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Let Body Contouring Procedures Motivate Your New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, the most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States is to exercise more. The second most popular resolution is to lose weight. The year 2022 will be no exception, with many Americans planning to make fitness a priority come January.

If you count yourself among this group, you may find more success if you promise yourself plastic surgery at the end of your journey. Award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald explains how body contouring procedures can help you to keep your resolutions. (more…)

Does Breast Sensitivity Change After Plastic Surgery?

Breast augmentation techniques have evolved and have been refined over the years. Obtaining the natural look you desire is now easier than ever. Many women seek the positive appearance enhancement and confidence boost that may come as a result of breast augmentation surgery but wonder if they will lose nipple sensitivity after surgery. Patients want to look great but also retain feeling. Let’s explore these concerns! (more…)

Changes Achievable with Otoplasty

Individuals with protruding, oversized or asymmetrical ears may not know that cosmetic ear surgery is available to correct ear shape, size, protrusion or position. Otoplasty, sometimes referred to as “ear pinning,” can address all these issues. Otoplasty can also benefit children with misshapen ears due to birth abnormalities or trauma. Unusually large or split earlobes, as well as “lop ear” or ears that fold over at the top, are also treatable with otoplasty. (more…)

How Soon Should You Get Fillers Before an Event?

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are preparing to look our best at the social events that will fill our calendars in the coming months. We all want to look good in those seasonal photos! Fillers are an easy, nonsurgical way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and create a refreshed, youthful look for the upcoming holiday season and New Year. (more…)

Surprising Facts about Brazilian Butt Lift

Thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and J. Lo, a curvy, feminine shape is the definition of mainstream beauty. Women who are seeking ample curves to improve how they look and feel in and out of their clothes can now opt for the Brazilian butt lift. Also known as “BBL,” Brazilian butt lift is an effective procedure designed to add curves while also sculpting the body.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is among the most trusted surgeons in NYC. He is highly experienced in helping women achieve their aesthetic goals to boost self-esteem and confidence with procedures like the Brazilian butt lift. For women considering the BBL procedure, here are four facts to know. (more…)

3 Procedures That Will Enhance Your Eyes

Your eyes are one of the major focal points of your face, making them an important part of your appearance. Aging commonly contributes to the development of fine line and wrinkles, which can make your eyes appear sad, angry or tired. Fortunately, there are a few procedures available to help you reduce or reverse signs of aging around the eye area. Dr. Joshua Greenwald of New York is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has treated thousands of patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their eyes. (more…)

Why Women Seek Breast Revision

Considering that more than 70 percent of women are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts, it is no wonder that breast augmentation has ranked as one of the top five plastic surgery procedures for over a decade.

However, some women experience complications the first time around or are simply dissatisfied with the results of their breast procedures. In these cases, breast revision surgery with Dr. Joshua Greenwald may be an excellent option. (more…)

Areas That Fat Transfer Can Improve

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, removes fat from areas where you don’t want it and injects it elsewhere to improve appearance. The area from which it was removed becomes more sculpted and the area to which it is added achieves desired volume.

Below Dr. Joshua Greenwald explains where fat transfer is used most often for improvement.

How Fat Transfer Works

During fat transfer, unwanted fat is usually removed from the belly, buttocks or thighs. Whether fat grafting is performed using a local anesthetic or general anesthesia depends on the volume of fat removed.

The process involves extracting fat from the donor area via liposuction, then placing it in a centrifuge. After dead cells and fluids are removed, the fat is then injected into the receiving area. The amount of fat necessary depends on the individual patient and the size of the treatment area. Multiple sessions are usually needed to achieve the desired results.

Areas Treated

Face 

Small amounts of fat injected into the face can restore lost volume, resulting in a more youthful look. Skin looks smoother, with improved texture. Lines and creases are filled.

Fat grafting can also be used to create the appearance of higher cheekbones. Sunken eyes can be repaired as well. While dermal fillers are used for similar purposes, fat grafting results last considerably longer.

Hands and Feet   

Age takes a toll on the hands and feet. Fat transfer can eradicate wrinkles on the hands and feet while plumping them up. Many people combine this hand rejuvenation with facial fat grafting to eliminate wrinkles there as well. Not much fat needs to be removed for hand or feet treatment, so in some cases the fat extracted is enough to treat these areas plus the face.

Breasts  

When used for breast augmentation, fat transfer can boost breast size by one to two cups. It also works for correcting breast asymmetries. For women whose breast cancer surgery left scars behind, fat grafting can smooth out those deformities. The same holds true for patients dealing with breast implant capsular contraction.

Buttocks  

A Brazilian butt lift features fat transfer for augmentation. Fat grafting can reshape the buttocks to achieve a rounder, smoother, more contoured look.

Hips   

Some women have little differentiation between the waist and hips. Their hips are simply flat. Fat grafting enhances hips, resulting in a more feminine silhouette. The procedure is often referred to as a “hip dip.”

Contact Dr. Greenwald

If you would like to know more about fat transfer and whether you are a candidate for this procedure, Dr. Greenwald invites you to schedule an informational consultation. Please contact our office today to request an appointment.

5 Things You Should Know About Body Contouring

Non-surgical body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a term used to describe a number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of dieting and exercise can remove. Dr. Joshua Greenwald explains five crucial things to know about these procedures.

1. Not for Weight Loss

Body contouring should not be performed for the purpose of weight loss. Only people who are near their normal body weight are candidates. Patients should take part in a diet and exercise program to maintain their body weight. While fat destruction is permanent, if good habits are not retained, patients risk forming new fat in the future.

2. Fat Cells Do Not Grow Back

One type of body contouring works by freezing and destroying fat cells without harming nearby tissues. The fat cells eventually leave the body naturally via the lymphatic system. Once killed off, they cannot grow back. Another body sculpting option takes the opposite approach, in that heat gets rid of the fat cells, but the end result is the same.

Patients can expect to lose between 20 and 30 percent of the fat in the treatment area.  Several treatment sessions are recommended. 

3. Body Contouring Sites

There is a body contouring procedure for every area of stubborn fat. Body sculpting can remove love handles as well as belly fat, a double chin or bra bulge. Body sculpting can treat the buttocks, thighs, upper arms or anywhere else where there are small amounts of unwanted fat. 

4. Results Are Gradual

Body contouring does not produce instantaneous results. Instead, patients should see a difference within three weeks. The total effect does not become apparent for two to four months. It can take up to three months for the skin to reach peak smoothness.

Keep in mind that fat cells leave the body in stages after body sculpting, and that is reflected in the amount of time it takes for results to become visible.

5. Minimal Downtime

Downtime after body contouring is minimal. Most patients can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. This is in contrast to surgical procedures, which can require several weeks or even months of downtime. Because no surgery or anesthesia is necessary, there are few risks. Patients can even drive themselves home afterwards.

Any side effects are mild and temporary. These may include swelling and redness. Over-the-counter pain relievers can alleviate any mild discomfort.

Contact Dr. Greenwald

If you have questions about body contouring and whether you are a candidate for the procedure, Dr. Greenwald invites you to schedule an informational consultation. Please contact our office today to request an appointment. He will discuss various body sculpting procedures and help you determine the best one for your purposes.