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May 10, 2016

Are Online Consultations the Future?

Filed under: General Plastic Surgery,Uncategorized — Karen Paul @ 10:44 am


The demand for plastic surgery continues to grown in fact the most recent report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows Americans spent $13.5B on cosmetic surgery in 2015. Today’s plastic surgery patient varies from post-pregnancy moms wanting to get their “pre-baby” body back to aging executives wanting treatments Read more…

December 26, 2015

Body Contouring: Part of the Weight Loss Journey

Filed under: Bariatric Surgery,General Plastic Surgery — cmg-admin @ 5:59 pm

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Obesity is a term used to describe an individual that is severely overweight and is dangerous to a patient’s overall health. Those who suffer from obesity typically experience additional pressure on their bodily joints which increases the risk of degenerative diseases of the feet, knees and hips. Read more…

November 22, 2015

What is the difference between a cosmetic and plastic surgeon?


In today’s world, there are more doctors claiming they perform liposuction or others quoting the lowest price on breast augmentation even stating they are “board-certified”. However, buyers beware: these doctors are typically not plastic surgeons and therefore unqualified to perform cosmetic surgical procedures.

Often you’ll see the term “cosmetic surgeon” utilized in lieu of “plastic surgeon” making it confusing for patients researching who should perform their cosmetic procedure.

So what exactly does it mean to be a plastic surgeon? In short, the biggest difference is training. For any physician to be a plastic surgeon, they must complete a residency training program specifically in the specialized field of plastic surgery. Dr. Greenwald says, “this extensive training can take anywhere from 6-8 years following medical school and covers a broad range of procedures.”

What is a cosmetic surgeon? In actuality, any licensed physician can offer cosmetic services (liposuction, breast augmentation, etc.) and call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon”. However, it is important for patients to understand cosmetic surgery is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Therefore, there is no specialized training required for a physician to call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon”.

To draw comparison, your gynecologist may be advertising that he or she performs liposuction and claim they are “board-certified”. The truth is, they are likely board certified in their speciality, which in this case would be gynecology However, they can simply take a weekend course on how to perform liposuction and now this physician is considered a “cosmetic surgeon.” Dr. Greenwald says “Unless your physician is board certified in plastic surgery, they have not completed the required additional years of education and hands-on training of plastic surgeons.” He adds, “I encourage my patients to research anyone they are considering to perform their cosmetic procedure and ensure they are board certified in the specialty of plastic surgery.”

If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Greenwald please contact his practice at (914) 421-0113.

October 16, 2015

Plastic Surgery Trends – What’s In & What’s Out?

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It’s that time of year – when we trade tank tops and flip flops for chunky sweaters and tall boots…baseball bats for footballs… and long hot days for brisk autumn nights. The change in weather brings a new season of fashion trends – so what about plastic surgery? Recently, The Today Show featured several segments on various plastic surgery topics including a feature of “what’s hot” and “what’s not” in the aesthetic enhancements.

What’s In?
The Today Show revealed today’s hottest trends in plastic surgery:

• Breasts which are smaller in size and more natural looking
• Lips that appear full but not “fish like”
• Faces that have volume and not pulled too tight
• Full and higher buttocks

“I have noticed a change with my breast augmentation patients in particular” says Dr. Greenwald, “they are less concerned with the specific size of the implants placing greater emphasis on the overall shape and natural look.”

Geographical Trends
Although many plastic surgery procedures are popular throughout the United States, The Today Show researched various geographical areas to learn which procedures are performed the most in those specific areas of the country.

In the Northeast: Nose Reshaping (or Rhinoplasty)
In the Southeast: Liposuction
In the South, West and Midwest: Breast Augmentation

Even though nose reshaping is listed as the most popular plastic surgery procedure in New York and the Northeast, in Dr. Greenwald’s practice, breast augmentation and body contouring procedures such as SmartLipo, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers are his most requested procedures.

Do you have further questions on these popular plastic surgery procedures? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Joshua Greenwald today by calling (914) 421-0113.

October 5, 2015

Plastic Surgery Around the Globe


In the age of selfies and fascination with social media, it should come as no surprise that Americans, especially women, prioritize their appearance. To look their best, US women spend a significant portion of their income on gym memberships, hair care, clothing and more. In addition, there many are choosing to seek the help of plastic surgeons to address their aesthetic needs, with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

“The number of new patients I see in my practice continues to grow exponentially each year”, says Dr. Greenwald, “Today, there seems to be a much broader acceptance of plastic surgery in society. Additionally, there are many more non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments making aesthetic treatments more accessible to patients seeking cosmetic enhancements.” What about other countries? Are cosmetic treatments more popular in the United States than elsewhere? The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) recently released procedural statistics for countries worldwide that are experiencing significant growth in cosmetic surgery. In 2014, there were more than 20 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed across the globe. The top five countries and their top procedures are listed below:

5. Mexico: Liposuction & Botox
4. South Korea: Eyelid Surgery & Botox
3. Japan: Eyelid Surgery & Hair Removal
2. Brazil: Liposuction & Botox
1. United States: Breast Augmentation & Botox

So while the United States is not alone in its growing fascination with plastic surgery, it continues to be a global leader in the number of treatments performed. If you are interested in scheduling your consultation with Dr. Greenwald of for additional questions please contact his practice at (914) 421-0113.

August 17, 2015

What is a Mommy Makeover?


As plastic surgery becomes more popular and less taboo, there are many procedure and treatment terms that can be confusing to people researching plastic surgery options. In some instances, procedures can even have multiple meanings, which only adds confusion to patients wanting to educate themselves on their plastic surgery options. One procedure in particular that can be confusing to define is the mommy makeover. Dr. Greenwald’s goal with his mommy makeover patients is to help restore their pre-baby body and in many cases improve their self-confidence. The procedure can address one or multiple areas of the body and is typically performed when a mother has completed, or plans to take a long break from, having children. The term “mommy makeover” will have a different meaning based on the specific concerns of the individual patient. For example, some women require a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) and a breast lift after experiencing loose skin in the abdominal area and sagging breasts from breastfeeding. For other women, a mommy makeover could consist of a breast augmentation to add volume to deflated breasts or liposuction to contour that certain area of the body that is diet and exercise resistant. There are even some women who include Botox, injectable fillers and skin care procedures into their mommy makeover treatment plan so they look refreshed after countless sleepless nights. At our practice, we are proud to offer non-surgical options such as CoolSculpting – a one hour in-office body contouring treatment – which is perfect for busy moms who can’t be slowed by recovery times. “Every woman’s body responds differently to child bearing, which is why we customize our treatment plans for each individual patient” says Dr. Greenwald.

For more information on our mommy makeovers, contact our office and ask to speak to one of our patient coordinators.

August 4, 2015

The Rising Trend of Plastic Surgery for Men


The benefits of plastic surgery are not reserved for only women. In fact, the rise of men visiting plastic surgery offices is a trend seen across the country as well as in Dr. Greenwald’s office. “Woman have always felt pressure to stay young and youthful looking, however, recently, I have seen a huge increase in male patients, who want to look younger, fit better in their clothes and to stay competitive in the workplace ” says Dr. Greenwald. Read more…

July 22, 2015

At What Age Is Plastic Surgery Appropriate?

As many of you know the Kardashian/Jenner family has been in the media more than usual lately, if that is even possible, regarding their use of plastic surgery. We have all heard about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and his plastic surgery quest to become a woman; however, the cameras are now being turned to the youngest family member Kylie Jenner. When asked about the obvious enhancements to her lips she explained the change was caused by sticking her lips inside soda bottles, causing them to swell, giving an enhanced lip appearance. Read more…

April 27, 2015

Warning: Your Supplements May be Dangerous for Plastic Surgery

Avoid some supplements for a safe surgeryFor many, taking supplements is considered part of their daily health regimen. But did you know that they may cause complications during plastic surgery? Many people know to talk to their doctor about the medications they are taking before they have surgery. But supplements, considered “natural” by most people, can oftentimes have just as dangerous an effect on surgery as medications do. They have been known to worsen bleeding and inflammation during and after surgery, raise blood pressure and alter blood sugar levels. Read more…

April 21, 2015

Important Lessons to Draw From Plastic Surgery Reality TV Show Botched

This past week, the popular plastic surgery reality series and ratings juggernaut, “Botched” returned to E! Entertainment Television after a much-hyped but successful first season. Although, I am not typically a reality TV fan, I try to stay updated with current pop culture, especially when it involves the industry of plastic surgery. For those of you not familiar with the series, the basic premise of the show revolves around two Beverly Hills plastic surgeons who are asked by patients to correct undesirable outcomes as a result from procedures performed by another plastic surgeon, or in many cases from a non-plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, a majority of these unhappy patients portrayed on the show did not take the proper steps to research board-certified plastic surgeons and may have opted for a “cheaper” or more convenient option including having surgery abroad or simply putting their trust in an unqualified provider. Sadly, I see unsatisfied patients in my practice similar to the ones featured in the show who require complicated and costly revisional surgery to correct procedures performed elsewhere. You’ve heard the saying, you get what you pay for -often this is the case in plastic surgery. Bargain shopping should be saved for shoe sales not for selecting a plastic surgeon. Read more…

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