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Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week-Mommy Makeover-Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

May 30, 2012

This pleasant 33 year old patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie of Cleveland Plastic Surgery at his Cleveland East side office in Beachwood, Ohio. She desired a "mommy makeover" consisting of a breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction. During the consultation Dr. Medalie determined that she was a good candidate for a mini abdominoplasty (lower abdominal tissue treated with surgery and the upper abdominal areas and sides treated with liposuction) and insertion of saline breast implants. She is shown 3 months after surgery with excellent abdominal and side contour resulting from her liposuction and mini tummy tuck, as well as good breast projection and superior fullness from her breast implants.

                                                            Mommy Makeover Before and After


                                                          Mommy Makeover Before and After


Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation ( silicone implants)

February 18, 2011

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation ( silicone implants).

This patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to Dr. Daniel Medalie at Cleveland Plastic Surgery seeking breast augmentation. She wanted implants to increase her overall breast size and and enhance her superior fullness. She underwent breast  augmentation with 350 cc silicone smooth round,  moderate profile plus implants and is shown three months after the procedure with fuller and rounder breasts and improved cleavage and superior fullness. Her breast enhancement was very successful.

Breast enhancement after-side

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Large Volume Liposuction

December 3, 2010

This patient from Youngstown Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie at his Cleveland East side office in Beechwood. She desired total body liposuction and agreed that she was very overweight with extreme body disporoportion to start with. She exercised daily and felt that liposuction might help to jump start a new diet plan . Dr. Medalie consented to proceed with large volume liposuction and explained the risks of the surgery (which required a two night stay in the hospital). The patient agreed to proceed and during the liposuction surgery, 13 liters of lipoaspirate was removed from her flanks, hips, sides, and thighs. The patient had a long recovery but ultimately did very well. She improved her diet and exercise regimen and is now extremely pleased with her new body.

Cleveland Platic Surgery -Case of the Week- Face Lift, Brow lift, Upper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasties, Fat injection, Mouth Corner Lift

November 24, 2010

This patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie at his Cleveland West side office to ask about facial rejuvenation. After careful consultation it was decided to perform a Face Lift, Brow lift, Upper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Fat injection to the cheeks and lips and a Mouth Corner Lift. This was a big operation and was performed in two parts to minimize the extent of trauma. After the surgery was complete the patient was completely satisfied with her new look.

Dr. Medalie uploads new video about FtM "top" surgery

November 14, 2010


I just wanted to let some of my patients know that I have uploaded a new video about "top" surgery. This video shows an entire operation from marking to dressing. The operation performed is a double incision mastectomy with nipple/areolar grafting to hep a female to male patient begin their transition.The link is below.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week - Mommy Makeover

October 22, 2010

This 32 year old patient from Youngstown, Ohio came to Dr. Medalie at his Beechwood office for a "mommy makeover". She had had two children and wanted to rejuvenate her breasts with a lift and implants. She also wanted to flatten her stomach and get rid of the extras skin, fat and stretch marks.  She elected to have a right breast lift and bilateral breast augmentation with 390 cc, smooth, round saline implants. At the same time she had an abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck) with side and thigh liposuction. She is shown 15 months after the surgery and is very pleased with her new body.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Case of the Week- Breast Augmentation

October 13, 2010

This patient from Akron, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie at his Beachwood office. She desired breast  implants and wanted to be a full D cup. She is 5' 8" and 145 lbs and was a full B cup prior to surgery. Because she had enough tissue to adequately cover the implants, Dr. Medalie recommended smooth, round Allergan saline implants. The surgery was performed at the Metro Cleveland surgery center on West 150th street. During the surgery, Dr. Medalie placed 390 cc saline implants in a sub-muscular plane and filled them to 440 ccs on the left and 410 ccs on the right. The patient is shown 6 months post op and is very happy with the result.

Cleveland Plastic surgery Case of the Week- Eyelid Surgery

October 8, 2010

This patient from Cleveland, Ohio came to see Dr. Medalie for lower eyelid rejuvenation (blepharopasty). She had excess skin and large fat bags under the eyes, and Dr. Medalie proposed lower lid skin removal with fat re-draping over the orbital rim to blend the eyelid and cheek junction. The procedure was done as an outpatient at the MetroHealth West 150th street outpatient surgery center and the patient is depicted three months later with an excellent new contour to her lower eyelids.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery- Plastic Surgery News of the Week

September 8, 2010

New Survey Shows Interest in Cosmetic Surgery is Up - Body Contouring and Antiaging Procedures Top the List

Moms Would Opt for a Body “Makeover”; Baby Boomers Want to Fight Age with Fillers and Facelifts if Money Wasn’t an Issue

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2010

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SEATTLE - April 27, 2010 - A decline in Americans undergoing cosmetic surgery and treatments, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today, appears to be a pause triggered by the recession rather than a wholesale change in attitudes toward cosmetic makeovers. According to a new online survey by Harris Interactive of 2,148 adults on behalf of cosmetic treatment community, consumer interest in cosmetic procedures is up - way up, in many cases. More than two-thirds (69 percent) would choose to have cosmetic work done if money wasn't an issue, up 15 points from November 2009 (54 percent), signaling interest among consumers is climbing.

Additionally, the desire for invasive plastic surgery procedures, many of which require substantial recovery time, suggests people want big changes, not just minor nips and tucks. Of those who would get cosmetic work done, almost one in three (29 percent) would choose a tummy tuck, 23 percent would want liposuction, and 13 percent would opt for a facelifts.

"We were curious to learn whether the reported decline in cosmetic surgery and procedures in 2009 was due to factors beyond the economy, such as a cultural shift away from cosmetic treatments," said Tom Seery, president of "The survey found that this is not the case, and that interest in cosmetic makeovers is significant and expanding, especially by those seeking solutions to aging and body contouring, specifically post-pregnancy. This is in line with what we've seen in the community, where traffic by consumers considering cosmetic procedures is up 70 percent from last year."

Women Want to Make the Best of Their Bodies

Tummy tucks are most popular among women aged 35-44 - almost half (46 percent) would choose to tone their midsection if money wasn't an issue, compared to 34 percent of women 18-34. More than one-third (34%) of women aged 35-44 would undergo a breast lift, and 28 percent would opt for liposuction, possibly thinking ahead to swimsuit season. Liposuction is also popular among men 35-44: 29 percent would undergo this fat removal procedure. These three procedures are most often associated with "Mommy Makeovers."

Fighting the Clock - Antiaging Treatments Popular

According to the data released by the ASPS, minimally invasive procedures like Botox and wrinkle fillers are up 99 percent since 2000. The survey by RealSelf backs this anti-aging trend, especially among women aged 55+: of those who would choose cosmetic work if money wasn't an option, one third (33 percent) would opt for wrinkle filler and 14 percent would choose Botox.

Facelift surgery is of high interest by baby boomers:  among those 55+ who would choose to get cosmetic treatments if money wasn't an issue, more than one-third of women (36%) and one in 10 (11 percent) of men would choose a facelift in an effort to retain their youth. Yet, among men aged 35-44 interest is also high - one in five (16 percent) would choose a face lift if money wasn't an issue, compared to just 6 percent of men aged 45-54.

Cosmetic makeovers people intend to undergo in 2010

The survey also looked at which treatments people planned to undergo within the next 12 months, providing insight into what types of procedures will be popular in the months ahead. More than half of people (50 percent) who are planning to undergo a minimally invasive procedure plan to get their teeth whitened, and one in five (23 percent) will go through a hair removal procedure. One in 10 (11 percent) will have a wrinkle filler injection (e.g., Juvederm, Restylane), while only 3 percent noted they will have Botox injections in the coming year.

Among cosmetic surgical procedures, one in four (27 percent) will have eyelid surgery and 18 percent will undergo hair replacement. Facelift (13 percent), tummy tuck (12 percent) and breast lift (12 percent) round out the top five procedures people have planned for the next 12 months2. Tummy tuck and facelift are also among the top five Worth It procedures on The RealSelf Worth It Index measures levels of satisfaction with procedures from actual patients, noting whether or not the results were "worth it."

QuickQuerySM online omnibus service, interviewing a nationwide sample of 2,148 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older. Data were weighted using propensity score weighting to be representative of the total U.S. adult population on the basis of region, age within gender, education, household income, race/ethnicity, and propensity to be online. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

2 Results associated with the surgical procedures planned for next 12 months should be interpreted with caution due to small sample base size.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Cleveland Plastic Surgery case of the Week - Labiaplasty (Labia Minora Reduction)

August 27, 2010

This patient  from Cleveland, Ohio contacted Dr. Medalie with the chief complaint of irritation due to the size of her labia minora (inner labial lips). She desired labia minora reduction (labiaplasty) with the goal of removing the excess tissue as well as tightening the lips to make them appear less irregular. Dr. Medalie performed labiaplasty on her with mild oral sedation and local anesthesia in an outpatient setting at his metro office on the West side of Cleveland. She is shown 3 months after the surgery with a marked reduction in the amount of labial tissue and an improved contour. She suffered no adverse effects from the surgery and is very happy with the results