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How to Deal With Post-Op Itching

body procedures Chester, New JerseyWhether you are having a scar revision surgery, liposuction, or a breast augmentation, one of the hardest parts about any of these procedures is the recovery. Not only will you be encouraged to lay in bed for a few days, but you won’t be able to get back into your normal workout routine for at least another week or two. And although those things can put a damper on your lifestyle, nothing is quite as bad is having to deal with post-op itching. To make sure that you don’t get a bacterial infection while healing, this article will list a few ways to deal with the itchiness. Read on to learn more.

Don’t Scratch Around the Stitches

You know not to scratch the stitches themselves (because they can pop open) but you may think that as long as you’re not touching the stitches, you’re okay. However, by even scratching near your stitches, you are putting yourself at risk of a bacterial infection. Because your fingernails are known to harbor germs and bacteria, using them to scratch the area can cause an infection.

Use Lotion

You can use a topical ointment like Benadryl or Calamine lotion around your stitches and the incision site. However, you don’t want to put the cream on the stitches or incision site themselves. After about one week, you can put the Benadryl or Calamine directly onto the incision site without having to worry about it interfering with the healing process.

Keep It Clean

The cleaner your incision site is, the faster it will heal, and you can get rid of the itchiness. Depending on the type of surgery you had done, consult the pamphlet that we sent you home with regarding how to clean it. As a good rule of thumb, use clean hands, soap, and lukewarm water.

Recovering from surgery can be difficult— especially when you are dealing with itchy skin. By using the tips above, you can hopefully find comfort and relief from your itchiness in no time. To learn more about recovery or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

3 Myths About Mommy Makeovers Debunked

Mommy Makeover New JerseyIf you are a mom, you know that even though it can be challenging, motherhood is one of the most rewarding things you get to experience as a woman. However, motherhood also means that your body has likely been through it all— including the stretching, weight gain, weight loss, and breast deflation after breastfeeding. Luckily, Dr. Larry Weinstein offers patients a combination of surgical procedures to help you get your pre-pregnancy body back. These procedures include a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction, and facial rejuvenation. To help you better understand the ins and outs of this procedure, we have created an article debunking three common myths associated with a mommy makeover. Read on to learn more.

Myth 1: You Have to Show Your Mom Card

Even though mommy makeovers are primarily popular amongst moms, you certainly don’t have to be a mom yourself to undergo this type of surgery. In fact, some of the best candidates for these combinations of procedures are patients who have recently lost a lot of weight. So, if you don’t have children yourself, you can still be an excellent candidate for this surgery.

Myth 2: You’ll Have Plenty of Scars to Show for It

Luckily, with the advancement of technology and with Dr. Larry Weinstein’s keen eye for detail, you won’t have to worry about having huge, visible scars to conceal after your mommy makeover. In fact, scars from liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast augmentation can all be concealed with a bra and underwear itself— meaning that you can jump into a bikini next summer without having any scars to show for it.

Myth 3: More Surgeries Means It’s Painful

One of the biggest reasons why we encourage our patients to get a mommy makeover is that it reduces the amount of pain you experience and the recovery time you have to go through. By doing multiple procedures at once, you will get to experience the recovery of just one procedure.

If you would like to learn more about mommy makeovers and whether or not you’re a good candidate, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today to schedule a consultation.

 

 

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