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Plastic Surgery Trends 2013: Silicone Breast Implants Becoming More Popular

Plastic surgery trends 2013 Silicon breast implants becoming more popularA recent report in The Wall Street Journal revealed that the use of silicone in breast augmentation has grown exponentially over the years since its re-approval by the FDA 6 years ago. In 2012, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that 72 percent of all breast augmentation cases in the country employed silicone implants. For residents of New Jersey and New York Metro area, Dr. Larry Weinstein is their trusted New Jersey breast augmentation surgeon using silicone implants.

New Silicone Implant Approved
As of February 20, 2013, the Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant is officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for breast augmentation and reconstruction. Natrelle, the 4th silicone implant approved by FDA, is currently manufactured by Allergan, Inc.

According to its manufacturer, the Natrelle implants contain more cross-linking (more bonds linking one silicone chain to the other) than its earlier counterparts, thus making the newly-approved implant firmer. The FDA approval was a result of a series of studies for 7 years which looked at 941 women using Natrelle 410 implants.

Significant Improvement Over the Years
The report further stated that the implants are very useful in breast reconstructions surgeries, particularly following a single-side mastectomy when there is a need to match the original shape of the patient’s remaining breast tissues.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein concerning silicone implants, 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!

Your Breast Reconstruction Options in New Jersey

New Jersey Breast ReconstructionThanks to Angelina Jolie’s recent revelation about her preventive mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction with implants, a lot of women are now aware about their options when faced with the diagnosis of breast cancer, or even how to prevent it from occurring if they have found out that they are highly susceptible to the mutation. Dr. Larry Weinstein, a New Jersey breast reconstruction surgeon, believes that the key to a successful breast reconstruction is all about understanding your options and consequently making an informed decision.

Angelina’s Three-Phases of Breast Reconstruction
Angelina’s breast reconstruction, by and large, had three phases.

“My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a “nipple delay,” which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area,” Jolie wrote in her revelatory New York Times post. “This causes some pain and a lot of bruising, but it increases the chance of saving the nipple.

The second phase involved the major surgery which include breast tissue removal and replacing it with tissue expanders. Nine weeks later, the teardrop-shaped breast implants were put in place.

Jolie decided to have breast reconstruction when her doctors estimated that she had an 87 percent risk of getting breast cancer and another 50 percent risk of having ovarian cancer. It should be noted that her mother, 56 years old, died of breast cancer after battling the disease for almost a decade.

Your New Jersey Breast Reconstruction Options
Your choice of breast reconstruction techniques will depend on certain physical factors, complementary treatments, and your own preferences. The following are your breast reconstruction option techniques in New Jersey for a more natural and fuller look:

1. Breast Implants – You can choose to have saline or silicone implants. You can also choose to have it either one-staged or two-staged.

2. TRAM Flap – This option allows you to use your own fat and tissue from your lower abdominal region and have it transplanted to your breasts instead of the usual silicone or saline implants. While this option is more complicated than implants, TRAM Flap is a good choice for women who wish to have a more natural feel and look.

3. Latissimus FLAP Surgery – This technique is quite similar to the TRAM Flap option but the skin, tissues and fat are obtained from your latissimus area (that muscle and tissue which runs underneath the armpit and diagonally across your back).

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about your breast reconstruction options in New Jersey, 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!

Your Breast Reconstruction Options

Breast reconstruction Weinstein Plastic Surgery CenterBreast reconstruction amongst women is typically used for women who have undergone a mastectomy — removal of the breast. Dr. Larry Weinstein performs a New Jersey breast reconstruction procedure either through breast implants or the woman’s own tissue, fat, and muscle.

Round vs. Shaped Implants
When it comes to breast reconstruction via implants, a recent survey revealed that outcomes are quite similar amongst women who had reconstruction via two types of implant shapes: round and the “anatomically shaped” implants. The results of the survey were recently published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. The researchers surveyed and evaluated patient outcomes in women who had breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. The reconstructions were done with round implants amongst 65 women while 63 women had reconstruction with the anatomically shaped implants.

Utilizing the standardized Breast-Q questionnaire, data was collected between one to four years after the reconstruction procedure. The questionnaire evaluated several areas of life satisfaction like the overall outcome of the procedure, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being.

The results of the survey revealed that on a 100-point scale, the average satisfaction score for the overall outcome of the procedure itself was 75 for those with round implants and 77 for shaped implants. As to the appearance of their breasts, the two groups scored at roughly 64.

Breast Reconstruction in New Jersey

If you are considering a New Jersey breast reconstruction, you have the following options with Dr. Weinstein:

Breast Implants – you can choose either saline or silicone implants for the reconstruction. Some women are ideal for one-stage reconstruction while others may prefer to have it done in two phases.

TRAM Flap Surgery – you can opt to have your own muscle and tissue taken from the lower abdominal area to help reconstruct your breasts.

Latissimus Flap Surgery – the technique is similar to that of TRAM Flap but the muscle and tissues used are the ones from the one located beneath the armpit and diagonally across the back.

To arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about breast reconstruction techniques as well as their corresponding pros and cons, 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!

Botox Amongst Males Rising in Popularity

In 2012, there were approximately 14.6 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures done in United States. This numbers, provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, further revealed that Botox tops the list amongst the non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This should not come as a surprise as more men and women are now deeply conscious of how they look and how it affects their overall personality. Dr. Larry Weinstein usually recommends a session of New Jersey Botox for individuals who would like to delay the process of aging a little more.

Botox for Men
The idea of Botox as a wrinkle treatment for women is now a thing of the past. Recent statistics has revealed that this lunchtime procedure is now sought after by men — from Wall Street bankers to TV personalities to the regular Joe sitting next to you at the bus station.

A 2012 report posted at The Huffington Post revealed that Wall Street men seeking Botox are now increasing in number. “They are looking for ways to smooth out the stress lines caused by the European crisis abroad and weak economy at home. But while bankers are willing to go under the knife, they do want to make sure they aren’t found out,” the report stated.

Preventative Botox
Botox as a preventive measure against wrinkles are now also widely used amongst women in their twenties. Originally utilized to reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet, Botox is now in demand for its ability to actually delay the appearance of the first signs of wrinkles.

While the appearance of wrinkles is influenced by diet, genetics and stress, early injections of Botox could actually help delay its development. A recent news item over Arizona’s CBS5 featured a 29-year old woman who has been getting Botox since she was 26 years old. She wanted to maintain the youthful glow of her 20s thus her early use of Botox.

If you’re thinking about getting Botox, expect to notice results within 5 to 10 days after treatment. Results could last for 3 to 4 months and repeat sessions may be need to keep wrinkles at bay.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein for your male Botox session in New Jersey, get in touch with us at our Chester Woods 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!

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