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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!

What age is the right age to start Botox?

woman receiving botox treatmentBotox injections are a very popular cosmetic procedure – and it is one that is becoming more and more popular with the younger generation. You may be wondering what age is a good age to start Botox, and what are the advantages to getting it when you are younger?

What is Botox used for?

Botox is an injectable, and it is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It works by blocking the signals that pass between the muscles and the nerves, which relaxes the muscles, which, in turn, relaxes the skin and smooths out lines. It is also used for medical problems such as lazy eye, migraines, and bladder issues.

Why is Botox so popular?

Botox has many advantages over a surgical procedure such as a facelift – it is less expensive, and of course it is much less hassle than having surgery. There is also much less downtime with Botox compared to a facelift. It only takes a few minutes, after which the patient can get right back to most normal activities. It may take a few days to see the effects of Botox. Botox also has very few possible side effects, although there may be some slight bruising.

When can patients start getting Botox?

Botox isn’t just for the older generation. Nowadays Botox users are younger – patients want to start it right when wrinkles are beginning to form. It is approved for patients who are at least 18, but most experts say that the mid-20s to early 30s is when Botox injections should begin. Starting Botox at an early age can actually mean you’ll need less Botox as you get older and the Botox you do get will last longer, as it weakens the muscles. However, you don’t want to go overboard on Botox, because getting too much can make you look older than you really are.

Are you wondering if you should start getting Botox injections? The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help you decide or can give you other options to help you get the results you are looking for. Call the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, today for an appointment, at (908) 879-2222!

5+ Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

Womans body with measuring tape close up.As we get older, those extra pounds – and extra fat – seem to accumulate all too easily, and it can become more and more difficult to deal with it and get rid of it once and for all. If you are having trouble getting rid of that extra fat and skin, a tummy tuck may be the answer!

Why get a tummy tuck?

Everyone has their own reasons for considering cosmetic surgery – but here are a few reasons why tummy tucks (also known as “abdominoplasty”) are so popular!

1. It can complement your new, healthy lifestyle. Even if you’ve spent the last couple of years working out and eating right, it can be near impossible to get rid of those last bits of fat. You’ve made the commitment to be healthy – why not look healthy, too?

2. It gets rid of excess skin. Even if you are successful at removing the fat, excess skin can remain – once skin has been stretched out to accommodate fat, it remains stretched out. A tummy tuck can get rid of this skin so that you can show off your nice, toned new body.

3. It can improve your health. A tummy tuck not only removes excess fat and skin, but it can help to tighten your stomach muscles. Weakened stomach muscles can affect your whole body and your health – for instance, by causing back pain, which makes it painful and difficult to exercise (which can cause other health problems!). It can even improve your posture.

4. It can improve your confidence. Wouldn’t it be nice to wear that cute dress or just bathing trunks at the beach without worrying about that stomach pooch?

5. It can get rid of unsightly scars. A tummy tuck by itself is not done to get rid of scars – but this is an added advantage if you get a tummy tuck and scarred, sagging skin is removed in the process.

Why are you considering a tummy tuck? Whatever the reasons, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help. Contact the office in Chester, New Jersey, for a consultation to discuss abdominoplasty today. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment!

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