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How to Prevent Your Facelift Scars From Turning Into Something Scary

Facelift Morristown NJOther than answer your door to some spooky trick or treaters on Halloween night, nothing is quite as scary as looking in the mirror after a facelift only to see a bunch of visible stars. Although Dr. Larry Weinstein makes it, so facelift scars are as concealed as possible by the hairline or behind the ears, there are still some things that you can do to prevent your scars from darkening in color and looking more noticeable if you pull your hair back.

Avoid the Sun

If you can, try to stay out of the sun while your scars are healing. The sun works to naturally darken the skin— especially scars— which can make them a lot more visible. If you have to be outside, make sure that you cover your scars in a thick layer of SPF and that you also wear a hat for an added layer of protection.

Use a Scar Cream

Another thing that you can do to make sure that your scars don’t get too dark is to apply a scar cream like Mederma which works to lighten scars from the inside out. Additionally, by applying a scar cream like Mederma, you can keep your skin moisturized which will prevent your scars from itching as they heal.

Avoid Picking

When you have a scar that’s healing after surgery, it can be itchy and just overall uncomfortable. Even though you may want to scratch and pick at your scar, make sure that you don’t touch it; the more you pick at it, the less likely it’s going to heal well an the more likely it will be more visible.

If you are worried about scarring after a facelift, just know that a little amount of scarring is inevitable and completely normal. To help reduce how visible your scars are, though, you can use the tips listed in this article. To learn more about facelift surgery and recovery, contact our Chester office and call us at 908.879.2222.


Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Morristown, NJIf working out every day and eating better than you ever knew you could have helped you shed a lot of pounds then you must be ready to give yourself a few hundred high fives. If, however, it seems like your weight has started to plateau and you still have a few extra pounds that you would like to lose or some excess fat that you want to get rid of, then body contouring from Dr. Weinstein may be your next step.

What Is Body Contouring?

There are several different types of body contouring procedures but the one that Dr. Weinstein specializes in is liposuction. Despite what you may have heard your entire life about liposuction being used to help patients who have a significant amount of weight to lose, it’s actually best used on people who have an average of about 30 lbs to lose.

During your liposuction procedure, Dr. Weinstein will make some small incisions near the surgical site which will allow him to insert his cannula. After the incisions have been made, he will scrape off the excess fat from your body, suction it out with a vacuum-like device called a cannula, stitch you up, and then send you on your road toward recovery.

Why Is Body Contouring Helpful After Massive Weight loss?

Sometimes, no matter how thin you are, it can be hard to lose some extra weight. If seeing the scale stay at the same number week after week is starting to feel like you’re banging your head against the wall, then you may need a little help. As a popular and effective procedure, liposuction can help contour your body a little more and help you reach your ideal weight.

If you’re ready to really get rid of that excess weight even after massive weight loss, then schedule your liposuction consultation at our Chester office today and give us a call at 908-879-2222.


3 Things a Rhinoplasty Can and Cannot Do

Rhinoplasty  <meta property="og:title" content="Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery | If you have always hated the shape, size, or overall appearance of your nose or if you have recently injured your nose, then you may have fantasies of getting a rhinoplasty from Dr. Larry Weinstein. But before you consider really learning more about this procedure, it’s good to know what a rhinoplasty can and cannot do. Let’s take a closer look.

It Can’t Give You Any Nose

A lot of patients think that when you get a rhinoplasty, you can get any nose that you want. And although you can show us pictures of similar features that you want in a nose, we won’t be able to mimic other people’s noses perfectly; we have to use your nose’s structures and integrity as the base. Then, from there, we can reshape it, and resize it if needed.

It Can Change Your Appearance

If you think about your facial structure, then you know just how front and center your nose sits on your face. So, if we go in and change your nose, it is going to change your entire facial appearance; even if we do a minimal nose job. That being said, it will change your appearance for the better so that you walk out of your final appointment feeling more confident than ever.

It Doesn’t Take Long

Usually, Dr. Weinstein performs rhinoplasties on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure only takes about two hours max which means that you will be able to get in and out of surgery before you know it. Once you have been cleared to go home, we will send you home with a detailed list of recovery instructions and tips.

Knowing what a surgery can and cannot do will help you land on the right procedure for you. To learn more about rhinoplasties, schedule an appointment with Dr. Weinstein at our Chester office today and give us a call at 908-879-2222.


Want to Undergo Eye Tuck Surgery? What You Can Expect from Your Initial Consultation

Eyelid Surgery Morristown NJWhether you have dark circles under your eyes because of age, genetics, or just the stresses of life, they can definitely damage your self-esteem. Even though fillers and Botox have been done to get rid of those dark circles, nothing is quite as effective as eye tuck or blepharoplasty. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Larry Weinstein will remove excess fat, muscle, and skin from the lower eyelids to help correct puffy bags under your eyes and make you look more youthful in the process. Much like with any surgery that Dr. Weinstein offers, before we even schedule your surgical date we will have you come into our office for a consultation.

What’s a Consultation?

A consultation appointment is designed to help Dr. Weinstein determine if a blepharoplasty is going to be a good procedure for you. Additionally, a consultation also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and have any of your concerns addressed.

What Will Happen During My Consultation?

Just like any pre-surgical consultation, your blepharoplasty consultation is very important. Not only will we look over your entire medical history but we will also look at what medications and vitamins you are taking.

After we go over your medical history and medications, Dr. Weinstein will then examine your eyelids, eyes, eye function, eyelid fat, and test your gross vision. If you wear contact lenses or glasses, make sure that you wear them.

Following your examination, Dr. Weinstein will discuss your goals and expectations, whether or not you want just the lower eyelids operated on or if you want the uppers done as well. During this time, don’t hesitate to ask any questions to Dr. Weinstein or his staff about this surgery.

If you are sick of having large bags under your eyes, then a blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. To learn more about blepharoplasties, schedule a consultation at our Chester office today and give us a call at 908-879-2222.


3 Things You Never Knew About Fillers

Facial Fillers Chester NJBefore Kylie Jenner came out in public sporting a new set of lips, you may not have been that familiar with lip fillers. As one of the most popular non- invasive procedures out there, fillers can be used for a variety of different things including adding volume to your lips and cheeks and helping soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, unless you’ve had fillers, you may not know much about them. Let’s take a closer look at three things you may not know about fillers.

Location Changes As You Age

As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin which can lead to sagginess, fine lines, and wrinkles. When this happens, Dr. Larry Weinstein will have to be a little more strategic when injecting fillers into your skin to really help both fill in fine lines and wrinkles and add more volume to certain parts of the skin. So, even though he can inject most 20-year-olds one way, if you are in your 50’s, he will have to use a few different techniques to help give you the best results.

Everybody Is Different

Just like with any procedure that Dr. Larry Weinstein does, it’s important to remember that everybody is different. And because everybody is different, that means that the type of filler we use on you, may not be good to use on your friend. It also means that everyone will get slightly different results including how long your fillers last for; for some patients, their fillers will last an entire year whereas others will need to have touch ups done a lot sooner.

They’re Not the Same As Botox

One thing that you may be surprised to learn is that Botox is not a filler, but it’s an injectable. Fillers work to actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles, whereas Botox works on a deeper level to stop your facial muscles from contracting which helps to soften them in the process.

Now that you know a little bit more about fillers, it’s time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein at our Chester office today. Call us at 908-879-2222.


Why Is Physical Therapy So Important After Hand Surgery?

Hand Surgery Morristown. NJ“Doctor’s orders” is a phrase that everyone is a little too familiar with, but just because Dr. Weinstein tells you to do so something, should you do it? If you have to undergo hand surgery from Dr. Larry Weinstein, he may recommend that you go to physical therapy as part of your recovery plan. So, why is rehabilitation so important and why should you take Dr. Weinstein’s word for it? Let’s take a closer look.

Get Back What You Started With

Your hand is composed of so many intricate nerves, tendons, bones, and muscles that it makes hand surgery very complex. As such, physical therapy can help your hand gain back the functionality, range of motion, and movement that you need to get the most out of your surgical results. Basically, physical therapy can help you get back what you started with before you were injured.

Take Some Techniques Home

One of the biggest reasons that you should go to physical therapy after hand surgery is to learn how to do certain hand exercises and techniques at home. Once your physical therapist teaches you a new hand exercise or stretch, it’s your responsibility to practice it every day at home in order to get the best results possible.

It Speeds Up Recovery

A speedy recovery is what everyone hopes for after hand surgery. One of the best ways to make sure your recovery goes as quickly and smoothly as possible is to go to physical therapy as often as recommended.

If Dr. Weinstein encourages you to go to physical therapy as part of your recovery, it’s in your best interest to do so. To learn more about hand surgery in general or to schedule a consultation, contact our Chester office today and call us at 908-879-2222.


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