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Can Men Get Nose Jobs?

woman with smiley face touching her noseIf you are a man, and you’re unhappy with the size or the shape of your nose, you may be thinking there’s nothing you can do about it – nose jobs are just for women, right? Wrong! Rhinoplasty (the medical term for a nose job) can help both men and women who want to make a change to their nose!

What Can Rhinoplasty Do for You?

You may worry that a nose job may make you look less masculine – however, the right plastic surgeon will know how to enhance your masculine features while making the changes you want. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is customized for the patient, so that he or she gets the look they want. Rhinoplasty can help:

  • A bump on the nose
  • A crooked nose
  • A nose that is too wide or narrow
  • A nose that looks too feminine
  • A nose that is disfigured because of a previous trauma or injury

It can even help patients who have difficulty breathing, who snore, and who have sleeping problems because of the nose. During your consultation, your doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes you would like to see and any problems your nose is causing you. You should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations about the outcome when considering rhinoplasty. It is typically an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, but it can also be done with local anesthesia with or without sedation. The surgery usually only takes less than 2 hours, and patients can typically get back to work within a couple of days, although it may take a few weeks to entirely get back to your old routine. Although you may see some changes to your nose as you age, rhinoplasty does give patients permanent results.

If you are a man who is unhappy with his nose, you should know that rhinoplasty isn’t just for women! Dr. Weinstein will work with you so that you get the “new” nose that you want. Contact the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center for a rhinoplasty consultation. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, for an appointment today!


Should You Consider a Facelift After Weight Loss?

You have worked hard and have lost a lot of weight after years of eating a healthy diet and hitting the gym three times a week. But, unfortunately, the battle may not be over. When we lose fat, the skin still remains, and it can affect your face in ways that might even make you regret losing weight. A facelift may be the next step to consider!

Why Consider a Facelift?

After all of the hard work you have done and the positive changes you have made, it doesn’t quite seem fair that now you are left with some unwanted effects. Here’s what a facelift can do for you.

Younger people have elasticity to their skin and it promptly snaps back into place after a lot of weight has been lost. However, as we age we lose that elasticity, and weight loss can result in sagging skin and deep folds in the face. Your mouth may look permanently downturned because of this sagging, and it may also make you look like you are always tired. You may also notice a double chin, drooping jowls, and a “turkey neck.”

A facelift can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and it can be performed at any age as long as you are in good health. Your surgeon will remove that excess skin, tighten the underlying muscles, and reset the skin at a higher level. Liposuction may be performed to get rid of excess fat. You may want to combine a facelift with a brow lift, nose reshaping, fillers, or eyelid surgery — you and your surgeon can discuss your options and what combination of procedures might be right for you.

You deserve to celebrate all of your hard work and your weight loss, but you also deserve to look as good as you feel. If you feel like your skin is droopy and saggy after your weight loss, a facelift may be the answer – it will give you natural-looking results that will keep you looking young and healthy for years. Contact Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, for a facelift consultation. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment today!


How Does Liposuction Work?

shirtless healthy athletic man is standing against light backgroundDo you sometimes feel like life is way harder than it should be? Like you are doing everything you can but seeing very few results? Take losing weight, for instance – you can live a healthy lifestyle for years, with a good diet and constant exercise, and yet still have fat that you just can’t get rid of. But finally losing that fat may be easier than you think, thanks to liposuction. Read on for some more information about how liposuction works!

How does liposuction get rid of fat?

In liposuction, the fat is literally sucked out of the body through a tube. There are different techniques for liposuction – for instance, in one technique an ultrasonic device is used to break up and destroy fat cells, after which they are removed. The technique used may depend on how much fat the patient has or if this is a second liposuction procedure.

Typically, liposuction can remove inches from the area that is being treated – it can be used on the upper arms, the stomach, the calves, the hips, the buttocks, the thighs, and the neck. The procedure isn’t meant to reduce a lot of fat; it is used to tone and contour areas with stubborn fat that won’t go away on its own.

Patients typically only need one session, although it may need to be spread out over a series of sessions — this can depend on the patient’s overall health. There will be some swelling and bruising after the procedure and discomfort that can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Liposuction is a great solution to help contour the body in all the right places, and the results can be long lasting – but you should make sure to eat a healthy diet and exercise after the procedure so that you can stay healthy and keep that excess fat from coming back.

If you’ve been trying to lose that extra bit of fat for years and it just won’t go away, liposuction may be the answer for you. Contact the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center to discuss liposuction. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, for an appointment today!


The Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Beautiful slim body of woman in studioWith all the emphasis on breast augmentations and breast lifts, you may feel like you are the only woman who is unhappy with her breasts because they are too large. Breasts that are too large can cause many problems, both mentally and physically, but a breast reduction can help.

Why consider a breast reduction?

Having large breasts can have many negative effects on your life. They can make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed, and it can be difficult to find clothes that fit you properly. And there are physical problems that come with large breasts as well.

You may have irritating rashes or skin irritations underneath the breasts. Large breasts can cause muscle aches and constant pain in the shoulders, back, and neck – this can negatively affect your posture, which can only add to the aches and pain. You may even have pain or numbness in the hands and arms.

In a breast reduction, excess tissue is removed, and tissue that remains is lifted and tightened. This reduces the weight on the chest. The body is brought back into balance to remove stress on the upper body muscles, and posture is improved. Patients report that, after a breast reduction, they have more energy and are less self-conscious about their bodies. They can enjoy physical activities more because they no longer have to deal with the pain and discomfort of trying to be active with large breasts.

A breast reduction procedure can be performed as an out-patient procedure or in a hospital, with an overnight stay. You should be in good health and a nonsmoker, and you should have realistic expectations about what this surgery can do for you. There will be some swelling after the procedure, but you will notice a difference right away, and you’ll see even more results as the swelling goes down.

Having breasts that are too large can affect every aspect of your life, physically and mentally. Breast reduction surgery may be the answer for you! Contact Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, for a breast reduction consultation. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment today!


How to Make Lips Even More Kissable

Outdoor fashion photo of beautiful young woman surrounded by flowersNo doubt the special person in your life finds your lips not just kissable but irresistible. However, even if your loved one loves your lips, that doesn’t mean that you do. Maybe you’ve always thought they were too thin, and you’ve always wished for full, luscious lips. Or maybe you aren’t happy with the wrinkles and lines that you’ve noticed around your mouth lately. The good news is that you have a few different options to get the lips you want!

Dermal fillers for amazing lips

Your doctor can help you decide which filler is right for you, and you have a few to choose from:

• Restylane® is one option. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the body. Restylane injections help to boost collagen production, which helps to restore volume to the skin while also making it look younger and refreshed. Restylane can be used to add volume and fullness to the lips, and it can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.

• RADIESSE® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, which also stimulates collagen production. It reduces wrinkles and can also add volume to the skin.

• JUVÉDERM® contains hyaluronic acid, and it is used to smooth out wrinkles, such as laugh lines around the mouth.

Besides giving your lips a whole new look, fillers have other benefits as well. They only involve injections – there is no invasive surgery to deal with. The effects can last up to a year, and it is possible that you’ll notice a difference as soon as you leave your doctor’s office. The procedure for dermal fillers is quick – typically it takes less than half an hour – and any possible side effects are usually not serious and go away on their own. And, you may be able to combine the filler you choose with another product such as Botox to get the results you want.

Dermal fillers can help to give you the lips you’ve dreamed of. Contact the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center to discuss which filler might be right for you. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, for an appointment today!


Deciding on the Right Breast Size for Your Breast Augmentation

Have you always wished you had a bigger chest? When it comes time to discussing the actual breast augmentation procedure with your doctor, you’ll need to have a more specific idea of what “bigger” means to you. What size of an implant do you really want, and how do you decide what would look best?

Choosing the right size implant

The first thing to keep in mind, when you decide to have a breast augmentation procedure and when trying to decide what size you would like, is that it is your decision and no one else’s – you should be doing this for you and no one else!

Here are some tips that might help you decide what size is right for you:

1. Dr. Weinstein and his staff are here to help. After years of doing breast augmentation surgeries, they have a pretty good idea of what size implants might be right for your body type and which might be too large. You’ll also be able to try out different sizes and shapes of implants in the office by placing them under a tight fitting sport bra. The final decision is, of course, yours, but taking advantage of their expertise is a great place to start.

2. Think about what you hope to achieve. Maybe you are concerned that your breasts have lost elasticity and shape. If this is the case, you might not want implants at all – a breast lift may address your concerns. This is why it is important to determine what outcome you hope to achieve with a breast procedure and to discuss this with your doctor.

3. Take advantage of technology. The Vectra 3D imaging system, available at Dr. Weinstein’s office, uses pictures of you to create images of what you may look like after surgery. You’ll be able to easily see what you’d look like with different sizes of implants.

The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center has the expertise to help you when you are trying to make the right decision about your breast augmentation procedure. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, for a consultation today!


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