Month: August 2017

Breast Augmentation: Do You Know the Truth?

Breast Augmentation Cincinnati, OH Because hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation procedures are performed on an annual basis, it’s easy to believe that potential patients know all they need to about this surgery. To enlarge the breasts can make a world of difference in the way a woman feels about her body, and the more one appreciates their shape, the more confident they feel. For this reason, we want to swat down a few myths that may stand between you and your ideal.

  1. The change in appearance and feel will be obvious. This could be true, and once was the norm. However, the advances in technique and implant products that have occurred over the years have made significant improvements in the final result of breast augmentation. The objective of enlargement is to enhance overall proportions, not to make the breasts stand out as obvious and overly-large. The malleability of newer types of silicone implants, along with variety in shape, further enhances the final result.
  2. Enlarging the breasts will ultimately mean sagging. For the most part, a woman can expect a certain degree of looseness to occur with age. This is true with natural breast tissue as much as it is with breast implants. The issue behind sagging breasts has more to do with the loss of muscle tone and depletion of collagen in the skin than the weight of breasts. With good skin care and a commitment to fitness, women can prolong the firmness and height of their breasts.
  3. Replacement of breast implants is a given. Due to a years-old report, there is a longstanding idea that breast implants have a shelf-life of only 10 years. Who would want to repeat breast surgery so often! The truth is, there is no way to predict the longevity of any breast implant. Some women need revision surgery before the 10-year mark, while others never undergo a follow-up procedure.

In our Cincinnati office, patients can obtain the full extent of information needed to make an informed decision about breast implant surgery. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Krummen, call 513-985-0850.

Collagen Rebuilding: A Key to Lasting Beauty

Collagen Induction Therapy Cincinnati, OH As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Krummen has helped numerous patients turn back the hands of time through facelift surgery. Whether you have reached a point where a facelift is the most appropriate course of action or your interest lies in postponing surgical rejuvenation as long as possible, we need to talk about the value of collagen rebuilding. As a stand-alone treatment or as a follow-up to surgery, collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, holds the key to long-term results.

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen is the basis for smooth, healthy-looking skin. This protein is integral to the matrix of connective tissue beneath the epidermis. Early in life, we don’t give a second thought to collagen. Why should we, when our skin looks plump and firm and young? When lines and wrinkles develop, and the skin loosens, collagen becomes an important topic of interest.

Collagen induction therapy is a process of stimulation that involves a specific, automated tool. Microneedling effects change by creating tiny micro-channels in the skin. The rejuvenation process occurs in three phases:

  • An inflammatory response is elicited by the creation of microscopic wounds. The immune system immediate jumps into action to remove debris, disinfect the area, and encourage new tissue growth through increased circulation.
  • Proliferation of new cells occurs as these perceived wounds are repaired with collagen, elastin, and granulation cells. The blood vessels across the treatment area are also renewed.
  1. Remodeling occurs as new blood vessels and dermal tissues replace the old. The temporary form of collagen that exists immediately after microneeding is replaced with a stronger form that lifts and supports.

How it Works

The very term “microneedling” may sound like a rather unpleasant experience. Trust us; it is anything but intolerable. Treatment is conducted by an experienced practitioner following the application of numbing cream over the treatment area. This medicated cream is left on the skin for several minutes to allow maximum efficiency. The SkinPen is then passed over the skin, making tiny channels from .25 to 2mm in depth. The depth of needle penetration is determined during your initial consultation and desired outcome. After microneedling treatment, patients may return to normal activities, understanding that their skin may be red for a few hours. Sun protection is an important aftercare requirement.

Are you ready for collagen rebuilding? Contact our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850.

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