December 2019

Why Breast Lift and Augmentation are A Powerful Pair

A woman’s body changes significantly as she goes through life. Pregnancy and nursing alone can have a profound effect on the breasts. And then there is the matter of weight, hormones, and the simple process of aging that none of us can avoid. If the physical changes of aging have left something to be desired about your appearance, you may need more than a padded or uplifting bra to achieve the improvement you really want. When surgery comes up as a solution, many women think about how a breast augmentation could help. But why stop there when a combination lift and augmentation achieves a lot more?

When a Combination Approach Makes Sense

Not every woman needs a breast lift alongside her augmentation procedure. However, it is important to recognize that augmentation on its own is intended to improve the shape and volume of the breasts only. If the breasts have begun to sag or if a woman is approaching menopause, there is good reason to explore the benefits of a breast lift. This extra procedure expertly trims excess skin to create a new and improved envelope to hold the augmented breast in a higher, perkier position.

Two Concerns met with a Single Surgical Process

There are several benefits to combining plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift. One is that there need only be one surgery day. A single surgical process reduces costs and also limits downtime.

Learn more about Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular forms of breast enhancement performed today. The key term here, though, is breast enhancement. Patients need to know what augmentation with breast implants can do and what it cannot. Lifting the breasts higher on the chest wall sits in the “cannot” category.

Are you ready to feel more satisfied with your appearance? Call our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krummen.

Are You Ready to Leave Those Jowls Behind?

As we approach a new year, many of us are contemplating what we can bring into our lives and what we can leave behind.When it comes to beauty, jowls absolutely fit into the “leave behind” category. The problem is, jowls are tricky. The softening and widening and sagging along the jawline is bound to happen to most of us, if not all of us, at some point. The question is not how to prevent them but how to postpone them as long as possible and then, when they do appear, how to get rid of them. We have an answer for that. But first, let’s discuss why we get jowls in the first place.

What Causes Jowls

A Decrease in Key Proteins

You may know that you need collagen and elastin for your skin to look young and healthy. Over time, two things happen to these proteins. First, those that make up the matrix of the dermis and epidermis degrade. The primary factor at work here is UV exposure. The second thing that happens is that the body stops producing as much collagen and elastin as it once did. Without sufficient production, there is little to make up for the degradation that occurs.


Here is one more thing we can blame on our genes. Studies suggest that a person who has naturally thin skin may have more pronounced jowls. Those with thicker skin, on the other hand, may have more subtle jowls. Still, the amount of collagen and elastin every individual has present in their skin will interplay with skin thickness or lack thereof.


For healthy skin at any age, it helps to keep good habits. Lifestyle factors that contribute to jowls, as well as other signs of aging, include:

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Weight fluctuations
  • UV exposure

Now for the Good News

Jowls are not something you have to live with. In the past, the solution to jowls was to surgically lift the skin and tissue of the lower face and neck. Today, thanks to innovative advances, we can correct mild to moderate lower face laxity using absorbable threads.

Dr. Krummen is pleased to offer the PDO Thread Lift to qualified patients. This nonsurgical procedure is conducted in the office and incurs very little downtime. The PDO thread lift rejuvenates the skin in three distinct ways:

  • Instant lifting through a light mechanical repositioning of tissue
  • Skin tightening through the contraction of fat tissue
  • Cellular renewal due to neovascularization and collagen stimulation

Let’s plan your best look together. Call our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850 to schedule your consultation for a PDO thread lift.

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Holiday Closure Notice

Our office will be closed beginning on December 23rd through January 2nd. We will re-open on January 3rd.
During our closure, we will have limited hours on December 28th from 10am-3pm for limited patient appointments.
Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

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