March 2016 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Are there age restrictions on Botox?

Botox is without a doubt the most popular thing in the plastic surgery field. Males and females, old and young, all flock to Larry Weinstein’s office to get Botox to help fill in wrinkles that once used to be non-existent. And although Botox is popular among all different age groups, it has many people asking “Are there any age restrictions on Botox?”

Why do people want Botox at a young age?

BotoxThere is a consensus among many young patients who receive Botox injections that getting Botox at a young age will help them to prevent against getting wrinkles later on in life. And if there is any sort of preventative measure that’s worth taking, it’s worth the try.

What does research say?

Collectively, research points to one thing: Botox hasn’t been around long enough for us to determine whether or not there are benefits to getting Botox at a young age or if it’s more beneficial to wait until you’re older. However, many people believe that because there aren’t any sort of adverse side effects or problems with getting Botox at a young age, that there really isn’t any harm in doing so. That being said, it really is up to you and Dr. Weinstein to sit down and discuss the best method to use going forward.

Is it dangerous?

Getting Botox in your early to late twenties is not dangerous— as long as it is administered by a professional in the right doses. If you are under the age of 18, you will have to have a parents consent and will need to have a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein to determine whether or not he feels that you are a suitable candidate to get Botox at such a young age. It should be noted, however, as indicated above, because Botox hasn’t been on the market for very long, there isn’t any strong evidence that points to the fact that Botox is a preventative treatment.

As you can see, there are no real age restrictions on getting Botox. If you or a loved one is interested in getting Botox or if you would like to learn more, set up a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!


After Abdominoplasty Workouts

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Larry Weinstein will surgically lift and tighten the muscles and skin around the abdominal wall— leaving you with a tighter looking abdomen and a  more slender looking you. Once you have properly recovered from your abdominoplasty, it’s safe to remember that diet and exercise are still your best friends. Read on to learn more about after abdominoplasty workouts and what is considered safe for you.

Taking Time Off

tummy tuckIf you are a gym rat, hearing Dr. Larry Weinstein tell you that you have to wait around 6 weeks to head back to the gym might sound like a death sentence, but giving your body and abdomen the ample time it needs to recuperate after surgery will save you in the long haul. Remember that the more you rest and relax at first, the better off you will be down the road.

Slowly Dive In

The best way to get back into your workout routine after your six weeks of time off and approval from Dr. Larry Weinstein, is to take it slow. Although you might want to run a few miles and join a cross fit class, remember that your body has been without exercise for two months and needs to slowly dive in. As a suggestion, try getting on the elliptical, stationary bike, or treadmill for about 15-20 minutes on the first day and then slowly amp up the time by 5 minutes every day after that. That way you are still getting a good workout but you aren’t pushing yourself too hard at first.

Ease into Crunches

After you have been doing steady cardio for about a week or two, now you can slowly ease yourself into crunches or abdominal workouts. However, because your muscles were moved and essentially tightened during your abdominoplasty, they might be a little bit sore at first. Take your time and do a little bit more everyday or when you can.

Recovering from any sort of surgery, especially abdominoplasty, is of utmost importance. And when you get the approval to head back to the gym, it’s good to follow the above tips so that you don’t overexert yourself or cause your body any sort of damage. To learn more about abdominoplasty recovery, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office today!


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