• Breast Lifts and Reductions, Botox Day is May 23 NOT 16!

    Mused after reading that University of Georgia researchers found that expressions of gratitude were “the single most consistent significant predictor of marital quality”. The power of a single thank you is considerable .

    Massages Thursdays and by appointment with Crystal. 513-793-5772.

    We are seeing more breast reductions as insurance companies are covering fewer. Breast lifts (mastopexy) and breast reductions are ways of elevating the breast tissue, nipple and areola complexes as well as providing a better shape with more projection. The difference is that breast reductions remove some of the breast tissue decreasing the size. Breast lifts may also benefit with a small implant to give superior fullness in smaller breasted women.

    The biggest trade-off with these procedures is the scar. In general, there is a miss match between the amount of filler material (breast tissue) and skin envelope. To create a better proportion, excess skin is removed. In many cases the scar goes around the areola, down to the fold at the base of the breast and along the fold as far as necessary to achieve a smooth endpoint. It looks like an anchor.

    (Did You Know? To see before and after pictures of lifts and reductions as well as many other cosmetic procedures go to http://mckennamd.com/features/patient-photos/ .)

    Recuperation is about a week for most daily activities. Light exercising is permitted at two weeks and regular at 3-4 weeks. The most common problem is small slow to heal areas that are treated with antibiotic ointment and allowed to heal by themselves.

    Call Mary Ann or Dianna if you want to find out the approximate cost. 513-793-5772.

     

    LA DOLCE VITA:

    I ran the half marathon in the Flying Pig yesterday. It’s a culmination to running and exercise dedication. Also, it’s fun to be part of a group that shares common interests. While running can be a social event, I find the solitude fulfilling. So when I run these events, it’s exciting to be with 20,000 of my comrades for several hours.

    TESTIMONIAL OF THE WEEK:

    “Thank you, thank you for a well informed,
    and positive experience!” Kathy

    WHAT’S NEW?

    Cellfina, www.cellfina.com, is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least three years. The best candidate has dimpling that is not caused by loose skin. The benefits are a long-lasting, single, in-office treatment that usually takes under an hour. No general anesthesia is needed and downtime is limited in most cases to the day of treatment. 96% of patients were satisfied after two years. The cost normally is $4,000-$6,000 but the introductory price is $3,000 for a limited time. Call 513-793-5772 for a complimentary consultation or more information.

    Vollure is the newest filler for fine wrinkles. It doesn’t project as much as Juvederm but is smoother and lasts up to 18 months. Volbella is a lip filler that DOES NOT exaggerate the lips but improves wrinkles and creases in the lips and the skin just above the lips. Studies show it lasts for about a year. Come in and see what it has done for Diane, Crystal and Dianna. Voluma augments the cheeks and lifts some of the lower tissues. The pictures below are of Volbella for lip enhancement.

    Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.
    Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual hairs.
    Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.
    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    SPECIALS:

    All sunscreen products are 15% off for May. Sunscreens should be new each year to be effective.

    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.
    513.793.5772
    www.mckennamd.com

    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242

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