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Get a Liquid Facelift In Time for the Holidays!

 Fillers Chester Township, NJFine lines and wrinkles may be indicative of the places you’ve been and the things you’ve seen (mainly the sun), but they can also make you feel self-conscious and like you never want to have your picture taken— let alone have it plastered on your holiday family card. Luckily, Dr. Larry Weinstein has a variety of options— both surgical and non-invasive— that can work to correct these facial concerns and get you camera ready in no time. However, because the holidays are just around the corner, non-invasive options like a liquid facelift may be the best way to go.

If there’s one thing that Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Voluma all have in common, it’s that they’re all dermal fillers. Each one of these fillers has pros and cons to them. For instance, Belotero can be applied in just a few minutes, but it only lasts for a couple of months. Whereas, Juvederm and Radiesse take a little longer to apply but last the upwards of 6 to 15 months depending on the patient. During a liquid facelift, Dr. Larry Weinstein will strategically inject facial fillers across your face to help temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles, add more volume to your skin, and give you an overall more youthful appearance.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, he will determine whether or not dermal fillers are the right option for you. Depending on your skin and the areas of concerns that you would like to target, Dr. Larry Weinstein will comprise a plan that is catered to your skin and your skin’s specific needs.

Don’t let your skin prevent you from taking a family holiday photo this year! Let this year be the year where you’ve felt the most confident with a liquid facelift from Dr. Larry Weinstein. Schedule your consultation at our Chester office today!

Get to the Heart of the Issue with a Z-Lift

Z-LIFT Chester, NJAging can make you feel like your body and face are transforming right before your eyes, because well, they are. As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin which makes it sag and look deflated. Specifically, people start to suffer from sagging around their jowls and jawline— making them look a lot older than they care to admit. Luckily, with a procedure called the Z-lift, Dr. Larry Weinstein can restore your jawlines natural heart shape and make you feel more confident in the process.

Why a Z-Lift?

Dr. Larry Weinstein has been using the Z-lift facelift procedure for over 20 years and finds that it gives patients great results with minimal downtime. Unlike a traditional facelift, the z-lift facelift uses standby anesthesia—- valium and a few injections— which means that it can be done in an outpatient clinic and allows the patient to go home just four to five hours later. Additionally, Dr. Larry Weinstein typically prefers the z-lift facelift because patients can get back to work after around four to five days and can start traveling after just one week— something you could never do with a traditional facelift.

What Are the Benefits?

If you look around and it looks like everyone is aging gracefully, they are but not without the help of doctors like Larry Weinstein. Sometimes, your skin needs a little plumping, lifting, and tucking to help you look and feel your best. With a Z-lift, patients experience a variety of exciting results including a more chiseled neckline and the reduced appearance of nasolabial folds.

If your jawline no longer resembles a heart due to a loss of elasticity in your skin, you may want to consider getting a z-lift facelift from Dr. Larry Weinstein. Schedule your z-lift facelift consultation with our Chester office today!

Natural Face Lift Procedures Available in New Jersey

Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common. We believe our patients deserve to look and feel their best. One of the most common forms of plastic surgery is a face lift.

The best candidates for a face lift are those who have lost significant weight, anyone between 40 and 70 years old, natural face liftand individuals who display signs of aging and facial sag.

What are the Risks of a Face Lift?

Prior to surgery, Dr. Weinstein will discuss potential risks in detail and provide advice on reducing those risks. Some common risks include hematoma, or when blood gathers under the skin, but this is easily resolved. You may also experience numbness and skin discoloration. Smokers may experience longer healing and recovery times.

What to Expect from a Consultation

The initial consultation is a preliminary procedure. Dr. Weinstein will examine your face, placing focus on skin and bone structure, as well as review your medical records. He will also answer and address any concerns and questions you may have.

You should stop smoking for two weeks prior to the procedure. Arrange for transportation the day of your procedure, and ask for someone to help you with daily activities for several days following the surgery. Carefully follow doctor’s dietary and medication instructions

Where are Dr. Weinstein’s Locations?

Dr. Weinstein operates from the following locations:

  • Chester Surgery Center – Chester, NJ
  • Morristown Medical Center – Morristown, NJ
  • Overlook Medical Center – Summit, NJ
  • Hackettstown Medical Center – Hackettstown, NJ
  • Barnabus Medical Center – Livingston, NJ

How is a Face Lift Performed?

A face lift generally takes several hours to complete. Most patients are given a sedative or placed under anesthesia to allow muscle relaxation and eliminate any pain.

Incisions that follow the ear line to the lower scalp are made to allow separation of muscles and neck and facial tissue. Excess fat is either suctioned or trimmed prior to the tightening of muscles.

Excess skin is pulled and trimmed, and if necessary a small tube is place behind ear to prevent hematoma.  Bandages are then wrapped loosely around your face to prevent swelling.

After Surgery

Although you may resume most of your regular activities in a few days, full recovery time typically take a couple of months.  During the first week, avoid excessive movement and keep your head elevated to avoid swelling. Dr. Weinstein will prescribe any necessary pain medication.

The first couple of weeks are hardest and may include slight discomforts such as numbness and muscle ache.  Tubes are usually removed within the first 3 days and bandages and stitches will most likely be removed after 5 days.  It’s also common to incur minor, invisible scars.

Why Choose Dr. Weinstein?

At Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center, we provide a relaxed, comfortable environment, and practice an individualized approach with each patient and case. Dr. Larry Weinstein is considered one of the nation’s best plastic surgeons and takes great pride in his work and patient loyalty.  Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center specializes in all aspects of face lifts including rhinoplasty, eye tucks, ear reshaping, and nose surgery, so schedule your consultation today.

Natural Ways to Look and Feel Young

ModelAlthough there are already numerous cosmetic procedures that could help rejuvenate your look and make you appear a lot younger, many have failed to consider the natural methods they can do to counter the unwanted effects of aging. Getting a facelift means you have to do enough preparation for the procedure, but if you’re not up to all that, you may consider the following tips:

  1. Keep your weight stabilized.

As the years go by, people tend to take their weight for granted when in fact, the secret to a fit body is to consistently maintain a body weight throughout the years. Yo-yo dieting or consequently losing and gaining large amounts of weight could cause your skin to stretch.

  1. Don’t be in too much stress.

A little stress is inevitable, but too much of it can speed up the effects of aging. Our bodies have this natural tendency to release more of the stress hormone cortisol when under pressure, and cortisol can cause damage to the skin. It has the ability to increase oil production as well as prevent the skin from retaining fluids.

  1. Quit smoking.

If it is still not obvious by now, smoking can do a lot of damage to the body, which includes speeding up your skin’s aging process. Moreover, it prevents good blood flow to your face, depriving it from nutrients and oxygen that it supposedly needs. Not only that, it also breaks down your body’s supply of collagen, which is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. It is not surprising to see fine lines forming around the corners of your mouth and eyes if you haven’t quit smoking yet.

  1. A good skin regimen helps.

Because we are talking about proper care for your skin, it is essentially helpful to adopt a great skin care routine to counter the effects of aging. Basically, you will need a cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen to achieve optimal skin health.

Facelift in New Jersey

If you feel like your skin does not respond to natural ways anymore, it might be best to consider getting a facelift. Contact us at Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center through 908-879-2222 and have a talk with us today.

 

Circumstances That May Call for a Bit of Nip and Tuck

plastic surgery procedures to improve appearanceEveryone wants to look their best and there are a few situations in life where a bit of nip and tuck could be very beneficial. Our plastic surgery practice, headed by New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein, is devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures. Your beautiful, natural results will make you look better and feel more confident about your appearance!

The following are the most common situations which call for a bit of nip and tuck.

Age is Just a Number
While age is certainly just a number, one can’t help but notice the physical toll that it does to your face and body. Wrinkles may appear and extra pockets of stubborn fat may stay despite eating clean and regular physical activity. If that’s the case, cosmetic surgery may help — from a facelift to liposuction to a thigh lift.

Beauty After Baby
Having a baby is probably one of the most memorable moments for a woman. Yet, pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to certain physical changes in a woman’s body such as sagging breasts, the appearance of stretch marks, and loose abdominal skin. Majority of post-childbirth women find themselves stuck with such physical changes even after trying diet and exercise. Dr. Weinstein recommends a Mommy Makeover, a set of procedures geared towards improving a woman’s physique post-pregnancy. The most common procedures in a Mommy Makeover include a breast augmentation/lift, tummy tuck, butt lift, and liposuction.

Life Changes
Sometimes, you could use a bit of nip or tuck when you’re about to apply for a job, tie the knot, or move to a new city or country. Plastic surgery could help you add more zest and confidence to these important life events.

Social Media Influence
There’s no doubt about social media as one of the factors today which influence individuals to have plastic surgery. Who wants to have wrinkles and fine lines appearing on one’s Facebook profile photo? No one, right? Hence the birth of cosmetic procedures such as the FaceTime facelift.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about New Jersey cosmetice procedures, 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!

How to Prepare for a New Jersey Facelift

Like almost all types of surgery, preparation is the key to achieving desired outcomes in a New Jersey facelift with Dr. Larry Weinstein. If you’re interested in having this type of facial procedure, you do not have to radically change your lifestyle. Read on below for a definitive guide to preparing for a facelift.

Initial Consultation

During your initial visit with Dr. Weinstein, a careful discussion of your desires, goals and expectations will ensue. Also, your medical background will be thoroughly checked; Dr. Weinstein will see to it that any previous illnesses or condition will not impede the outcome of the procedure nor put you at risk. A careful examination of your face including its texture, elasticity, skin tone and bone structure will be done as part of the initial assessment and preparation.

Preparation at Home

Your movements may be restricted after surgery. Thus, it is important for you to do the necessary home preparations for convenience during recovery. Home preparation could include:

— putting things that you will most likely need within reach
— having loose clothes to hand to make sure that the bandages are not accidentally removed upon dressing
— having enough food supply and having someone around to help out in the kitchen, laundry and other household chores

Skin Care Regimen

A skin care regimen different from your usual routine may be prescribed. Your new regimen should make sure that your skin is fully moisturized. To maximize the effects of the procedure, prescribed skin care products may include those which contain retinol, antioxidants and moisturizing properties. Sun protection is also essential around this time.

Weight Loss

If you’ve been planning about losing weight, you might want to shed the extra pounds before getting a facelift. Sagging skin which results from a massive weight loss will be removed during your facelift with Dr. Weinstein. A lower facelift will even provide you with better results when fat deposits are obvious on the lower portion of your face such as a double chin.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking will most likely result to bleeding problems during and after the procedure. Tissue death (necrosis) on the operated area has also been associated with smoking patients after recovery. The lesser cigarette puffs you do, the greater the likelihood of shorter recovery.

For more information on how to prepare for a New Jersey facelift and other facial procedures, get in touch with Dr. Weinstein as soon as you can!

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