Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein http://www.yourfacemd.com Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:56:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 A Facelift Alternative: The Tx Laser-Lifthttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/facelift-alternative-tx-laserlift http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/facelift-alternative-tx-laserlift#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:46 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8423 Read more]]> A Facelift Alternative: The Tx Laser-LiftAs skin loses its elasticity and fat deposits migrate to lower parts of the face, double chins, jowls, and “turkey wattles” form, giving the face a sagging or tired look. Formerly, a facelift was the only solution to these problems, but thankfully there’s now an alternative that’s less invasive and requires less recovery time. A Precision Tx laser lift removes fat from the face, increases firmness, and restores the face’s youthful appearance using a quick and simple method.

The Precision Tx Laser Lift Procedure

The procedure takes 30 minutes to 1 hour and no general anesthetic is needed. Three small incisions, which are undetectable once healed, are made behind the ears and under the chin. Local anesthetic is then administered in these locations and a small fiber optic wire is inserted to deliver the laser energy and melt the fat, which is then suctioned out. The temperature of the tissue in the face is monitored carefully during the procedure so that there is no risk of injury. As the fat is melted the laser will also stimulate the production of collagen deep in the skin, making the face firmer and restoring its shape. Some of this restoration will take place immediately but the increased collagen production will continue to make the face firmer and more youthful for three to six months.

What to Expect Post-Op

Swelling from the procedure usually lasts about two days and most patients can return to work two to three days after. For 48 hours after the procedure a compression garment must be worn around the face and neck as the face becomes accustomed to its new structure. After the 48 hours, it can be worn simply at night for four to six weeks. Some mild bruising may occur but can be easily camouflaged with makeup. Pain is typically very mild and can be dealt with using over-the-counter medications.

If you’re in generally good health but have questions about how a Tx Precision laser lift might help you, make a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with face and neck procedures. Call 845-863-1772 to make an appointment today.

Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

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What a Well-Balanced Chin Does for Your Facehttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/wellbalanced-chin-face http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/wellbalanced-chin-face#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:16 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8397 Read more]]> Your Chin and Facial HarmonyMany patients get chin augmentation to improve their appearance, but this surgery can also help those born with facial defects or injured by trauma.

With a well-balanced chin, the features of the face can appear in better harmony.

For those with chins that recede too far or are too weak for their face, an implant can be inserted. Performed either with local anesthesia and light sedation, this type of mentoplasty is an outpatient procedure. A small incision is made within a natural crease beneath the chin or inside the mouth along the lower lip. Inserted through the incision, the implant is then positioned over the jawbone. This surgery typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Types of Implants Available:

1. Non-toxic
2. Non-fluid filled materials like solid silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)

Post Surgery

Chin augmentation complications are generally rare but may include adverse anesthesia reaction, infection, unnatural shape, and implant shifting. But by carefully following Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein’s pre- and post-operative instructions, these complications will be minimalized.

After a recovery period of a few days to one week, patients can resume work. Exercise and strenuous activities should be postponed for several weeks, though.

For several days, a small dressing or bandage will be kept in place to promote healing. For a few days after surgery, patients can experience some discomfort, which can be managed with medication. Swelling and bruising are common and will fade within several weeks and two weeks, respectively.  

Make the Consultation

If you’re in generally good health but would like to alter your chin, make a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with face and neck procedures. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Call 845-863-1772 to make an appointment today.

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How to Maintain Your CoolSculpting Resultshttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/maintain-coolsculpting-results http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/maintain-coolsculpting-results#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:43:16 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8419 Read more]]> How to Maintain Your CoolSculpting ResultsCoolSculpting is a revolutionary new technology that can eliminate fat cells permanently from the body without surgery, long recovery times, and painful healing. CoolSculpting is completely nonsurgical and has been shown to gradually reduce fat cells in the treated area by up to 20 percent. It works by freezing fat cells and leaves healthy tissue unharmed. Those cells are metabolized by and flushed from the body throughout the following weeks, for up to three months. When your CoolSculpting results finally reach their peak, will you know how to maintain them?

Lose Fat, Not Calories

While the CoolSculpting process can take several months to reveal your full results, the fat cells are being flushed from the body without giving you an incredible new superpower to eat whatever you want. You’ll still burn the same calories and retain or lose weight in the same ways. To keep your body looking good during and after your results are becoming clearer, eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Take control of your personal health as a way to protect your CoolSculpting results while they are fresh and new.

Consider It a Head Start

CoolSculpting and other liposuction procedures are never a good way to lose weight, but they can be the perfect excuse to kickstart a new weight loss program. If you’ve got that last 10 pounds still hanging around your hips, why not make NOW the time to work it off? Coordinate your weight loss efforts with your healing, post-CoolSculpting changes for effects that will really achieve the best results possible and keep it that way. Work on slow transformations of your diet and routine. Add just one thing at a time until you fully embrace a new healthier lifestyle.

Get the Right Exercise

It’s not just the hours you put in on the treadmill that count. Rather, the way you mix up your workout routine and the choices you make can have a much more profound effect on your CoolSculpting results. Blend cardiovascular, resistance and strength, and flexibility training together to enjoy the physical health benefits of a full spectrum exercise plan. Try to spend at least 30 minutes being active each and every day, adding on when you can and pushing yourself to try new types of exercise to challenge your body.

Plan Your CoolSculpting Procedure Today

As a prospective CoolSculpting patient, a consultation can help you to decide if the procedure is right for you. To get a preview of how you will likely look after your treatment, Dr. Rubinstein will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your body, Dr. Rubinstein will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results from either approach.

For expert guidance through the planning process of your CoolSculpting treatment, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein and Dr. Donovan Rosas can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.

Dr. Rubinstein has practiced in the Hudson Valley-area for over 15 years specializing in facial plastic surgery, nasal and sinus disorders, and esthetic laser procedures. His practice combines his unique surgical and medical expertise to help patients look better while they feel better. He is dual board certified from both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

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Rejuvenating the Neckhttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/rejuvenating-neck http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/rejuvenating-neck#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:07:24 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8394 Read more]]> All You Need to Know About NeckliftsEveryone ages, but various areas age at different rates for different people. One very common area where aging becomes visible early is the neck. Over time your skin (everywhere) loses its elasticity, causing wrinkles and folds to develop. In the neck area this causes excess or sagging skin, which some refer to as a “turkey neck” or a “wattle.” When the neck ages, the chin and jaw line slack and lose definition as well.

Besides natural aging or losing a notable amount of weight, descending muscle can also cause neck concerns. The platysma muscle, which begins in the lower face region and runs down the entire neck, descends due to age, causing bands to appear on the front of your neck. 

The Necklift Procedure

A necklift is a set of procedures that together rejuvenate the neck area. To remove excess skin, a cervicoplasty is performed. To remove or alter neck muscles, a platysmaplasty is performed.

These surgeries are frequently performed in combination with a facelift and eyelid surgery. If significant aging is present in the face as well, a full facelift in combination with a necklift may be more appropriate to achieve desired results.

Incisions are made underneath the chin, within skin creases, and behind each ear. Through small incisions in the neck, a platymasplasty will be performed to tighten the neck muscles. (And for optimal definition, the platysma will be pulled from the sides.) The fat under the chin will be removed using liposuction or direct excision techniques. All excess skin will be removed before the incisions are closed.

The procedure is commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation – but if the patient prefers, general anesthesia may be used. The procedure can take one to three hours.

Post Surgery

Necklifts are generally safe procedures but as with any surgery, there are some risks such as bleeding, infection, numbness, asymmetry, nerve injury, and scarring. But by carefully following Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein’s pre- and post-operative instructions, these can be potentially minimalized.

After a recovery period of about one to two weeks, patients can resume work and most other normal activates. Exercise and strenuous activities should be postponed for several weeks, though.

For several days, a bandage will be kept in place to promote healing. If surgical drains were used, they are typically removed within 24 hours. After surgery, patients can experience a tight feeling in the neck, but this usually resolves within a few weeks. Any discomfort can be managed with medication. Within a few weeks, any swelling and bruising will fade.

Make the Consultation

If you’re in generally good health and want a younger-looking neck, make a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with face and neck procedures. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Call 845-863-1772 to make an appointment today.

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Sculpt Your Thighs Non-Surgically With CoolSculptinghttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/sculpt-thighs-nonsurgically-coolsculpting http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/sculpt-thighs-nonsurgically-coolsculpting#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:02:49 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8391 Read more]]> Sculpt Your Thighs Non-Surgically With CoolSculptingFor many women, thick thighs are a frustrating reality. It can be very difficult to trim away fat from the thighs once it has collected there. Many men and women who are fit and healthy complain about having thighs that are disproportionately large. Today, a new trend has also increased the pressure to have slim and trim thighs. It’s called the “thigh gap” and it’s the latest body contouring craze. To achieve the thigh gap, many women are trimming their thighs down with liposuction methods to keep their thighs from touching in the middle. CoolSculpting can offer a nonsurgical way to trim your thighs, whether you want a gap or not.

What Is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting technique is a revolutionary new way to permanently remove fat cells from various areas of the body. It can be used to improve the contour and refine many of the trouble spots that men and women have, such as love handles, thighs, the abdomen, and even bat wings on the arms. CoolSculpting is completely nonsurgical, performed without anesthesia or sedatives, and very low-risk for patients of nearly any age. It is a go-to procedure for those ineligible for surgery, those looking for gradual but lasting results, and those looking to avoid incisions and potential scarring.

The CoolSculpting procedure can be performed while the patient sits comfortably or reclines. Some patients read a magazine, work on a laptop, or even take a nap while the CoolSculpting machine is doing its work. The machine will be placed over the treatment area and begin to work by pulling the skin and tissue up and between two cooling panels. Specialized, freezing temperatures are sent into the tissue at controlled levels of coldness to freeze the fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. Frozen fat cells will be gradually broken up and metabolized by the body, leaving the area smoother and more contoured. Results are not often immediately visible, but will gradually appear over the course of a few days to several weeks.

Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments

On average, CoolSculpting patients can expect to see about a 20% reduction in fat cells in the treatment areas. For many, this is enough of a reduction to achieve their optimum results. For others, additional CoolSculpting treatments can be performed in order to further reduce the fat cells present in any one area. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with you to create the appropriate plan for your body and your desired results. He will carefully monitor your progress from treatment to treatment and be sure to keep you safe during this process. CoolSculpting procedures are highly effective in the thigh area, making them a great option if this is one of your trouble spots.

Trimming the Thighs With CoolSculpting

For some young women today, the “thigh gap” is the ultimate goal, leaving them with two very thin and trim thighs that won’t touch in the middle when they walk. The look isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean CoolSculpting can’t help you achieve your own thigh contouring goals. Compared to surgical liposuction techniques, CoolSculpting offers an effective treatment with fewer risks, virtually no recovery time, no potential scarring, and long-term results. Most patients are able to treat both thighs in one CoolSculpting treatment and see their full results within one to two months.

Planning Your Thigh Contouring Procedure with CoolSculpting

As a prospective CoolSculpting patient, a consultation could help you to decide if the procedure is right for you. To get a preview of how you will likely look after your treatment, Dr. Rubinstein will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your body, Dr. Rubinstein will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results from either approach.

For expect guidance through the planning process of your body contouring procedure, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein and Dr. Donovan Rosas can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire. Dr. Donovan Rosas is a board certified, Ivy League educated plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures, including breast enhancements, SmartLipo Triplex, and tummy tucks, among others.

Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rosas or Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.

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Improving the Shape of the Hips and Buttockshttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/improving-shape-hips-buttocks http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/improving-shape-hips-buttocks#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:40:20 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8417 Read more]]> Improve the Shape of Your Hips and ButtFirst, the Brazilian Bikini Wax became a common practice, and now the Brazilian Butt Lift has been gaining wider appeal as well. Because having too much hair down there isn’t the only problem we face. As we age, our butt flattens. Why? Because the fat from this area moves – like a northerner during winter – and our skin loses that necessary elasticity, which had once given that beautiful shape to our cheeks. The Brazilian Butt Lift solves this. The procedure elevates the buttocks – your own fat keeps it up at that higher position. The results are a wonderful, rounder, lifted derriere.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

It has already been mentioned that your own fat is used. This fat is typically taken from the thighs, flanks, or abdomen. Yes, that’s a welcomed bonus. After this extraction, the donor site will now be slimmer in appearance. Once the fat is harvested, it will also be purified before it’s injected into your buttocks via a syringe. Dr. Rubinstein’s associate, the body-contouring specialist Dr. Donovan T. Rosas will use a specially developed technique that results in the most natural looking effects available.

This procedure can be from anywhere from one-and-a-half hours up to four hours – the time depends on how much fat is being removed through liposuction, and what the patient wants when it comes to buttock size and shape.

What to Expect Post-Surgery

The results from the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure will be long-lasting. During the healing process, there will be some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Patients are asked to avoid sitting directly on their behinds for three weeks after the surgery. This can be accomplished by putting most of your weight on your thighs while sitting. It is asked that you sleep on your stomach or your side.

For two or more weeks, you’ll wear a special garment to control any swelling. Patients usually find themselves returning to work around the two-week mark. And by four weeks, most normal activities are resumed – which includes sitting on your buttocks! Quite comfortably. Around this time, some swelling may still be present, so that’s normal.

After several weeks, you will be able to bask in seeing the final results. And you’ll be able to maintain these results with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

As with any surgery, there are some possible complications, but the Brazilian Butt Lift is considered a very safe procedure: Most of the risks are attributed to the liposuction part of the surgery. These potential complications include bleeding, blood clots, numbness, fluid buildup under the skin, and fat necrosis. A rare risk is infection. All complications can be minimized by carefully following pre- and post- operative instructions.

Call and Make the Consultation

If you’re in generally good health, make a consultation with a plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced. Call 845-863-1772 to make an appointment today.

Dr. Donovan T. Rosas has joined Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, who has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. Dr. Rosas is a Board Certified, Ivy League-educated plastic surgeon with faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. He has expertise in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and has lectured and published extensively.

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The Different Types of Rhinoplastyhttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/types-rhinoplasty http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/types-rhinoplasty#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:12:57 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8378 Read more]]> The Different Types of RhinoplastyThe human nose is intricately designed, comprised of many tiny parts, including bone, cartilage, nerves, tissues, and much more. Performing rhinoplasty is very complicated and must be done with great skill and care in order to be successful.

Every single rhinoplasty procedure must be expertly planned to achieve the desired results for each patient. When you consult with your facial plastic surgeon, your rhinoplasty will begin to take shape in a unique way, just for you. As you get started, you will discuss the different types of rhinoplasty surgery and how they can help you get the look you want.

Open or Closed?

Rhinoplasty surgeries of all types will begin in one of two ways: as a closed rhinoplasty or as an open rhinoplasty. During an open rhinoplasty, also called an external rhinoplasty, a single incision is placed beneath the nose on the underside between the nostrils. During a closed, or endonasal, rhinoplasty, the incisions are made only inside the nostrils. The closed procedure leaves behind no visible scars, but the open approach may leave a faint, unnoticeable scar on the underside of the nose.

These two approaches offer the facial plastic surgeon access to the nose in different ways, allowing him or her to customize the surgery for the patient every time. The type of surgery chosen by your facial plastic surgeon will largely depend on where the changes need to be made and what kind of changes will be made. Discuss these factors with your facial plastic surgeon to get a better idea about what you can expect from your own rhinoplasty.

Reduction or Augmentation?

Reduction rhinoplasty and augmentation rhinoplasty are the terms used to indicate a nasal surgery that is performed to make the nose smaller or larger in some way, respectively. Nose size ranks among the top complaints heard by rhinoplasty surgeons, as patients are unsatisfied with noses that seem either too big or too small in proportion to the face. Resizing the nose with one of these techniques can achieve dramatic, positive results for the right patient, as it may provide balance to their features. A patient’s profile can be changed drastically for the better as well. If resizing is used to change the nostrils, it may even improve airflow through the nose.

Resizing procedures can involve the whole nose or just a part of it to be made smaller or bigger. A reduction rhinoplasty is performed through the removal or rearranging of cartilage and bones from the nose. Your skin will be left alone, since it will slowly shrink back down to the new size of your nose. An augmentation rhinoplasty works in just the opposite way, by adding to the size with materials. Your facial plastic surgeon may use bone grafts collected from the hip or the rib cage. Cartilage can be added to the nose from the ear, if necessary. The skin will then be stretched over the nose, where it will adjust to the new size on its own.

Options to Correct Your Nasal Tip

Many patients share a common worry: the tips of their noses are off. Either they tilt down instead of up, they are too pointy instead of round, or any number of other complaints about the actual shape of the nasal tip. Anytime you are looking to change the size, shape, and/or the direction of the nasal tip, you’re consulting with a facial plastic surgeon for a refinement rhinoplasty.

Refining the tip of the nose is a delicate art that involves planning, discussion, experience, and skill. Your facial plastic surgeon is most likely to use the open rhinoplasty technique to gain the most direct access to your nasal tip. This technique allows him or her to pull back the skin from the nose and concentrate on this area. Again, your surgeon will have a couple of choices to make about how to make the changes you want: adding or removing cartilage from the tip. Once the right amount is in place, he or she can manipulate it into the shape you want.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation to Choose the Right Type for You

Start your journey toward a better nose by scheduling a meeting with a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications on the matter. To learn more about your rhinoplasty options contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. A facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein can provide further guidance. You can contact us by email or call 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two locations in New York, one in Newburgh and one in Manhattan.

Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

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Liposuction Treatments for Menhttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/liposuction-treatments-men http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/liposuction-treatments-men#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:08:43 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8375 Read more]]> Liposuction Treatments for MenAlthough liposuction treatments have been much more popular among female body contouring patients, more and more men are discovering the benefits of this surgery. As the stigma against male patients of liposuction begins to fade, men are feeling more comfortable consulting with a plastic surgeon about targeting body fat and meeting their body contouring goals. Indeed, liposuction techniques like SmartLipo and CoolSculpting can provide all the same benefits to men that women have been enjoying for years.

Why Do Men Seek Liposuction Surgery?

The reasons that patients seek liposuction are numerous. The removal of fat cells from strategic areas of the body can provide a long list of results. Among male patients, some of the top reasons for liposuction treatments include:

  • More youthful, fitter body tone.
  • Visible results that support time at the gym.
  • Slimmer, smoother physique without excess pockets of fat.
  • Control over their appearance, especially after weight fluctuations and aging.
  • Public perception, especially as it relates to career advancement and job security.

SmartLipo liposuction treatments are a great way to achieve the body contouring results you want to see, whether you are male or female. It can be applied to the hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, male breasts, and even the face and neck. Whatever your reasons for seeking liposuction may be, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to plan a successful procedure that addresses all of your concerns.

Where Areas Are Common Treatment Spots for Male Patients?

One of the ways that body contouring treatments may differ between male and female patients is in the treatment spots they choose. Male patients tend to favor specific areas of the body that can crop up as trouble spots for them. Love handles are a big complaint among male patients, as well as the hips and lower abdomen. It is less common for men to have liposuction treatments around the thighs, arms, and buttocks, some of the top spots for females. Men can also use SmartLipo or CoolSculpting treatments to permanently remove fatty tissue around the male breasts, helping to create a more masculine shape to the chest.

The SmartLipo Procedure

The SmartLipo Triplex approach to liposuction uses laser energy to permanently remove unwanted fat cells from strategic areas of the body. The procedure is much less invasive and safer than traditional methods of liposuction, with a shorter recovery period and improved results.

SmartLipo treatments are typically performed under local anesthesia. The procedure begins with small incisions along the treatment area, through which a small cannula can be inserted. This tube is fitted with laser fibers, which is used to liquefy fat cells. These are then suctioned out with the cannula and removed from the body. The laser energy also works to tighten up the skin of the treatment area, leaving a smoother and slimmer appearance to the area.

The Nonsurgical CoolSculpting Procedure

Through recent innovations in medical technology, liposuction can now be performed as a nonsurgical procedure with the use of the CoolSculpting machine. With this treatment, pockets of fat can be removed even more safely and without a long healing period. The procedure can be performed without any anesthetics or sedatives, with most patients happy to recline and read a book, tap a nap, or work on a laptop.

CoolSculpting can be applied anywhere on the body that traditional or laser liposuction can. During the procedure, two cooling panels are used to lift the skin and tissue and send freezing temperatures into the fat cells. These temperatures are specially targeted to freeze fat cells without causing harm to the surrounding skin and tissue. The frozen fat cells will die off and be removed by the body, gradually revealing your results over time for up to three or four months. Most patients can see up to 20% fat cell reduction at the treatment sites. CoolSculpting can be repeated to achieve more dramatic results, if desired.

Planning a SmartLipo or CoolScultping Procedure

If you’re a male or female prospective body contouring patient, a consultation can help you to decide which treatments are the right fit for you. To get a preview of how you will likely look after your fat removal procedure, Dr. Rubinstein or Dr. Rosas will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your body, they will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results from either approach.

For expert guidance through the planning process of your body contouring procedure, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein and Dr. Donovan Rosas can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire. Dr. Donovan Rosas is a board certified, Ivy League-educated plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures, including breast enhancements, SmartLipo Triplex, and tummy tucks, among others.

Dr. Rosas trained in plastic surgery at Brown University and went on to complete an additional breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Rosas has partnered with renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rosas or Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.

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Why Do Patients Get Breast Implants Removed?http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/patients-breast-implants-removed http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/patients-breast-implants-removed#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:26:10 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8291 Read more]]> Getting Breast Implants RemovedWhen you’re planning a breast augmentation procedure, removing those new implants is probably the furthest thing from your mind. During the lifetime of your implants, however, you might find yourself facing removal or replacement. There are many reasons why breast augmentation patients may find themselves at a breast implant removal consultation at some time in the future, but it’s not necessarily a negative experience. Read on for more information about the longevity of your implants and what reasons might bring you to consider removal.

How Is Breast Implant Removal Performed?

While the breast implant removal process might seem like a much easier procedure than the breast augmentation surgery, it must be performed delicately to avoid damaging the appearance of the woman’s breasts. Your implants must be safely extracted by a board certified, experienced plastic surgeon to avoid puncturing the implants, damaging surrounding breast tissue, stretching the skin, and other post-surgical complications. Consult with an expert breast surgeon like Dr. Donovan Rosas for a smooth and easy removal process.

Breast implant removals are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, lasting roughly one to two hours. Your surgeon will approach the procedure as a reversal of your breast augmentation, carefully removing the breast implants and any surrounding scar tissue. If you are replacing your implants, the new ones will be inserted and the incisions will be closed.

What Makes Patients Choose Implant Removal?

Removal of breast implants, without replacing them, is very rare but there are occasions when it might be considered. Some of the reasons that women opt for breast implant removal might include:

  • Changing the size of your implants to achieve smaller or larger breasts.
  • Problems with symmetry in the shape of your current breast implants.
  • Leaking, ruptured, or otherwise damaged implants.
  • An implant that has shifted in position, sometimes called “bottoming out.”
  • Excessive scar tissue has formed around your implants, a condition known as capsular contracture.
  • External damages to your breasts, such as deep lacerations, that may have exposed or damaged your implants.
  • Bodily changes that have caused your breasts to sag. These changes may result from pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the aging process.

Today’s breast implants are designed to last a long time under ideal circumstances, but even the top quality implants cannot last your entire lifetime. When you consult with your plastic surgeon about breast augmentation, discuss the expected lifetime of the breast implants you have chosen. Ask him or her about the need for replacement and when you should expect to need such a procedure.

The majority of breast augmentation patients will only ever need scheduled replacements based on the age of their implants. However, if you notice any of these warning signs, you should talk to your plastic surgeon about replacement: visible wrinkling of your implant, hardening implants, allergic reactions and skin rashes around your breasts, an uneven appearance to your breasts, and any persistent pain after you have recovered from your surgery. Just like any other part of the body, your breast implants should be cared for and you should be prepared to seek medical advice at the first sign of trouble.

Are You in Need of Breast Implant Removal?

If you have previously had breast augmentation surgery and have noticed changes to your implants, it might be worthwhile to meet with a plastic surgeon you trust to learn more about removal and replacement of your implants. If you have become unhappy with the size, shape, appearance, or feel of your current breast implants, you might consider a different style or size for a replacement.

To have a breast implant replacement or removal performed, you should be in good overall health, not smoke, and have reasonable expectations for your final results. Talk openly with your plastic surgeon so he or she can deliver a safe and satisfying breast surgery.

When you consult with Dr. Rosas about a potential breast surgery of any kind, he will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your breasts and implants, Dr. Rosas will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results. Don’t be surprised if your predicted results will look even better than your poses in the mirror.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation or Implant Replacement Today

Contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein and Dr. Donovan Rosas can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire. Dr. Donovan Rosas is a board certified, Ivy League-educated plastic surgeon specializing in body-contouring procedures, including breast enhancements, SmartLipo Triplex, and tummy tucks, among others.

Dr. Rosas trained in plastic surgery at Brown University and went on to complete an additional breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Rosas has partnered with renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rosas or Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery to Repair Trauma Damagehttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/rhinoplasty-surgery-repair-trauma-damage http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/rhinoplasty-surgery-repair-trauma-damage#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:23:23 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8288 Read more]]> Rhinoplasty for Repairing Trauma DamageNot all patients who seek out rhinoplasty do so because they’re unhappy with the way their nose looks. Some need surgery to improve or restore the function of their nose after experiencing physical trauma.

The trauma can come from any number of sources, but the most common include playing sports, an accident, or physical abuse. Rhinoplasty surgeons can perform post-trauma rhinoplasty to give patients back their nose by considering both its structure and appearance.

The Two Most Common Types of Trauma

The nose consists of small pieces of bone and cartilage that determine how the nose looks and functions. These materials are tough and can withstand a lot. But the right amount of force in the right place can create an injury. The most common injury from playing sports or physical altercations is a cracked or broken septum.

The septum is the cartilage that separates the left side of the nose from the right and is responsible for controlling the flow of air through the nose. It’s also more susceptible to injury because of its placement and orientation. A broken nose usually means the septum has been cracked, bent, or broken and is almost always accompanied by significant bleeding.

A common nasal injury in car accidents is a collapsed nasal bridge, commonly referred to as a saddle nose. The cartilage that makes up the bridge of the nose becomes so damaged that it loses all of its structural integrity, resulting in a nose that has a deformed or nonexistent nasal bridge.

When to Seek Treatment

A broken nose can range from a cracked septum to a complete loss of structural integrity. Regardless of the extent of the damage, you should see a doctor within a couple weeks of the injury at the most. Your general practitioner can treat simple breaks or cracks, but more extensive damage will often require rhinoplasty surgery.

Some injuries can’t be treated right away because the nose needs to heal enough for the surgeon to do the procedure. Generally, surgeons advise waiting about six months after an injury to have post-trauma rhinoplasty, but each nose injury is different and requires special consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Rhinoplasty Treatment Following Trauma

The word rhinoplasty means to shape the nose, and that includes both the inside and outside of the nose. Rhinoplasty surgeons who are skilled in both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty can shape the nose so that it looks and works like a normal nose — even after experiencing trauma.

The process starts with a complete examination of the inside and outside of the nose, which can involve using a camera on a scope, an x-ray, or a CT scan to determine the extent of the injury. Next, the surgeon will discuss the details of the injury with the patient: how it occurred, the amount of time that has passed since the injury, and any other treatments the patient has had.

The surgeon will also ask for details about how the patient’s nose looked prior to the injury and how the patient wants the nose to look after surgery. This is where it is really important for the patient to be clear about what they’re looking for. If they want their nose to be restored back to its original appearance, some pictures from before the injury will be especially helpful to the doctor. If the patient wants a different looking nose or wants to make some alterations to the original, they have to be able to communicate this to the surgeon.

Once the exam is complete and all the information is gathered, the surgeon will formulate a plan for the rhinoplasty and determine the best way to restore the look and function of the patient’s nose.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

To learn more about rhinoplasty to treat your injury contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. A facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein can provide further guidance. You can contact us by email or call 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two locations in New York, one in Newburgh and one in Manhattan.

Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

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