May 2014 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Aftercare for Your New Breasts

ModelOur New Jersey breast augmentation practice has given more and more women the sweet satisfaction of having larger breasts. No more slouching because you have nothing to show off. It’s time to keep that chest out and show the confidence in you.

But before anything else, remember that your responsibility does not end when the surgery is completed and your plastic surgeon sends you home. You have to take care of your new breasts to make the most out of your breast augmentation procedure and to have an easy and quick recovery.

Recovery after breast augmentation

Immediately after the procedure, you should already be able to walk even without assistance. Walking is an essential post-procedure routine in order to prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs.

During this time, it is also crucial that you follow every patient care instruction that your surgeon provides to you. During your recovery, you will most likely be advised to wear compression garments and take prescription antibiotics. Your surgeon may also provide you with instructions on how to take care of your drains, if any. The recovery time for breast augmentation varies for every individual. You can recovery quickly if you follow all instructions carefully.

Your first week

  • After two to five days, you may feel stiffness and soreness in the treated area.
  • After the procedure, you will be instructed to wear a supportive bra. Your surgical dressings may already be removed after a few days.
  • Taking a shower may be permitted in about a day to a week after surgery.
  • You can return to school or work within a couple of days to one week.
  • Your doctor may advise you to avoid activities that involve lifting, pushing, or pulling. Any strenuous activity could cause pain and discomfort.

After two to six weeks

Excessive physical routines and exercises should be avoided during this time after surgery. Over the next month, you should take extreme caution when engaging in physical activities. Intimate contact should be limited according to your level of comfort.

To learn more about breast augmentation and know how you can have a quick and easy recovery, set an appointment with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222 or filling out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Easy Ways to Prevent Burns

Fire and heat are always dangerous, but there’s no ignoring the fact that we somehow need them in our homes and in our daily lives. Because of this, it is our responsibility to prevent ourselves and our family from becoming burn victims.

Make your home a safer and burn-free place by applying the following precautionary measures.

The danger comes mostly from the kitchen.

Be mindful when moving around the kitchen; pay attention even to the smallest details. You can turn your cooking pots and pans in so that the handles are not easily knocked off from the stove. If possible, you may cook using the back burners of your stove. Do not allow your children to play around the kitchen while you are cooking and help them develop this habit.

Be cautious when handling hot containers and liquids.

Do not ever pass a hot drink over someone’s head. Also, ensure that hot drinks or food are not placed on the edges of your table or a counter to avoid knocking them off.

Don’t leave the iron unattended.

When you are done with ironing, never leave the hot iron on the ironing board, especially if you have children around the house. Remove the plug and keep it in a safe spot, away from fabrics and your children’s reach. You should also do the same with hair irons.

Keep your household cleaning products in a safe place.

By safe, it means away from your children’s reach. Household cleaning products usually contain chemicals that could be harmful to the body when ingested or when a person is exposed to it. Reading the labels on these products also helps.

Sunscreen works wonders.

When going outdoors, it is advised to apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15. Since they are more sensitive to the heat of the sun, children could use sunscreen with SPF 30 at the least.

 

Burn Care in New Jersey

If you have already applied these measures yet still have injuries and scarring from burns, it is best to seek burn care right away. Here at Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center, you can take advantage of burn care in New Jersey and avoid the long-lasting effects of these injuries and scars.

Request a consultation with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222 or filling out this online contact form to learn more about burn care and to know your options. We would love to hear from you!

 

Keep Those Peepers Beautiful

image-eyelidOur eyes might just be small facial parts, but they are the windows of our souls. They can also affect our overall appearance. Drooping eyelids do not only make you look tired, but they could also make you look several years older. Here at our New Jersey plastic surgery practice, we get a lot of patients who wish to look more alert through eyelid surgery.

An eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid tuck or blepharoplasty, is one option to choose to help you with your peeper problems. However, it does not end the moment the procedure is done. Your recovery, as well as the outcome of the treatment, will greatly depend on how you take care of yourself after surgery.

Daily care after eyelid surgery

  1. Apply eye drops in each of your eyes as advised by your doctor.
  2. Using a Q-tip, apply an antibiotic ointment over your suture lines as advised by the plastic surgeon.
  3. Keep the eye moist at night by applying a small amount of lubricant.
  4. Showering can be resumed after two days. Make sure to use a gentle shampoo to avoid irritating your surgical wounds.
  5. Any unusual signs of bleeding, especially if it persists after 10 minutes despite applying direct pressure, must be reported immediately to your physician. Do so as well in cases of pain, infection, redness, unusual drainage, and fever.

What not to do after your eyelid surgery

  1. Avoid reading or watching TV for three days.
  2. No heavy lifting for three weeks.
  3. For two weeks, avoid tweezing or plucking your eyebrows.
  4. You may already wear your glasses after a day. In the case of contacts, you have to wait for two weeks before you can put them on again.
  5. Delay coloring your hair for four weeks after the treatment.
  6. To be safe, avoid driving for one to two weeks after your eyelid surgery.
  7. Avoid putting on eye shadow, false lashes, and makeup altogether for the next 10 days.

For more information on blepharoplasty, request a personal consultation with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222. You may also fill out this online form to contact Dr. Weinstein. Dr. Weinstein is a qualified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in eyelid surgery and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Your Ultimate Guide to Sculptra

Model 13Do you miss the days when you still had that youthful glow on your face? Here at our New Jersey facial rejuvenation practice, we can help you restore your youthful appearance. One way to achieve this is by using Sculptra. This substance will be injected directly to the parts of your face that need volume or recontouring. With Sculptra, you can regain your youthfulness and achieve natural-looking and subtle results without going under the knife and without any downtime.

Which sites can Sculptra treat?

Sculptra may be administered to certain parts of the face. It can add volume to:

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Hollow chin area
  • Hollow temples

Sculptra can also do the following:

  • Soften bony cheekbones
  • Reduce the appearance of nasolabial (nose to mouth) and melolabial (mouth to chin) lines and folds
  • Define the jawline

Is Sculptra safe to use?

The use of Sculptra for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines has been approved by the FDA in 2009. For over ten years, it has been used extensively in the United States, Europe, Canada, and 20 other countries throughout the world.

What are the contraindications that I have to know?

Generally, Sculptra should not be used on patients who are allergic to lidocaine. Pregnant women or nursing mothers may not be able to undergo treatment, as well as individuals who have rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome. It is important to keep your doctor aware of any medical conditions that you currently have, especially in the case of autoimmune diseases.

Is the procedure painful?

Because Sculptra needs to be injected into the face, the patient may experience a little discomfort during injections. However, it can be minimized by the local anesthetic that is already found in the solution. A topical numbing cream may also be applied 45 minutes prior to the start of the procedure.

How will I look after treatment?

You may experience slight bruising after treatment. Moreover, the injection sites may be swollen for about a week. These signs are normal and will fade over time, and your doctor may prescribe you with medications to alleviate these symptoms. Immediately after treatment, you can already put on makeup and return to normal daily activities.

To learn more about Sculptra and to answer any questions you have about the procedure, you can request an appointment with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222. You may also contact Dr. Weinstein by filling out this online form. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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