October 2022 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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Emotional Health After Plastic Surgery

You have been dreaming of that plastic surgery procedure for years, and you finally had it done. You thought you’d be ecstatic, and everything would be perfect from now on – so why are you feeling a bit sad? It doesn’t make sense, but you should know that feeling depressed after any procedure, even plastic surgery, is normal.

After-surgery depression

When a person has had a major surgery, such as a heart operation, it is very common for them to feel depressed after such a stressful and life-changing event. It is less common for a patient who has had plastic surgery to feel depressed, but it does happen. It could be caused by the body’s reaction to the surgery; after all, any medical procedure is a disruption of the nervous system. Or, maybe your results aren’t what you expected they would be, or maybe the swelling hasn’t gone down yet, and it is hard for you to imagine what you will look like once you are all healed.

It may help just to realize that some unhappiness after any surgical procedure is normal and something many people go through. So what can you do about it?

• Take care of yourself. Have you really taken the time to relax and let your body heal? Are you eating properly and getting exercise (once your doctor has said you can)? Are you getting enough sleep?

• Talk to someone. A support system is always good to have, but especially after a major event like surgery. Let a friend or family member know that you need some extra support at this time.

• Talk to your doctor. If you feel like you aren’t recovering as quickly as you should or you aren’t seeing the results you wanted, ask your doctor if you are on the right track.

• Have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery can do wonders, but you have to be realistic about what the outcome will be.

The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center wants to make sure you look and feel your best. If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, or if you have questions about your recovery, call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222.

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a month to show your support for a woman in your life with the disease, a reminder for women to take care of themselves and do all they can to educate themselves about staying healthy, and a time to celebrate survival. If you have had a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, you may be trying to decide what to do next – you should know that breast reconstruction surgery is an option.

What is breast reconstruction?

Every woman is different, as far as how cancer has affected them and what results they would like to see from breast reconstruction. Your doctor will be able to go over your options and the pros and cons of each. Here are some things to think about:

1. You don’t have to decide right away. Cancer and its treatment are overwhelming enough as it is, and you may not want to think about reconstruction right now. But that’s OK. While some women do opt for reconstruction at the time of mastectomy, others wait to decide what (if anything) they want done. It is a procedure that can wait for months or even years.

2. Insurance companies are legally required to pay for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or a partial mastectomy/lumpectomy.

3. If you are having trouble deciding what to do, it might help to speak with other women who have been in the same situation. Look for a support group in your area or even online.

4. Many women who have had one breast affected opt for plastic surgery on both breasts, so that they will be the same size and shape.

5. Research has shown that breast reconstruction does not make it harder to check for cancer in the future, and it does not increase the odds of getting cancer again.

Dr. Weinstein and the staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center want to be there for you at this stressful time, to answer your questions and address your concerns and to help you decide if breast reconstruction is the right choice for you. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, for a breast reconstruction consultation, at (908) 879-2222.

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