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Are Cosmetic Surgeons the Same As Plastic Surgeons

Although many people use the terms “cosmetic surgeon” and “plastic surgeon” interchangeably, a cosmetic surgeon is not necessarily the same as a plastic surgeon. If you are considering plastic surgery, it is crucial to know the difference between the two terms. That way, you have all the information needed to evaluate a surgeon’s qualifications properly before making the decision to pursue plastic surgery treatment with him (or her). Here, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald explains the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon. (more…)

How to Choose an Accredited Plastic Surgery Facility

You may already realize that choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon (such a Joshua A. Greenwald) is an important factor in obtaining safe cosmetic surgery treatment and attractive results. However, some people may not realize how important it is to make sure that the plastic surgeon’s operating facility is accredited by an authorized organization. Finding an accredited plastic surgery facility is not difficult if you know what to look for. Here are some guidelines to help you. (more…)

Tips to Avoid Unnatural Cosmetic Surgery Results

Those who decide to undergo plastic surgery obviously want to look better — younger, svelte, more voluptuous or more proportionate — but they do not necessarily want to look like they have had “work done.” Everyone knows what bad cosmetic surgery results look like: a face that is stretched too tight or lips that look unnaturally large. But how does one avoid ending up with an unnatural-looking plastic surgery outcome? (more…)

What’s Involved in the Cost of Plastic Surgery?

The cost of plastic surgery is one factor most patients need to consider when deciding whether or not to pursue a specific cosmetic surgery procedure. The cost of cosmetic surgery varies depending on the type of procedure and the plastic surgeon’s geographic location. There are also several other variables that can come into play. (more…)

“Daddy Makeover” for Dads Who Want to Improve Their Look

You may be familiar with the concept of mommy makeover surgery, which is not a specific surgery but rather a combination of multiple surgical procedures designed to make over moms who have excess, lax skin and weakened muscles in the midsection, and smaller, flatter or droopier breasts, all due to child rearing. However, do you know what “daddy makeover” surgery is? If not, read on to find out. (more…)

Dr. Greenwald Named Chief of Plastic Surgery at White Plains Hospital

Plastic surgery New York provider Joshua A. Greenwald, MD, FACS, was recently appointed chief of the division of plastic surgery at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. Referring to Dr. Greenwald and a few of his distinguished colleagues, Michael Palumbo, M.D., executive vice president and medical director at White Plains Hospital said, “I’m so pleased that these talented physicians will be expanding their roles into the leadership of the Hospital. (more…)

Smoking and Plastic Surgery: A Bad Combination

Most everyone knows that smoking can lead to a host of negative consequences, including an increased risk of cancer, vascular disease (heart and circulatory problems) and emphysema. Smoking also causes signs of premature aging such as decreased skin elasticity, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. (more…)

Teen Plastic Surgery: What You Should Know

It is becoming increasingly popular for teenagers who are embarrassed with a certain body part to request plastic surgery to correct the bothersome physical trait. Skeptics say that it is inappropriate for those under the age of 18 to undergo plastic surgery. Nonetheless, there is an emerging consensus among plastic surgery professionals and parents that certain cosmetic surgery procedures may be fine for teens — if the teen fits certain criteria. Read on to find out what you should know about teen plastic surgery. (more…)

Do Some Facelift Techniques Last Longer Than Others?

A common complaint that Dr. Joshua Greenwald hears is, “I look older than I feel.”

Unfortunately, as individuals age, they may find that their skin is starting to sag or lose elasticity. Jowls may become more prominent. Cheeks may seem flatter than they previously did, or deep nasolabial folds (i.e., smile lines) may emerge. One or all of these changing facial features may make an individual look older than he or she feels at heart. (more…)