The doctors at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC are experts in plastic surgery. The practice provides patients with two different specialists whom each offer different aesthetic focuses, to create individually tailored treatment plans. Those who seek facial procedures will be under the care of Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD. One unique aspect of the practice is that anyone who wishes to undergo both facial and body modifications can meet with the doctors as a cosmetic-medical team.
Through extensive training in anatomy and aesthetics, the doctors each recognize that natural-looking results lead to patient satisfaction. The aim of plastic surgery is to improve one’s appearance, self-esteem, and general comfort. Unnatural results can actually detract from a person’s aesthetic goals.
Mental Roadblocks to Treatment
The doctors take care in screening prospective patients to ensure they are both mentally and physically fit to undergo a physical transformation. If patients have unrealistic expectations, or a more serious mental condition that affects how they view themselves, they may be dissuaded from receiving facial or body plastic surgery. A disordered titled Body Dysmorphic Disorder has been discovered in patients who seek perfection, and return for multiple procedures as they are seemingly dissatisfied with any changes created by experts in plastics. There are anatomical and moral limitations a plastic surgeon must abide by, and a good doctor will put a procedure on hold indefinitely if he feels that a patient is not a good candidate for surgery.
Often times, these internal issues can manifest in one’s exterior, but when a plastic surgeon makes such changes they are permanent. A too-small nose, an exaggerated bosom, and a tightly sutured facelift are all examples of an overuse of surgery. When a person does not possess the mental capacity to feel attractive, a plastic surgeon should not play a role in attempting to change their looks. A mental health professional is a more appropriate avenue for change that begins with the patient’s mindset.
A Conservative Approach
In other areas of medicine, doctors must take an aggressive approach to preserve or improve a patient’s health. Conservative medical techniques may be more favorably reserved for elective procedures due to a number of reasons. The doctor who performs a surgery to cosmetically adjust a feature intends to do so without harming the functionality of the feature. For example, rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery is not necessary when it is performed to improve the look of the nose, and if it resulted in breathing issues it would not be seen as effective. During a plastic surgery, it is possible for a doctor to remove too much tissue from the treatment site. In facial plastics this may be bone, cartilage, and skin while fat and deeper tissues are susceptible to excess removal in plastics of the body. When too much tissue has been removed from the face or body, it may leave the patient with unattractive or artificial results. If the patient opts to receive a subsequent treatment, the following surgery may be more involved, as in the case of a reconstructive surgery, and require implanted material or an autologous harvest from his or her own body.
Alter the Face and Body for Realistic Results
While a patient may fixate on a single characteristic that they would like to alter, a more inclusive makeover may bring them greater satisfaction. Following a pregnancy, a woman may find that her breasts appear deflated and saggy in comparison with her pre-pregnancy body. The look of her breasts may become the main source of her discomfort, while she ignores other physical changes, like hyperpigmentation of her facial skin. In such cases breast implants and a breast lift can complement a laser skin resurfacing treatment of the face. This is also common among those who seek anti-aging and weight loss correction surgeries. As individuals age, the process occurs in the face and body. A facelift will correct the skin of the face, but other areas of the body remain unchanged. A varicose vein treatment for the legs, injectable fillers in the hands, or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can treat regions of the body that have matured. Individuals who have lost weight may find that excess skin remains on the lower face and neck, as well as the midsection of the body. A neck lift and liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can benefit the entire look. Many patients of plastic surgery return for future procedures or treatments after they recognize that more than one feature contributed to their unhappiness with their appearance.
The Doctors of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC
Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for over 15 years, with specialty services that include esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients’ features form and function. He holds double board certifications 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.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.