July 2020

Are You Ready to Refresh Your Face? You Have Options!

Facial aging may be inevitable but it is not something that many people like to live with. Our appearance doesn’t just indicate our age, it also contributes to how we are perceived. The signs of aging don’t just make us look older, they could make us look less friendly and happy overall. Historically, facial aging has been addressed with skin creams or surgery. Both offer unique benefits. However, they aren’t the only options anymore. Here, we discuss how you might discern whether your best path is through injectables or facial rejuvenation surgery.

Results: How Fast Do You Want Them?

This is an easy question for most people to answer. If you’ve decided you want to restore a more youthful, friendly, happy nuance to your face, you want it now. The desire for a quick turnaround is the primary reason that so many people lean towards injectable facial rejuvenation. There is a lot that can be accomplished with injectable fillers and wrinkle reducers. All in all, the various improvements that can be achieved may make the face look 5 to 10 years younger. Those improvements include:

  • Lifting the eyebrows
  • Smoothing creases around the eyes and on the forehead
  • Smoothing undereye bags
  • Adding volume to contour and lift the cheeks, which also lifts the lower face
  • Restoring a smooth, angular jawline
  • Eliminating creases around the nose and mouth
  • Rejuvenating thin or deflated lips

There are obvious benefits to injectable treatment versus surgery. Patients do not need downtime, though they may experience some swelling and redness. The results of some treatments are immediate, while others become visible over a week. On the other hand, the results of injectable treatments last no more than 2 years, some lasting only a few months.

Results: How Long Do You Want Them to Last?

A surgical facelift may not immediately plump the cheeks and smooth the jawline. A facelift will not lift the eyebrows or smooth undereye bags (those improvements require a brow lift or blepharoplasty). However, a facelift is the gold standard of long-lasting, natural-looking facial rejuvenation. The reason this is so is that the facelift procedure lifts the musculature that gives the face shape. Then, when the skin is lifted and trimmed, it lies naturally rejuvenated across its repositioned foundation. It can take a few weeks to see the outcome of a facelift. However, results last many years.

Together, we can get you refreshed and ready to shine. Call 513.985.0850 to schedule your consultation in our Cincinnati office.

Getting Back to Normal After Your Tummy Tuck

Body contouring surgery like abdominoplasty provides some exciting prospects for the future. The decision to have such a procedure is big. Once that decision is made, most people find themselves very quickly thinking about how their new life with their new body will look. They may envision how their clothes will fit or even new styles they can wear without feeling self-conscious. Many people also envision being more active and engaged after their cosmetic body contouring surgery. These are great thoughts to have. They can sustain a positive attitude during recovery after surgery. Here, we discuss what tummy tuck patients can expect as they make their way back to normal.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

Abdominoplasty is the surgery in which the abdomen is reshaped. Through an incision that goes from one hip to the other, Dr. Krummen carefully pulls the abdominal muscle so it lies flat and smooth. The excess is trimmed and sutures are placed to secure tissue. The skin and thin layer of fat over the muscle are then pulled to lie flush, as well. This technique can correct asymmetry of the abdomen as well as loose and saggy tissue.

Life after Your Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck procedure is not known for being a walk in the park. In fact, most patients overestimate the discomfort they may feel after surgery. This could be because, due to the tightening of the abdominal wall, it is not possible to stand fully upright for about a week after surgery. Post-operative pain is to be expected. It is manageable with prescription pain medication at first. After just a few days, however, many patients no longer need anything stronger than an over-the-counter pain reliever.

While pain can be managed, one of the aspects of abdominoplasty recovery that patients should anticipate is a lack of energy. There is a lot of healing going on in the first two weeks of recovery. During that time, patients may sleep a lot. When they are awake, they may not feel like doing much. This is why doctors advise patients to have help with household duties and child care at all times for those two weeks. By week three after abdominoplasty, many patients are back to work. It isn’t until week four when energy and comfort feel like normal again. It is at that time when patients often start asking if they can resume their normal exercise routine. The answer is usually no. Tissue healing continues even after the 4-week mark. It isn’t until about six weeks after surgery when most normal activities, including exercise, may resume.

A tummy tuck may require a few weeks of downtime and a few more weeks of easing back into normal activity after that. However, the permanent results that are achieved with this surgery are worth it. Learn more. Call 513.985.0850 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Krummen.

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Friday, July 14th,

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We're hosting an in-office event! It's like Christmas in July with discounts on all your favorite skincare products and treatments. This is a great opportunity to have your skincare questions answered by our team of skin care experts!


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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.
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