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Archive for October, 2019
Breaking Down Facts and Fiction About Facelifts
Have you considered getting a facelift but heard some stories that have made you apprehensive? The media and specifically some Hollywood celebrities have given facelifts a bad reputation. We’re here to debunk some of those common misconceptions and tell you the real deal.
- Facelifts make your face look fake
The media loves to show us botched plastic surgeries or nightmare facelift results on Hollywood celebrities. However, this isn’t typical for most surgeries and those cases tend to be a result of a celebrity wanting a dramatic look against their surgeon’s advice. Truthfully, a properly performed facelift by a board-approved surgeon should never make you look unlike yourself. Your results should be subtle and make you look like a fresher, younger version of yourself, not someone else.
- Botox does the same thing
While Botox and other injectables can achieve incredible results, they are no substitute for a facelift. Botox is primarily used for smaller wrinkles like crow’s feet around your eyes. Botox cannot do anything about sagging skin or loss of muscle tone. Facelifts, however, can address both of those concerns. Facelifts also end up looking more natural than Botox which just tends to fill in the lines in your face.
- Facelifts are just for old people
Advanced age is not a requirement to qualify for a facelift procedure. Younger people are becoming more interested in anti-aging procedures to maintain their youthful appearance before it starts to fade. In the long run, this means there’s potentially less work involved for the surgeon to provide desired results.
- Facelifts are only for women
Aging knows no gender. Men are becoming more and more comfortable seeking surgical options to combat signs of aging.
- Recovery is extremely long and painful
Previously, the facelift recovery process actually was long and painful, taking around 6 to 8 weeks to fully recover. Today, however, thanks to breakthroughs in techniques and technology recovery is much less painful and is much shorter. If you follow your doctor’s directions, you should be able to enjoy your younger-looking face after a couple weeks.
We hope that these facts have helped ease some of your fears about facelift procedures. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation to chat about anti-aging options, give us a call at 908-879-2222.
Posted in facelift on October 30th, 2019
Although non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures like Botox and fillers are some of the most popular treatments that we provide, surgical procedures like facelifts have their perks. During a facelift, we will surgically lift and tighten the skin to give patients a more youthful look. If you are on the fence about getting a facelift, this article will debunk three common myths about this popular surgery.
Myth 1: People Will Be Able to Tell
Looking like you had work done on your face may not be the thing that you are going for. As long as you go with a trusted surgeon like Dr. Weinstein, nobody ever has to know that you had work done, but they will notice that you look a lot younger. Not only will your incisions be hidden, but we will tighten the face in a way that looks more natural than anything.
Myth 2: The Surgeon I Go To Doesn’t Matter
One of the best things that you can do when you elect to have a surgical procedure done like a facelift is to go with a licensed, trained, and well-respected surgeon. Although plastic surgeons are required to undergo rigorous training, they are not all created equal. When you come into our office, you can rest assured that your face will be in great hands. Dr. Larry Weinstein has been practicing medicine for years and has seen just about it all.
Myth 3: They don’t work
With a facelift, our goal is to ensure that you get real results that you are excited about. If you feel like Botox and fillers aren’t doing what they use to, or if you feel like your face is losing a lot of collagen, then a facelift may be the way to go. After you have healed and the swelling has gone own, you will see full results that are worth bragging about.
Take the step so learn more about getting a facelift and call our Chester office at 908-879-2222.
Other than answer your door to some spooky trick or treaters on Halloween night, nothing is quite as scary as looking in the mirror after a facelift only to see a bunch of visible stars. Although Dr. Larry Weinstein makes it, so facelift scars are as concealed as possible by the hairline or behind the ears, there are still some things that you can do to prevent your scars from darkening in color and looking more noticeable if you pull your hair back.
Avoid the Sun
If you can, try to stay out of the sun while your scars are healing. The sun works to naturally darken the skin— especially scars— which can make them a lot more visible. If you have to be outside, make sure that you cover your scars in a thick layer of SPF and that you also wear a hat for an added layer of protection.
Use a Scar Cream
Another thing that you can do to make sure that your scars don’t get too dark is to apply a scar cream like Mederma which works to lighten scars from the inside out. Additionally, by applying a scar cream like Mederma, you can keep your skin moisturized which will prevent your scars from itching as they heal.
When you have a scar that’s healing after surgery, it can be itchy and just overall uncomfortable. Even though you may want to scratch and pick at your scar, make sure that you don’t touch it; the more you pick at it, the less likely it’s going to heal well an the more likely it will be more visible.
If you are worried about scarring after a facelift, just know that a little amount of scarring is inevitable and completely normal. To help reduce how visible your scars are, though, you can use the tips listed in this article. To learn more about facelift surgery and recovery, contact our Chester office and call us at 908.879.2222.
Posted in facelift on October 15th, 2018
Fine lines and wrinkles may be indicative of the places you’ve been and the things you’ve seen (mainly the sun), but they can also make you feel self-conscious and like you never want to have your picture taken— let alone have it plastered on your holiday family card. Luckily, Dr. Larry Weinstein has a variety of options— both surgical and non-invasive— that can work to correct these facial concerns and get you camera ready in no time. However, because the holidays are just around the corner, non-invasive options like a liquid facelift may be the best way to go.
If there’s one thing that Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Voluma all have in common, it’s that they’re all dermal fillers. Each one of these fillers has pros and cons to them. For instance, Belotero can be applied in just a few minutes, but it only lasts for a couple of months. Whereas, Juvederm and Radiesse take a little longer to apply but last the upwards of 6 to 15 months depending on the patient. During a liquid facelift, Dr. Larry Weinstein will strategically inject facial fillers across your face to help temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles, add more volume to your skin, and give you an overall more youthful appearance.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein, he will determine whether or not dermal fillers are the right option for you. Depending on your skin and the areas of concerns that you would like to target, Dr. Larry Weinstein will comprise a plan that is catered to your skin and your skin’s specific needs.
Don’t let your skin prevent you from taking a family holiday photo this year! Let this year be the year where you’ve felt the most confident with a liquid facelift from Dr. Larry Weinstein. Schedule your consultation at our Chester office today!
Aging can make you feel like your body and face are transforming right before your eyes, because well, they are. As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin which makes it sag and look deflated. Specifically, people start to suffer from sagging around their jowls and jawline— making them look a lot older than they care to admit. Luckily, with a procedure called the Z-lift, Dr. Larry Weinstein can restore your jawlines natural heart shape and make you feel more confident in the process.
Why a Z-Lift?
Dr. Larry Weinstein has been using the Z-lift facelift procedure for over 20 years and finds that it gives patients great results with minimal downtime. Unlike a traditional facelift, the z-lift facelift uses standby anesthesia—- valium and a few injections— which means that it can be done in an outpatient clinic and allows the patient to go home just four to five hours later. Additionally, Dr. Larry Weinstein typically prefers the z-lift facelift because patients can get back to work after around four to five days and can start traveling after just one week— something you could never do with a traditional facelift.
What Are the Benefits?
If you look around and it looks like everyone is aging gracefully, they are but not without the help of doctors like Larry Weinstein. Sometimes, your skin needs a little plumping, lifting, and tucking to help you look and feel your best. With a Z-lift, patients experience a variety of exciting results including a more chiseled neckline and the reduced appearance of nasolabial folds.
If your jawline no longer resembles a heart due to a loss of elasticity in your skin, you may want to consider getting a z-lift facelift from Dr. Larry Weinstein. Schedule your z-lift facelift consultation with our Chester office today!
Posted in facelift on October 30th, 2017
Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common. We believe our patients deserve to look and feel their best. One of the most common forms of plastic surgery is a face lift.
What are the Risks of a Face Lift?
Prior to surgery, Dr. Weinstein will discuss potential risks in detail and provide advice on reducing those risks. Some common risks include hematoma, or when blood gathers under the skin, but this is easily resolved. You may also experience numbness and skin discoloration. Smokers may experience longer healing and recovery times.
What to Expect from a Consultation
The initial consultation is a preliminary procedure. Dr. Weinstein will examine your face, placing focus on skin and bone structure, as well as review your medical records. He will also answer and address any concerns and questions you may have.
You should stop smoking for two weeks prior to the procedure. Arrange for transportation the day of your procedure, and ask for someone to help you with daily activities for several days following the surgery. Carefully follow doctor’s dietary and medication instructions
Where are Dr. Weinstein’s Locations?
Dr. Weinstein operates from the following locations:
- Chester Surgery Center – Chester, NJ
- Morristown Medical Center – Morristown, NJ
- Overlook Medical Center – Summit, NJ
- Hackettstown Medical Center – Hackettstown, NJ
- Barnabus Medical Center – Livingston, NJ
How is a Face Lift Performed?
A face lift generally takes several hours to complete. Most patients are given a sedative or placed under anesthesia to allow muscle relaxation and eliminate any pain.
Incisions that follow the ear line to the lower scalp are made to allow separation of muscles and neck and facial tissue. Excess fat is either suctioned or trimmed prior to the tightening of muscles.
Excess skin is pulled and trimmed, and if necessary a small tube is place behind ear to prevent hematoma. Bandages are then wrapped loosely around your face to prevent swelling.
Although you may resume most of your regular activities in a few days, full recovery time typically take a couple of months. During the first week, avoid excessive movement and keep your head elevated to avoid swelling. Dr. Weinstein will prescribe any necessary pain medication.
The first couple of weeks are hardest and may include slight discomforts such as numbness and muscle ache. Tubes are usually removed within the first 3 days and bandages and stitches will most likely be removed after 5 days. It’s also common to incur minor, invisible scars.
Why Choose Dr. Weinstein?
At Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center, we provide a relaxed, comfortable environment, and practice an individualized approach with each patient and case. Dr. Larry Weinstein is considered one of the nation’s best plastic surgeons and takes great pride in his work and patient loyalty. Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center specializes in all aspects of face lifts including rhinoplasty, eye tucks, ear reshaping, and nose surgery, so schedule your consultation today.
Posted in facelift on February 15th, 2015
Although there are already numerous cosmetic procedures that could help rejuvenate your look and make you appear a lot younger, many have failed to consider the natural methods they can do to counter the unwanted effects of aging. Getting a facelift means you have to do enough preparation for the procedure, but if you’re not up to all that, you may consider the following tips:
- Keep your weight stabilized.
As the years go by, people tend to take their weight for granted when in fact, the secret to a fit body is to consistently maintain a body weight throughout the years. Yo-yo dieting or consequently losing and gaining large amounts of weight could cause your skin to stretch.
- Don’t be in too much stress.
A little stress is inevitable, but too much of it can speed up the effects of aging. Our bodies have this natural tendency to release more of the stress hormone cortisol when under pressure, and cortisol can cause damage to the skin. It has the ability to increase oil production as well as prevent the skin from retaining fluids.
- Quit smoking.
If it is still not obvious by now, smoking can do a lot of damage to the body, which includes speeding up your skin’s aging process. Moreover, it prevents good blood flow to your face, depriving it from nutrients and oxygen that it supposedly needs. Not only that, it also breaks down your body’s supply of collagen, which is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. It is not surprising to see fine lines forming around the corners of your mouth and eyes if you haven’t quit smoking yet.
- A good skin regimen helps.
Because we are talking about proper care for your skin, it is essentially helpful to adopt a great skin care routine to counter the effects of aging. Basically, you will need a cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen to achieve optimal skin health.
Facelift in New Jersey
If you feel like your skin does not respond to natural ways anymore, it might be best to consider getting a facelift. Contact us at Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center through 908-879-2222 and have a talk with us today.
Everyone wants to look their best and there are a few situations in life where a bit of nip and tuck could be very beneficial. Our plastic surgery practice, headed by New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein, is devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures. Your beautiful, natural results will make you look better and feel more confident about your appearance!
The following are the most common situations which call for a bit of nip and tuck.
Age is Just a Number
While age is certainly just a number, one can’t help but notice the physical toll that it does to your face and body. Wrinkles may appear and extra pockets of stubborn fat may stay despite eating clean and regular physical activity. If that’s the case, cosmetic surgery may help — from a facelift to liposuction to a thigh lift.
Beauty After Baby
Having a baby is probably one of the most memorable moments for a woman. Yet, pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to certain physical changes in a woman’s body such as sagging breasts, the appearance of stretch marks, and loose abdominal skin. Majority of post-childbirth women find themselves stuck with such physical changes even after trying diet and exercise. Dr. Weinstein recommends a Mommy Makeover, a set of procedures geared towards improving a woman’s physique post-pregnancy. The most common procedures in a Mommy Makeover include a breast augmentation/lift, tummy tuck, butt lift, and liposuction.
Sometimes, you could use a bit of nip or tuck when you’re about to apply for a job, tie the knot, or move to a new city or country. Plastic surgery could help you add more zest and confidence to these important life events.
Social Media Influence
There’s no doubt about social media as one of the factors today which influence individuals to have plastic surgery. Who wants to have wrinkles and fine lines appearing on one’s Facebook profile photo? No one, right? Hence the birth of cosmetic procedures such as the FaceTime facelift.
To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about New Jersey cosmetice procedures, get in touch with us at our Chester 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!
Like almost all types of surgery, preparation is the key to achieving desired outcomes in a New Jersey facelift with Dr. Larry Weinstein. If you’re interested in having this type of facial procedure, you do not have to radically change your lifestyle. Read on below for a definitive guide to preparing for a facelift.
During your initial visit with Dr. Weinstein, a careful discussion of your desires, goals and expectations will ensue. Also, your medical background will be thoroughly checked; Dr. Weinstein will see to it that any previous illnesses or condition will not impede the outcome of the procedure nor put you at risk. A careful examination of your face including its texture, elasticity, skin tone and bone structure will be done as part of the initial assessment and preparation.
Preparation at Home
Your movements may be restricted after surgery. Thus, it is important for you to do the necessary home preparations for convenience during recovery. Home preparation could include:
— putting things that you will most likely need within reach
— having loose clothes to hand to make sure that the bandages are not accidentally removed upon dressing
— having enough food supply and having someone around to help out in the kitchen, laundry and other household chores
Skin Care Regimen
A skin care regimen different from your usual routine may be prescribed. Your new regimen should make sure that your skin is fully moisturized. To maximize the effects of the procedure, prescribed skin care products may include those which contain retinol, antioxidants and moisturizing properties. Sun protection is also essential around this time.
If you’ve been planning about losing weight, you might want to shed the extra pounds before getting a facelift. Sagging skin which results from a massive weight loss will be removed during your facelift with Dr. Weinstein. A lower facelift will even provide you with better results when fat deposits are obvious on the lower portion of your face such as a double chin.
Smoking will most likely result to bleeding problems during and after the procedure. Tissue death (necrosis) on the operated area has also been associated with smoking patients after recovery. The lesser cigarette puffs you do, the greater the likelihood of shorter recovery.
For more information on how to prepare for a New Jersey facelift and other facial procedures, get in touch with Dr. Weinstein as soon as you can!
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