Month: February 2021

Facelift Timing May Not be What You’d Expect

Facelift surgery is not new, nor is it uncommon. This procedure has long been sought by people “of a certain age.” That age has often been sometime after mid-life; sometime around 55 to 65 or even older. This timing is not wrong, per se. Dr. Krummen often consults with patients in this age group. However, since the early 2000s, the general approach to cosmetic aging has changed quite a bit. This shift began with the development of injectables.

Botox, the first injectable cosmetic to be introduced, gained traction relatively quickly. Shortly after people began softening wrinkles with Botox, they had the option of also adding dermal filler injections to their anti-aging regimen. These treatments have seemingly become the new norm. However, they have not eliminated the value of facelift surgery. This procedure has remained popular and beneficial despite innovations in aesthetic medicine. Younger patients are seeking facelifts more frequently today than in the past. Here, we discuss two reasons why.

Natural-Looking Improvements

A skilled plastic surgeon has techniques to successfully correct the signs of aging and achieve natural-looking results, so we’re not saying that a person who has a facelift later in life will look unnatural after their procedure. One reason that facelift surgery is popular among forty- and fifty-somethings is that the early correction of facial deflation can achieve subtler improvements. The younger patient looks refreshed but doesn’t look like they’ve had work done.

A Revived Professional Image

It is between the age of 45 and 55 when many people reach the peak of their professional careers. Conversely, this is also a time in life when some people are starting over in a whole new field. In either situation, the professional image leads the way. A person’s character, ethics, and motivation are interpreted through their appearance. The benefit of a facelift is not limited to looking younger. This procedure also boosts professional image to maintain that competitive edge that is needed for long-term success.

Age is a minor factor in deciding to have a facelift. The primary factors are the degree of aging that occurred and your cosmetic goals. To schedule your facelift consultation in our Cincinnati office, call (513) 985-0850.

Tummy Tuck: Motivation Matters

When you want to lose weight and get fit, motivation matters. When you want to be healthier overall, motivation matters. Pretty much every decision and goal that we make has a motivation behind it. Deciding to have plastic surgery is one of those big, potentially life-changing decisions that begins with motivation; and, in this case, that matters. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donna Krummen meets with patients every day in our Cincinnati office. Many are interested in abdominoplasty to sculpt their midsection. During an abdominoplasty consultation, a surgeon generally asks about the patient’s reason for their visit. Here, we discuss examples of healthy motivations for this procedure.

Common Reasons to have Abdominoplasty

Because it can complement your healthy lifestyle.

Tummy tuck surgery can have satisfying and lasting results for patients who have already implemented healthy habits. Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is not a weight loss surgery. For those who have achieved their ideal weight, though, and are committed to diet and exercise choices that support their weight, a tummy tuck can be the final touch for rewarding results.

You want your body back.

This expression is usually associated with mothers whose bodies are changed by pregnancy. While there are significant rewards to motherhood, a woman can sometimes feel as though her body is no longer her own after she has carried, birthed, and cared for a child. This idea does not have to persist for a lifetime. Abdominoplasty can restore a woman’s body after pregnancy. It can also sculpt an improved shape after weight loss or to address the effects of aging.

You want to feel more confident.

Appearance is not the foundation of confidence. However, when we like the way we look, our confidence is better than it would be otherwise. People who have a healthy self-image and have plastic surgery often say that they feel more confident and more attuned to their body after their procedure. This can be the case with abdominoplasty, which can free a person to wear the clothing they love without midsection bulges.

Now is a great time to consider how you want to feel about your body and how abdominoplasty can be a part of your plan. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Krummen, call (513) 985-0850.

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