May 2013 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Beware of Fake Dermal Fillers and Practitioners

Facial FillersIn 2012, the use of hyaluronic acid as a wrinkle filler came in second in the top 5 minimally invasive procedures, trailing just behind Botox. With an increasing awareness of plastic surgery options for both men and women, wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse in New Jersey are now highly in demand for those who prefer to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without using the knife.

Dr. Larry Weinstein, a New Jersey based cosmetic surgeon, warns the public of the dangers behind fake filler injections and unqualified practitioners who perform these procedures at a very low price.

Timebomb Fillers
Last year, exclusive research on botched dermal filler cases carried out for the UK Daily Mail reported a dramatic increase in messed up facial fillers resulting in women with lifelong deformities and flaws. Furthermore,the research found out that approximately 70 percent of UK plastic surgeons have seen several patients who end up with more complicated problems from temporary skin fillers. The surgeons said that it looks like these people are not aware of the risks involving fillers which are fake and are administered by unskilled personnel.

“The popularity of fillers has gone through the roof. If it goes wrong, you can get atrociously bad reactions. The site can become infected, or it can affect the deeper tissue. There was one case where it eroded a woman’s upper lip,” said James Frame, an aesthetic plastic surgery professor at Anglia Ruskin University.

Avoiding Time Bomb Fillers
By and large, dermal fillers are substances which help rejuvenate aging skin and reduce the appearance of line and wrinkles which are commonly found near the nose and mouth. Also, these fillers could restore fullness in the cheeks and temporal areas as well as enhance definition near the jaw line.

Dr. Weinstein recommends the following tips to avoiding fillers which act like ticking time bombs (you’ll look great during the first few months but end up with undesirable side effects such as swelling, bruising and permanent scarring):

1. Choose a licensed, trained, and skilled practitioner when thinking about having dermal fillers. Check for a surgeon’s qualifications such as board certifications and the number of times he has done the procedure.

2. Choose a practitioner who provides follow-up services. It is a good practice for doctors to provide follow-up care 2 to 3 weeks post-procedure to make sure that you get the results you’re looking for.

3. Ask about the labeling of the dermal filler in which you are interested.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about authentic dermal fillers in New Jersey, get in touch with us at our Chester Clinic by calling us at (908)879.2222 or by filling out this contact form. Make an appointment today and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

Your Breast Reconstruction Options

Breast reconstruction Weinstein Plastic Surgery CenterBreast reconstruction amongst women is typically used for women who have undergone a mastectomy — removal of the breast. Dr. Larry Weinstein performs a New Jersey breast reconstruction procedure either through breast implants or the woman’s own tissue, fat, and muscle.

Round vs. Shaped Implants
When it comes to breast reconstruction via implants, a recent survey revealed that outcomes are quite similar amongst women who had reconstruction via two types of implant shapes: round and the “anatomically shaped” implants. The results of the survey were recently published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. The researchers surveyed and evaluated patient outcomes in women who had breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. The reconstructions were done with round implants amongst 65 women while 63 women had reconstruction with the anatomically shaped implants.

Utilizing the standardized Breast-Q questionnaire, data was collected between one to four years after the reconstruction procedure. The questionnaire evaluated several areas of life satisfaction like the overall outcome of the procedure, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being.

The results of the survey revealed that on a 100-point scale, the average satisfaction score for the overall outcome of the procedure itself was 75 for those with round implants and 77 for shaped implants. As to the appearance of their breasts, the two groups scored at roughly 64.

Breast Reconstruction in New Jersey

If you are considering a New Jersey breast reconstruction, you have the following options with Dr. Weinstein:

Breast Implants – you can choose either saline or silicone implants for the reconstruction. Some women are ideal for one-stage reconstruction while others may prefer to have it done in two phases.

TRAM Flap Surgery – you can opt to have your own muscle and tissue taken from the lower abdominal area to help reconstruct your breasts.

Latissimus Flap Surgery – the technique is similar to that of TRAM Flap but the muscle and tissues used are the ones from the one located beneath the armpit and diagonally across the back.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about breast reconstruction techniques as well as their corresponding pros and cons, get in touch with us at our Chester Clinic by calling us at (908)879.2222 or by filling out this contact form. Make an appointment today and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

Otoplasty with Dr. Weinstein: Here’s What to Expect!

What to expect regarding OtoplastySome individuals may be dissatisfied with how their ears look; it could be their size, shape or orientation. They may have obviously misshapen, protruding or abnormally large ears. Dr. Larry Weinstein caters to men, women, children who would like to improve the appearance of their ears through a New Jersey otoplasty.

During the Procedure
An otoplasty could last for 1 to 3 hours. Youngsters are often placed under general anesthesia while adults are often placed under a local anesthetic coupled with a sedative.

The incision is often made behind the ears, exposing the cartilage and later repositioned depending on the desired appearance. The incision is typically closed down with non-removable sutures or stitches. Otoplasty could be either unilateral or bilateral.

Otoplasty Recovery
On a whole, it will most likely take about a week to be able to recover from otoplasty surgery. During the first few days, you will be instructed to consistently wear a bandage around your head. This will ensure that ears are healed in their new position.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about facial fillers in New Jersey, get in touch with us at our Chester Clinic by calling us at (908)879.2222 or by filling out this contact form. Make an appointment today and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

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