Get Rid of Those Under Eye Bags!

Under eye bags are annoying and make a person look tired, old and sad. Usually hereditary, under eye bags also can be caused by aging and chronic lack of sleep. In fact, there are many factors that can contribute to formation or worsening of under eye bags. While various creams, ointments and even face masks exist to lessen the effects of under eye bags, there is no long-term treatment short of blepharoplasty (eyelid lift surgery). (more…)

The Non-Surgical Facelift

Facelift surgery ensures long-lasting results for patients, but it is not the only treatment option, especially for those who have reservations about surgical procedures. For these patients, Dr. Joshua Greenwald recommends facial injectables, which can be used to address almost any concern on an aging face. (more…)

Plastic Surgery is Not Just for Women

Plastic surgery is not just for women. While they may have a hard time admitting it, men also spend time staring in the mirror and noticing physical features they are unsatisfied with. Fortunately, most plastic surgery procedures can be tailored to address the aesthetic concerns men have. Westchester plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald has dedicated his career to delivering outstanding cosmetic surgery results to both male and female patients. (more…)

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss / Bariatric Surgery

It’s not uncommon for people who lose a significant amount of weight (either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery) to be left with a lot of excess saggy skin around their torso, buttocks, thighs and arms. This skin can detract from the beautiful weight loss results they have worked hard to achieve. It can also become uncomfortable and prone to rashes and itching. (more…)

Recovery from Breast Augmentation

It is exciting to wake up from breast augmentation surgery knowing your breasts are bigger and more voluptuous. However, recovering from surgery is an important process and can impact the overall outcome. It should not be rushed; you’ll be glad that you allowed yourself time to heal properly. Here are some considerations when recovering from breast augmentation surgery. (more…)

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

One of the most important decisions to make before having breast augmentation surgery,  is what type of breast implants are best for you. Currently the two most popular, FDA-approved options are saline and silicone implants. “Gummy bear” implants are still in the testing phase and only available through doctors who are participating in clinical trials. Saline and silicone breast implants have their own unique set of pros and cons that should factor into the decision-making process. (more…)

Are you a good candidate for breast implants?

There are many reasons a woman may desire breast implants. Perhaps she was born with naturally small or asymmetrical breasts. Or her breasts lost volume because of childbearing or breastfeeding. Other women want to reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy. Some breast implant candidates have lost a significant amount of weight and experienced changes in their breast size and/or shape. (more…)

Liposuction vs. SmartLipo – How Do They Compare?

For the third year in a row, SmartLipo by Cynosure was named the “Best Body Contouring” procedure by the American Health and Beauty Readers’ Choice Awards. What makes this procedure so popular? An advanced liposuction modality, SmartLipo takes a non-invasive approach; the system yields wonderful results without significant downtime or recovery. SmartLipo reduces small areas of excess fat thereby refining the body in a slimmer and more attractive shape.

How Does SmartLipo Work?

SmartLipo uses laser energy to heat and melt away fat cells. A small fiber optic cannula delivers an extremely precise laser beam through tiny incisions to the fat deposits. The fat cells then rupture, and the liquid is suctioned from the body through the incisions. Approved by the FDA for safety, SmartLipo can be used on the thighs, buttocks, knees, abdomen and arms, as well as smaller areas of fatty tissue like the neck and cheeks. When used on the face, SmartLipo may eliminate the need for major facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift or neck lift.

There are added bonuses of SmartLipo treatment: First, the laser beam seals blood vessels as it targets the fat cells, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Also, the heat from the laser energy produces a skin tightening effect in the treatment areas.

SmartLipo is the ideal treatment for patients who seek effective body contouring treatment but have a busy lifestyle and need to return to work within a few days.

Advantages of SmartLipo

Some of the perks of SmartLipo include:

  • Less bruising, swelling and bleeding
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Doesn’t require general anesthesia
  • Skin tightening effect
  • Rapid recovery
  • Less risk of complications than traditional liposuction
  • Eliminates the need for more invasive surgical procedures

The results of SmartLipo are permanent, provided the patient maintains a healthy diet and regular physical activity. If fat deposits develop, they accumulate in parts of the body other than the treatment area.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald’s New York City plastic surgery practice is one of only a few in the area that offer this body contouring option. Please contact us for more details.