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How a Thigh Lift Can Help You Add a Little Spring to Your Step This Spring

Thigh Lift

Losing a lot of weight is a victory within itself. However, even though having a slimmer body can be life changing, it can leave you with excess stubborn fat and a lot of loose skin in the process. So, what can you do to get rid of both of these concerns? A thigh lift.

What’s a Thigh Lift?

Here at Dr. Larry Weinstein’s office, we offer patients a variety of different surgical procedures including a thigh lift. During a thigh lift, Dr. Weinstein, will make an incision on your inner thigh next to your groin so that the incisions can be concealed later on. Once the incisions have been made, he will then use a liposuction technique to remove excess fat from the upper thighs and then begin removing excess skin and tightening it. After each step is complete, he will then stitch you up and get you back on the road towards recovery.

Why a Thigh Lift?

It can be really hard to have a lot of excess skin after weight loss because it prevent you from showing off your full results. After all of the dieting and exercise that you put yourself through, not being able to get into a swimsuit or shorts without feeling self-conscious about your excess skin is enough to make you want to hit your head against the wall. With a thigh lift, Dr. Weinstein can save you all of that frustration and help you feel more confident in your skin (literally).

What Are Results Like?

The number one thing that you will be happy with after getting a thigh lift are the results. After the swelling has died down, you will notice that you have less fat around your thighs and you won’t have the loose excess skin that you did before.

Schedule your consultation today and contact our Chester office today and call 908-879-2222

How to Get Rid of Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Facial Fillers Chester NJHaving numbness, tingling, or achiness in your fingers, hands, and wrists is the last thing that anybody wants. If you spend your days typing or working with your hands and have experienced these symptoms, you may have a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. But what is carpal tunnel syndrome and how can it be treated? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is Carpal Tunnel?

The carpal tunnel is a passageway through your wrist that carries tendons and nerves. When pressure builds up on the nerve in the carpal tunnel it can cause carpal tunnel syndrome that results in aching, numbness, tingling, and even impaired hand function. If you have recently been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or if you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, then you may not know where to start as far as treatment goes. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may be able to use a simple splint but if your condition is severe, then Dr. Weinstein may recommend surgery.


Doing everyday tasks like picking something up or using your phone can oftentimes exacerbate your symptoms and make them work. When you isolate your wrist and hand with a splint, you may be able to alleviate some of the symptoms that you are experiencing; just make sure that it’s the right fit for your hand because if it’s too tight or too loose, it may cause worse symptoms.

Physical Therapy

If you type a lot for a living or work with your hands, then you know just how sore they can get after a long day of work. Sometimes, physical therapy is recommended to help stretch your hands and loosen your nerve to alleviate pressure. During physical therapy, your hand therapist will work with you on hand strengthening and stretching exercises that you can continue to do at home.


The last thing anyone with carpal tunnel wants to have to do is undergo hand surgery, but sometimes it’s necessary. During surgery, Dr. Weinstein will cut the tissue that placing pressure on your nerve to help relieve pressure. Surgical results vary from patient to patient and depend on how severe your carpal tunnel was and how long that you had it for.

The best way for you and your doctor to determine what treatment option is going to give you the best results is by scheduling an appointment with us at our Chester office at 908-879-2222.

Are there age restrictions on Botox?

Botox is without a doubt the most popular thing in the plastic surgery field. Males and females, old and young, all flock to Larry Weinstein’s office to get Botox to help fill in wrinkles that once used to be non-existent. And although Botox is popular among all different age groups, it has many people asking “Are there any age restrictions on Botox?”

Why do people want Botox at a young age?

BotoxThere is a consensus among many young patients who receive Botox injections that getting Botox at a young age will help them to prevent against getting wrinkles later on in life. And if there is any sort of preventative measure that’s worth taking, it’s worth the try.

What does research say?

Collectively, research points to one thing: Botox hasn’t been around long enough for us to determine whether or not there are benefits to getting Botox at a young age or if it’s more beneficial to wait until you’re older. However, many people believe that because there aren’t any sort of adverse side effects or problems with getting Botox at a young age, that there really isn’t any harm in doing so. That being said, it really is up to you and Dr. Weinstein to sit down and discuss the best method to use going forward.

Is it dangerous?

Getting Botox in your early to late twenties is not dangerous— as long as it is administered by a professional in the right doses. If you are under the age of 18, you will have to have a parents consent and will need to have a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein to determine whether or not he feels that you are a suitable candidate to get Botox at such a young age. It should be noted, however, as indicated above, because Botox hasn’t been on the market for very long, there isn’t any strong evidence that points to the fact that Botox is a preventative treatment.

As you can see, there are no real age restrictions on getting Botox. If you or a loved one is interested in getting Botox or if you would like to learn more, set up a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!


The Truth About Scar Revision

Scars are naturally formed by the body as its response to damaged tissue. Although the wounds have already healed, people seem more concerned about the scars they have left behind. At last, patients with significant scars in their bodies already have a way on how to get rid of them. Scar revision is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve the appearance of your scar.

Although many patients have gotten significant results from a scar revision treatment, some of them still have different misconceptions regarding the procedure. Knowing what seems to be just myths can lead a person to either expect much or less from the treatment, which is why it is better to get the facts straight.

Myth: Scar revision is a quick surgery. 

Depending on the condition and situation of the individual, a scar revision usually takes about one to five hours of treatment. During the procedure, the patient can either be under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. It is best to discuss your preference with your surgeon beforehand.

Myth: Scar revision can get rid of the scar completely. 

A scar revision is called a “revision” for a reason. This is because there is actually no guarantee that your scar can be completely removed. Usually, the treatment can make your scars less raised and give you a more even skin tone especially in the surrounding skin of the scar. The success of the procedure will also greatly depend on scar size, skin type or color, location of the scar, age of the patient, and the body’s ability to heal.

Myth: Scar revision comes with very minimal risks. 

Like any other surgery, scar revision can pose possible risks, especially when the procedure is done by a doctor who is not qualified or lacks experience. Such risks include infection, bleeding, anesthesia reactions, skin discoloration, bruising, swelling, and numbness around the treated area.

Make sure that you get treated by reliable surgeons only. For more information on scar revision, call us today at 908-879-2222 to request an appointment with Dr. Weinstein. You can also fill out this online contact form to schedule your initial evaluation with Dr. Weinstein.


2013 Plastic Surgery Stats

Our 2013 Annual Statistics were released over the wires this morning at 9:00 AM Eastern. Our numbers this year have both good news for plastic surgeons and several news angles that should resonate with the media. Among them are:

  • There was a 6.5% increase in the total number of surgical procedures performed last year as compared to 2012. Almost 2 million procedures were performed among the core group last year
  • Americans spent $12 billion on cosmetic procedures for the first time since 2008 when the recession hit

Of that total, more than 7 billion was spent on surgical procedures and more than 5 billion was spent on nonsurgical procedures

  • Lipo was the number one procedure, increasing 16% over 2012. This is in spite of the burgeoning growth of technologies such as CoolSculpting
  • As previously stated, Buttock augmentation has increased 58% over last year and Labiaplasty increased 44% over last year
  • Injectables are way up this year:
    • Botulinum toxin, (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin): 3,381,476 in 2013 – up from 2,915,865 in 2012 – a 16% increase
    • Hyaluronic acid: 1,738,999 for 2013 – up from 1,318,197 in 2012 – a 32% increase
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery for men is being de-stigmatized
    • Liposuction is up for men by 24% since last year alone
    • Injectables for men are up 16%
    • Men broke the million mark for number of procedures performed first time since 2007

5 Rhinoplasty Myths Debunked!

Nose reconstruction surgeries, also known as rhinoplasty, is continuously becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. In 2011, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that there were about 120,000 patients seeking nose reshaping surgeries alone. Nose Surgery Surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein offers his surgical expertise to men and women wanting to aesthetically enhance their appearance through a New Jersey rhinoplasty procedure.

Despite its popularity, there are several myths associated with nose surgeries. The truth behind them are revealed one by one below.

1. Rhinoplasty could be performed by anyone who calls himself a surgeon.
This is actually true. Anyone who is licensed to perform surgeries can do a rhinoplasty. However, keep in mind that surgeons have their own fields of expertise. A nose reconstruction surgery is an intricate procedure which involves complicated passageways housing bones, cartilages and other nasal structures. Why not specifically seek the services of a rhinoplasty specialist instead?

2. Any nose surgery is relatively painful.
This is actually false. There is actually no pain involved in rhinoplasty due to use of anesthesia. Dr. Weinstein will perform nasal surgeries either through general or local anesthesia, depending on the extent and requirements of your specific condition. General anesthesia will keep you completely asleep while local anesthesia will specifically numb the operated area. Swelling and bruising may be observed for the first 2 weeks, reaching their peak for the first 2 to 3 days following surgery.

3. Rhinoplasty is only for women.
Although women takes about 91 percent of the cosmetic surgeries performed in 2011, it is interesting to note that rhinoplasty ranks second amongst the top 5 surgeries performed in men on the same year. Male patients often seek rhinoplasty to narrow wider noses, remove bumps or create a more symmetrical shape.

4. Almost anyone will be able to figure out if I have nose surgery.
On a whole, your family and other close friends who are already familiar with your looks may notice the difference. However, most people will not be able to figure out that you had just a nose job.

5. A nose job will make me look stiff and expressionless.
This is not true. Your facial muscles will not be affected nor touched during rhinoplasty thus you are expected to frown, smile or display other facial expression without any problems at all.

For more information pertaining to rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Weinstein today!

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