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Give Yourself the Gift of a Mommy Makeover This Holiday Season

Mommy Makeover Chester NJYou will put a lot of time and effort into finding the perfect gifts for family and friends this year, so why not treat yourself to something special? Consider a consultation with Dr. Weinstein to discuss a Mommy Makeover so you can start off the New Year with a new you.

Pregnancy and childbirth can do a number on a woman’s body, leaving you with loose skin, stretch marks, sagging breasts, damaged abdominal muscles and more. Many women exhaust their diet and exercise efforts but can’t get their pre-pregnancy body back. That’s when a Mommy Makeover can help you get your pre-baby body back.

In addition to women who have lost as much pregnancy weight as they could on their own, candidates for surgery include women who are done with childbearing and breastfeeding, and have waited at least six months after giving birth to her last child before considering surgery. You will need to be in good health as multiple procedures will be involved. It’s also good to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations going into this life-changing surgery.

While customized to your needs, this all-in-one surgery usually combines a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction to achieve the desired look. You can even add facial rejuvenation procedures such as a neck lift or jowl lift or eyelid surgery to achieve an even more youthful appearance.

Your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Weinstein will help you determine your best options, understand the risks involved and help you set up expectations for what you’d like to achieve. The length of procedures varies depending on your needs – usually ranging from two to six hours. And, depending on how extensive your makeover is, you may need more than one session. Recovery and healing can take several weeks or months depending on what procedures were performed, so it’s important to follow your surgical team’s instructions and keep all post-op appointments.

Helping moms restore their bodies for more than two decades, Dr. Weinstein is committed to helping you achieve your post-pregnancy body goals. Contact our office today at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Weinstein.


Give Yourself the Gift of a Mommy Makeover This Holiday Season

Mommy MakeoverIt may take years for the effects of aging and sun damage to show on your skin, but with new technology in laser skin resurfacing, you can remove years of damage quickly with minimal downtime.

The first hybrid fractional laser, the Halo laser delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy to the skin. What this means is that while one laser targets the skin’s outer layer, called the epidermis, the second laser creates factional channels into the skin’s second layer, called the dermis. Combined, this helps remove sun damage you can see and the damage you can’t.

Here are some fast facts about Halo laser skin resurfacing:

  1. Halo treats several skin conditions, including sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, skin resurfacing, enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmented lesions and actinic keratoses.
  2. Halo can treat all skin types and not just on the face. It’s used to treat the skin on the neck, cheek, arms, hands and legs.
  3. It’s more comfortable than traditional, non-hybrid fractional resurfacing, and won’t leave your skin damaged and red as it combines non-ablative energy and mildly ablative energy.
  4. The procedure is not painful. Some patients describe it as a slight prickling sensation. Topical anesthetic combines with Halo’s cooling technology to keep you comfortable during the procedure. After treatment, your skin continues to feel warm for up to 30 minutes and maybe longer with deeper treatment.
  5. It is fast healing as only a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin, and you can be back to wearing makeup in 24 hours.
  6. There is very little downtime, and you should be able to return to work within a few days.
  7. You’ll see results in just two to five days after treatment, and in only 1-2 treatments, unlike older technology that required several treatments for similar results. And treatments can be more or less aggressive depending on your timeframe and number of sessions you want.
  8. Results are permanent and will last as long as you protect your skin from further UV damage.

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing and other ways to restore a youthful, healthy glow, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wiener by calling (773) 763-3990.


Face the Facts: 5 Facts About Facelifts

Breaking Down Facts and Fiction About Facelifts

Facelift New JerseyHave you considered getting a facelift but heard some stories that have made you apprehensive? The media and specifically some Hollywood celebrities have given facelifts a bad reputation. We’re here to debunk some of those common misconceptions and tell you the real deal.

  1. Facelifts make your face look fake

The media loves to show us botched plastic surgeries or nightmare facelift results on Hollywood celebrities. However, this isn’t typical for most surgeries and those cases tend to be a result of a celebrity wanting a dramatic look against their surgeon’s advice. Truthfully, a properly performed facelift by a board-approved surgeon should never make you look unlike yourself. Your results should be subtle and make you look like a fresher, younger version of yourself, not someone else.

  1. Botox does the same thing

While Botox and other injectables can achieve incredible results, they are no substitute for a facelift. Botox is primarily used for smaller wrinkles like crow’s feet around your eyes. Botox cannot do anything about sagging skin or loss of muscle tone. Facelifts, however, can address both of those concerns. Facelifts also end up looking more natural than Botox which just tends to fill in the lines in your face.

  1. Facelifts are just for old people

Advanced age is not a requirement to qualify for a facelift procedure. Younger people are becoming more interested in anti-aging procedures to maintain their youthful appearance before it starts to fade. In the long run, this means there’s potentially less work involved for the surgeon to provide desired results.

  1. Facelifts are only for women

Aging knows no gender. Men are becoming more and more comfortable seeking surgical options to combat signs of aging.

  1. Recovery is extremely long and painful

Previously, the facelift recovery process actually was long and painful, taking around 6 to 8 weeks to fully recover. Today, however, thanks to breakthroughs in techniques and technology recovery is much less painful and is much shorter. If you follow your doctor’s directions, you should be able to enjoy your younger-looking face after a couple weeks.

We hope that these facts have helped ease some of your fears about facelift procedures. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation to chat about anti-aging options, give us a call at 908-879-2222.


Don’t Be Haunted By Surgery Scars

Tips for a Healthy Recovery

This Halloween season, don’t be haunted by your surgery scars! Heal up from your procedures and minimize scarring with these tips.

First, it’s important to note that there are some factors that increase the risk of scarring that are out of your control. Some of these factors include:

  • Your age
    • The older you get, the less elasticity your skin has. Aging paired with sun exposure, smoking, exposure to the environment and other lifestyle issues make it harder for the skin to heal as you age.
  • Your race
    • Your race may determine whether you scar more than other people. Fair-skinned people tend to find their scars more noticeable than those with darker complexions.
  • Genetic Tendency To Scar
    • If members of your family tend to scar, you’re also more likely to scar.
  • Size and Depth of Your Incision
    • Larger, deeper incisions take longer to heal and are more likely to have a lasting scar.
  • How Quickly Your Skin Heals
    • You may just be someone whose skin heals quickly and easily leaving minimal scarring.

Keep in mind that these factors are already at play and may slow down your healing process. With that being said, there are steps you can take to prevent scarring when possible. Other than following your doctor’s orders to the letter, here are other suggestions to consider:

  • Don’t smoke
    • Besides all of the other health risks associated with smoking, smoking also slows down your healing. Smoking is such a significant risk factor that many plastic surgeons will not operate on a patient if they’ve smoked within two weeks before your surgery.
  • Don’t drink
    • Alcohol dehydrates your body and skin, which decreases your overall state of health. While you’re recovering from surgery, it’s advised not to drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
  • Up your protein intake but also eat a balanced diet
    • Protein makes up the building blocks of healing skin, so it is essential to provide your body with adequate protein for optimal skin healing.
  • Stay hydrated
    • Dehydration happens when you are not taking in enough fluids. In severe cases, this can cause electrolyte imbalances and heart issues. In less severe cases, you will feel thirsty and your overall health will be diminished. Stay well hydrated—you will know if you are well-hydrated because your urine will be almost colorless or light in color.
  • Take good care of your incisions to prevent infection.
    • Don’t take medication that isn’t prescribed or use ointments without consulting your doctor. Check on your healing and treat infections quickly if they occur.
  • Get plenty of rest.
    • Follow your doctor’s orders but also listen to your body. Take it easy and rest.
  • Don’t put stress on your incision.
    • Avoid lifting, bending, stretching, or anything that adds stress to that area.
  • Avoid sunlight as much as possible.
    • If you can’t cover the incision because it’s on your face, make sure you’re wearing plenty of sunscreen.

As always, if you have any questions about your healing or aftercare instructions, don’t hesitate to give us a call, 908-879-2222.


3 Myths About Facelifts Debunked

Although non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures like Botox and fillers are some of the most popular treatments that we provide, surgical procedures like facelifts have their perks. During a facelift, we will surgically lift and tighten the skin to give patients a more youthful look. If you are on the fence about getting a facelift, this article will debunk three common myths about this popular surgery.

Myth 1: People Will Be Able to Tell

Looking like you had work done on your face may not be the thing that you are going for. As long as you go with a trusted surgeon like Dr. Weinstein, nobody ever has to know that you had work done, but they will notice that you look a lot younger. Not only will your incisions be hidden, but we will tighten the face in a way that looks more natural than anything.

Myth 2: The Surgeon I Go To Doesn’t Matter

One of the best things that you can do when you elect to have a surgical procedure done like a facelift is to go with a licensed, trained, and well-respected surgeon. Although plastic surgeons are required to undergo rigorous training, they are not all created equal. When you come into our office, you can rest assured that your face will be in great hands. Dr. Larry Weinstein has been practicing medicine for years and has seen just about it all.

Myth 3: They don’t work

With a facelift, our goal is to ensure that you get real results that you are excited about. If you feel like Botox and fillers aren’t doing what they use to, or if you feel like your face is losing a lot of collagen, then a facelift may be the way to go. After you have healed and the swelling has gone own, you will see full results that are worth bragging about.

Take the step so learn more about getting a facelift and call our Chester office at 908-879-2222.


5 Treatments That More Men Are Flocking To

Typically, when patients think about cosmetic surgeries, they associate them with females, but did you know that we offer surgeries to men too? Yep, you read that right, and more and more men want to undergo surgeries to get treatments to help them age a bit more manly. Let’s take a closer look at five of the most common surgeries that we treat men with.

Facelift

Facelifts can do wonders for both men and women. Usually, we see men at our office for facelifts when they start having poor self-esteem because of a loss of collagen and volume in their skin. If you are a man whose skin is starting to droop, then we may recommend a facelift. During this procedure, we will actually lift the skin and then tighten it to help give you a natural-looking yet youthful look.

Rhinoplasty

Your nose is literally at the center of your face, and if you just aren’t happy with it, then your self-esteem may be suffering. Whether you were born with a nose that you aren’t fond of or if you were recently injured and damaged your nose, we can perform a rhinoplasty to correct it. During this procedure, we will reshape and contour the nose to make it something that you’re proud to show off.

Jowl Lift

Having a turkey neck isn’t exactly something that any male wants. Although your beard may be able to conceal it a little bit, it’s not going to do a whole lot. During a jowl lift, we will remove excess fat from underneath the chin and tighten the skin so that you have a more taut side profile.

Botox

Botox is the most popular non-invasive procedure that patients elect to get; especially at our office. As an injectable that used to only be popular among middle-aged women, men and women of all ages are getting Botox to treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Fillers

If you feel like you have to constantly have a beard to conceal your fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose,  then you may be the perfect candidate for fillers. Fillers are used to fill in small lines to give you a more stubbly youthful look.

The key to getting good, natural looking results is to come to a surgeon like Dr. Weinstein. If you are a male who wants to get surgery done, schedule your consultation with us and call 908-879-2222.


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