The hymen is the thin elastic membrane that surrounds or partially covers the opening of the vagina at birth. The hymen is usually torn with vaginal penetration or certain physical activities.
Hymenoplasty or hymen restoration is an outpatient surgical procedure to repair and reconstruct the hymen. Hymenoplasty is also called hymenorrhaphy and hymen reconstruction surgery. Women perform this procedure for cultural reasons and to restore their “virginity” ("virginity" restoration) with a new or current partner. After a hymenoplasty, the hymen will tear during sexual intercourse.
Women with a partially intact, thick or rigid hymen can have difficulty and painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). Hymenotomy and hymenectomy are outpatient surgical procedures to open or remove the hymen, respectively, for conditions such as imperforate and septate hymens.
At Cosmetic Urology, Dr. Palmer tailors the hymenoplasty and hymenotomy based on the specific needs of each individual woman. He discusses the individual goals with each patient and then presents the different options. Dr. Palmer considers both the cosmetic appearance and sexual goals of each individual woman.
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NEW NEW YORK OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology will be opening a new office at 885 Northern Boulevard, GREAT NECK, NEW YORK. The state-of-the-art facility is our first office in New York in response to the large number of men and women living in New York and other East Coast states traveling to Ohio seeking care with Dr. Palmer. This new facility 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 urologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.
NEW OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology 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 urologists and other healthcare professionals 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 opened a new office at 7747 South Avenue in BOARDMAN, OHIO. The facility provides easier access to our Pennsylvania and East Coast patients.
NEW OFFICE: Cosmetic Urology 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.