The function of the clitoris is to induce sexual pleasure. The clitoris is covered and surrounded by tissue (clitoral hood) that can become enlarged.
The clitoris may protrude beyond the normal anatomic location (clitoris enlargement) resulting in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, sexual intercourse, exercise or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits. Clitoral reduction surgery, also known as, clitoropexy, is the surgical procedure to reduce the size of the clitoris.
At Cosmetic Urology Institute, Dr. Palmer's experience in genital surgery allows us to carefully fixate the clitoris in order to normalize the clitoral appearance and maximize postoperative sensation.
Clitoral hood enlargement may be a result of a congenital (present since birth) condition, steroid use or hormonal abnormalities. Enlargement of the clitoral hood can affect intimacy and sexual pleasure by reducing clitoral stimulation. The redundant clitoral hood can also result in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits. Clitoral hood reduction, also known as clitoroplasty, is the surgical procedure to correct this condition.
At Cosmetic Urology Institute, we consider both the cosmetic appearance and function of the clitoris based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman. Dr. Palmer removes adequate amount of tissue to improve the cosmetic result and allow the clitoris to be more easily stimulated.
Women may not be satisfied with their clitoral hood after having undergone previous clitoral hood reduction. They may believe that the clitoral hood is too small and the clitoris too exposed.
At Cosmetic Urology Institute, Dr. Palmer performs clitoral hood reconstrutction after previous clitoral hood reduction. Since the clitoral hood is inherently different for each woman, Dr. Palmer considers the cosmetic appearance based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman.
Women undergo genital piercing of the labia majora, labia minora and clitoral hood. There are a number of reasons why a woman chooses to have genital piercing repair, including: 1) Tearing due to sexual intercourse and other physical trauma; 2) piercing holes widening over time; and, 3) changing of mind about a genital piercing.
Surgical intervention can be performed to address the cosmetic issues resulting from clitoral hood piercing that tears, widens or is unwanted. Dr. Jeffrey Palmer is a highly-trained reconstructive urologist with a vast experience in genital reconstruction. Dr. Palmer surgically repairs the issues associated with clitoral hood piercing by paying attention to detail. Genital piercing repair can be performed as part of labiplasty and clitoral hood reduction (clitoroplasty).
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NEW NEW YORK OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology Institute opened a new office at 885 Northern Boulevard, Great NECK, NEW YORK. The state-of-the-art facility is our first office in New York as a response to the large number of New York patients coming from the east coast to our Ohio offices. This new facilty also includes an attached outpatient surgery center.
USA TODAY INTERVIEW:
Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed for an article in USA TODAY. The article discusses the increase of labiaplasties in the United States. Dr. Palmer provided information on his experience of women seeking this cosmetic procedure.
CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer's chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" was published in the acclaimed multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology (11th edition). This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologis and other healthcare professional throughout the world.
NEW OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology Institute opened a new office at Mentor Office Park, 8224 Mentor Avenue in MENTOR, OHIO. The state-of-the-art facility includes expansion of the Centers of Excellence and easier access to our Pennsylvania and Northeast patients.
INTERVIEW: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed for an article on their expertise on cosmetic and reconstructive urologic surgery. The article will include a discussion on their technique for labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction and phalloplasty.
CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer contributed a chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" in the 11th edition of this accalimed multi-volume textbook, which is currently in press. This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologis and other healthcare professional throughout the world.
NORTHEASTERN SECTION OF AUA: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was an invited speaker at the 2014 Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting. The lecture at this inter-national meeting of adult and pediatric urologists, entitled "Caring for Adult Patients with Congenital Problems", addressed congenital problems in young adults and adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Our staff has a large experience in success-fully treating adults and adolescents with congenital conditions.
NEW OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology Institute opened a new office at 7747 South Avenue in BOARDMAN, OHIO. The facility provides easier access to our Penn-sylvania and East-Coast patients.
NEW OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology Institute opened a new office at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky Medical Office Building at 1012 E. Perkins Avenue in SANDUSKY, OHIO. The state-of-the-art facility includes expansion of the Centers of Excellence and easier access to our Chicago, Midwest and West-Coast patients.