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How to Prepare for Tissue Expansion

Breast Augmentation Chester NJWhen it comes to breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery, there is one step in the procedure that many women are unfamiliar with: tissue expansion. Tissue expansion is a surgical procedure that is used to help expand the skin before a surgery. For instance, if you have just undergone a mastectomy, you may not have enough skin for a breast augmentation software. A tissue expansion surgery helps slowly expand your skin to make room for the implant so that there aren’t stretch marks.

Typically for this surgery, we use a silicone balloon expander and insert it under your skin near the area that needs to be repaired. Gradually and over time, we will fill the balloon with saline or carbon dioxide to help the skin stretch and grow. And although Dr. Larry Weinstein will perform this surgical procedure, there are a few things that you can do to prepare.

Stop Smoking

If you smoke, Dr. Larry Weinstein will probably encourage you to quit at least a few weeks before your surgery. Smoking slows down your body’s ability to heal quickly and fight off infection after surgery.

Fast Beforehand

Depending on the type of anesthesia that Dr. Weinstein uses during this procedure will help us determine whether or not you need to fast beforehand. Typically, we will ask patients to fast for about 12 hours before surgery if we use general anesthesia but we will give you detailed instructions before.

Arrange for a Ride

Because you will be sedated during your surgery, you won’t be able to drive afterward. Please arrange for a ride home from your surgery or ask us to call you a ride service— that way you can get home safely after surgery.

If you need to undergo a tissue expansion surgery as part of your surgical procedure, you know you’re in good hands with Dr. Larry Weinstein. To learn more about this surgery or to schedule a consultation, call our Chester office today at 908.879.2222.

Is it Too Late to Get Breast Implants Before Swimsuit Season?

Breast Augmentation  Chester NJWith summer just around the corner, it’s safe to say that you’re either eager to get into a bikini or you’re dreading it. If you’re feeling like the ladder due to sagging, drooping, or small breasts, then you may be considering getting a breast augmentation or breast lift from Dr. Larry Weinstein. But because a breast augmentation takes a little while to recover from, some of our patients want to know if there is still enough time to get this surgery before summer?

It Only Takes a Few Weeks to Recover

On average, patients get rid of swelling and see the full results from their breast augmentation after just a couple of weeks. And because summer is still over a month away, that gives you plenty of time to recover. Even if you decide you want to get a breast augmentation in the middle of July, it should only take you a couple of weeks until you can be in your swimsuit and the water showing off your newest additions.

Take Advantage of Recovery Time

One of the best ways to speed up your recovery so that you can get in your bikini with your new breasts is to really baby yourself during recovery. The more you rest, relax, and avoid things like heavy lifting or strenuous workouts, the more likely you are to have a fast recovery.

It’s never too late to get breast implants— especially from Dr. Larry Weinstein. If you are worried about not having enough recovery time before summer, schedule your breast consultation as soon as possible at our Chester office: 908-879-2222.

3 Reasons to Consider a Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Chester NJWhen it comes to breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Larry Weinstein sees patients for more than one reason. Although the most common goal for a patient to elect to get a breast surgery is hypomastia or when they feel that their breasts are too small, there are a few other reasons why patients opt for this surgery as well.

Asymmetry

In a perfect world everything on our bodies would be symmetrical, but since that rarely happens, it’s no wonder that some women have asymmetrical breasts. And although many women have asymmetrical breasts that are hard to see with the naked eye, other patients lack of symmetry is a bit more obvious.

Postpartum Involution

A woman’s body goes through vast changes both during and after pregnancy. Not only does your stomach grow to a level you never thought you’d see but your breasts can also go through these changes. Sometimes after pregnancy, women suffer from a breast condition called postpartum involution.

Corrective Surgery

Another reason why patients opt to get a breast augmentation is to fix past problems with breast augmentation. If you had a botched breast job, need yours replaced, or just weren’t happy with the previous surgeon you saw, Dr. Larry Weinstein can give you the corrective surgery you’ve wanted to get.

If you suffer from asymmetrical breast, postpartum involution, or want to correct any issues following surgery, then Dr. Larry Weinstein can help. During your initial consultation, we will perform a brief physical examination and discuss all of your options. If you have any questions at any point during your entire breast augmentation procedure— from consultation to recovery— we are your source for all information.

Are you ready to take the next steps toward getting a breast augmentation? Call us today at 908-879-2222.

How to Speed Up Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast Augmentation Chester, New JerseyHaving a small waist and a small amount of debt are two things you may want to have small of, but having small breasts likely doesn’t make a list. If you have been considering getting a breast augmentation from Dr. Larry Weinstein, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands from the consultation appointment all the way through recovery. To help you speed up your recovery time, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.

Take It Easy

One of the best things you can do to speed up the recovery time for your breast augmentation is to take it easy. Remember that the more rest your body gets, the faster it will recover from surgery. Even though you may want to get back into the swing of things right away, it could only slow down your recovery time and even expose you to infection. We encourage our patients to take solid 3-5 days off of work, exercise, and any other tasks. If you have been wanting some time to yourself or to do nothing, here is your opportunity.

Change the Bandages

When you are sent home from your surgery, we will send you with a detailed recovery packet listing how to do things like changing your bandages. Changing out your bandages and washing the incision site are two great ways to protect yourself against harmful bacteria and infection. Remember to always change out your bandages with clean hands and to wash the area with warm water and soap.

Massage the Breasts

Even though it may be a bit painful at first, massaging your breasts while you’re in recovery will help prevent any scar tissue building up. To correctly massage your breasts, try to pull the implant away from your existing breast tissue and then gently massage the breast. Repeat 2-3 times per day.

Recovery is one of the most crucial steps of any surgery— especially a breast augmentation. If you would like to learn more about recovery or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!

3 Things to Consider When Getting a Breast Augmentation

Breast AugmentationBeing called “flat chested” isn’t exactly a term that most girls like to be known for. However, if you fall into this category and are wanting to make a change, consider getting a breast augmentation done by Dr. Larry Weinstein. During this surgery, Dr. Weinstein will surgically place implants under or on top of your existing breast muscles to give you a more prominent look. During this surgery, however, you do have a few options to consider getting done in conjunction with a breast augmentation. Read on to learn more.

Tissue Expansion

If you are particularly petite, then Dr. Larry Weinstein may recommend that we do a tissue expansion surgery before your breast augmentation. This procedure is done to help loosen and expand the skin around the breasts so that the implants will be sufficiently covered. By placing a small balloon in your breasts and slowly inflating it over a few months, your skin tissue will expand— leaving you with fewer stretchmarks and more coverage over your implants.

Breast Lift

This type of surgery can be done at the same time as your augmentation. If you have noticed that your breasts don’t sit as high on your chest as they used to, Dr. Larry Weinstein can perform a breast lift to lift and tighten them. By getting rid of excess skin and lifting your breasts higher, you will look more youthful.

Nipple Reduction

If you have large, droopy, or long nipples that make you feel extremely self-conscious, Dr. Larry Weinstein may be able to perform a “nipple reduction surgery” at the same time as your augmentation. During this surgery, your nipple will be cut, so that is decreased in size and shape.

Before you get a breast augmentation done, it’s nice to know that you have a few other surgeries you can do in conjunction with it. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

 

 

 

 

The Truth Behind Nipple Sensation After Breast Augmentation Surgery

breast augmentation surgeryIf you have either just undergone breast augmentation surgery or if you have it scheduled, then you will want to know all that you can expect from this type of procedure— including the good, the bad, and the ugly. As one of the things that many patients complain from, the loss of nipple sensitivity can be something that concerns patients that may even inhibit them from undergoing any type of augmentation in the first place. As a sensation that is sexually stimulation, having nipple sensation is something that you don’t want to mess with. Read on to learn more about what you can expect in regards to nipple sensation after breast augmentation surgery.

Will It Last?
Right after you undergo breast augmentation surgery, there are many things regarding your breasts that won’t feel normal— including your nipple sensation. Not only will your breasts be sore and tender to the touch, but also your nipple sensation may either be extremely prominent (almost painful) or it may feel non-existent. Although you may be worried about both of those scenarios, they are both extremely common and your nipple sensation should return after just a few weeks and after your breasts have had the ample time needed in order to heal properly.

There are some very rare cases, however, in which patients lose all their feeling in their nipples when a nerve is hit during the surgery. But because this type of scenario is very rare, it really is nothing to worry about.

Will It Hurt?
As mentioned above, right after you undergo breast augmentation surgery, it is very normal for your breasts to be sore and tender to the touch, even your nipples. And although it may sound unfortunate, your nipples themselves may be a bit tender or painful after surgery but it will quickly subside as your breasts begin to heal properly.

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!

How to Dress Your Breasts for Success

breast surgeryWhen it comes to undergoing breast enhancement surgery, nothing can feel quite as exciting as turning your body into something you’ve always wanted. Larger breasts can not only make you feel more confident but help you get the look that you’ve always wanted. And although getting larger and perkier breasts may encourage you to dress a bit sexier, it’s important to remember to maintain appropriate dress codes while at work or in a more conservative setting. Read on to learn more about how you can cater your wardrobe to your new breasts.

Watch for Low-Cut Blouses
Yes, showing a little bit of cleavage might be fun for a weekend night or a day out with friends. However, when in the workplace or somewhere like church, it’s important to dress a little more modestly and not show any cleavage. Although you might be tempted to show off your new assets, remember that there is both a time and place for that, and showing cleavage in the workplace is not appropriate.

Watch for Tight Fitting Clothes
Remember that a shirt that fit you tightly around your chest prior to surgery is going to fit you even more snugly around your chest after surgery. Not only can extremely form fitting clothing be uncomfortable but it can also be inappropriate for the workplace as well. As a suggestion, get rid of your form fitting tops before you have surgery and buy ones that fit a little more conservatively, that way you won’t be tempted to wear them after your surgical procedure.

Get the Right Fitting Bra
In addition to avoiding low-cut blouses and tight fitting tops, it’s also important to purchase a bra that fits you well. For instance, if your breasts are practically falling out of your bra then they will likely be falling out of your shirt which can cause for an uproar in the office. Additionally, if your bra is too small or too sheer, you may be exposing more of your new breasts than you care to share. Go bra shopping around a month after your surgery— once the swelling has died down— in order to get a bra that will fit you comfortably.

Getting breast enhancement surgery can make you look and feel like a new woman. However, it’s important to maintain a professional appearance while in the workplace or in a conservative setting like church. By following the tips above, you shouldn’t have  problem. To learn more or to schedule a surgery, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

3 Benefits Proportional Breast Augmentation

breast augmentationTypically when people think of a woman getting breast augmentation surgery, imagery of a woman with a tiny frame tipping over due to oversized breasts often comes to mind. And although you can opt to get breasts that are fairly large for your frame, Dr. Larry Weinstein believes in the fact that more isn’t always more and relies heavily on the notion of proportional breast augmentation. Read on to learn more.

  • It’s More Natural

Not everyone wants breast implants that are noticeable. In fact, a large majority of women want to get breast implants that look more natural. Rather than jumping from an A cup to a D cup, Dr. Larry Weinstein’s proportional breast augmentation approach will jump you from an A cup to something more subtle like a B cup. Additionally, more natural looking breasts will give you the confidence that you desire to have perky and full breasts in a swimsuit without being the talk of the town for getting large breasts.

  • It’s More Comfortable

Jumping from a small sized breast to a larger one can and will likely make you feel sexier. However, research shows that women with larger breasts often suffer from things like back pain due to the extra weight and stress than large breasts can place on your body. As another reason to consider proportional breast augmentation, comfortability is a benefit that will last you a lifetime. Additionally, if you enjoy living a more active lifestyle, having breasts that are more proportional to your body will help you to enjoy your workouts without any added back strain or pain.

  • It’s More Suitable

If you naturally have a full C cup, then jumping to a D cup won’t seem like that big of a leap. However, if you naturally have a nearly A cup, then jumping to a D cup will be a very large leap that might not necessarily be suited to your body type. If you want to have breasts that are just a little fuller and perkier in a swimsuit or a tight dress, then getting a proportional breast augmentation done will be more suited to your body shape and size.

As you can see, there are several benefits of getting a proportional breast augmentation done. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today and one of our experts will gladly assist you.

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!

Plastic Surgery Trends 2013: Silicone Breast Implants Becoming More Popular

Plastic surgery trends 2013 Silicon breast implants becoming more popularA recent report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that the use of silicone in breast augmentation has grown exponentially over the years since its re-approval by the FDA 6 years ago. In 2012, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that 72 percent of all breast augmentation cases in the country employed silicone implants. For residents of New Jersey and New York Metro area, Dr. Larry Weinstein is their trusted New Jersey breast augmentation surgeon using silicone implants.

New Silicone Implant Approved
As of February 20, 2013, the Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant is officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for breast augmentation and reconstruction. Natrelle, the 4th silicone implant approved by FDA, is currently manufactured by Allergan, Inc.

According to its manufacturer, the Natrelle implants contain more cross-linking (more bonds linking one silicone chain to the other) than its earlier counterparts, thus making the newly-approved implant firmer. The FDA approval was a result of a series of studies for 7 years which looked at 941 women using Natrelle 410 implants.

Significant Improvement Over the Years
The report further stated that the implants are very useful in breast reconstructions surgeries, particularly following a single-side mastectomy when there is a need to match the original shape of the patient’s remaining breast tissues.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein concerning silicone implants, 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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