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Category Archives: General Plastic Surgery

So, You’ve Scheduled Your Surgery. Now What?

Deciding to undergo plastic surgery is the first major step in reaching your aesthetic goals. However, this decision is just the tip of the iceberg—you must understand and follow your physician’s instructions to ensure a smooth cosmetic journey. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY, I encourage questions and try to educate my patients about the surgical process as much as possible. This post is meant to be a cheat sheet for everything you need to know about before and after your surgery. Payment for Surgery When deciding on a surgeon, do not be fooled by shockingly low … Continue reading »

Your Surgeon’s Qualifications Matter. Here’s Why.

In this post, I would like to highlight why it’s so important to ensure that your surgeon is qualified to perform the procedures that he or she is offering. I like to focus on my qualifications so that I can help my Albany plastic surgery patients feel confident about their elected procedure. When choosing a surgeon, you’ll want to make sure that he or she is board-certified. I am certified by both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. Being board-certified is important because it means that the doctor has voluntarily undergone rigorous testing to … Continue reading »

Healing in Time for the Holidays

As a plastic surgeon in Albany, NY, I talk a lot about healing and recovery. Here’s why now is an ideal time to start booking a procedure: If you can get your surgery soon, you will be back in action by the time the holidays are underway. A little more specifics: Mommy Makeover What: A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to restore your body after childbirth. Sometimes diet and exercise alone cannot get rid of stubborn loose skin on the abdomen and fix sagging breasts. This procedure usually includes a breast enhancement of some sort, a tummy … Continue reading »

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

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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 »

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 »

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 Brazilian butt lift or breast augmentation, my Albany, NY, patients have shown me that the Kardashians’ preferences are often echoed here in my office. The Celebrity Look Consider Kylie Jenner, for example. The evolution of her body is something my patients talk about all the time … 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 »

Welcome to My Blog

I knew I was interested in plastic surgery after my first year in medical school. I spent the summer after that first year doing research on skin characteristics with a plastic surgeon and shadowing him in the operating room. I was immediately struck by the creativity required in plastic surgery, and how each case and situation was unique. This appealed to my creative side and drew me to the specialty. Once I started along the path of plastic surgery, I became entranced by the cosmetic aspect of the field. The finesse required to achieve natural and subtle results is a … Continue reading »

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