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5 Reasons to Call Your Doctor’s Office After Breast Surgery

In a previous post, I discussed the process of undergoing breast augmentation, covering everything from choosing breast implants to recovery. My Albany, NY, patients tell me that most of their questions come up after their procedure, so now I’d like to expand on the topic of recovery, specifically when you should call your doctor’s office after your procedure. Often after surgery, patients worry that they are bothering their physicians or staff by calling with questions. That is far from the truth. A good surgeon enjoys checking in with his or her patients, and encourages questions and dialogue after a procedure. … Continue reading »

How Soon Is “Too Soon” for a Mommy Makeover?

Celebrity moms sharing Instagram photos of their toned, post-pregnancy bodies just a couple of months after having babies creates unrealistic expectations for women who want to regain their bodies — and confidence — after having children. Patients who are dissatisfied when their post-pregnancy bodies don’t “snap back” quickly often ask me about having a mommy makeover, including a tummy tuck, at my Albany practice. Even though cosmetic surgery is a valuable tool for helping women restore their confidence, it’s important to choose the appropriate time for scheduling surgery. In this post, I’ll provide some guidance that can help you know … Continue reading »

Breast Implants: The Buzzwords You Need to Know

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Women who are researching breast implants soon realize that size is only one of the decisions involved in getting breast augmentation. At my Albany practice, I help patients navigate their choices during the consultation by explaining the differences between various concepts, such as size and profile. That’s why I want to devote this blog post to explaining some of the jargon associated with breast implants in a way that I think is easily understood. Having a good grasp of the choices involved in breast enhancement enables patients to feel confident when making these decisions. Size What does “cc” mean? A … Continue reading »

Ready for Plastic Surgery? Our Guide to Knowing It’s the Right Time

Middle aged woman

It’s often said that if you wait for the “perfect” time to do anything — whether it’s having a baby or taking that dream vacation — you’ll be waiting forever. But as a plastic surgeon, I tell my Albany, NY patients that there’s definitely an ideal time for surgery. Read on to learn how perfect timing is all about knowing your “rights.” Am I in the right financial situation? The cost of plastic surgery is an important consideration for nearly all of my patients, and it often adds considerable weight to the decision. Not only does the actual cost of … Continue reading »

The Rise of Nonsurgical: How 3 New Treatments Can Make a Difference Without Surgery

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We all know that the popularity of fillers, laser procedures, and BOTOX® here in Albany, NY is at an all-time high. And while these treatments are typically considered conservative options for age-related concerns, I’ve found that some artful innovation with nonsurgical technology and injectables is giving surgery a run for its money. I’ve compiled 3 of my favorite blade-free options here. Option 1: No-Knife Neck Lift | $3,500 The ideal candidates for this innovative approach to neck rejuvenation are men and women in their 40s and 50s who simply want to slim and/or tighten their necklines. To treat the most … Continue reading »

Real Talk: The Tummy Tuck

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Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck here in Albany, NY, is one of the most satisfying procedures for both male and female patients alike. But, like any plastic surgery procedure, it has limitations. In this blog post, I want to review the realities of tummy tuck — both who it’s for and what it’s good for — to ensure you understand exactly what it can do for you. Weight loss: After a significant weight loss, whether achieved through bariatric surgery or the “old fashioned” method of diet and exercise adjustments, a tummy tuck can show off the hard … Continue reading »

Celebrities As a Reference for Plastic Surgery: What You Need to Know

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Angelina Jolie’s lips. Matt Bomer’s jawline. Kylie Jenner’s butt. They’re iconic, and we all know what they look like. Given that common point of reference, it’s no surprise that patients looking for a plastic surgeon in Albany, NY mention celebrities when they describe their ideal results. While this practice can be helpful (and is even recommended prior to scheduling a consultation for plastic surgery), it can be fraught with pitfalls if you are expecting to look just like your favorite pop culture icon. The Ivanka Trump Effect Perhaps the latest example of a celebrity look that plastic surgery patients in … Continue reading »

Why the “In-Person” Part of Your Consultation Matters

Dr. Rockmore greeting plastic surgery patient in Albany

If you’re seriously considering breast augmentation here in Albany, NY, you’ve probably already done quite a bit of research online. Between looking at before-and-after photos, reading testimonials, and familiarizing yourself with the details of the surgery, you may feel as if you know nearly everything there is to know about breast augmentation. But while you can learn a lot from the comfort of your laptop, there’s plenty about the surgery and your doctor that you can only know once you come in for an in-person consultation. The Implants The implants themselves are the stars of the surgery, and you can … Continue reading »

Brazilian Butt Lifts: Kylie Jenner’s Transformation

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As a plastic surgeon, I know very well how a single celebrity’s decisions can set the trends in my practice for months or even years. Perhaps no celebrities illustrate that point more soundly than the Kardashians, the family of dark-haired beauties who are, you might say, “famous for being famous.” But whether it’s a butt lift or breast augmentation, my Albany, NY patients have shown me that the Kardashians’ preferences are often echoed here in my office. Consider Kylie Jenner, for example. The evolution of her body is something my patients talk about all the time during their consultations. Like … Continue reading »

In His Own Words: A Transgender Patient Journey

Albany transgender plastic surgery patient

Throughout the course of my work in plastic surgery, I have met so many wonderful patients from all over the Capital Region and beyond, and some of them have incredible transformations and wonderful stories that simply must be told. For example, when Thomas came to The Plastic Surgery Group looking to undergo Top surgery, I was excited for the opportunity to help complete his physical journey — so he could finally feel like his true self. Recently, I sat down with him to talk about his experience working with my team. Here’s what he had to say: Dr. Rockmore: How did … Continue reading »

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