Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein http://www.yourfacemd.com Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:23:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Are You Ready for Your Tummy Tuck Consultation?http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/ready-tummy-tuck-consultation http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/ready-tummy-tuck-consultation#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 10:30:52 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8462 Read more]]> Are You Ready for Your Tummy Tuck Consultation?For the right patient, a tummy tuck surgery can have dramatic results. A smoother, flatter, trimmer abdomen is something that many men and women hope for and something that abdominoplasty surgery can definitely deliver. To start the process toward your own body contouring surgery, you’ll need to start with a one-on-one consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. While it may be nerve-wracking to take such a big step, preparing yourself in advance can help you get the most out of this important introductory meeting.

Answering Your Plastic Surgeon’s Questions

When you meet with your plastic surgeon for the first time, you should be ready to answer a lot of questions. He or she will need some information from you to help determine whether tummy tuck surgery would be safe and effective for you. He or she will also want to discuss your physical health, medical history, previous surgical history, and current lifestyle habits. If you take any vitamins, medications, or supplements you should disclose this information to your surgeon, as some may interact badly with pain medications and other treatments during your surgery. You should also be honest about smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking recreational drugs, since these can negatively affect the outcome.

In addition, your plastic surgeon will want to talk about your goals for tummy tuck surgery. Before your consultation, think about why you’re seeking this surgery and what results you are hoping to achieve through it. Eligible tummy tuck patients should have a clear and reasonable expectation for their final results.

Asking Your Plastic Surgeon Questions

It’s equally as important for you to ask your surgeon questions, so be prepared. Take some time to write down the questions about surgery, recovery, results, and even your surgeon. For your tummy tuck to be a success, you need to be an active participant in the process. This starts during your consultation, where your surgeon will expect you to ask him or her about anything not already covered. You should feel comfortable asking your plastic surgeon about his or her medical background, training, surgical process, and facilities to ensure board certification and experience.

Planning Your Tummy Tuck Together

To begin planning your tummy tuck procedure, your plastic surgeon will evaluate the skin elasticity, muscle tone, and fatty tissue present in your abdomen. He or she will conduct a physical exam before making recommendations for your procedure and predicting your results. Next, you will have the chance to discuss your own expectations and add input to your surgeon’s recommendation. Keep in mind, however, that your plastic surgeon is highly experienced with this surgery and what results are typical, so be open to hear what he or she has to say. Together, you can create the plan that will optimize your own final result.

Consult With a Tummy Tuck Expert

For expert guidance through the planning process of your own abdominoplasty, 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. For body contouring patients, Dr. Rosas will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results

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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Treat Hyperhidrosis to Prepare for Summerhttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/treat-hyperhidrosis-prepare-summer http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/treat-hyperhidrosis-prepare-summer#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 11:37:05 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8459 Read more]]> Treat Your Hyperhidrosis Before SummerIf you suffer from excessive sweat, there’s really no time of year that is comfortable.

Producing an excess of sweat can be embarrassing, but it becomes especially bad when it’s hot and humid outside.

The summertime is a sweaty time for most people, but for those with hyperhidrosis, it can be unbearable.

While most body-related plastic surgeries deal with contouring the body or removing fat cells, the underarm sweat treatment is a truly unique procedure that can offer big benefits to just the right patient.

What Is Hyperhidrosis and Who Has It?

Hyperhidrosis literally means “too much water” and it indicates a condition in which men and women have overactive sweat glands, usually under the arms. Uncontrollable sweat can be extremely embarrassing or inconvenient, no matter how much you try to address this problem on your own. Normal deodorants won’t hold up for a patient with hyperhidrosis, not even with multiple applications per day.

Both men and women can suffer from hyperhidrosis, often worsening with age. An average person will produce about 1 milliliter of sweat every hour. A man or woman with hyperhidrosis will excrete as much as three times that amount, soaking through shirts and appearing visibly sweaty and damp. Some patients may also experience sweating in the hands, feet, and face.

How Can Hyperhidrosis Be Treated?

When stronger, clinical deodorants fail, many patients don’t know where to turn. Some may start wearing armpit sweat pads to hide the condition and absorb the excess sweat. In other cases, Botox injections can be used to temporarily control excess sweating, but with limited results.

The most effective treatment is vaporization, a laser-based procedure that burns the sweat glands to control sweat production. The laser procedure will actually treat the soft tissue, reduce the liquid produced in the sweat glands, and remove some of the glands completely. Your results will appear gradually as the sweat glands cease producing and your body regulates to a more normal production level.

When Should I Plan a Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

Under arm sweat treatments can be performed at any time of the year that is convenient for you. Full results of the treatment can take months to become noticeable, but the recovery period is very short. It may be a smart move to plan your hyperhidrosis treatment as soon as possible. Most patients will see a dramatic improvement in the quantity of sweat produced within six months of their laser treatment. Start now for results that will gradually improve throughout the summer and into the fall.

Plan a Consultation for Sweat Treatment Today

For expert guidance through the planning process of your 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. For body contouring patients, Dr. Rosas will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results

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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Tattoos and Tummy Tucks: What to Expecthttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/tattoos-tummy-tucks-expect http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/tattoos-tummy-tucks-expect#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 11:33:26 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8456 Read more]]> How Tummy Tucks Change TattoosTattoos around the belly button, at the hip bone, and even along the pelvic bone are trendy. These tattoos can be a beautiful personal statement and look even more fabulous on a toned, trim abdomen. Yet, as age, pregnancy, and even weight fluctuation wreak havoc on your body, those tattoos might start to look less attractive. Having a tummy tuck procedure can help you get back that shapely abdomen, but at what cost? If you have to sacrifice your tattoo to get that old abdomen back, it might not seem like a smart procedure at all.

How Tummy Tucks Change Tattoos

A tummy tuck procedure is performed to trim and tone the abdomen by removing excess skin, tightening muscles, and occasionally eliminating excess fat from the area. All of these changes can create a dramatic change to your body’s shape and appearance, but what about the tattoo-bearing skin on your tummy?

During your tummy tuck surgery, the skin will be pulled to be more taut and firm, then the excess will be trimmed away. As a result, it is very common for a patient’s abdominal tattoos to appear distorted or stretched. Tattoos around the belly button or along the groin are most at risk for big changes during surgery.

Minimize Tattoo Distortion

While it may not be possible to leave tattoos completely unaffected by tummy tuck surgery, there are some measures that can be taken to minimize the stretching, pulling, and distortion of your designs. During your consultation, discuss your concerns about preserving your tattoos with your plastic surgeon. Depending on where they are, he may be able to slightly alter the location of skin excision, meaning he could remove skin from somewhere else and alter the amount of “pulling” being done to your tattoo. It may not be possible to save it completely, but talking openly about it could help you hear some good news!

Tattoo After Tummy Tuck

For some prospective patients, the tattoo might come well after the tummy tuck is over and the incisions have all healed. Many look to get a tattoo over the incision site as a way to mask their scars and reclaim that part of their body. While scars are much less noticeable today than they once were, some patients would prefer them to be completely invisible. Once your plastic surgeon has cleared you as fully healed, which may be roughly six months to a year after surgery, it is safe to place a tattoo over the incision area.

Plan Your Tummy Tuck With Dr. Rosas

Meet with Dr. Donovan Rosas to get a better idea of what results you can expect from your potential tummy tuck surgery. The VECTRA 3D Imaging system can create a visual representation of your expected results by using a 3D photograph of you, then incorporating Dr. Rosas’s planned changes to the area. You’ll get a preview of the likely results from your procedure. Get this kind of expert guidance as you plan your tummy tuck with 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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Five Problems Getting in the Way of Your Facelifthttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/problems-facelift http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/problems-facelift#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 11:27:34 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8452 Read more]]> Resolve These Problems Before Your FaceliftNot everyone is a good candidate for facial plastic surgery, especially a delicate and involved procedure like a facelift. If you have been denied surgical care by a facial plastic surgeon, you might want to stop and reassess the situation. This way you can resolve any problems that may be getting in the way. Barring disqualifying health complications, these guidelines will give you the best shot at eligibility before your second consultation.

  1. You are a smoker. Smoking is hazardous to your health even without surgery to complicate things. When it comes to smoking and surgery, however, the dangers are much more imminent. The nicotine in cigarettes actually constricts the blood vessels, which can make it difficult for your face to get the appropriate levels of blood (and the oxygen it contains) to heal properly. Smoking has been linked to a number of post-surgical complications, so surgeons recommend you stop smoking for three weeks before and three weeks after any surgery to be safe.
  1. You have a health condition that delays healing. Some prospective patients must be sidelined because of medical conditions that could interfere with surgery or the healing process. Having an elective procedure can be dangerous with one of these conditions, which may include diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, severe allergies, high cholesterol, and arthritis. Not all of these conditions are prohibitive to surgery, but you will definitely be evaluated on an individual basis to determine if a facelift is the right fit for you.
  1. You are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese can lead to problems during and after your facelift surgery. Overweight or obese patients tend to have one or more of the conditions mentioned above, making it difficult to heal properly and increasing the risk of harmful complications. Beyond the immediate health threats, being overweight can also affect your results. If your facelift is completed when you are 50 pounds overweight, for example, may change your results. If the composition of your face changes drastically, you won’t be as happy.
  1. You take certain medications or supplements. Yes, it’s true: every medication, vitamin, and supplement you take can put you at risk for an interaction with another medication or something worse. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding what pills you can and cannot take. Aspirin and other NSAID pain relievers can increase your risk for bleeding during and after surgery. Some all-natural supplements can also cause similar troubles for facelift patients, so stop taking everything for at least one week before your procedure.
  1. You have unrealistic expectations. Facelift surgery can create dramatic results for the right patient, but even this surgery has its limitations. Before going in for your consultation, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the surgery and what your realistic expectations might be. Take a peek at your facial plastic surgeon’s before and after photos for a good idea of what types of strategies could work best for you. If your expectations are too lofty, your end results are going to be disappointing no matter what they are. Having realistic expectations is not exclusive, yet it could help prospective patients learn more about this surgery. 

The Ideal Facelift Candidate

Facelift surgery is a popular procedure that addresses many signs of aging on the face. The surgery involves tightening the sagging skin, lifting and tightening the underlying sheet of tissue, and even removing the fat cells that have collected around the chin and jaw. The surgery is an outpatient procedure often performed under general anesthesia.

The ideal candidate for a facelift should be experiencing some signs of aging, especially around the lower portion of the face. In addition, he or she should be in good overall health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for the results.

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation Today

To learn more about your facelift surgery options, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is a facial plastic surgeon that can provide the guidance you need. Please contact us either by email or calling 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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Reap the Benefits of Otoplasty Without the Riskshttp://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/reap-benefits-otoplasty-risks http://www.yourfacemd.com/blog/reap-benefits-otoplasty-risks#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:30:16 +0000 http://www.yourfacemd.com/?p=8426 Read more]]> Reap the Benefits of Otoplasty Without the RisksIf you’ve gone through life with large ears that stick out, there is a procedure that can correct your aesthetic concerns. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, can be the problem solver for many of your ear-related concerns.

This simple, straightforward procedure can be used to resize, reshape, and even pin the ears into a new position, putting an end to years of unhappiness.

Otoplasty complications are extremely rare. Nevertheless, learn more about how you can benefit from ear surgery without putting yourself at the risk of complications.

Infection During Recovery

Infection is one of the most common potential complications following any surgery, including otoplasty. An infection occurs when bacteria enter the incision, either during or shortly after the procedure. After an otoplasty, both the skin and cartilage can be infected if not cared for properly, often posing a threat to the success of the results. When treated promptly with antibiotics, an infection can be resolved fairly quickly and with little resulting damage.

To prevent an infection, work with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. His or her methods should include cleaning the treatment area prior to placing the incisions, the full sterilization of all surgical tools, proper surgical clothing, and the proper administration of antibiotics. Maintain the health of your surgical area as it heals by following your facial plastic surgeon’s advice for replacing bandages and cleaning the incision sites.

Improperly Caring for Your Sutures

When the ears are pinned back during an otoplasty procedure, strong sutures are used to correct excessive protrusion. The ears can be held in a new, less prominent position and more natural-looking angle to the head. If your ears are pinned, these sutures are intended to maintain this position long-term.

Following an otoplasty surgery, patients are asked to avoid any vigorous activities as this area heals. This is to prevent the rare times when sutures can loosen if they are not properly secured or the patient doesn’t allow enough recovery time for proper healing.

If this occurs, you’ll need to see your facial plastic surgeon for a follow-up and potentially a second procedure. Caring for yourself should be a top priority after surgery, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to rest and recover.

The Formation of Blood Clots

Bleeding and blood clotting are an important part of any surgical process, but the formation of internal blood clots can be a big concern. This post-surgical complication is much more infrequent, but one that should still be addressed. Most blood clots dissolve naturally on their own. But more serious cases of blood clotting may need removal with the help of a medical professional. If you have any concerns about your healing process, contact the surgeon’s office right away.

While there isn’t much that can be done to prevent blood clots from forming, you must discuss any medical conditions you have with Dr. Rubinstein during your otoplasty consultation. He can help you to determine if you are at a higher risk for blood clotting and take proper measures to avoid them.

Results That Are Less or More Than Expected

Facial plastic surgeons are human beings too, so mistakes can and rarely do happen. In some cases, otoplasty patients may feel that not enough correction was made and in others, they may complain of overcorrection. As a prospective otoplasty patient there are two main things you can do to prevent your ear surgery from delivering results you aren’t happy with:

1. Choose your facial plastic surgeon carefully. Only work with a professional who is board certified, has been specially trained in the ear surgery procedure, and has a proven track record of patient satisfaction.

2. Carefully discuss your expectations with your facial plastic surgeon during your initial consultation. Be specific about the changes you are hoping to achieve and listen closely to what your surgeon says. Many of the mistakes made during surgery are a result of miscommunication between patient and surgeon. If you ensure you’re on the same page, you’ll greatly reduce your chances of unsatisfactory results.

Learn More About Otoplasty by Scheduling Your Consultation Today

To learn more about ear surgery, contact the practice of Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. A knowledgeable, experienced, and qualified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rubinstein can ensure the best result. For further guidance call 845-863-1772 or contact us by email. For your convenience Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists has two New York locations, one in Manhattan and one in Newburgh

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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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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