Cosmetic Gynecology often includes labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, perineoplasty, clitoral hood reduction, hymen restoration and other similar surgical procedures. Women seek these procedures for a number of personal reasons, but often it is due to pain with intercourse, embarrassment and self-consciousness, or a loss of sexual function and gratification. By combining his expertise in female pelvic medicine and his gift for aesthetic surgery, Dr. Ashford provides a first-rate option to women who are considering any kind of cosmetic gynecology surgery.
Dr. Melvin Ashford is well known to many women in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as a skilled OBGYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon - one who helps women solve the physical issues that prevent them from leading active, busy lives. He is also board certified in Urogynecology - the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.
Throughout the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of cosmetic gynecology surgeries - especially vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty. Often, these procedures are offered by plastic surgeons whose typical practice offering focuses on face lifts, tummy tucks, nose jobs, and breast augmentation. We fully respect their skills and abilities, yet disagree on the approach. We believe these surgeries need to be performed by a surgeon with specific knowledge of a woman's physiology.
Dr. Ashford's credentials and extensive knowledge as a board-certified physician in both OBGYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (urogynecology) makes him uniquely qualified to perform labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation and other cosmetic gynecology procedures.
Labiaplasty is perhaps the most well known among cosmetic gynecology procedures. Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure used to reduce and refine the appearance of the labia minora. For some women, as a result of aging, childbirth or their body's unique structure, the size and shape of the labia minora can impact comfort, sexual function, and/or self-esteem. Other surgical procedures - such as reduction of the labia majora, vaginal rejuvenation, or clitoral hood rejuvenation - may be performed at the same time.