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Archive for January, 2021
Liposuction 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.
Posted in Liposuction on January 30th, 2021
Sometimes excess fat deposits won’t respond to diet and exercise. That’s when liposuction can step in and reshape specific areas of the body by removing that excess fat, improving the body’s contours. Here are seven facts about this popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
Liposuction can address multiple areas at the same time. It’s perfect for removing fat from the neck, thighs, knees, hips and buttocks, calves and ankles, stomach and waistline, and the upper arms.
Liposuction can be performed with other cosmetic surgery procedures. While liposuction can be performed on its own, the most common procedures combined with liposuction include a tummy tuck, breast reduction or facelift.
Candidates for liposuction must meet specific criteria. Good candidates for liposuction include those who are in good physical health and don’t smoke. If you are an adult within 30 percent of your ideal weight and you have firm, elastic skin with good muscle tone, you are considered a good candidate.
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. Patients should be at or near their ideal weight for liposuction to be effective. It’s also not an effective treatment for cellulite, which is dimpled skin usually found on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.
You should be getting liposuction for you, not because someone else wants you to get it done. Cosmetic surgery is highly individualized, so you shouldn’t be doing it to fit a certain image. If you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations, then you will be a good candidate for surgery.
Liposuction is performed through small incisions designed to be hidden. While you are under anesthesia, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding. A thin, hollow tube is inserted through the incisions to loosen the excess fat deposits with a controlled back-and-forth motion. The surgeon then suctions out loosened fat using a special surgical vacuum or syringe.
Recovery length depends on how much was treated. To help control swelling and hold the skin to your new contours, you will wear a compression garment or bandages over the treatment areas after the procedure. If a small area was treated, you may be able to return to work after a few days, but you may need a couple of weeks of recovery if a large area was treated.
If excess fat deposits aren’t responding to diet and exercise and are bothering you, contact our office today at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a liposuction consultation with Dr. Weinstein.
Posted in Liposuction on March 30th, 2020
Aging, significant weight loss, and even genetics can cause the buttocks and thighs to sag. Often a healthy diet and exercise program can’t tighten, firm and contour this area as well as lift procedures. Here are seven things you should know about buttock and outer-thigh lifts.
Ideal candidates are in good health. You should also avoid smoking and have realistic expectations about outcomes from the procedure.
A buttock lift and outer-thigh lift are often performed together. Although the procedures can be done separately, patients often find the buttocks and thighs have the same issues.
The incisions are made in places that scars can be easily hidden. The buttock lift incision is made across the top of the buttocks from one hip bone to the other, low enough to be concealed by underwear or a bikini. For the outer-thigh lift, the incision is made in the groin area. Though they will be visible, the scars will fade over time.
Liposuction may be performed. During the procedures, excess skin and fat are removed. Support sutures are placed deep within the underlying tissue, while skin is then redraped around the new contours. Incisions are closed with sutures. Patients are usually required to wear compression garments to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process.
The lift procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis. The lift is done under general anesthesia. Most patients can leave after the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, while some patients may have to stay overnight.
Swelling, soreness and bruising can last for up to a month. This is typical for recovery, but pain can be controlled with medication. Most people can return to work and regular, non-strenuous activities after about two weeks, but must avoid strenuous activities for four weeks or longer.
They are not weight-loss procedures. This is performed only on those who are not significantly overweight. After the procedures, the buttocks and outer thighs have trimmer contours, and the skin is tighter and smoother. Surgical results are long-lasting.
If you want to learn more about buttock and outer-thigh lifts to improve the contour of your lower body and give it a more youthful appearance, call our office at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein.
Having loose fat on you upper arms can make you feel self-conscious to have your picture taken and to wear anything that shows them off. Rather than spending this summer hiding your arms because you’re self-conscious, why not take matters into your own hands (or Dr. Weinstein’s hands) and get arm liposuction? During this procedure, Dr. Weinstein will surgically extract the fat in your arms to help give you that slender look that you’ve always wanted. To help you get recovered faster, let’s go over three easy tips to follow.
If you were to keep your hand sedentary during your entire workout, can you imagine how impossible it would be? Even if you were doing a leg workout. This is why we tell all of our patients to avoid any sort of exercise or strenuous activities for at least a couple of weeks after surgery, because it’s impossible to workout without moving your arms. By giving your arms a break, they will have enough time to heal on their own without getting irritated by exercise.
Keep Arms Bandaged
No, bandages and compression sleeves may not be the sexist thing you have ever worn, but they are one of the best things that you can wear while you’re recovering. Why? Because they will help reduce swelling and keep your incision intact while they are healing so that you don’t get an infection.
Clean Your Drain
Depending on how your surgery went, we may place a drain in your arms to help get rid of excess fluid after surgery. Although a drain may be a little bit irritating, it’s important that you keep it in at all times. Additionally, we also tell our patients to make sure that they clean their drain as frequently as possible so that it doesn’t get dirty or grow bacteria.
If you are ready to get sexier, leaner arms, contact Dr. Weinstein at our Chester office today and all us at 908-879-2222.
Posted in Liposuction on May 15th, 2019
Liposuction has been around for decades, and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. As one of the most popular and efficient ways to contour your body and get rid of stubborn fat, liposuction continues to give patients real results. If you are a healthy weight and have tried to get rid of stubborn fat without success, then you may be the perfect candidate for liposuction. From lasting results to a better self-esteem, this article will discuss three benefits of body contouring with liposuction. Read on to learn more.
Unlike extreme dieting where patients gain the weight they lost back in just a week or two, liposuction will give you results that last. Because liposuction involves surgically scraping and then suctioning out the fat from your body, it reduces the number of fat cells you have. And, the smaller number of fat cells you have, the less likely it is that they will grow back. As long as you maintain a relatively strict diet and exercise plan, you shouldn’t gain back any of the fat that was removed during liposuction.
Another strong benefit of liposuction is the fact that you will get almost immediate results. Although you will have some inflammation immediately following the procedure, you will still notice a slimmer you. And once the swelling wears off after a few days, then you will see your results right away.
A Better Self Esteem
Yes, it is true that your self-esteem comes within…at least until you hit bikini season. After all, nothing can put a damper on your self-esteem more than getting into a bikini only to have a big belly, too much fat around your thighs, or love handles. Luckily, with the help of liposuction, you can get rid of that unwanted fat and feel more confident when you hit the pool this summer.
Liposuction continues to be one of the most effective ways of removing stubborn fat from areas such as your buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and arms. If you would like to get rid of your excess fat with liposuction, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today.
Posted in Liposuction on April 15th, 2017
With the holidays long behind us and the summer months quickly creeping up on us, it can seem overwhelming to think about getting into a bikini. Have you recently caught a glance of your tush in the mirror and noticed that it’s a bit saggier and jiggly than you’d care to admit? Luckily, you still have a few more months until you have to get into a swimsuit, so you still have time to tighten up your tush. From working out to getting liposuction, this article will discuss a few different ways that you can get a behind that will have all of your friends feeling jealous. Read on to learn more.
Work It Out
One of the best ways that you can tighten your tush is to do exercises to target those muscles. In addition to doing cardio— which will help you lose weight— make sure that you are doing plenty of squats, weighted squats, lunges, leg extensions, and leg presses. If you aren’t sure if you are doing any of these exercises correctly, ask for some instruction from a team member at your local gym— the last thing you want to do is pull a muscle or strain anything.
Unfortunately, if you want to get a tighter tush before summer, you are going to have to put down those cookies, soda, and hamburgers, and try eating lean proteins and more veggies. The leaner your diet is, the leaner your physique will be. And, as one of the first parts of your body where you will lose weight, your tush will certainly look slimmer before you know it.
In addition to working out and eating correctly, you may want to consider getting liposuction from Dr. Larry Weinstein. By surgically removing the fat from your tush, you will get results that you otherwise wouldn’t have with just diet and exercise alone. And, because it’s still springtime, you will have plenty of time to recover from surgery before you hit the pool or beach.
It can make you feel a lot of unnecessary pressure to think about having to get into a bikini in just a few months. However, by using a combination of exercise, diet, and liposuction, you can get a tighter tush than ever before. To learn more about liposuction or any of our other procedures, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein.
Posted in Liposuction on March 30th, 2017
Typically when you think of anti-aging procedures that can be done by Dr. Larry Weinstein, you think of fillers and injectables that are used to get rid of wrinkles around your forehead, eyes, and mouth. And although those procedures are ideal for helping you age gracefully, did you know that liposuction is a procedure that can help you as well? Read on to learn more about how liposuction can help you to age gracefully.
Age doesn’t have to play a factor in you getting saddlebags, however, the older you get, the more likely you are to get these on your upper thighs. What are saddlebags exactly? Saddlebags are excess pouches of fat that reside right below your buttocks and near your hip that protrude from the side. And the worst part about saddlebags is that they can show themselves off even when you are wearing pants or a skirt. In order to get rid of these saddlebags, however, Dr. Larry Weinstein can use liposuction to help remove the excess fat pouches around your hip and help give you a slimmer looking appearance. Not only will a slimmer looking you help you to feel sexier but it will also help you to look a bit younger as well.
The older you get, the more likely your body is to store fat around your middle section— especially if you have had kids. And as an unfortunate part of aging, fat retention around your abdomen can make you feel like you’re a lot older than you actually are. Luckily, liposuction can also be used to help you get rid of that excess fat around your abdomen. By scraping away the excess fat and suctioning it out, you can have an abdomen that is more suited to your body shape and size.
Liposuction is a great tool that can be used to help you age a bit more gracefully. If you would like to learn more about liposuction or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Weinstein, contact our office today!
Liposuction isn’t for everyone. Here are three healthy motivations to decide if plastic surgery is right for you.
1. You are Content with Your Weight
Remember, liposuction doesn’t change your overall health and can’t make up for poor nutrition or lifestyle choices. Liposuction also isn’t a great idea when recovering from pregnancy or menopause because weight fluctuations are common.
If you’re not just recovering from pregnancy or menopause where great weight fluctuations are common, then liposuction might be a good choice for you!
2. You Have a Healthy Lifestyle and Want to Balance Your Body Proportions
Many people have dramatic weight loss stories, but find that there’s just one last pocket of stubborn body fat that won’t leave. If you have a healthy lifestyle and maintain a constant weight, liposuction can be a good way to get rid of that last stronghold of fatty tissue.
Liposuction is most effective at:
- Sculpting your body shape
- Carving contours
- Creating more pleasant proportions
Liposuction is a tiring surgery, and can hurt for up to a week. Swelling usually diminishes within the first 3 weeks, but you may not fully recovered until up to six months later.
If you already have a lifestyle that keeps you at a consistent weight or body size that you are happy with, but still can’t lose those last few pounds, then liposuction can be a good option for you.
3. Breast Reduction for Men
Gynecomastia is fairly common among men. Enlarged breasts are a natural part of male physiology. Liposuction is one of the simplest and cheapest ways for men to reduce their breasts. As long as they are at a consistent weight and are healthy, a liposuction procedure can permanently reduce their breasts to more acceptable proportions.
If you’re looking to get a liposuction for enlarged male breasts, you should look for a qualified, experienced surgeon. Research their liposuction methods and schedule a consultation to ensure that they are right for you
There are other surgeries that can reduce male breasts, but liposuction is usually the most cost effective. There are more dramatic surgeries, such as breast reduction or liposculpting, that can also work well.
Liposuction is a great option for many people. There are also other cosmetic surgeries that can help you get the body you want. If you still have questions or concerns, call 908-879-2222 to schedule a consultation today and find out what your options are for a healthy liposuction!
Posted in Liposuction on March 30th, 2015
Have you recently developed a routine exercise regiment as a form of weight loss? Maybe you want to get rid of a set of love-handles, or just trim your waistline in preparation for an upcoming special occasion. Perhaps you’ve even begun eating healthier and dieting, but you’ve simply been unable to reach your weight loss goal. Have you considered liposuction?
Visit Dr. Weinstein for an initial consultation to decide if liposuction is right for you. The best candidates are in good health, exercise regularly, eat well, and are within 25 pounds of their desired weight. You may have difficulty removing excess weight through diet and exercise and desire permanent weight loss results.
What are the Risks?
As with any medical procedure, there will always be a slight risk. Every one’s body doesn’t physically respond, recover, or heal the same. The most common risks can include an allergic reaction, full thickness skin necrosis, fainting, and hyper-pigmentation at the incision. You may also experience hematoma, or a collection of blood under the skin.
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Weinstein will inform you of the best to avoid side effects and reduce risk.
What Happens in a Consultation?
The initial consultation is a preliminary procedure. Dr. Weinstein will examine the focus areas of your body, skin and bone structure. He’ll also review your medical records for any known illnesses, allergies, and current medications. Any further concerns and questions will also be answered during this time. Always feel free to ask questions at any point before and after your surgery.
Reasons for Liposuction
Liposuction was designed to reduce the accumulation of difficult fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction should not be viewed considered an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise routine. Aside from one’s personal goals, the most common reasons for liposuction are:
- Removing neck fat
- Trimming stomach and waistline
- Removing fat from knees and thighs
- Removing excess fat from hips and buttocks
- Trim or remove body fat from your upper arms
- Removing excess body fat from your calves and ankles
Types of Liposuction
Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center practices all forms of liposuction to maximize your results. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to perform SmartLipoand LASER Lipo. We also practice tickle liposuction that is performed under sedation using a syringe, and ultrasonic liposuction that destroys and removes fat.
Most patients can recovery within one week, although others have recovered within 2 to 3 days after receiving a very minor liposuction procedure. Swelling begins diminishing between 7 to10 days and moderate workouts can be resumed in approximately 2 weeks. Full recoveries typically range between 4 to 6 weeks.
Don’t deprive yourself any longer — get the body you want and deserve! Don’t hesitate to call Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation and learn what options are available to you.
Posted in Liposuction on February 28th, 2015
Recent figures by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that liposuction was the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in 2013, surpassing breast augmentation, which reigned supreme in 2012. Dr. Weinstein’s vast experience, technical finesse, and aesthetic sense have made him one of the most sought after liposuction surgeons in New Jersey and neighboring areas.
Liposuction’s popularity is largely due to its versatile nature in getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat. In fact, this body contouring procedure can be performed on almost all parts of the body. The following body parts/problem areas respond particularly well to liposuction:
- Double Chin – This is quite common among those who are overweight. Liposuction can significantly reduce excess fat in the chin and neck areas.
- Bat Wings – The appearance of excess fat and sagging skin in the upper arms is often a result of massive weight loss. In addition to liposuction, flabby arms can also be addressed with an arm lift.
- Buffalo Hump – Fat deposits located at the neck and upper back may be an adverse effect of steroid medications or overproduction of steroids by the body.
- Belly Pooch/Muffin Top – Even women who are within their ideal body weight can have excess pockets of fat in the lower abdomen.
- Love Handles – This refers to pockets of fat that accumulate on the sides of the abdomen. Love handles even plague the slimmest of women.
- Saddlebags – This refers to excess fat in the upper thighs.
- Kissing Thighs – You may have heard of the most recent obsession of women all over the world — the thigh gap. Unfortunately, not everyone can achieve that space in between the thighs through diet and exercise. Good thing liposuction on the inner thighs can help women appear sexy in their shorts, skinny jeans, and miniskirts.
At our practice, we consider liposuction more than just the removal of excess fat. Dr. Weinstein treats the procedure as an artistic process requiring more than just knowledge of the techniques. Explore your liposuction options with us by calling us at 858-633-7546 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!
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