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Make Sure to Pamper Your Skin After Your Laser Procedure

man in laser safety goggles in spa salonLasers are used for so many things nowadays. In the medical field, they can destroy kidney stones, treat cancer, and correct vision. They can also be used in cosmetic procedures, and although there are so many benefits to having a laser procedure over other procedures, the laser can leave your skin just a bit uncomfortable. Here are some ways to pamper your skin after a laser procedure!

What are lasers used for cosmetically?

Lasers can be used to remove unwanted hair (without the annoyance, hassle, and expense of shaving or waxing), remove unwanted tattoos, and they can even help to give you younger-, smoother-looking skin.

In laser skin rejuvenation, the laser goes deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen (an important protein for beautiful skin) and the generation of new skin cells. It is used to reduce lines and wrinkles, tighten loose skin on the face and neck, and to give skin a refreshed, new look.

Laser treatments are popular because they are noninvasive, safe, and effective. Although it may take more than one treatment to see the results you want, these treatments are done on an outpatient basis and can be done in a short amount of time – just a few minutes or a couple of hours, depending on what you need to have done.

What happens after a laser treatment?

Your skin may be a bit uncomfortable, sensitive, and easily irritated after a laser treatment. You should stay out of the sun, and wear sunscreen if you do have to go outside. Avoid any exfoliants and harsh cleansers that might irritate the skin. Aloe vera can help to reduce inflammation and keep the skin moisturized, which will reduce irritation.

A little bit of pampering is always a good idea, but you should always take extra special care of your skin after any treatment! Whether you need a tattoo or unwanted hair removed or you would like to give your skin a younger, refreshed look, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help, with a laser treatment! Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, today!

Are you considering a buttock lift? Here’s what you need to know!

Sexy buttocks of woman in bikini on sea backgroundIf you wish you had a curvier figure or you aren’t happy because you feel like your buttocks are saggy and flabby, a buttock and outer-thigh lift may be the answer for you! Read on for more information about this procedure!

Is a buttock and outer-thigh lift right for you?

The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who have excess skin and tissue on the thighs and buttocks. You should be in good overall health, a nonsmoker, and you should not be significantly overweight. And, as with any cosmetic procedure, you should have realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery.

What happens during a buttock and outer-thigh lift?

It is a sad fact of life that as we age, our bodies change. Our buttocks and thighs can start to look saggy, or your buttocks may start to look flat. A buttock and outer-thigh lift can help, by improving the shape and size of the buttocks and thighs and making them look toned and contoured.

These are actually two separate procedures, but they are often performed at the same time because issues with the buttocks and the thighs often overlap (of course, your doctor will discuss your options with you, which will depend on the results you’d like to see). This procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

What happens after the procedure?

You may feel bruised, swollen, and sore for up to a month after the procedure. You may be given prescription medication to control any pain. Most patients will go back to work and regular activities about 2 weeks after the surgery, although strenuous activity should be avoided for at least a month. You may be advised to wear compression garments to help with any swelling and to help you heal. The results of your procedure will last for years, unless you have a significant weight gain or loss.

A buttock and outer-thigh lift procedure can help to give you the toned and contoured figure you want! If you would like a consultation to see if this procedure might be right for you, contact the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center! Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222 today!

4+ Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

Young woman pointing at her noseHave you been considering a nose job (medically known as “rhinoplasty”)? It is a very popular procedure, and for good reason – it provides great results and has both cosmetic and medical uses. Here are 4+ reasons to consider getting rhinoplasty!

Why have a nose job?

You have your own reasons for considering a nose job, but here are some other reasons to consider:

  1. It can help with medical issues. If you snore, it may be because your septum is crooked or there is cartilage in the nose in such a way that it interferes with your breathing. Or, you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, a condition in which the patient stops breathing and then starts again several times throughout the night. Some sleep disorders are caused by blocked nasal passages. Rhinoplasty may be able to help with these problems. 
  2. It can drastically change your looks. The shape and the size of your nose have a major effect on how the rest of your face looks. A nose job changes not just the nose but the entire aesthetics of the face.
  3. It can improve your self-esteem. Have you always been self-conscious about your nose? Rhinoplasty is a fairly quick, safe way to get the nose you’ve always wanted so that you don’t have to be self-conscious anymore.
  4. There are many pluses to a rhinoplasty procedure. It is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than 2 hours. It can be performed using intravenous sedation, and most patients report only minor pain afterward, although you will have bruising and swelling for about 2 weeks. The amount of downtime needed for recovery is only a couple of days, although it will take a couple of weeks before you can get back to anything too strenuous.

Whether you are considering work on your nose for cosmetic or medical reasons, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, can help. Rhinoplasty may not be the only way to make changes to your nose – Dr. Weinstein may be able to alter your nose non-surgically. Call (908) 879-2222 today for an appointment!


Preventing and Treating Scars

Skin is a pretty amazing organ – but it is also rather delicate. It can easily be scarred, marred, and damaged, causing pain and leaving you feeling self-conscious. But there are things you can do to prevent scars if your skin has been damaged, and there are also ways to treat scars that you’ve had for years. Read on for some information on preventing and treating scars.

Preventing scarring

• It is surprisingly easy to burn yourself on the stove, with your curling iron, or even on a metal surface on a hot day. If you have a burn, put ice on the area right away. To prevent scars (and to also help cool the skin down), use aloe vera on the burn 3 or 4 times a day. Taking A, C, E, and B vitamins can help to create new, healthy skin to keep scars from forming.

• Acne scars can result from painful cystic acne, which is acne that forms deep beneath the skin, but it can also be the result of picking at acne. Avoid picking, squeezing, or popping pimples, which can make acne worse and cause scars, and make sure you are using a skincare routine that prevents acne in the first place – you may have to see a doctor for a prescription strength treatment.

• If you’ve accidentally cut yourself, keeping the wound clean and covered and not picking the scab off prevents infection as well as scars. Keeping the wound moist by using petroleum jelly on it can also help.

Treating scars

If you have unsightly scars, your plastic surgeon may be able to help, with a filler such as Restylane or Juvéderm. Fillers are a safe, noninvasive, and quick way to treat imperfections in the skin, such as scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, and to add volume to the skin. Your doctor will be able to help you decide which treatment would be right for you.

If despite your best efforts you’ve developed some scars over the years, the staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help. Contact the office in Chester, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment to discuss your options. Call (908) 879-2222 today!

Now Is the Perfect Time for a Facelift

Woman beautiful face healthy skin care natural beautyYou may have been thinking about getting a facelift, but maybe you can’t decide for sure. After all, it is a surgical procedure and therefore a serious decision. However, there are many good reasons to go ahead and schedule that facelift now – here are just a few!

4 reasons why now is the time for a facelift

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting plastic surgery, and of course, ultimately, it is all up to you. But here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Facelifts look very natural. You may be concerned that after you get a facelift you’ll have stretched out skin that just doesn’t look right and that everyone will be able to tell you’ve had a facelift. However, facelift techniques have come a long way – plus, when you have a skilled surgeon, the only thing people will notice is that you look younger and refreshed.

2. A facelift can help to turn back the clock. You can take great care of yourself by eating right, staying out of the sun, and using skincare products, but most of us will see some signs of aging eventually no matter what we do. A facelift can help, by removing fat in the face and jowls and tightening sagging skin, which can make a world of difference!

3. It can also remove wrinkles. Besides tightening up sagging tissue, a facelift can help to smooth out those deep wrinkles that won’t go away with just face creams and serums.

4. Other procedures can be done when you have your facelift. It is the perfect time to also have a forehead lift, work on your nose, eyelid surgery, or fillers. Your doctor can help you to decide which procedures will go together best so that you can get the results you want.

A facelift can make you look and feel younger, and it can also help to give you a confidence boost. If you still can’t decide if a facelift is right for you, call the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, to discuss the procedure and to have your questions answered. Call (908) 879-2222 today for an appointment!

What is recovery from a butt lift like?

Sexy buttocks of woman in bikini on sea backgroundHave you been considering a buttock lift? This very popular procedure can help you to have the buttocks you want after you have lost a lot of weight or if you’ve always dreamed of having a well-defined and toned derriere but just aren’t seeing the results you’d like after exercising for years. However, it is still a surgical procedure, and there will be some recovery time involved. Read on for what you can expect recovery to be like.

Recovery from your butt lift

Your doctor will, of course, have detailed instructions for you to follow after the procedure, but here are some things to keep in mind:

• You will have to plan on taking time to relax and recover. Take some time off of work, and ask friends and family to help you around the house and run errands.

• Avoid any strenuous exercise for at least 4 weeks. Exercise such as yoga and walking may be all right, although you should check with your doctor to make sure.

• Limit your time sitting. Although this is easier said than done, it is important. You need to avoid putting your weight on your buttocks until the pain and swelling have gone down (and when your doctor gives you the OK to sit again), and even then you should use a soft pillow to sit on. It can take up to a month for the swelling and bruising to subside.

• When you do rest, it is best to lie down. You should sleep on your side or your stomach for the first few weeks after your surgery.

• The surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, although, rarely, patients may need to stay in the hospital overnight.

• Your doctor may recommend that you wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and to make the healing process go faster.

The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center wants you to be happy with your new look – but they also want you to have a safe, speedy, and problem-free recovery after your butt lift procedure. Contact the office in Chester, New Jersey, today for a butt lift consultation. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment!

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