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Do You Need a Mammogram before Breast Surgery?

If you are planning to undergo an elective breast surgery such as breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift, expect to make some pre-surgery preparations as instructed by your surgeon. For example, you must stop smoking, avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and generally keep yourself in optimal physical shape. You may also be asked to get a blood test.

Depending on your age and your personal and family medical history, you may or may not be asked to get a mammogram before breast surgery. Although every plastic surgeon has his or her own opinion, many agree that mammograms should only be ordered in specific circumstances.

Read on as Dr. Joshua Greenwald of New York shares what the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends about mammograms before breast surgery. (more…)

Injectables and Minimizing the Signs of Aging

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, not all injectables are created equal. Each cosmetic injectable product is designed and FDA approved for a specific cause or causes. Although experienced injectors may use products for “off-label” or non-approved uses, there are a few hard-and-fast rules – i.e., an injector will never use Botox to plump up a smile, or Kybella to fill in laugh lines.

When evaluating the injectable that is right for your needs and goals, it helps to have the expertise of a talented plastic surgeon or injector. Here, Dr. Joshua Greenwald of Greenwald Plastic Surgery shares some general guidelines that may help you as you weigh your options. (more…)

Best Ways to Prepare for Body Contouring after Weight Loss

If you have lost a lot of weight and are left with folds of loose, stretched-out skin, body contouring surgery can help reduce this skin and refine your body contours. Not only will post-bariatric body contouring improve your overall appearance, but it can also boost your self-esteem, help you fit into your clothing and reduce occurrences of skin chafing, rashes or infections.

According to Dr. Joshua Greenwald, a body contouring surgeon in New York City, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for surgery and increase your chances of a great cosmetic result. (more…)

Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures into One Operation

In Dr. Joshua Greenwald’s many years of practice, one of the questions that comes up often in consultation is whether it is a good idea to combine multiple procedures into a single surgery.

The answer depends on the patient and the circumstances.

If you are healthy, your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Greenwald and the procedure is performed in an accredited surgery center, combining procedures can be a safe and beneficial option. (more…)

The Truth about Recovering from Gynecomastia Surgery

Achieving great results from gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) depends on many factors, including the skill and experience of your surgeon. Another element that is important to the surgical outcomes is your recovery period.

NYC plastic surgeon Joshua Greenwald will ensure you have truthful, accurate information about the healing process, and provide detailed instructions. With the right information, you can increase the likelihood of a speedy recovery and optimal surgical result. (more…)

Prolonging Your Facelift Results

After devoting the time and energy to having facelift surgery, it is understandable that you want to enjoy your results for as long as possible. Although there are some factors that are largely out of your control, like the aging process or the effects of gravity, there are steps that you can take to age more gracefully after a facelift. Read on as Dr. Joshua Greenwald shares his best advice. (more…)

What Can Rhinoplasty Reasonably Achieve?

Although rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed, it is not the perfect answer to everyone’s concerns and goals. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Joshua Greenwald have a responsibility to carefully screen prospective rhinoplasty candidates, considering their objectives and anatomy on an individual basis. The best surgeons take the time to fully educate candidates about what rhinoplasty can reasonably achieve. (more…)

Male vs. Female Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is not exclusively for women; it can also help men with large breasts feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. But how similar are the male breast reduction and female breast reduction procedures? Does Dr. Joshua Greenwald take the same surgical approach to both? Not quite.  

Read on as Dr. Joshua Greenwald discusses key similarities and distinctions between male and female breast reduction. (more…)