Minnesota Labiaplasty was founded by Dr. Melvin Ashford in response to conversations and requests he has had over the years from a number of his patients. Culturally, it's always been expected that women should simply accept the impact of childbirth and aging - often sacrificing the intimacy and sexual gratification that had been a part of their lives.
At Minnesota Labiaplasty we believe that women should be in control of their bodies. Now that advanced surgical procedures have been perfected that reverse the damage and impact of aging and childbirth, we believe women should have these options available to them in a comfortable and medically-advanced facility.
Dr. Melvin Ashford is a board-certified in both OBGYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery with extensive training and experience. He routinely performs delicate surgeries to repair many different pelvic issues for women - issues that result in urinary incontinence, prolapses, fecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain and more. With his first-rate surgical skills and aesthetic gifts, he is uniquely qualified for the cosmetic gynecology surgeries women ask for to restore their bodies: labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, hymenoplasty, perineoplasty and more. In addition, Dr. Ashford is a member of the exclusive American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His membership in this prestigious organization indicates that he was nominated by another cosmetic surgeon who can vouch for his skills and abilities.
Throughout the past decade, there has been a marked increase in cosmetic gynecology surgeries - especially vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty. Often, these procedures are offered by plastic surgeons whose typical practice offering focuses on face lifts, nose jobs, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. We fully respect their skills and abilities, yet disagree on the approach.
There is a specific expertise dedicated to the female anatomy - and that is the practice of gynecology. No other medical specialty has the specific knowledge and training needed to successfully perform delicate procedures on women. Additionally, the highly specialized field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, for which Dr. Ashford is board-certified, requires further knowledge, training, and skill.
Minnesota Labiaplasty provides a range of cosmetic surgical procedures for women: labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, perineoplasty, hymen restorations, clitoral hood restoration and more. This is our field of expertise.
Dr. Ashford is an exceptional doctor with an excellent bedside manner. As a female looking for vaginal rejuvenation after three pregnancies, the thought of being examined by any doctor made me anxious. However, Dr. Ashford has such a calm & caring bedside manner that he quickly put my worries at ease, and I was able to open up with all my concerns with his genuine interest in my overall health.
I first learned about Dr. Ashford when I researched the top Minnesota surgeons and his name was among them. I live 2 1/2 hours away from his office, but the drive is well worth his expertise and the friendliness of his staff is second to none.
I admire how Dr. Ashford truly listens and remains an active partner throughout the entire process. He even called me at home the day after my procedure to personally check up on me and my comfort level.
I am incredibly happy with my overall results & my confidence in myself has grown as well. There is no doubt in my mind that this procedure is worth it!!! As a result of Dr. Ashford taking the necessary time to ensure my needs, concerns, and questions were fully met prior to my procedures, I had an incredibly positive experience from the start to the very end. Thank you, Dr. Ashford, for using your talents to improve the lives of others!!! You are exceptional!!!
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