Plastic Surgery Blog New Jersey - Dr. Larry Weinstein

New Jersey Plastic Surgery Blog

Does a Breast Lift Mean Smaller Breasts?

Breast lift Chester, New JerseyEverything should be in its place— unless you have been pregnant, breast fed, or recently lost a lot of weight, then your breasts may not exactly be in the place they should be in. And although your breasts may hang lower than they did before you had kids or lost weight, it doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. With a surgical breast lift from Dr. Larry Weinstein, he can lift your breasts to exactly where they should be— leaving you feeling like, once again, everything is back in its place.

One common misconception, however, that many patients have about breast lifts is that you will lose your breast size in the process— which isn’t something many women like to here. So, can you lose your breast size after a breast lift?

A Cup Size

In a study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in a group of 20 women over the age of 47 who all had breast lifts, most of them found that after about five years after surgery, they lost a whole bra size. However, that same study also showed that women before surgery likely weren’t wearing the proper bra size because of the excess skin and sagginess of their breasts. In fact, the study concluded that although these women’s bra sizes did shrink, their bras fit better after surgery. In other words, no, your breasts won’t shrink after a breast lift, but your bras will fit better.

If your self-esteem is suffering because your breasts are bigger than they used to be, schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today at our Chester office: 908-879-2222.


Tummy Tuck Relieves Back Pain and Restores Urinary Continence

“Abdominoplasty has long been considered a cosmetic procedure, improving the shape of the abdomen by excess skin removal, liposuction, and rectus muscle plication. Performed chiefly on the postpartum and weight loss population, there have been reports of improvement in the functional symptoms of back pain and incontinence following abdominoplasty with rectus plication, but there has been no prospective multicenter study to investigate the issue.”

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How to Prevent Scary Scars

Scar Revision Morristown NJWhether you were in a car accident, cut yourself with a knife while cooking, or got injured while playing some intramural sports, having a scar can be one of two things: either really cool to look at and brag about or something that’s beyond embarrassing. If you feel like your scar is the ladder, consider getting scar revision done by Dr. Larry Weinstein.

Because Dr. Weinstein has conducted years of research on hypertrophic and keloid scars, he knows that one of the biggest reasons that they form is due to contamination, traumatized edges, and even genetics. Luckily, through his research, he has found a few tried and true ways to prevent these types of deep scars. Let’s take a closer look.

Clean the Wound Well

Cleaning a wound may sound super simple, but it can be quite painful. If you come into our office, Dr. Weinstein usually recommends some anesthesia before he cleans your wound. By properly cleaning the wound, removing any debris and bacterial contaminants, Dr. Weinstein’s belief is that the world has a better chance to heal without visual scarring.

Debridement

The second step that Dr. Weinstein swears by is to remove any damaged tissues or edges of the wound to help create smoother, non-traumatized edges. By using an atraumatic technique and small sutures, the goal is to close the wound and protect it from any outside contaminants. In some instances, an antibiotic will be given to help reduce bacterial proliferation.

Don’t Scratch, Rub, or Gnaw

One of the most annoying parts of having a scar that is healing is that it is so itchy. However, one of the worst things you can do when a wound is healing is to scratch, rub, or gnaw at it because it will lead to scarring. Try using either Benadryl or calamine lotion around the wound to help with itching and then on the wound after two weeks.

Tissue Expanders

In some instances, Dr. Weinstein may recommend placing a tissue expander underneath the wound which can help flatten a wound and reduce scar visibility in the process.

Because Dr. Weinstein has spent so much time researching hypertrophic and keloid scars, we offer patients a variety of different treatment methods. Ready to learn more about how we can help your wound heal? Schedule a consultation at our Chester office today 908-879-2222.


Is It Possible to Look Sexier After Having a Baby

Mommy Makeover Chester,NJYou may think that your glory days were when you were in high school or college— you know before you had babies. And although having a baby can wreak some serious damage on your physical and emotional state, there is no reason why you can’t feel like your sexy self ever again. With a mommy makeover from Dr. Larry Weinstein, you can get back — or get an even better— body than you had before.

What’s a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeovers was designed to help patients as you feel like their pre-pregnancy self once again. With a combination of procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, and breast reduction, we hope to give you back your confidence and self-esteem once again.

How Long Does It Take?

Because each mommy makeover is customized to you and the type of procedures you want, the time of each procedure varies from about two to six hours on average. Depending on the types of procedures you are getting will help Dr. Larry Weinstein determine if it needs to be done in either one or two sessions.

What Are the Results Like?

As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, results from a mommy makeover vary from patient to patient, but our patients are happy with their results every time. During your initial consultation, we will go over what kinds of results you can expect from surgery.

A mommy makeover is a great way to get you looking and feeling like yourself once again. If you want to learn more about this procedure or if you are ready to schedule your consultation, call our Chester office at 908-879-2222.


Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind Tummy Tucks

It’s that time of year— the time when people are slowly giving up on their new year’s resolutions and are starting to fall back into their bad habits. Luckily, you don’t have to be one of them. If you want to really accentuate your weight loss goals in 2018, consider getting a tummy tuck from Dr. Larry Weinstein.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that involves tightening the skin around the stomach that has lost elasticity due to extreme weight loss or pregnancy. Just like with any surgery, there are some common misconceptions about tummy tucks like, “They are only for women.” To help you better understand this procedure, we have created a list of some facts and some things that are fiction about tummy tucks. Let’s take a closer look.

Fiction: Tummy Tucks Are Only For Women

Although tummy tucks are popular amongst female patients, they are gaining more and more popularity amongst men who have recently lost a lot of weight. One of the best parts about a tummy tuck procedure is that the incision will be so close to the groin that it can be concealed by underwear alone— which means few people will have to know that you even had this procedure to begin with.

Fact: A Tummy Tuck Is For People Who Are Extremely Overweight

A lot of people assume that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction or tummy tucks are for people who are extremely overweight, but it’s quite the opposite. Tummy tucks are ideal for patients who have lost a lot of weight or who have just had a baby. Often excess weight gain causes the skin to stretch out so much that it is unable to go back to its original position which requires the help of surgical procedures like a tummy tuck.

Fiction: A Tummy Tuck Always Involves Liposuction

Although tummy tucks and liposuction go hand in hand, there are some instances in which liposuction isn’t required during a tummy tuck procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, he will be able to help determine whether or not he thinks that liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck would be successful.

Want to learn more about tummy tucks? Call our Chester office today at (908) 879-2222. 22


A Wrinkle In Time: 3 Myths About Wrinkles Debunked

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Chester,NJWrinkles: almost everyone has them but we all hate them. Whether you’re obsessed with beauty blogs, beauty magazines, or just want to look younger, it can seem like there is a no face cream or procedure around every corner to try to prevent wrinkles. So, what are wrinkles and what’s causing them? Let’s take a closer look at three common myths about wrinkles that we’ve debunked.

Myth 1: Pulling At Your Skin Causes Wrinkles

Okay, if you’re going to sit in front of a mirror all day pulling at your skin for hours on end, we can’t necessarily call this a myth— you may get a wrinkle or two by doing that. But if you gently pull on your skin when putting on makeup or even putting your contacts in, this slight amount of pressure on your skin isn’t going to cause any wrinkles.

Myth 2: Only Old People Get them

You’d be surprised to learn that people in their early twenties and even teens start to show signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles across their face and forehead. Even though wrinkles aren’t as prominent in younger people, they are still a definite possibility— which is one of the reasons why dermal fillers and Botox are about as popular among twenty-year-olds as they are amongst fifty-somethings.

Myth 3: SPF is Only for the Summer

One of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles is sun damage. And because the majority of people only wear sunscreen during the summer months, they are putting themselves at a higher risk of getting wrinkles during off seasons like the fall and winter. Make sure that you are wearing a daily moisturizer that has a sunscreen built into it.

Ready to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin? Schedule your skin care consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!


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