Board certified Ob/Gyn or Plastic Surgeon for Clitoral lift?
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Clitoral Hood Surgery: COSMETIC UROLOGIST
Thank you for your question. I would recommend finding an experienced cosmetic and reconstructive genital surgeon. That surgeon can also be a cosmetic urologist. I am a cosmetic urologist with vast experience in genital surgery. Unlike most plastic surgeons with limited training in genital surgery and most gynecologists with limited training in cosmetic surgery, there are cosmetic urologists who are trained in both genital and cosmetic surgery.
Best of luck.
Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)
Proven Experience is that which I would seek.
You want to look into a doctor with experience fixing your problem which is pretty rare. If I were you, I would want to see a good number of images of Before & Afters of the repair before I would feel comfortable with the surgeon.
John Di Saia MD
It would be best to see a board certified surgeon that does this surgery OFTEN and has extensive experience. Good luck!
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"Clitoral covering?" "Clitoral Lift?" "Clitoropexy?" What to do for an overexposed clitoris?
I take it that your clitoral glans is over-exposed, and you are seeking a way to "advance a flap" of available tissue to loosely cover the glans to diminish irritation?
In general, plastic surgeons are better trained to perform flap procedures than Ob-Gyns, but this difficult & delicate procedure is operator-dependant. Certainly Dr. Alinsod in Laguna Beach, as well (especially!) as Dr. Gary Alter in Beverly Hills/L.A. are experienced surgeons who are equipped to perform this type of surgery. While I have no photo of yours with which to help guide you, make sure whomever you see has a definite workable plan that he/she can explain to you and show you a photo or 2 utilizing the technique.
I'm not sure tyhat what you are seeking is truly a "clitoropexy." Clitoropexy is a procedure of surgically "tacking down" a protruberant clitoral glans, where you appear to be seeking a means to loosly "cover" (like a light blanket on a bed) an "unroofed" clitoral glans, although a clitoropexy might be performed at the same time but for protuberance rather than "glans nudity..."
Michael P Goodman MD
Ob/Gyn or Pastic Surgeon
Best of luck to you
Expert Vaginal surgeon
The vagina is a functional organ. Alterations of any type wether it be from childbirth injury, trauma, or previous surgery can affect vaginal function. In addition Board Certification, it is important to inquire about additional training they have for vaginal surgery and if he/she has experience in addressing problems commonly found in addition to just the labia. A surgeon that performs primarily vaginal surgery will surely yield reproducible results.
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