Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Jeffrey Rockmore, MD, FACS

Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore is a board-certified plastic surgeon with exceptional training and expertise and a reputation for unsurpassed patient care. With over 25 years of experience, he has dedicated his career to providing natural-looking results while ensuring patient safety and satisfaction. His extensive education, specialized training, leadership, and commitment to innovation have made him a respected leader in his field.

Credentials At-a-Glance

Education & Training

  • Advanced Training: Cosmetic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • Residency: General Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, NY

Certifications

  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Licensure: New York

Society Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Aesthetic Society (Formerly ASAPS)
  • American College of Surgeons

Education and Training

Dr. Rockmore’s academic achievements reflect his dedication to excellence. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College, followed by a general surgery residency and plastic surgery fellowship at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Further advanced training in cosmetic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital honed his skills and prepared him for a distinguished career.

“I view training as a lifelong endeavor. Because plastic surgery techniques and technology continually evolve, we as surgeons need to adapt as well. I do so by frequently attending conferences and reviewing the latest medical literature.”

-Dr. Rockmore

A Collaborative and Compassionate Approach to Patient Care

Dr. Rockmore believes in building strong, collaborative relationships with his patients to achieve the best aesthetic results. He takes the time to understand your goals and concerns, designing personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. His compassionate approach ensures you feel supported and informed throughout your surgical journey.
Dr. Rockmore sets himself apart from other plastic surgeons by using a “3-dimensional” approach when planning surgery. Instead of just envisioning your results as a static image, he uses his expertise to imagine how your enhanced body or face will move, age, and complement your other features. He communicates with candor and confidence, helping you understand how to best achieve your goals without making unrealistic promises.

“It all comes down to a feeling that patients have after meeting me — that I listened to their concerns and they trust my approach to achieve their dreams.”

-Dr. Rockmore

Special Clinical Interests

Dr. Rockmore specializes in a wide range of plastic surgery procedures, with a particular focus on the following:

  • Breast Augmentation: Dr. Rockmore has performed over 6,000 breast procedures, focusing on achieving natural-looking results
  • Breast Lift: With more than 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Rockmore achieves tailored outcomes that surpass patient expectations
  • Liposuction: As a pioneer in power-assisted liposuction (PAL) for body sculpting, Dr. Rockmore has honed his expertise over 3,000+ procedures
  • Mommy Makeover: Dr. Rockmore offers in-depth consultations and customized plans to help women regain their pre-pregnancy figure and confidence
  • Rhinoplasty: Dr. Rockmore has extensive experience with primary and revision rhinoplasty; he delivers exceptional results with optimal function and aesthetics
  • Facelift: Focusing on natural rejuvenation and postoperative support. Dr. Rockmore has refined his techniques through thousands of surgeries

Dr. Rockmore’s dedication to these specialized procedures reflects his commitment to delivering personalized, high-quality care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Progressive Surgical Methods

Dr. Rockmore enhances patient care through innovative techniques. He has dedicated himself to continually adopting and refining advanced procedures and technologies to ensure safe outcomes that have clear benefits for his patients.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols

Dr. Rockmore has implemented Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols to improve patient recovery times and overall outcomes. One notable application of these protocols is in his facelift procedures, where he incorporates lymphatic drainage massage and vitamins to expedite healing and reduce discomfort.

Advanced Technology

Setting himself apart from his peers, Dr. Rockmore uses methods and technologies not widely used in his area or by competitors, including:

  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL), enhancing precision and efficiency in body contouring procedures
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift, which results in shorter recovery times and less scarring
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty, a technique for lower eyelid surgery that avoids external incisions
  • Abdominoplasty employing pain management and sequential compression devices (SCD) at home to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of complications

Specialized Techniques

In addition, Dr. Rockmore offers specialized procedures and techniques, further distinguishing his practice from other plastic surgeons:

  • His 3-D approach to breast enhancement involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals to achieve harmonious, natural-looking results.
  • Often performed during abdominoplasty, umbilicoplasty is a specialized procedure that improves the appearance of the bellybutton.
  • Skin pinch blepharoplasty is a refined eyelid rejuvenation technique that minimizes scarring.
  • Liquid rhinoplasty is a nonsurgical option for nose reshaping using injectable fillers.
  • The Brazilian butt lift with Sculptra® is an innovative, nonsurgical approach to buttock enhancement.
  • Revision of breast augmentation and augmentation mastopexy focuses on modifying and enhancing previous breast surgeries to achieve better outcomes.

Dr. Rockmore’s dedication to adopting the latest advancements ensures that his patients benefit from the most effective and least invasive treatments.

Real Patient Testimonials

Here’s what patients have shared about their experiences:

“I am very happy with the results of my breast lift surgery with Dr. Rockmore. He is very pleasant, and whenever I had a question, or wanted to come into the office, he was very accommodating.”

“Dr. Rockmore listened to and respected my questions and concerns. He put any fear and anxiety I had about my breast augment to rest. The quality of my care before and after surgery has been impeccable.”

“Dr. Rockmore did an excellent job and exceeded expectations. His personality, demeanor, professionalism and results are what I will base recommendations in the future on.”

“Dr. Rockmore has innate compassion, skill and expertise that is born of education, skill and character. I am so fortunate to have been recommended to him.”

Scholarly Contributions

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rockmore is an active researcher and educator. His publications cover a broad range of topics, including breast reconstruction techniques, body contouring, and advanced surgical methods. His notable research contributions include:

  • Circumferential Body Lift: A Safe Outpatient Procedure (ASPS Annual Meeting, 2013)
  • Breast Reconstruction Techniques: Including skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction
  • Anatomy of the IMF: Presented at the Upstate NY Society of Plastic Surgery, 10/1999

Plastic Surgery Educator & Advocate

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Rockmore shapes the next generation of plastic surgeons. His academic appointments as an attending plastic surgeon at Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital, and Northway Surgery & Pain Center further highlight his dedication to surgical education and mentorship.

Beyond the operating room and classroom, Dr. Rockmore is an author and sought-after guest expert. His YouTube channel reaches a broad audience, offering valuable insights and demystifying aesthetics and plastic surgery.

Dr. Rockmore has authored articles for magazines, including a notable piece on maintaining ethnicity in rhinoplasty, and has answered more than 500+ reader questions on RealSelf.com. Through these platforms, Dr. Rockmore provides expert advice and fosters a better understanding of the benefits and possibilities of plastic surgery.

Awards & Recognition

Recognized by his peers and the media for his expertise and contributions to plastic surgery, Dr. Rockmore’s accolades include:

  • US News – Patients’ Top Choice and Top Doc Awards
  • RealSelf Verified Doctor: Over 500 answered community questions
  • Newsweek and Times Union ranking awards
    • America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2021
      • Top 200 Doctor for Breast Augmentation (2021)
      • Top 50 Doctor for Liposuction (2021)
      • Top 40 Doctor for Rhinoplasty (2021)

International and Cross-Cultural Contributions

Dr. Rockmore’s participation in global medical societies, such as The Aesthetic Society, further highlights his commitment to advancing the field of plastic surgery globally. He has established his expertise abroad through his research, notably presenting on vascular surgery outcomes for women at The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery in Kyoto, Japan.

Start Your Journey With a Top Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in New York

Dr. Rockmore serves patients from Latham, Troy, and the greater Albany County area at his Albany, New York, office. Call our office at (518) 328-3330 or request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Rockmore.

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