January 2021 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Answering your questions about liposuction

LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the top 10 most common plastic surgery procedures done in the United States each year, and popular among men and women alike. But many people who are interested in liposuction, or liposculpture, still have a lot of questions about the procedure. Here, we take a look at the most common questions.

What areas of the body can be treated by liposuction or liposculpture?

The most common area of the body treated with liposuction is the stomach and waistline since abdominal fat is some of the most resistant to diet and exercise. Other areas include the thighs and knees, hips and buttocks, calves and ankles, upper arms, and even the neck area.

Is liposuction helpful for weight loss?

Liposuction cannot replace proper diet and exercise. It is intended to treat stubborn fat accumulations that aren’t responding to diet and exercise.

Who is an ideal candidate?

Patients who are at or near their ideal weight and have stubborn pockets of fat they want to remove are good candidates. That’s why you don’t want to look at liposuction as a weight-loss solution. You should be in good overall health and have a good outlook and expectations for the outcome.

What can I expect after surgery?

Depending on the areas treated, you can expect to see inches gone from the treatment areas. It may take weeks to see these results as you will have some initial swelling and bruising.

How long is recovery?

You’ll have swelling for about 48 hours after the procedure, which continues to subside. You may only need over-the-counter pain medication to take care of any pain or discomfort. You can result in all activity three weeks after surgery. You’ll have to wear a compression garment for four weeks to help your skin retract after surgery.

How long will results last?

It’s important to follow a healthy diet and proper exercise routine after surgery to maintain and prolong results. If you gain weight, it will be in another area that hasn’t had fat cells removed.

Liposuction can be performed on its own or in combination with other procedures to achieve your desired look. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling (908) 879-2222.

Types of breast implants

Larry Weinstein MD FACSIf you’re considering breast augmentation surgery in the New Year, you will have various options to consider when it comes to breast implant type. Silicone, saline, round, smooth, textured – how do you choose which is best for you? Read on to learn more about the different types of implants to help you as you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Weinstein.

Silicone implants

The most popular implant due to its natural feel, silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. These are FDA approved for women age 22 or older. If you get silicone implants, you will want to have regular visits with your plastic surgeon to make sure the implants are in good condition and haven’t ruptured. If this implant type leaks, the gel may stay within the shell of the implant, or it may leak into the breast implant pocket. You may not notice because a leaking silicone gel implant doesn’t collapse like a saline implant would.

Gummy bear implants

Also known as form-stable implants, gummy bear implants get their name from the high viscosity of the gel that makes it like a gummy bear candy when it’s split. These “no-drip” breast implants are in improvement over saline implants, because if the implant shell ruptures, the gel won’t leak into the breast implant pocket. It maintains its shape. These implants do require slightly longer incisions in the skin for placement in the breast implant pocket.

Saline implants

Not as popular as silicone implants, saline breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater. These are FDA approved for use in women age 18 or older. They provide a uniform shape and firmness. People who choose saline breast implants like the fact that if the implant shell leaks or ruptures, the implant will collapse, and the saline will be naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that can be combined with other procedures to achieve the look you desire. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling (908) 879-2222.

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