Rockmore Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck

We all want to look and feel our best. For many, that includes a flat belly and slim waist and midsection. Stretch marks, saggy skin, and bulges can prevent many from looking like their youthful, fit, or pre-pregnancy selves, and limit the clothing they can wear. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can redefine your waistline and help you enjoy a more fit-looking physique with the lasting benefits of a tummy tuck. At his practice in Latham, Albany County, NY, he specializes in this and other body contouring procedures.

Dr. Rockmore is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed thousands of tummy tuck and body contouring procedures during his more than 20 years in practice. His knowledge and expertise enable patients to achieve natural-looking results while minimizing recovery time and scarring.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 329 Front View in Albany & Latham, New York
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Case #329

This 53-year-old patient came in to our office because she was bothered by the appearance of her abdomen. She has had previous pregnancies and has tried diet and exercise. Because of her excess skin and abdominal muscle separation, we decided that she would be an excellent candidate for an abdominoplasty with a rectus muscle plication as well as... Read More
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Case #369

This 28-year-old patient was interested in body contouring and Brazilian butt lift procedures. While she did have a relatively small amount of fat on her body, she did have excess skin which resulted in her being an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck rather than liposuction alone.Because of the small amount of fat she had on her body it did... Read More
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Case #245

This 36 year old patient was unhappy with the way her body looked after having kids. Even after most women lose all the “baby weight” they are still left with excess skin and fat on their stomachs which is almost impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. In addition to her tummy, she didn’t like that her breasts appeared deflated and... Read More
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Case #197

This 53-year-old woman visited our Capital Region New York office to improve her abdomen.  She had a previous surgery which left her with an indented scar of her lower stomach.  She also had overhang which never seemed to go away with diet and exercise.  She wanted her belly to look better and came to discuss the options.  Her... Read More
Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 343 Front View in Albany & Latham, New York
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Case #343

This 46-year-old patient was unhappy with her abdomen and wanted to see what her options were to remove the excess skin and fat that she had. She was interested in learning about non-surgical options, however during her consultation we discussed that ideally she would get the best result with surgery. I performed a tummy tuck with liposuction. She... Read More
Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 328 Front View in Albany & Latham, New York
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Case #328

This 48-year-old patient was unhappy with the way her abdomen looked after her pregnancies. She expressed that she was not seeing improvement with diet and exercise and wanted to discuss what her options were. On examination, she had a rectus diastasis with skin laxity of her abdomen and love handle region. During her visit, we discussed that she... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?

At his Latham practice, Dr. Rockmore’s tummy tuck patients each have different motivations for seeking surgery. However, there are a few common causes of the stretched abdominal tissue they’d like to address. Some of the things that typically change the shape and firmness of the belly include:

  • Pregnancy: The abdomen changes dramatically after even a single pregnancy in some women. Few women can escape pregnancy without some changes in the abdominal wall. The skin and muscles are stretched during the pregnancy and often do not have enough elasticity to shrink afterward and regain their old form. This can leave loose skin with stretch marks and a lower belly bulge from the separated abdominal muscles.
  • Weight loss: Whether male or female, when we lose weight our skin can sometimes be too loose to contract and fit our new form. This is especially true when there is significant weight fluctuation, and it can result in hanging skin, called a pannus. A tummy tuck can remove the excess, hanging skin and tighten the skin that remains.
  • Abdominal surgeries: Previous surgery on the lower abdomen can leave scars as well as loose skin and muscles that can be improved with a tummy tuck. In some cases, the scars can be removed and replaced by a well-concealed tummy tuck scar.

Dr. Rockmore will talk to you about your lifestyle and medical history and your reasons for seeking surgery during a thorough consultation. These can help him better understand your expectations and lead to a successful outcome.

After performing a physical exam and discussing your goals, Dr. Rockmore creates a surgical plan designed to meet your unique needs. Some patients combine other procedures, such as a breast lift and liposuction, with a tummy tuck—often called a mommy makeover. There are a variety of different tummy tuck options that allow Dr. Rockmore to create an individualized approach for your ideal results.

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When you meet with Dr. Rockmore, you’ll understand why men and women trust him with their plastic surgery results. His years of experience and refined aesthetic eye place him among the top plastic surgeons in the Capital Region.

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Types of Tummy Tucks

Every person’s midsection is unique. There are a variety of different tummy tuck options that allow Dr. Rockmore to create an individualized approach to meet your needs and expectations. These include:

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is used when the area in need of improvement is limited to the lower abdomen below the umbilicus, or bellybutton. It is often combined with liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks to enhance the contour further. The skin and muscles of the lower belly are tightened, but no improvement of the upper abdomen or the area around the belly button is possible. The advantages of a mini tummy tuck are that the scar is shorter, the recovery quicker, and the cost lower.

Tummy Tuck

A traditional tummy tuck is used when improvement is desired both above and below the belly button. The abdominal muscles, called the rectus muscles, are tightened to create a flat foundation. These muscles are left intact and are pulled back together in a process called plication. The skin is then lifted and tightened over the entire abdomen. This results in a scar from hip to hip that is hidden within the underwear line in most people. Over time, this usually fades and becomes more discreet. There is also a small scar around the umbilicus. Liposuction is frequently used in conjunction with a tummy tuck to remove any unwanted fat and to contour the waistline further.

Extended Tummy Tuck

In some women and men, there is more significant laxity of the skin, and the overhang extends around the hips. In this situation, an extended tummy tuck is sometimes needed. This allows further skin tightening of the sides of the belly than a traditional tummy tuck and results in a longer scar.

Umbilicoplasty

The goal of this procedure is to improve the appearance of the belly button. Commonly performed for women post-pregnancy, it may be combined as part of a tummy tuck, lower body lift, or completed alone. An umbilicoplasty may involve reshaping, reducing, scar revision, or inverting a protruding belly button. With a small incision and short procedure, your belly button will have the natural appearance of an “innie” with attractive results for bathing suits and normal clothing.

During your consultation with Dr. Rockmore, you can point out the areas that bother you most. After examining your abdomen, he can then discuss the specific options for you and help you come up with a plan that best meets your needs.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck ranges from $9,000 to $10,000 at our Latham practice near Albany, NY. This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Tummy tucks are typically done as outpatient procedures at the surgical center near Dr. Rockmore’s office. It is a fully accredited facility, and a board-certified anesthesiologist will provide your anesthesia care. On the day of your tummy tuck, you will meet Dr. Rockmore and have the opportunity to ask any remaining questions. While you are standing, he will make surgical markings on your midsection. You will then be brought into the operating room for your tummy tuck using the techniques described above.

After the procedure, you will be observed in the surgery center for a couple of hours to make sure that you are recovering well. A friend or family member will then be needed to take you home.

  • Experience with thousands of tummy tuck and body contouring procedures
  • A caring, compassionate approach to every patient and their needs
  • Knowledge and expertise that enable Dr. Rockmore to individualize his approach to your abdomen to maximize your results while minimizing your recovery time

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Rockmore Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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HealthGrades
5.0/5
Dec 9, 2017
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I had a breast lift and implant done Nov 22 2017 by Dr. Rockmore. I am about 2 weeks out now with beautiful results. Dr. Rockmore made the most perfect incisions which are almost invisible! Dr Rockmore is amazing and extremely skilled! He truly knows best! Thank you!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 3, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore is a ROCKSTAR with giving Botox injections! He is confident, calm and flawless! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Rockmore!!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 30, 2017
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I chose Dr. Rockmore for breast augmentation surgery after having done considerable due diligence. Why? The consistency of the nature of the praise received from other patients which, based upon my experience, is both well deserved and accurate. The entire process from start to finish was the perfect blend of professionalism and warmth from both Dr. Rockmore and his entire staff and, most importantly, I could not be more pleased with the results. He listened to what I wanted and that is exactly the result I achieved.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 18, 2017
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
To avoid the hassle and expense and risks associated with multiple procedures and general anesthesia, I decided to have all my 'issues' addressed in one surgery. Dr. Rockmore performed an endoscopic brow lift, lower face lift, eyelids, and fat redistribution to fill out my cheeks. In just 3 weeks, I went back to work looking 10-15 years younger (so I'm told!). Dr. Rockmore's surgery is artful and precise. I've recommended him to several friends - who want the same great results that I had.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore spent time to understand what I was looking for with the procedure and took into account my lifestyle when deciding size and shape. I could not be happier with how everything turned out. He went over the procedure, down time, healing process and spent time answering all my questions. He is very easy to talk to.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 5, 2017
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I could not be happier with my decision to undergo the procedure with Dr. Rockmore. He has incredible bedside manner and takes time to understand what I was looking for. I am so happy with my results and how quickly everything healed.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2017
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After having 3 kids I came to Dr. Rockmore for a Mommy Makeover. He came very highly recommended by several people and absolutely lived up to his reputation! He made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and the results are above and beyond what I hoped for. I look better than I did before kids! I am so happy to feel comfortable in my own skin again. Everything about Dr. Rockmore, the staff and the facilities exceeded my expectations.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2017
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I went to Dr. Rockmore for double-incision top surgery (a gender confirming surgery for FTMs). He was very friendly and professional and I am pleased with my results. Everyone at the Plastic Surgery Group from the nurses to the receptionists were very nice. I had a great experience and would definitely recommend him.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore and his staff are amazing. They were kind and personable. I would highly recommend Dr. Rockmore for surgery as he does impeccable work. During consultation all of my questions were answered, surgery went smoothly, and post op there was never a time I felt like I couldn't call with a question.
Vitals
5.0/5
Aug 29, 2017
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I saw Dr. Rockmore for several surgical procedures to improve my appearance. He came highly recommended for his experience, talent and bedside manner. I was nervous but he took time to answer my questions and reassure me. I am so happy I put my confidence in him. His staff both medical and administrative are also wonderful to deal with.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 21, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore is amazing!! Super professional, kind, candid. with a great personality. He takes his time with you. You never feel rushed. The prices are clear and the staff is friendly and very helpful. The Practice is modern, pristine and top notch.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2017
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I consulted Dr. Rockmore because of breast asymmetry following a lumpectomy and radiation. Previously I had been advised that tissue that had been exposed to radiation was not able to be cosmetically altered. I was very happy to see the many before-and-afters on Dr. Rockmore's site that proved that judgment wrong. I am now 2 months post-op and I cannot express how happy I am with Dr. Rockmore's result! My breasts are full, soft, and totally symmetrical again! A skilled, caring surgeon.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2017
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After 3 C-sections I needed a tummy tuck to fix the ungodly scar I had. Dr. Rockmore did just that and I could not be any more pleased! What an amazing artist who has an eye for creating a masterpiece. My abdominals are better now than when I was in my 20's! His bedside manner is wonderful and he answers every question and concern with patience and compassion. I would highly recommend Dr. Rockmore.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2017
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After 3 C-sections I had a scar that needed to be fixed. Dr. Rockmore was able to perform a tummy tuck and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. My abdominal area has never looked better. Dr. Rockmore has an amazing bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. He does not rush through appointments and answers every concern and question with compassion and patience. He is confident in his abilities and I can see why, he does an top notch job, couldn't be happier.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 15, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore was wonderful! Very caring and efficient. I look better than I have in many years.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore is an excellent doctor, He answered all of my questions and concerns. If you are considering plastic surgery, I highly recommend a consultation with him.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 9, 2017
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I recently had a couple of procedures performed by Dr. Rockmore and could not be happier with the results. He made me feel at ease and completely confident in the decision making process. Dr. Rockmore took his time with me, answered all my questions and made me feel like I was his only patient. The Office is amazing. Every person I dealt with was professional and friendly. I joke that my Creditcare Card will never have a zero balance!
Vitals
5.0/5
May 9, 2017
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COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS OF MY SURGERIES - I LOVE DR. ROCKMORE - HIS STAFF AND I HAVE THE CONFIDENCE AND LOVE OF MY BODY BACK! I JOKE THAT MY CREDITCARE CARD WILL NEVER HAVE A ZERO BALANCE!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Apr 8, 2017
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I had breast augmentation and I am so happy I picked dr rockmore. He is so professional and made me feel so comfortable.He gave me the look I have been dreaming about and the confidence I have been lacking.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2017
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I had breast augmentation, dr rockmore was so professional and honest about everything. He gave me the look I have dreamed of for years! he gave me the confidence I never had! I'm beyond grateful! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants breast augmentation!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 28, 2017
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Dr. Rockmore is amazing!! I had lost a great deal amount of weight and had decided on getting a tummy tuck. His bedside manner is second to none. He made me feel very at ease the entire time. I am 6 weeks post surgery and feel better than I have in years. He did an absolutely fantastic job and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Vitals
5.0/5
Feb 16, 2017
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr.Rockmore is an amazing artist who pays very close attention to what the patients wishes are. I could not be more pleased with my results. After visiting three plastic surgeons highly rated in my area I am truly HAPPY with the choice I made!!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Feb 16, 2017
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr.Rockmore is an amazing artist! I had a full lipoabdominoplasty with hernia repair and I have to say for the first time in 22 years I am finally comfortable in my own skin! With many plastic surgeons to choose from in my area I definitely made the perfect choice! His staff was very polite and kind since my very first visit. I would highly recommend Dr.Rockmore for anyone in search of brilliance!!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2017
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is extremely professional, talented, and caring. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rockmore, he did an amazing job on my breast lift with implants. From the very beginning I felt extremely comfortable and felt that he understood what I was looking for as my end results. Dr. Rockmore and his assistant were extremely accommodating and kind every step of the way. Never once did I feel like he was pushing me one way or another to ultimately spend more money, unfortunately other surgeons do act that way so it was a breath of fresh air having Dr. Rockmore's ultimate goal be my happiness. I am so happy with my end results and highly recommend Dr. Rockmore. Before surgery I knew he would do a good job, but when I finally got to look at my breasts after surgery I was overjoyed with the results.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2017
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True Body Sculpting Artist- I had an Abdominoplasty in December 2016. I must say that I am more than pleased with the results. I had bulging in my tummy area after having 4 children. Since the surgery, I now have my pre-pregnancy tummy. Dr. Rockmore and his staff are knowledgeable, caring, and professional. He is definitely skilled in his work!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 7, 2017
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I'm a transgender male and had my top surgery done by Dr. Rockmore. Throughout the entire process, consultation to getting my drains out, Dr. Rockmore and his team were beyond helpful and accommodating. The procedure was life changing and Dr. Rockmore saved my life. My chest results look incredible and surpassed any expectation I had. I'm so thankful. I highly recommend him and his amazing team for any procedures!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 27, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is always pleasant and caring. I am a more high maintenance patient (pain and I are not friends) he was available after hours and even provided his personal cell phone for my husband to send him photos of an area of my tummy tuck (which included lipo) that I was concerned about. He was quick to respond and I was relieved that it was just redness from my binder. I highly recommend Dr. Rockmore. His staff is also awesome, they treated us kindly and with efficiency. Dr. Rockmore is professional, personable and in my opinion an expect in his field. I will use him for all future procedures. I look forward to seeing he and his staff soon!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 21, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore did a Blepharoplasty several months ago I am very satisfied with the results of the surgery. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable from the very first visit. Would definitely recommend Dr . Rockmore to anyone who is considering to have cosmetic surgery.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 19, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore, as well as all of his office staff, were extremely welcoming and friendly. Dr. Rockmore is an experienced doctor who comes highly recommended. He takes the time to answer any and all questions you have to ensure that you are comfortable with the services being provided.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is outstanding in every way - compassionate, talented, and has an awesome staff supporting you as well. He is always able to make the improvements you want while keeping you looking totally like yourself and not at all fake. I've been going to him for many years for in office procedures and he takes the same attentive care to the quickest office procedure as he does to more extensive surgery. I recently had a neck lift and rhinopolasty and 2 weeks post op felt completely healed.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 29, 2016
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I knew I was choosing Dr. Rockmore even before I had my consultation based on a few women I knew who had their surgery with him. As an RN in a large hospital I work with a lot of doctors from many different specialties every day and I have to say Dr. Rockmore is by far top three of the most caring and compassionate health care providers I've ever come across. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. He listens to them and answers every single question they have even if it takes an extra 30 minutes of his time. I never though I would be this happy with breast implants but it was the best thing I've ever done for myself. I can honestly say I trust him with my life when going under general anesthesia to have plastic surgery. In my opinion he should either have his own medical show or join the television show Botched on E! News with Drs. John Nassif and Terry Dubrow. There are plenty of amazing plastic surgeons here in the capital region but I myself believe Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore is the best!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 25, 2016
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First and foremost I want to say how pleased I am with the results thus far with my abdominoplasty with lipo, breast lift, and breast augmentation. (Mommy makeover) With words alone I cannot express how life-changing this experience has been for me. I am a mom of four children and I can honestly say for the first time since having them I feel feminine, genuinely beautiful, and comfortable in my own skin. Dr. Rockmore is an incredibly talented plastic surgeon and has helped me achieve the exact look I was hoping for. From his professionalism, expertise, and empathetic bedside manner, along with his great sense of humor; he is an all around an amazing doctor. You can feel his passion and love for his work radiating from him. Both him and his nurses/staff were kind, professional and knowledgeable. Since the moment I made my consultation appointment, everyone made me feel comfortable and understood. They always made time for my many questions and concerns, providing me with peace of mind. I cannot thank Dr. Rockmore enough for his time and his beautiful work. "Confidence IS beautiful" and the Plastic Surgery Group helped me feel beautiful again. THANK YOU!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 22, 2016
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I knew I was choosing Dr. Rockmore even before I had my consultation with him based on a few women I know who had their breast augmentation with him. As an RN at Albany Med I work with a lot of doctors from many different specialties every day and I have to say Dr. Rockmore is by far top three of the most caring and compassionate health care providers I've ever come across. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. He listens to them and answers every single question they have even if it takes an extra 30 minutes of his time. I never though I would be this happy with breast implants but it was the best thing I've ever done for myself. I can honestly say I trust him with my life when going under general anesthesia to have plastic surgery. In my opinion he should either have his own medical show or join the television show Botched on E! News with Drs. John Nassif and Terry Dubrow. No doubt there are plenty of amazing plastic surgeons out there but if you're in the capital region and you don't chose Dr. Rockmore as your plastic surgeon then you probably shouldn't have plastic surgery.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 6, 2016
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Rockmore. I would not go to anyone else. He is absolutely the best!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
As a nurse of 25 + years, I have definite high expectations in obtaining medical care. This practice is professional, caring and extremely competent. Dr. Rockmore performed a bilateral blepharoplasty on me and the results were absolutely incredible. It is amazing how much I can see and the increase acuity is simply just "Wow" Comments made to me are: You look so bright, alive and years younger! Thank you Dr. Rockmore, you are the best.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore is nothing short of fantastic. I am 50 yrs old and have a stressful, sedentary job. I work 12-18 hours a day, most of it, sitting down. Inevitably weight gain occurred over the years. I tried diets and exercise which work for people who work 9-5 M-F. I sought out Dr. Rockmore for a "Tummy Tuck". It was a huge decision that was well thought out. Not only is his skill as a surgeon 2nd to none, his bedside manner in reassuring all my fears and concerns is also 2nd to none. I'm 6 months post surgery and I am so grateful to him. He is a true professional, an excellent surgeon, and just a nice guy. Thank you Dr. Rockmore for everything you did for me!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Aug 16, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore and his staff were not only professional, but personal! I give them 5 stars for the care and comfort they gave to me! I had a 28 yr old ruptured silicone implant that needed removal and clean up before a new implant could be placed. Dr. Rockmore not only made me feel relaxed, but for something so personal, I could not have placed my trust in anyone better! The result was better than expected, I will recommend him above all others to friends and family!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 15, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore has a very kind and calming demeanor. I was excited, yet apprehensive, about my face/chin lift; his pleasant and reassuring manner eased my apprehension. I knew he was knowledgeable based on my research; however it was his smile, listening skills, and confidence that made me choose him for the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Rockmore if you are seeking a positive change in your appearance. - Marion
Google
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2016
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I saw Dr Rockmore after I had lost 200 pounds from WLS, the 1st surgery I had 15 pounds of extra skin removed. It was a big change and Dr Rockmore did wonders at removing all that skin, Then 1 year later I went back again since my wife and I were so pleased I had more extra skin removed and this time it was 6 pounds removed.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2016
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I had a great experience with Dr. Rockmore. The work he did was excellent and he is has a very good bedside manor. I'm very pleased with my results and would definitely recommend him to others.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 30, 2016
HealthGrades Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr Rockmore is personable and listened to exactly what results I was trying to achieve. I would recommend him to anyone.
Google
5.0/5
May 12, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Doctor Rockmore has extensive knowledge and a depth of experience and a keen ability to meet unexpected contingencies. I saw firsthand while undergoing my procedure his great skill and calm demeanor. The Plastic Surgery Group at Patroon Creek is a beautiful place to visit. When you first walk in it has an aura of quiet beauty. The staff and nurses are most welcoming when you arrive. Everyone is remarkable:- attentive, caring, intelligent, thoughtful and kind! I wish to thank and acknowledge RN Kathleen and RN Kaylie and the nurses who assisted in my post Op care, i.e., RN Susan for removing my stitches with gentle skill and patience and Christine’s lymphatic massage with her soft and gentle touch. What a great person! I wish to warmly thank and acknowledge all the OR nurses who assisted Dr. Rockmore throughout my surgery: Jane, Megan, Gwen, Kathy, Elise and Diane. These great women were truly remarkable:- attentive, caring, quick thinking, alert and KIND to me! I also wish to warmly thank the staff, especially Jacolyn, Linda and Anne, and dear Liz who guided me through the steps. These great women were so attentive, thoughtful and helpful to me. My surgery had a successful and pleasing outcome. I love my new look! Thank you, Thank you! I shall not soon forget each of you – you are the A Team! With every good wish, Dori Brown May 12, 2016
Google
5.0/5
May 5, 2016
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I sought the expertise of Dr Rockmore following a significant weight loss that left me with excess skin in several places. Immediately following my initial consult I was sold! Dr Rockmore and his staff were wonderful from start to finish. I'm currently two weeks out from my procedures (Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck, Brachioplasty & breast lift and augmentation) and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend Dr Rockmore to anyone seeking a caring, professional and extremely competent surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 30, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I had top surgery and a body lift with liposuction.I tried to go in with little expectation but of course I wanted the world and more. I was shocked when my results were better than i imagined! Dr.Rockmore did an awesome job! He told me only 20lbs would be lost but that it was the tightness and lost skin that would maka a difference. I lost closer to 30 after the swelling went down but I lost two pants and two shirt sizes. My top did not hurt at all, I could have been back to daily life the next day and my scars are very thin lines. The scar on my belly is below my boxer line and is not that bad but the recovery was very painful. I was not prepared for the amount of pain but nothing the Doctor could have said would have prepared me. Liposuction is like a numbing and burning sensation, it creates extra sensitivity, I still dont have all the feeling back in my butt area but I would not change my decision to have the surgery! Dr.Rockmore was very pleasant and efficient, he works to please! I would deffinetly reccomend him to others looking for a change in body shape and top removal/reduction.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 29, 2016
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I recently went to Dr. Rockmore for a breast augmentation. I couldn't be happier with the results and would highly recommend him! The procedure was quick and the recovery was not bad. I went back to work 5 days later.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2016
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I would recommend Dr. Rockmore to all of my friends and family as I had a great experience. I went to Dr. Rockmore for my 3rd consultation for my breast revision. I ended up having surgery with him and I have absolutely no regrets. He is a well respected physician, very skilled and is eager to make you happy! His staff is also amazing and makes you feel very comfortable.
Vitals
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2016
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I am SO happy with a procedure performed for me by Dr. Rockmore! I could not be happier with my results. His kindness, compassion and true professionalism was a much added bonus to a procedure that exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend him and could not have asked for a more successful outcome! Thank you Dr. Rockmore!!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2016
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I spent a long time researching breast augmentation procedures and plastic surgeons. I found Dr. Rockmore at The Plastic Surgery Group. It was a bit of a drive from my house, but it was worth it. Dr. Rockmore is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He is realistic about the appropriate size and type of implant based upon each person's body type. The surgery and recovery were quick and I have minimal scarring that is fading. I would highly reccomend Dr. Rockmore to anyone considering plastic surgery.
Vitals
3.0/5
Jan 23, 2016
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
My experience with dr rockmore was excellant. I had surgery on my face and neck could not be happier! From my first call to his office to my last follow up appointment I was treated very well. He is an amazing doctor. His nurse Liz was very helpful and informative. Five star experience.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2015
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I researched breast lift and augmentation surgeons for many months and after several different consultations decided on Dr. Rockmore. He was kind yet knowledgeable without being unrealistic about false promises and what I could expect. I would consider myself to be an extreme case of breast sage and deflation. I have very thin tissue like skin that was stretched to the max. After spending the needed time with us and suggesting type and size of implants our surgery was scheduled just 2 weeks later. The results so far have been truly amazing. Only 4 weeks post op the scars are already just thin lines and barely even discolored. the implants are settling in nicely and I am starting to even have a little bit of cleavage which we weren't sure would happen because of my breast being naturally so far apart. His Staff was amazing, especially Liz who took any stress of the logistics right out of our hands. Would highly recommend Dr. Rockmore and his staff.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Dec 20, 2015
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Back in 2002, I decided on another Dr. in the Plastic Surgery Group for a LeJour breast reduction. On the day of my surgery, Dr. Rockmore walked in. I was told that the procedure had better results with two doctors operating simultaneously. (I don't think this is true. . . I think Dr. Rockmore was training the other Dr. in this technique.) The result was that I had identical surgery on both breasts, but with different doctors. Coming out of anesthesia, my first question was "Who did which side?" It was amazing how well the scars healed on Dr. Rockmore's side in comparison with the other Dr. - where part of the incision actually became infected! Six years later, when diagnosed with breast cancer and facing a double mastectomy with reconstruction, I knew who my Dr. would be: Dr. Rockmore. I had five surgeries in 2008/2009: Double mastectomy with reconstruction, implant exchange, nipple/areola reconstruction, and two minor scar revisions for keloids. Dr. Rockmore's scars heal beautifully. Some are not even noticeable. This fall (2015) I was again faced with revision surgery, due to implant slippage. Dr. Rockmore did an implant exchange so I now have the new "teardrop" silicone implants, he added slings to prevent slippage, and he removed some fat from my thighs to fill in some concave areas in my upper chest. As a result, I now have more natural cleavage and better decollatage. This was a more intense surgery than I anticipated, but the results are beautiful. Listen, here's the thing. . . Dr. Rockmore is very honest and up-front about how different people heal differently. Bodies are different. He is an artist who does his best to achieve gorgeous and natural results. However, sometimes challenges cannot be anticipated. If you decide to have surgery, you need to go into it realizing that you need to be an active participant not only in your medical decisions, but in the effectiveness of your healing. Besides the obvious things like not smoking and drinking - you need to take exercise restrictions seriously. Give your body the time it needs to heal. Take care of your incisions and your skin. Be an active participant in your results. I've learned this after so many surgeries! That said, I adore Nancy, who books his appointments and handles insurance questions. She's a bit hard to get on the phone, but she always answers my messages in a timely fashion. Once in the beautiful offices, your appointments are handled quickly (no wasted time sitting, often embarrassed, in the waiting room) and his nurses are SUPURB. Nurse Cathy Hogan has especially seen me in some awkward situations, and her empathy (not to mention her adroit skill in removing stitches) is amazing. They helped make me not dread my appointments so much, all the nurses are so forthcoming and helpful. Dr. Rockmore will give you honest answers to delicate questions. I've seen results from other breast cancer patients who went to other doctors, and I always think my scars are the most beautiful. Don't wait - have a consultation.
Vitals
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2015
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Had a "mommy make over" (tummy tuck, breast reduction/lift, and liposuction) three weeks ago. Dr. Rockmore was a complete gentleman and professional. He did an amazing job, I feel like I am 18 again! My breasts were heavy and very saggy, and I could not seem to get rid of my middle or saddle bags on my thighs not matter how much exercise and diet that I tried. I was so frustrated and miserable. After the free consultation I knew immediately this was the right procedure for me. I could't be happier. The first week to ten days are definitely uncomfortable but weeks three I am feeling like myself again. Would recommend Dr. Rockmore 100%
Google
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2015
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is absolutely superb; an artist and a perfectionist. My results are nothing short of phenomenal and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. He is attentive, patient and very open to any questions or concerns. I knew after the initial consult that he was "my guy". I am now a patient for life.
Vitals
5.0/5
Nov 10, 2015
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I was referred to Dr. Rockmore by a friend and was very impressed with him from our first meeting. He was open, knowledgeable, kind and reassuring. His work is impeccable and he is clearly an expert in his field. The office staff too was professional, courteous and attentive. An A+ experience in every way.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2015
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
My experience with Dr. Rockmore and The Plastic Surgey Group was very good. I found the office to be clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful. I chose to have a breast lift and augmentation after having five children --it was high time for some mom tlc. Dr. Rockmore did a fabulous job. The healing time was as expected. The result is very natural and lovely. I enjoy the way clothes fit my body now and I feel comfortable and confident. Dr. Rockmore is caring and compassionate. My only regret is waiting so long.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2015
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is impeccable in his care and concern for his patients. He is meticulous, courteous and gifted in his skills as a surgeon. As a physician, he makes you feel very comfortable and explains everything, leaving no stone unturned! Dr. Rockmore offers the most current trends for the best results. As a patient, I would, and continue to recommend all of my family and friends to his practice. He has an extraordinary staff!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2015
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I have been a patient of Dr. Rockmore's for ten years. I have watched the practice grow to the point of needing a bigger building! One thing that hasn't changed is the "less is more" mentality. There is a new trend of quiet, simple beauty vs. flashy distractions. I call it elegance. Dr. Rockmore has always taken the approach of natural looking results for confidence and ease with one's body. Growing older happens and I accept that but I refuse to throw my hands up. Over the years I received real value for the price of treatment, had no unusual pain or healing issues and I have no regrets. I feel that Dr. Rockmore is truly caring and considerate. I believe he listens well and is 100% involved in my care. The atmoshere at The Plastic Surgery Group is not clinical--it is Spa-like. I recommend a consult with Dr. Rockmore and his staff. Positivity begets positivity! Thank you Dr. R!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 2, 2015
Google Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I have visited Dr. Rockmore for various issues throughout the years. I find that he is incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in his trade. More importantly, he is honest, friendly, and trustworthy. Dr. Rockmoretakes the time to counsel his patients and one never feels rushed during an appointment. The office itself is cutting edge and the entire operation runs smoothly. I would highly recommend Dr. Rockmore to anyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
May 12, 2015
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. RockMore is Amazing!!!. He is cute, friendly, smart, and makes you feel confident going into your life changing decision. He was my third consultation for breast implants with a lift..the second doctor i went to scared me half to death by telling me he was not the right candidate for such a risky procedure. The first doctors before and after pictures looked scary. Lifts are different than just implants because the nipple has to be relocated and doctors have to eyeball the nipple symmetry. But doctor RockMore told me he does breast lifts with implants every week and that i had nothing to fear. I told him i wanted a really small size implant for my stature, and he suggested a quiet bigger size despite my height, and thank goodness i listened to him.. He really knows his stuff... He said if you go to small you will have a really big gap in between your breasts. I asked him if he could keep the size of my areola, because after so much research on breast lifts that i did i would notice that more than half the after pictures the girls nipple sizes would change along with the color and shape. I am 7 days post-op so far, and i love my breasts. My nipples are symmetrical, my nipples have stayed the same color, size, shape and texture, and my size is perfect, they are perky and they feel great! i will be returning to Dr RockMore for a tummy tuck next year not only because he produces wonderful results but he just makes me feel that comfortable, confident, welcome and like my money will be well spent! Also, not only is he amazing, but the staff at American Plastic Surgery are too. Clean, sleek office with very warm friendly faces. I called twice during my week recovery and spoke to a nurse on call and they never made me feel like my questions were stupid or that i was bothering them . i was told to call anytime with any questions or concerns at the end of each call! Hands down, great doctor and great service!
Vitals
5.0/5
May 12, 2015
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. RockMore is Amazing!!!. He is cute, friendly, smart, and makes you feel confident going into your life changing decision. He was my third consultation..the second doctor i went to scared me half to death by telling me he was not the right candidate for such a risky procedure. The first doctors before and after pictures looked scary. Lifts are different than just implants because the nipple has to be relocated and doctors have to eyeball the nipple symmetry. But doctor RockMore told me he does breast lifts with implants every week and that i had nothing to fear. I told him i wanted a really small size implant for my stature, and he suggested a quiet bigger size despite my height, and thank goodness i listened to him.. He really knows his stuff... He said if you go to small you will have a really big gap in between your breasts. I asked him if he could keep the size of my areola, because after so much research on breast lifts that i did i would notice that more than half the after pictures the girls nipple sizes would change along with the color and shape. I am 7 days post-op so far, and i love my breasts. My nipples are symmetrical, my nipples have stayed the same color, size, shape and texture, and my size is perfect, they are perky and they feel great! i will be returning to Dr RockMore for a tummy tuck next year not only because he produces wonderful results but he just makes me feel that comfortable, confident, welcome and like my money will be well spent! Also, not only is he amazing, but the staff at American Plastic Surgery are too. Clean, sleek office with very warm friendly faces. I called twice during my week recovery and spoke to a nurse on call and they never made me feel like my questions were stupid or that i was bothering them . i was told to call anytime with any questions or concerns at the end of each call! Hands down, great doctor and great service!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Apr 8, 2015
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I had a tummy tuck procedure done by dr rockmore and I'm extremely pleased with the outcome of the surgery. Everything dr rockmore said was true for example he said the scar was going to be low and thin and the pain wouldn't be that bad. He was right I stopped taking the prescribed pain killers by the next day and started taking ibuprofen. I would recommend dr rockmore to my friends and family
Vitals
5.0/5
Jan 28, 2015
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Doctor Rockmore is an incredibly gifted surgeon - my wife and I are elated!
Vitals
5.0/5
May 29, 2013
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore performed my Breast Augmentation a year ago and my Rhinoplasty only 5 weeks ago. My breast Augmentation is natural and beautiful. My body looks amazing. I am already thrilled with the results of my Rhinoplasty from 5 weeks ago. I spoke with Dr. Rockmore at length at my consultation for my first surgery. I knew I felt comfortable with him as my surgeon even before my consultation was complete. Dr. Rockmore's before and after photos speak for themselves on his website. He has true talent when it comes to sculpting any part of the body. I found his honest and direct demeanor very comforting. I appreciated that he was not like many other Plastic Surgeons that I have had consultations with. I found Dr. Rockmore to be very approachable, highly intelligent, thorough, and patient with all of my questions and concerns. He understood how I was feeling at first as an apprehensive patient and put me right to ease with his approach and bedside manner. I cannot stress how important it is to find the right fit of personality, strategy, and style when selecting a surgeon. I do suggest interviewing several Plastic Surgeons if you feel skeptical of your first consultation. I knew after meeting Dr. Rockmore that he would be my surgeon that helps me stay young and natural. It was clear after meeting Dr. Rockmore that he was and is absolutely superb. Dr. Rockmore and his staff made me feel like my needs were their first priority. Dr. Rockmore is a perfectionist. He constantly strives for better outcomes and is always adjusting his techniques to that end. My experience with him is proof of that. He has changed my life. He truly is an excellent surgeon and thrives on the happiness of his patients. Thank you Dr. Rockmore and his staff for two of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am ever grateful and proud to recommended him and show off his work!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Apr 26, 2013
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
I have not has surgery yet. I had an initial consultation and have scheduled surgery.
Vitals
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2013
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore was absolutely amazing. I saw him for a CoolSculpting treatment and he was so honest and informative when giving me his recommendation. A lot of my friends and family have also seen him for procedures ranging from breast augmentations to simple things like removing a mole, and everyone one of them have highly recommended him!
Vitals
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2012
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rockmore is the absolute best! He corrected a breast augmentation another surgeon in the area botched. My breast were uneven and too large for my body. Dr. Rockmore not only corrected them but made them look natural. Great bedside manner. I highly recommend him!
RateMDs
4.8/5
Jan 13, 2012
RateMDs Rockmore Plastic Surgery
very helpful, awesome doctor and make me feel very comfortable!
Vitals
5.0/5
Dec 13, 2011
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
awsome doctor...He was able to correct the mistakes my previous doctor made. I feel perfect now. Thank You
Vitals
5.0/5
Nov 4, 2010
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
very professional, made me feel very comfortable about the entire process, could not have asked for a better experience;
Vitals
5.0/5
Mar 20, 2009
Vitals Rockmore Plastic Surgery
Willing to answer all questions, even if sometimes the answers are vague due to individual results. His incisions heal up 'til nearly invisible!

What Is Tummy Tuck Recovery Like?

You will be prescribed pain medications after your tummy tuck, as well as antibiotics for the first week. After the first 2 to 3 days, you will start to feel more comfortable and become more mobile. It is best to have some help available for the first couple of days. The best position to recover from your tummy tuck is in a recliner. The flexed position minimizes any tension on your incision and makes it easier to get up. It is best if you walk around the house immediately after surgery and flex your calves periodically while sitting.

You will have a binder in place for 2 weeks, which is a supportive elastic band around your waist. This keeps light pressure on your abdomen while you heal. There are drains in place for 1 week in most cases to remove any fluid from the surgical area. You can shower the day after surgery but need to avoid bathing or swimming for a couple of weeks.

When Can I Go Back to Work After a Tummy Tuck?

Most tummy tuck patients can drive after 10 days and return to work in 2 weeks, depending on their job requirements. It is important to avoid any lifting for 4 to 5 weeks after a tummy tuck while the muscles heal.

What Results Can I Expect From a Tummy Tuck?

Your results will become more apparent in the month after your tummy tuck. The bruising and swelling from the procedure will gradually subside, and you will feel more like yourself. The scar will fade gradually over the first several months; it is best to keep it out of the sun during this time. Before you know it, you will be able to wear the clothes that you always wanted to and have your body back.

“I am very happy with the results of my tummy tuck. Dr. Rockmore was able to restore my belly back to its pre-pregnancy shape and can’t wait to wear a bikini again!”

-Real patient

Read more testimonials from Dr. Rockmore’s real patients.

Dr. Rockmore performs tummy tuck surgery at his Albany County practice for patients who travel from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York. You can contact us online to request a consultation or call our office at  (518) 328-3330 to schedule an appointment.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

When should I have my tummy tuck?

The timing of your tummy tuck is largely a personal decision, but Dr. Rockmore typically recommends postponing your surgery until you’re done having children. This is because pregnancy can affect the abdomen, potentially undoing the results of surgery. While a tummy tuck doesn’t affect your ability to get pregnant or carry a child, it’s a good idea to wait until you’re finished building your family before having the surgery.

Will I have surgical drains after my tummy tuck?

Yes. Dr. Rockmore adds drains during your surgery to prevent fluid accumulation and reduce the risk of complications. He makes sure you leave with detailed information about caring for your drains and monitoring your fluid output. He typically removes them 1 week after surgery.

What will my tummy tuck scar look like?

Dr. Rockmore makes every effort to make the incision as low on the abdomen as possible. Although a full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision from hip to hip, it’s typically positioned just above the pubic area for maximum discretion. Most patients find that their scars are well-hidden while wearing underwear and bikinis.

How long can I expect my tummy tuck results to last?

If you follow Dr. Rockmore’s aftercare instructions, give your body plenty of time to heal, and avoid any sort of significant weight fluctuation, the results of your tummy tuck can last indefinitely. A tummy tuck repairs abdominal muscles and removes excess skin, but it doesn’t stop the aging process of the abdomen.

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