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Body-Contouring Surgery Can Significantly
Improve Quality of Life

New Jersey Body ContouringA 2012 report published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that post-bariatric surgery patients experienced significant improvement in their lives after having body-contouring surgery such as a New Jersey tummy tuck. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the quality of life on a long-term basis for patients who underwent bariatric surgery.

Significant Improvements
The study, led by Dr. Eva S.J. van der Beek of the University Medical Center Utrecht in Netherlands, evaluated 33 post-bariatric patients who underwent body contouring procedures, most of which involve a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Six out of the seven quality of life categories were found to have greatly improved including intimacy, physical functioning, social network, social acceptance and mental well-being. All in all, 55 percent of the patients found the results of the surgery as very satisfactory.

Bariatric Surgery Defined
Bariatric surgery is performed in patients who are severely obese. Its downside include the appearance of loose skin after the procedure. Body-contouring surgery such as a tummy tuck is often required to be performed after the surgery to improve the appearance of overhanging skin tissues. The results of the study has proven the importance of reconstruction surgery following bariatric procedures.

Ideal Candidates of Body Contouring Surgery in New Jersey
By and large, the following are the ideal candidates for a body contouring procedure:

— Individuals who just underwent a successful gastric bypass surgery
— Women who just gave birth and had tried diet and exercise to get back in shape but failed
— Individuals who just lost weight but has weak abdominal muscles or has sagging abdominal skin
— Anyone wanting to have body contouring procedure should be within 10 percent of their ideal body weight

Dr. Weinstein has significant experience, expertise, and skill for a successful body-contouring procedure in New Jersey. Get in touch with us at our Chester Woods, New Jersey 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 a tummy tuck!

Hand Surgery Options at Dr. Weinstein’s Clinic

Technology is a friend if put to good use to advance or to repair the human body condition. This is the case in treating different kinds of hand injuries, disorders, and even congenital deformities. So if you have some concern with the functioning and condition of your hands, maybe you ought to consider a surgical procedure to remedy it. New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Weinstein performs various types of surgeries on different problems you got with your hands. Here below is your quick guide on how to go about it…

Are all types of hand problems treatable?
Generally, yes. As mentioned, the technological and surgical advancements have been amazing that there is likely to be a fix to whatever ailment you have in your hands. But then, Board Certified Dr. Weinstein will closely look at your condition if he can personally remedy it. If not, he will promptly advise other potential remedies. Being a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, his forte is towards surgical procedures of course. If Dr. Weinstein feels that another technique is best for you, he will immediately recommend you to it (such as orthopedic surgery and therapy).

So what are those treatable conditions by Dr. Weinstein?
He can remedy most hand problems brought upon by injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects. Aside from hand injuries, Dr. Weinstein also has experience in fixing such hand-related conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, and Congenital Defects. To know more information about this, check out Hand Surgery Options page.

What’s first step to know if your hand condition is treatable?
You better see a qualified plastic surgeon with vast experience in hand surgeries, just like Dr. Weinstein. The advantage with Certified Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Weinstein is that they are trained specialists in improving both function and appearance of your hands.

Are hand surgery procedures covered by insurance?
Intended primarily to fix physical abnormalities, hand surgeries are normally covered by insurance. Contact your insurance agent regarding this to make sure.

Indeed the options to fix your hand-related ailments are already at hand at Dr. Weinstein’s New Jersey Clinic. To arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Weinstein, please call our office at (908) 879-2222 or fill out this consultation request form.

Botox Amongst Males Rising in Popularity

In 2012, there were approximately 14.6 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures done in United States. This numbers, provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, further revealed that Botox tops the list amongst the non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This should not come as a surprise as more men and women are now deeply conscious of how they look and how it affects their overall personality. Dr. Larry Weinstein usually recommends a session of New Jersey Botox for individuals who would like to delay the process of aging a little more.

Botox for Men
The idea of Botox as a wrinkle treatment for women is now a thing of the past. Recent statistics has revealed that this lunchtime procedure is now sought after by men — from Wall Street bankers to TV personalities to the regular Joe sitting next to you at the bus station.

A 2012 report posted at The Huffington Post revealed that Wall Street men seeking Botox are now increasing in number. “They are looking for ways to smooth out the stress lines caused by the European crisis abroad and weak economy at home. But while bankers are willing to go under the knife, they do want to make sure they aren’t found out,” the report stated.

Preventative Botox
Botox as a preventive measure against wrinkles are now also widely used amongst women in their twenties. Originally utilized to reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet, Botox is now in demand for its ability to actually delay the appearance of the first signs of wrinkles.

While the appearance of wrinkles is influenced by diet, genetics and stress, early injections of Botox could actually help delay its development. A recent news item over Arizona’s CBS5 featured a 29-year old woman who has been getting Botox since she was 26 years old. She wanted to maintain the youthful glow of her 20s thus her early use of Botox.

If you’re thinking about getting Botox, expect to notice results within 5 to 10 days after treatment. Results could last for 3 to 4 months and repeat sessions may be need to keep wrinkles at bay.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein for your male Botox session in New Jersey, get in touch with us at our Chester Woods 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!

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