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3 Ways to Accentuate Your New Curves This Summer

 Body Procedures New JerseyOne of the many benefits of getting surgeries like liposuction or a breast augmentation from Dr. Larry Weinstein is that you’ll get to show it all off with confidence. However, to help boost your appearance, even more, we have created a brief guide listing ways that you can take it one step further to accentuate your new curves. From using self-tan to wearing clothes that hug you in all the right places, this article will give you a few tips to use. Read on to learn more.

Self Tanning

Yes, it is true: the tanner you are, the thinner you will look. And because tanning beds are thankfully cancer causing a thing of the past, you may not know how to get a fast tan. Luckily, because the cosmetic industry has upped its game, there are now tanning creams and lotions that can give you an instant tan without looking too orange. As a tip, remember to apply the tanning cream in a circular motion so that you cover every inch of your body— and whatever you do, don’t forget to scrub your hands and fingers afterward.

A Supportive Bra

If you just got a breast augmentation or lift from Dr. Larry Weinstein, one of the best ways that you can show off your new breasts is by wearing a supportive bra. And that doesn’t mean that it has to be super padded. In fact, by getting a bra that has some underwire and a little bit of lining, you can take pressure off of your back while making your breasts more supported.

High Waisted Bikini

If you are planning on really showing off your body this summer, you may want to head to the swimming pool. As one of the most flattering cuts of swimsuits, a high waisted bikini will allow you to show off your newly tightened tummy while not revealing too much.

Whether you just got a tummy tuck, liposuction, or some breast surgery, it’s nice to be able to show off your body with confidence. Use these tips to take your confidence up a notch this summer. To learn more about these and other surgical procedures, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

 

Can Cosmetic Surgery Improve your Quality of Life?

plastic surgeryThere are innumerable reasons why men and women may seek cosmetic plastic surgery. Many of those who consider improving a particular physical characteristic, such as the size or shape of their nose, continually procrastinate. Others move ahead with their elected procedure, having a sense that they will feel better about their appearance. Rarely are patients told that cosmetic plastic surgery will improve their life or their relationships. Why? Because it is not always the case, and we are seeing both sides of this question answered by research.

The Positive Outcomes of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

We see the positive outcomes of plastic surgery on a routine basis, and it brings us joy to hear how our patients are renewed in the area of self-confidence. Our personal experience reflects findings from various research studies. Two, conducted by Dr. Neil Sadick in 2008, investigated both surgical cosmetic treatments and non-surgical procedures. The findings were similar across the board.

  • 95% of patients who underwent breast lift surgery reported both physical and psychological improvements after their procedure.
  • A large percentage of patients who were treated with cosmetic surgery of one kind or another reported significant improvement in general quality of life 6 months post-surgery. Specific areas of improvement included relationships, social interactions, and sex.
  • A final study by Dr. Sadick found that patients who underwent facial plastic surgery felt significantly more satisfied with their appearance, and also felt less anxious and more independent.

An Interesting and Important Point

One of the aspects of plastic surgery that is discussed at length is expectations. When you look at the research findings, you could assume that every person who changes an aspect of his or her appearance would gain greater happiness in general. This is not necessarily true, and older research confirms this point.

A mid-90s study, Physical attractiveness and subjective well-being, investigated the how and why of improved psychological well-being after plastic surgery. What researchers found was that expectations really do matter. They looked at “target happiness” based on appearance, and found that it is not beauty, per se, that improves happiness, but our own unique perception of our own attractiveness. Greater beauty does not translate into more happiness, on average. Not all participants in this study would be deemed “attractive” by societal standards; but by their own standards, if they felt attractive, they enjoyed a greater sense of happiness overall.

The takeaway? Cosmetic plastic surgery, when approached with realistic expectations and an open mind, can improve your physical appearance and, as a result, your life. We are happy to speak with you about your esthetic goals. Give our office a call!

How to Properly Communicate With Your Plastic Surgeon

It can be easy to walk into any store and get persuaded into buying the latest toy or the latest fragrance, however when it comes to something a bit more serious, like your facial appearance, it’s important to not be persuaded into doing anything that you’re just not certain about. However, because plastic surgeons can’t read minds (hard to imagine) it’s important to strongly communicate to them what kind of results you are looking for. Read on to learn more.

One of the best ways to communicate with your plastic surgeon about what you want is by showing them pictures. For instance, if you are going in for a rhinoplasty, find a bunch of images of noses that you like and see if your doctor can match it— that way both you and your doctor feel confident regarding what the outcome will look like.weinstein1

Show Them Pictures

Discuss Your Problem Areas

If for some reason you just aren’t entirely sure of what you want, communicate with your surgeon the problem areas you have. For instance, you have an abundance of stomach fat or you want larger, fuller looking breasts— whatever it is, be sure to point out all of the problem areas you have— that way, your surgeon can go to work with fixing those areas.

Talk About the Outcome

As one of the best communication tools, it’s important to discuss what kind of outcome you are looking for with getting this surgery done. For instance, perhaps you want larger, fuller looking breasts or you want a subtle nose job that not even your grandmother would be able to notice. Communicate these things in detail to your plastic surgeon.

By following the above three tips, you can properly communicate with your plastic surgeon and get the best results possible. To learn more about plastic surgery or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Why Do We Need Plastic Surgery?

Plastic SurgeryEven if it is not true 100% of the time, a great body is often taken to be the sign of a great personality. Because of this, we are sometimes hyper-aware of your bodies, and we all have many different issues about our individual bodies. Maybe you are embarrassed because of a defective body part. Maybe you are a little overweight and that makes you self-conscious. No matter what your personal body issues are, you don’t have to worry anymore. We have you covered through plastic surgery.

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a unique type of surgery which alters your appearance. Although it can be reconstructive and more medical in purpose, most of the time it is purely cosmetic. However, these cosmetic surgeries can help provide you with the confidence you’ve always lacked. Reconstructive procedures can fix bodily defects such as birth defects and cleft lips; it can correct traumatic injuries such as dog bites and burned skin. It can even rebuild women’s breasts after breast cancer surgery! Whether you are getting plastic surgery for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons, it gives you a perfect body shape and ideal figure.

Possible Plastic Surgery Treatments:

  • If your ears are too much large and you are not happy with them, then you can give them a better shape by ear pinning. This is known as pinnaplasty.
  • If you have bags under your eyes or droopy eye lids, this corrective treatment is known as blepharoplasty.
  • If you feel your skin around your neck and jaws is too loose, you can reshape your neck with the help of a neck lift.
  • Reshaping the nose is known as rhinoplasty.
  • Augmentation of the chin is known as genioplasty.
  • Reducing the fat and excess of skin between the elbow and underarms is known as brachioplasty.
  • Reshaping and reducing the fat in your abdomen is known as abdiminoplasty.
  • Reconstruction of the penis is known as phalloplasty.

There are, of course, many more options, but these are some of the most common.

The Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Your reasons for plastic surgery might be different than someone else’s. Here are some of the most commonly-cited benefits.

  • Plastic surgery is the fastest way to improve your appearance—and the best if you are changing something about your inherent bone structure.
  • Plastic surgery helps you to live a better life by giving you confidence. With beauty comes power.
  • You can increase your self confidence, which can bring a positive impact in your daily life.
  • It will increase your communication skills and self-esteem.
  • You will feel more comfortable in your skin after plastic surgery. It might even allow you to take part in physical activities that you never imagined were possible.

Plastic surgery is useful to improve your lifestyle. In order to get the maximum benefits possible from plastic surgery, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein at FACS today!

Plastic Surgery: Make Miracles Happen!

Humans have this almost insatiable desire to conquer and transform their surroundings. Miraculous inventions and technologies make this possible every day. Perhaps the last frontier to conquer is the one closest to home: our own bodies. Although these technologies have been in process for centuries, most of them are just now coming to fruition. With every passing day, some miraculous invention comes to light and helpsplastic surgery all of us enjoy the developments of the medical field.

One of these seemingly-miraculous innovations is plastic surgery. It continuously grows safer and cheaper—in other words, more accessible to the common man (as opposed to just celebrities). And Dr. Weinstein can help give you the special, new look you’ve always wanted.

The Details of Plastic Surgery

Although plastic surgery is wide field and can be concerned with the medical correction of some body part, more often than not it is merely an aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. In these surgical procedures, the principles of plastic surgery are applied to reconstruct various features, mainly for the purpose of enhancing your personal beauty.

The major plastic surgery treatments include:
* Facial rejuvenation.
* Full body procedures, such as tummy tucks.
* Breast augmentation.
* Facelift through fillers.
* The removal of excess skin.
* Liposuction.

With most of these surgeries, the doctor will make cuts to inter or extract tissue and fat. The size and depth of these incisions depends on the type of procedure and amount of work being done. Similarly, the complete recovery period also varies from procedure to procedure, patient to patient, depending upon your body type and the work you received. However, no matter the surgery, the post-surgical care and maintenance is also crucial to the success of your plastic surgery.

One of the techniques available here at our office is skin grafting. Used in a variety of plastic surgeries, skin grafting works specifically with the epithelial cells of your skin to give you better results. No matter what specific techniques are used, however, you will work with our surgeon to develop a specific goal and treatment plan.

Get your appointment with Dr. Larry Weinstein and FACS, and explore your beauty!

Plastic Surgery – Miracles Do Happen Here!

Plastic Surgery – Miracles Do Happen Here!

Everyone wants to look attractive and striking. But sometimes, a natural deformity or undesirable feature makes us feel self-conscious, or worse, insecure on a daily basis. The Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center provides popular solutions to various concerns regarding physical appearance.

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Major areas addressed by plastic surgery include:

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Body Procedures
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Facelifts & Fillers

The intensity and the depth of the incision applied during surgery depend upon the specific type of procedure being carried out. Similarly, recovery periods vary from patient to patient. Post-surgical care and maintenance is crucial to the success of plastic surgery procedures.

Call us today at 908-879-2222 for more information.

How Much Sleep Do You Need for Younger-Looking Skin

effects of sleep on skin appearanceIt’s not called beauty rest for nothing and science seems to agree. The findings of a recent research by physician scientists at the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center revealed that poor sleep quality could actually weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself. Hence, individuals with poor quality of sleep tend to exhibit advanced signs of skin aging. Here at our New Jersey plastic surgery practice, we encourage our clients to take care of their skin both from the inside and out, which includes getting high quality sleep.

Phases of Sleep
Sleep is your body’s way of recovering from all the work it did during the day. To improve your quality of sleep, it is also crucial that you understand the different phases of sleep.

Deep and Light Sleep – are the two phases that simultaneously occur during the first few hours of sleep. During these phases, your brain’s neurons slow down while growth hormones are at its peak for muscle tissue repair. Your immune system is also trying to recover around this time.

REM Sleep – Short term memories are consolidated and transferred to your long-term memory banks. This phase largely influences your ability to focus the next day.

Do Length and Timing Matter?
You’ve probably heard about the 8-hour requirement for a good night’s sleep. It turns out that this is actually just a myth. A study published in this Time article found out that people who sleep between 6.5 and 7.5 hours a night are actually happier, more productive, and live the longest. Interestingly, those who sleep longer tend to suffer from depression, obesity, and heart disease.

The key lesson from such findings is to actually observe how many hours of sleep make you feel refreshed the next day. Also, once you notice that you’re nodding off at 9pm , hit the sack, and do not just shake of that “sleepy” feeling.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about ways to help your skin look youthful, 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!

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!

Plastic Surgery Options for Maximum Burn Recovery

Burn victims may suffer from loss of sensation, impaired mobility function or a disfigured appearance. For patients wanting to go back to their normal activities and living as much as possible, exploring several plastic surgery options might greatly benefit them.

Dr. Larry Weinstein of the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center provides excellent New Jersey burn care for maximum recovery amongst victims. If the burned portion of your body is severely wounded, Dr. Weinstein may have to do a débridement – removal of dead skin tissues prior to plastic surgery.

These are the two plastic surgery options commonly sought after by patients from Dr. Weinstein.

Skin Grafting

Skin grafting by Dr. Weinstein involves the removal of skin from one area of the body and the transfer to another portion afterwards. Skin grafting in burn cases often comes in two kinds: split-thickness and full-thickness grafts. The former only involves the outer layer of the skin while the latter involves the entire dermis region.

A skin-cutting instrument called the dermatone is used to harvest skin from the donor site, often in the buttocks and inner thigh regions. Once completely removed, the harvested skin is then attached to the burnt region, held in place by several stitches and a sterile dressing. The donor site is also covered with dressings to avoid infection.

The recovery period for a split thickness graft is relatively fast, approximately 2 to 3 weeks. On the other hand, patients who undergo full thickness grafting may take longer to recover. Apart from being utilized in burn cases, skin grafting is also used in other cosmetic surgeries such as nose and breast reconstruction.

Tissue Expansion

By making use of a “balloon expander”, the damaged skin tissues of burn victims can be reconstructed. For the entire duration of the procedure, this balloon will be gradually filled with salt water (saline solution) until the skin stretches and grows. Once enough skin tissue has been regenerated and grown, Dr. Weinstein may then use the extra tissue to reconstruct the damaged portion.

An average tissue expansion procedure takes around 4 months. One of its advantages is how it can mimic one’s skin color and texture. Scarring is also rare since there is no skin removal involved.

If you’ve suffered from burns, feel fee to contact Dr. Weinstein about your plastic surgery options.

Iron Out Neck Wrinkles with a New Jersey Neck Lift!

Iron out neck wrinkles with a neck liftThe earliest signs of aging manifest themselves in the neck – from fatty jowls to turkey wattles to crepey, discolored skin. Dr. Larry Weinstein recommends a New Jersey neck lift for clients wanting to tighten the skin around the neck as well as lift its underlying muscles. A neck lift, also known as platysmaplasty, can either be a stand-alone procedure or done in conjunction with a face lift.

Pre-Surgery: Things to Consider

Apart from aging, other factors which can contribute to extreme neck sagging include dramatic weight loss and genetic influences. Dr. Weinstein will thoroughly assess your current status to make sure if a New Jersey platysmaplasty is right for you.

By and large, the best candidates include those who are in excellent health condition, non-smokers, and have excellent skin elasticity. It is also best for the client to have realistic expectations. Before the surgery, Dr. Weinstein may also order a series of lab tests to confirm your current health status. It is essential for you to stop taking herbal remedies and anti-inflammatory drugs two weeks before the surgery. These substances could increase bleeding during the procedure.

More Natural and Relaxed

Dr. Weinstein will gently and carefully lift your neck skin into a more youthful look. Since the latest techniques are utilized, you will be assured of a more “natural and relaxed” apperance in the outcome. At the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center, an “overpulled look” is so last season. To achieve your own cosmetic goals, Dr. Weinstein may also perform other procedures such as liposuction of neck and fat deposits.

Possible Risks and Complications

All surgical procedures come with risks. Below are the associated risks with neck lifts:

1. Excessive bleeding and/or blood clot formation
2. Loss or changes in sensation
3. Skin discoloration and/or irregularities in skin contour
4. Persistent swelling
5. Infection
6. Visible scarring as a result of poor neck reconstruction techniques

Recovery

After the procedure, Dr. Weinstein will wrap a sterile pressure dressing around your neck and the chin area. You may feel tightness around your neck but will certainly disappear in a few hours as the anesthesia wears off. Possible swelling and bruising may occur during the first 3 days after surgery. You can expect for the dressings to be removed in 7-10 days.

For more information on how to iron out your neck wrinkles, contact Dr. Weinstein today!

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