Is liposuction safe if I’m overweight?

The Manhattan life is about as fast-paced as it gets and first impressions are everything. Like most of us, chances are you weren’t blessed with perfect genetics or have the time to spend countless hours in the gym whittling away those last few stubborn pounds, so what’s an on-the-go person like yourself to do? Maybe you’ve thought about liposuction. Maybe you even have friends who’ve had body sculpting done, but despite it all, you still have concerns that need to be resolved before you can go through with it. Enter Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, your Manhattan liposuction expert. The liposuction techniques employed by Dr. Rokhsar are as safe as they come. He uses next-generation technology combined with tried and true methods to bring you the results you’ve always dreamed of. Liposuction and obesity While it’s true that the ideal patient for liposuction is someone who is already fit and just looking to improve problem areas, there are two main factors that assist in determining whether someone is a good candidate or not: diet and exercise and weight-consistency. If someone has a poor diet and exercises infrequently prior to their procedure, chances are they will only gain the weight back afterwards. It is unsafe to remove any more than 8-10 pounds of fat via liposuction in a day, thus making it ineffective for treating someone who is significantly overweight. On the other hand, someone who is overweight but has maintained that weight over a long period and just has certain problem areas to deal with may be a good candidate for liposuction. Contact Dr. Rokhsar, your Manhattan liposuction expert, today for a consultation. It could be the thing that puts you back on track to experience all […]

What are the different types of liposuction?

New York is the city that never sleeps…but, let’s face it, with all that hustle and bustle, not everyone has several hours a day to dedicate to sculpting an ideal body at the gym. Or maybe you’re super dedicated, but despite your best efforts, there are still some areas you could use a little help with. No doubt you’ve heard about liposuction and maybe you’re considering it as an option to get the body you’ve always wished you had, but there are so many different treatment types available. How do you know if liposuction is right for you, and if so, which kind? Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is widely recognized as the New York liposuction expert and performs a variety of liposuction and liposculpture options to address your needs. Let’s have a look at the types of liposuction and some information on each: Suction Assisted Liposuction: the traditional method of liposuction in which a cannula attached to a pressurized vacuum is inserted through small incisions and excess fat is suctioned out. Power Assisted Liposuction: a sleeker, machine-powered cannula rapidly vibrates as fat is suctioned, minimizing manual movement and, thus, trauma to the body. This type generally requires smaller incisions and results in shorter, more precise procedure than the traditional method. Twin-Cannula Assisted Liposuction: in this method, a smaller inner cannula stimulates the surgeon’s stroke while the larger outer cannula suctions fat. This compound functionality removes much of the manual labor from the procedure and also results in less burning and scarring, due to the spacing effect of the outer cannula. Laser Assisted Liposuction: a precision low-energy laser beam liquefies fat cells, making them much easier to extract than in other methods. The laser seals blood vessels […]

What is liposuction?

Long Island is home to some of the best beaches around. Maybe you love the beach but haven’t been able to stick to that new diet or fitness routine the way you really wanted to. Maybe you just have a few stubborn extra pounds that make you self-conscious. Whatever the reason, you, like so many others, feel like your body doesn’t quite look the way you’d like and wish you had a little help in getting it there. Liposuction and liposculpture provide worry-free methods of delicately reshaping your body by the removal of excess fat. Through the use of thin, hollow instruments called cannulas and tumescent fluid, fat is numbed, liquefied, and gently siphoned out of problem areas such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, waistline, arms, knees, ankles, calves, cheeks, jowls, and neck. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a widely recognized expert in tumescent liposuction and liposculpture, making him the perfect choice for your Long Island liposuction needs. What can I expect during and after the procedure? Because of the nature of the tumescent liposuction technique, the procedure can be performed, if desired, under a simple local anesthetic and lasts about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the amount of fat being removed. This technique also facilitates a faster recovery time than in traditional liposuction, allowing most patients to return to work in two to three days and even resuming workouts shortly thereafter. Am I a good candidate for liposuction? Though liposuction and liposculpture aren’t intended to solve obesity, they can be used to effectively trim inches from problem areas. The ideal candidate is physically fit and has a healthy diet but is unable to effectively remove excess fat through normal means. Age alone isn’t […]

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve at least heard of CoolSculpting, but you want to know more. What sort of results can you expect with CoolSculpting and why should you choose it over other methods of body sculpting? Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and his team are leading providers of CoolScuplting in New York and are ready to help but, first, let’s go over the basics. Coolsculpting works by suctioning cooling plates to the target areas of excess fat and freezing them so your body can safely metabolize the fat away over a period of about 4 months. While this isn’t intended as a solution for obesity, it is very effective in treating areas of stubborn fat that resist diet and exercise. Between 20-25% of the fat in the treated area is ultimately metabolized with 90% of people treated seeing an undeniable physical reduction of fat after just one treatment. The numbers really speak for themselves, but let’s look at the key differentiators between CoolSculpting and more traditional body sculpting methods: Non-surgical: You won’t find any needles, cannulas, or vacuum pumps here. Coolsculpting is the 100% surgery free method of body sculpting. Anesthesia free: Because the CoolSculpting procedure is non-surgical, one happy side benefit is that no anesthesia is needed to perform it, thus you can put worries of the disorientation, numbness, and potential complications associated with anesthesia aside. No down time: not only does the CoolSculpting procedure only take about an hour to complete, but patients typically resume their normal routines and activities the very same day they are treated. No post-procedural recovery time – or the accompanying pain – is experienced. In short, look no further for your answer to eliminating stubborn fat without […]

August 31st, 2015|Fat Reduction|0 Comments

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

Whenever we hear the word “surgery” our natural response is to cringe. Despite the many advances in surgical techniques over the years, we still have that fear of the unknown that gives us pause. Maybe you have some areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away no matter what you do. Every day, you look at them and want to do something, but the fear of surgery grinds your forward momentum to a halt. If you’re reading this and dejectedly nodding “yes”, you may want to consider CoolSculpting. Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is an acknowledged expert in CoolSculpting and has helped countless people just like you. What’s involved in the procedure? CoolSculpting is the FDA cleared and completely non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Research has proven that fat cells are far more susceptible to cold temperatures than are any of the surrounding tissues, and it is this research on which CoolSculpting is based. Cooling plates are suctioned to the targeted area of excess fat and, through a process called Cryolipolysis, the fat cells are frozen solid over the course of about an hour…and that’s basically it! Because it’s a non-surgical procedure, that means there are no needles, no anesthesia, and no down time after treatment. After the procedure, your body begins to naturally metabolize the frozen fat. Within 4 weeks, results of the procedure begin to show, with full results – up to 25% of the fat in the targeted area lost – being realized about 4 months post-procedure. Nine out of ten people have an undeniable reduction in fat after just a single treatment and, again, all without surgery. So if you’re ready to kick fear to the curb and send that […]

August 10th, 2015|Fat Reduction|0 Comments

What is CoolSculpting?

So you’re finally ready to admit you could use some help. You’ve diligently dieted, emphatically exercised, but still you have stubborn pockets of fat that taunt you as you look in the mirror. All joking aside, if you feel this way, you aren’t alone. You’re serious about doing something but maybe liposuction just isn’t for you. If that’s the case, have you considered CoolSculpting? Long Island physician Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is your CoolSculpting expert. Research has shown that fat cells are more susceptible to cold temperatures than are any other surrounding tissues. Utilizing a technique called Cryolipolysis, extreme cold temperatures are emitted through cooling plates to freeze the targeted area of excess fat. Post-procedure, the body begins to naturally metabolize the frozen fat cells, effectively eliminating 20-25% of the fat in the targeted area – without surgery! Results begin to show in about four weeks with progressive improvements through four months after treatment. What can I expect during and after the procedure? Because CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical procedure, it requires no anesthesia to perform. The targeted area of excess fat will be frozen over the course of about an hour with cooling plates then the procedure is essentially over – your body will do the rest of the work on its own over the coming weeks and months. Patients typically resume their normal routines and activities the very same day they are treated, so there’s no need to worry about downtime like you would with a normal surgical solution. If you’re ready to take the next step toward a more confident you but don’t like the idea of surgery, try CoolSculpting. Long Island expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar and his staff are waiting for your […]

Is Botox® safe?

Let’s be honest – you know you’ve thought about it. You’ve seen the commercials, and heard the stories of celebrities using Botox® injections to defy the signs of aging for years. Maybe you even know someone who’s had a Botox® treatment…but you still aren’t sure if it’s really as safe as people make it out to be. If you have concerns about Botox®, Long Island dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the man to call. Where does Botox® come from? It’s true that Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is derived from the bacterium that causes botulism, a form of muscle and nerve paralysis. But, just as scalpel in the hands of a trained professional can be used to artfully reconstruct and transform a person’s appearance, so can Dr. Rokhsar use Botox® injections as an instrument of beauty and confidence for you. Botox® injections have a long history of safe and successful use in the treatment of unwanted facial wrinkles and lines and has more recently achieved FDA approval for use in the treatment of excessive sweating. Also, because Botox® is a naturally occurring substance, it can be used to achieve results without the use of harsh chemicals or surgery. Are there any restrictions or side-effects for treatment? There are very few restrictions on the use of Botox® treatments. In general, patients who are pregnant or who suffer from neurologic disorders, such as ALS, Myasthenia-Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome should not be treated with Botox®. The most common side-effects include headache, nausea, respiratory infection, flu, and temporary drooping of the eyelids, but can also include pain and redness at the injection site, in the face, and muscle weakness. These generally occur within a week of treatment […]

June 29th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar Now Offers KYBELLA for Chin Sculpting

KYBELLA—the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for submental fullness—is now available from New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center and from our surgeon, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar.  Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is one of the first doctors selected by Kythera, the maker of KYBELLA to offer this revolutionary procedure in Manhattan and long island and has been selected as a clinical trial site. For patients in New York, KYBELLA can target: The double-chin effect. Weight that collects in the lower face regardless of diet and exercise. Heaviness around the chin that can develop as you age. KYBELLA permanently destroys the fat cells around the chin. Within a few non-invasive treatments, you can expect a major improvement to the way that you look and the way that you feel about your appearance. Innovation and Effectiveness: Why We’re Excited about KYBELLA As a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, Dr. Rokhsar closely follows developments in aesthetic treatment. He trains in the latest technology, prioritizes safety, and has invented several non-surgical procedures during his career. He and our practice are proud to offer KYBELLA to our New York patients because it is: Targets an important and common need. Many patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of fat around their chin. Few cosmetic options were available before KYBELLA, and most required surgery and downtime. A game-changer. You may be familiar with BOTOX®, the injectable that made it possible for patients to appear years younger without surgical intervention. We expect KYBELLA to create a similar non-surgical revolution in how patients treat heaviness in the chin. An FDA-approved solution. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved KYBELLAas a treatment for submental fat.Patients in the FDA process reported an […]

June 15th, 2015|Injectables|0 Comments

Are there any physical restrictions after I get Botox®?

Probably one of the biggest benefits of using Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin, for cosmetic treatment is how safe it is. Botox® is FDA approved for use in treating common signs of aging, like frown lines and crow’s feet, excessive perspiration in areas like the underarms, hands, and feet, and even for gentle reshaping of the jaw line to decrease facial roundness. When administered by an experienced professional like Long Island Botox® expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, post-procedural downtime is almost non-existent. Patients are generally able to resume their normal routines the very same day, but there are a few things to be aware of to ensure your results are the best they can be. How soon after Botox® can I work out? Botox® is a locally injected toxin that targets specific nerves to achieve the desired results. Exercise increases blood circulation in the body, including the face, and can potentially cause the movement of Botox® out of the targeted area, diminishing the treatment’s effectiveness and causing complications in surrounding areas. For these reasons, we recommend refraining from exercise or strenuous activity for 24 hours after your treatment. Are there non-workout related restrictions I should be aware of? As a general rule, anything that will place abnormal pressure on the areas treated with Botox® should be avoided for about a day. Patients should not massage or get massages on the affected areas or wear apparel that places pressure on them – for example, goggles, if areas of your face were treated. Patients should also avoid lying down or bending over for several hours post-treatment. As with the exercise restriction above, the intent here is to prevent displacement of the Botox® fluid. If you have questions […]

June 8th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments

Is Botox® the best non-surgical treatment for me?

So you’ve made a decision. You’re tired of the face in the mirror looking older than you feel inside, and you’re ready to do something about it. With so many options available, though, how do you know which treatment will give you the results you’re looking for? Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, Manhattan Botox® expert, is also widely regarded as a provider of many other non-surgical treatment options and can help determine the right path for you. Before you even have a consultation with Dr. Rokhsar, though, let’s go through the main types of treatment available: Botox®: a naturally occurring neurotoxin that has been in use for the removal of facial age lines for over 10 years. Botox® is commonly used to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines, but it can also be used to gently reshape the jawline. It is administered via tiny injections in the target area, with results being apparent in about a week and lasting 3-5 months. After multiple treatments, results sometime last for up to 6-8 months. Juvederm: a smooth gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance made by the body to maintain skin hydration, is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler proven safe for people of color. Common applications of Juvederm are for treatment of laugh lines, acne scars, under-eye bags, and enhancement of the lips and results last for 6-12 months. Voluma XC: the newest FDA approved addition to injectable fillers, Voluma XC is a viscous hyaluronic acid gel primarily used for replenishing fullness in the cheeks and cheekbones. Results can last up to two years. Radiesse: an injectable filler made of synthetic microspheres in gel, Radiesse is best used in the treatment of moderate to […]

May 18th, 2015|Botox|0 Comments