November 2012 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back with
Dr. Weinstein – Mommy Makeover in New Jersey

Mommy MakeoverA woman’s body undergoes several physical changes during pregnancy which may be difficult to reverse after childbirth. These changes may come in the form of a flabby belly, sagging breasts, and excess skin filled with stretch marks. At present, there is no definite type of diet of set of exercises which can directly tighten loose abdominal skin or restore breast volume. Fortunately, a New Jersey Mommy Makeover by Dr. Larry Weinstein is designed to effectively help mothers get their pre-baby bodies back in a short span of time.

The Procedures

A Mommy Makeover may include one or more of these basic cosmetic surgeries – breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck and vaginal rejuvenation. Doing the procedures all at once will really come in handy with your busy life as a mother.

Mommy Makeover Preparation

Much of the information in relation to the preparation of the surgery will be provided by Dr. Weinstein during the initial consultation. The following are pre-Mommy Makeover pointers you should know:

> An excellent overall health status will greatly contribute to the extent of the surgery’s success. Make it a point to have a well-balanced diet and take supplemental vitamins if possible. Also, do not withheld any information related to previous medical conditions to Dr. Weinstein. If you have diabetes, for instance, it is best for your condition to be controlled first before taking the Mommy Makeover plunge.

> If you’re a smoker, it would be best for you to quit at least a month before the surgery as smoking may trigger complications before and after the procedure. Smoking causes your blood vessels to constrict resulting to lesser supply of oxygen to your extremities. Insufficient oxygen supply may also result to slow wound healing on your end.

> You might also want to ensure that you will have someone around after the procedure. You may be a bit drowsy and feel a significant amount of pain post-Mommy Makeover. You need someone to drive you home from the clinic and help you get in and out of bed.

> Avoid over-the-counter medications which can cause your blood to thin down and subsequently cause bleeding or bruising.

The average period of a Mommy Makeover recovery is 14 days. However, you may still notice slight bruising and swelling afterwards.

If you’d like to have more information on a Mommy Makeover procedure, you can contact Dr. Weinstein at 908-879-2222 or fill out this contact form.

Your Male Breast Reduction Questions
Answered! – New Jersey Gynecomastia

Are you one of those guys who find it uncomfortable when going topless due to larger-than-normal breasts? You are probably suffering from gynecomastia, a condition wherein overdeveloped breasts developed in men as a result of hormonal shifts, hereditary factors and drug-induced conditions. Dr. Larry Weinstein of the Weinstein Plastic Surgery offers one of the most effective solutions to treating gynecomastia with a New Jersey male breast reduction surgery. We answer your male breast reduction questions below.

How do I really know if it’s really gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is mainly characterized by the appearance of excess localized fat and glandular tissue in the chest region. It could occur in one or both of your breasts.

Does it occur often?
Breast enlargement in males approximately occurs in 40 to 60 percent of the entire male population, most of which are undocumented due to fear of being judged or ridiculed about it. Overweight and obese males are most likely to suffer from this condition.

How do I know if male breast reduction surgery is for me?
Initially, you should have the genuine desire to actually have your overly developed breasts removed. Your should also be excellent health condition, relatively normal weight and free from previous allergic reactions to medications. Most of all, your expectations should be relatively realistic. The most excellent outcomes of surgical breast reduction amongst non-smokers as smoking itself can prolong recovery periods.

What things do I need to prepare for pre-surgery?
You may be asked to undergo a series of exams and laboratory procedure pre-surgery. You should also avoid taking medications which could affect surgery outcomes such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements like ginseng.

What should I expect during recovery?
After the procedure, you will be instructed on how to take care of your surgical dressings, how to reduce infection on the surgical site and what signs to look for which could indicate post-operative infection.

Expect for a small, thin tube to be placed under your skin to help drain excess fluid or blood a few days following a male breast reduction surgery.

If you’re interested in finding out if male breast reduction is for you, set up an initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein today 908-879-2222!

The Art of Aging Gracefully

Aging, no matter what one does to delay its arrival, is always inevitable. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein offers his expertise in both surgical and non-surgical alternatives to combat aging at his lovely clinic in Chester, New Jersey. Although a New York facelift session will surely make you look better sans the wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Weinstein believes that youthful glow can be completely restored through aging gracefully.

Read on below on how to age with bliss and grace!

Get Real

The key to actually aging well is all about getting hold of reality, accepting such fact, and moving on without hard feelings. When a woman notices the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, panic is the most common reaction. Most of us have been conditioned that happiness is actually synonymous to youthfulness. However, it is relatively important for us to realize that much of happiness is actually felt rather than seen. No matter what you do, your skin will eventually lose its elasticity. Your hot chic days may have passed but you can still continue to feel great!

Age with Mother Nature

Although beauty products are great alternatives to erase years off your face, you might also want to make use of the natural resources around you. The age old advice of staying hydrated by drinking lots of water still applies. This will help your skin retain its natural elasticity.

You might be avoiding the outdoors as part of your anti-wrinkle plan. However, you can actually enjoy the outdoors and delay wrinkle formation at the same time by wearing high-quality sunscreen every day. Do not just rely on cosmetics with sunscreen component as this may not be enough. For optimal protection against premature aging, use unscented SPF 15 and apply generously.

You Are What You Eat

Proper eating and a balanced diet are also critical to fighting off aging. Women are more likely to gain weight as they age so a relatively active lifestyle should complement your healthy diet. You can speak to your doctor or consult a nutritionist to find out more about your dietary needs which is also suitable for your age.

If you’d like to see and discuss to Dr. Weinstein your non-surgical options in battling aging, schedule an initial consultation today!

Your Breast Augmentation Scarring Guide

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that breast augmentation owns the top spot amongst the top cosmetic surgeries for women in 2011. This should not be a surprise as more and more women these days are opening their selves to the idea of highlighting their assets via cosmetic surgery.

The latest technological advancements in the aforementioned field has also convinced these women that going under the knife is not scary at all. There are various reasons why these women choose to have a New York breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Larry Weinstein. However, these ladies would often ask, will there be scarring?

Very Minimal Scarring with Dr. Weinstein

Any skin incision will cause scarring of some type. However, highly experienced surgeons such as Dr. Weinstein will always attempt to make the stitching as neat and small as possible to avoid scarring. Before the surgery, you may be shown photos of Dr. Weinstein’s previous works to guarantee that there will be very minimal appearance of scars.

Keloid vs. Hypertrophic Scars

A bright pink scar may appear a few days after the surgery. Severe scarring may occur in two forms – keloid and hypertrophic scars. The former occurs when the scar appears red, raised and extends beyond the region of the original incision. A keloid scar is often the result of too much collagen production during the healing phase. On the other hand, a hypertrophic scar often confines itself within the site of incision.

Post-Surgical Instructions

Unwanted scarring could be prevented by carefully following post-surgical instructions provided by Dr. Weinstein. A combination of factors such as genetics, overall health and current medical conditions could influence the formation of scarring. You should also try to avoid smoking after a breast augmentation procedure as it could reduce the body’s ability to heal quickly and properly.

You might also want to apply sunscreen to greatly diminish the likelihood of scarring as well as avoid further damage. Although the breast area may not be that exposed to the sun, this instruction is still valuable come summertime.

Dr. Weinstein is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has catered and treated more than 20,000 patients. These clients went out of Dr. Weisntein’s clinic satisfied and happy with the results. Be one of these clients by paying Dr. Weinstein a visit anytime soon. Get in touch with us today!

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