At the TriHealth Cosmetic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center, medical, wellness and aesthetic experts collaborate to meet an individual’s personal goals, whether related to recovering from an illness or regaining a more youthful, healthy appearance. The center was created to help patients after health events that can leave unwanted visible reminders, such as bariatric or cancer surgery, and to support those who want to reduce the signs of sun damage and aging, remove or reduce scarring or take advantage of other treatments and services designed to help them look their best. “If you look great, you feel great,” says Kristine Wilson, practice administrator of cosmetic services at the Center. “We wanted to create a single destination to provide a wide range of services that can help people look and feel their best.”
Kevin Shumrick, MD, the Center’s medical director, is board-certified in otolaryngology (treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat) as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery. “The most rewarding aspect of taking care of patients at the Center is the opportunity to address issues that improve the way patients look to the outside world and, at the same time, improve how they feel about themselves,” says Dr. Shumrick.
Many patients treated at the Center have had some form of facial skin cancer or facial trauma, dramatic weight loss or breast cancer. “It’s hard to overstate the psychologic impact of alteration of the facial appearance,” says Dr. Shumrick. “Many of these patients continue to feel ‘deformed’ despite very reasonable reconstruction. Working with them at the Center not only improves their external appearance but helps restore their inner confidence as well.”
Dr. Shumrick remembers a recent example of how integrating medical and cosmetic services helps patients. A woman who lost a significant portion of her nose to skin cancer wasn’t comfortable with her appearance, though her nose was recon- structed so that she looked very close to her pre-cancer appearance.
“She didn’t like that some blood vessels around the reconstructed site were visible,” says Dr. Shumrick. “At the Center, we were able to treat those blood vessels with our lasers and completely eliminate them. The patient now sees her appearance as ‘normal’ and is ready to get back into her routine social interactions. That’s a rewarding feeling.”
A Range of Solutions
The Center works with physicians at TriHealth’s Bethesda North Hospital to provide reconstructive surgery for can- cer survivors. It also offers services at its Pavilion Spa designed for cancer patients, including oncology facials, massage, acupuncture, permanent makeup, and all-natural, organic skin-care products that promote health for skin suffering the harsh effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
A complete range of cosmetic services is also available, including facials, Botox and other injectables, brow lifts, cheek implants, chemical peels, face-lifts, fat grafting, facial and body liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, breast augmentations and reductions, laser hair removal and more. In addition, the Center provides alternative and complementary treatments for migraines and headaches, allergies, arthritis, joint pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia and alcohol and drug addiction.
Medical & Holistic Treatment
The blending of medical and holistic treatment is a distinct hallmark for the Center. “We try very hard to provide something unique and highly beneficial to patients in that every discipline works collaboratively together to achieve the best possible out- come for each patient,” explains Wilson.
The Center’s decision to offer services like acupuncture and spa treatments allows patients to get all the care they’re seeking in one location and to feel comfortable that the services are backed by medical expertise. “The integration of all these services speaks to our patient- centered model,” says Wilson. “The physicians we partner with are experts in a range of specialties, from plastic surgery to dermatology to family medicine. Working together, we can view people’s needs from all different perspectives as we treat them. It’s about asking, ‘How can we pool our resources to get our patients their best result in one central place?’”
The Center creates an individualized treatment plan to help each patient reach his or her goals. Ultimately, the Center helps individuals become the best version of them- selves. Wilson sums up her perspective: “We help educate people about their options and then get to be around to see how truly happy they are with the results they see from the Center. It feels good to see people excited, with a new lease on life.”
TriHealth Cosmetic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center offers a broad range of services, including:
- Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
- Laser Treatments
- Spa Services
- Integrative Health & Medicine