty has successfully corrected her loose muscles and skin and has removed most of her stretch marks.


Extreme abdominal laxity and belly button hernia repaired by abdominoplasty
Extreme abdominal laxity and belly button hernia repaired by abdominoplasty