Month: August 2018

Are You Wondering What to Expect from a Facelift?

Facelift Cincinnati OH Facelift surgery has persisted in its popularity even as the last two decades have brought us numerous non-surgical methods of refreshing the face. While we routinely use Botox and other injectables to smooth lines and correct mild to moderate signs of aging, there are times when we need to up our game. Facelift surgery is how we do that. If you’ve been using injectables and are wondering what more you could gain from a facelift, you’re asking a great question. Here are a few of the facelift details you need to know.

  1. A lifted face isn’t a wrinkle-free face. A standard facelift does not correct all of the signs of aging that occur. This is because this anti-aging technique focuses on the lower face. Incisions are made in the ear area where the lower cheeks, jowls, and neck can be adjusted. Therefore, do not expect to be free of crow’s feet and worry lines after your facelift. Don’t worry, though; we have ways to correct these problems.
  2. Your face can look great for years. One of the main reasons to undergo a facelift as opposed to injectable and laser treatments is because the results of surgical technique last longer. They are also more dramatic, but that’s another story. After a facelift, many patients look about ten years younger than they did before surgery. Ten years after surgery, they still look many years younger. The more you pamper your skin with nutritious foods and quality products, the longer your results can last.
  3. Lifting tissue is just one way to refresh the face. Before extensive research was put into dermal fillers and other anti-aging techniques, the standard facelift procedure involved lifting skin and underlying tissue to a higher seat on the skeletal structure of the face. This was good, but we could do better. Today, facelift surgery attempts to reposition tissue in a way that puts adequate volume back where it should be across the midface. Tissue lifting doesn’t always achieve this to the degree we want, so dermal fillers or fat injections may also play an integral role in maximizing facial rejuvenation.

Facelift surgery is still relevant and can offer huge rewards. Learn more by scheduling a consultation in our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850.

Male Breast Reduction Can Improve Quality of Life at Any Age

Male Breast Reduction Cincinnati OH Men should not have breasts. As much as we expect every male chest to be flat, Mother Nature sometimes has a different idea. There are millions of men in the world who are needlessly living with shame about the shape and size of their breasts. The common expression to describe enlarged male breasts is “man boobs.” We use the term gynecomastia to describe the excessive growth of breast tissue in men. This is not only more scientific, but also much kinder. Men with gynecomastia need kind support. They also need to know why their breasts have grown and what can be done to help them.

Interesting Statistics

One of the most significant scientific discoveries related to gynecomastia is the prevalence of this condition among teen boys. The National Institutes of Health released statistics which reveal that more than half of teen boys have gynecomastia to some extent. This is important to address because teen boys need a lot of support to help them handle the social and emotional repercussions of having female-like breasts. Fortunately, science tells us that most teen boys whose breast enlarge during adolescence experience the spontaneous flattening of the chest as their hormone levels come into balance. Until this happens, a teen may feel more confident if he wears a compression garment under his shirts. Also, if gynecomastia persists for longer than two years, a medical consultation and exam can be scheduled with a doctor who is familiar with the causes and treatment of gynecomastia.

Statistics also suggest that more than 60% of adult men develop gynecomastia. Hormone dysregulation may play a role here as well. This may be especially relevant when a man is overweight because excess belly fat can increase estrogen production in the body, and estrogen can dominate testosterone. Other aspects of a man’s life, such as the consumption of drugs or alcohol, may also contribute to gynecomastia.

Medical support for gynecomastia may encompass a man’s diet and lifestyle habits, but this approach may not resolve existing breast tissue. Most men realize that you can’t exercise away enlarged breasts. What is needed in situations of persistent breast enlargement is surgery. In our Cincinnati office, Dr. Krummen tailors male breast reduction to the individual. To see how we can help you or someone you love feel better about their appearance, call 513.985.0850.

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