DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D., Cosmetic Surgeon
posted on 10/15/2012
Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in New City & Newburgh, New York
Dr. Rubinstein is dual board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. His backgrounds in all fields provide the unique expertise and understanding for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, head and neck. Dr. Rubinstein is also an assistant professor at the prestigious Columbia – New York Presbyterian Hospital where he plays an active role in educating future facial plastic surgeons.
After completing four years of medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and five years of residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey, he went on to complete an intensive fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Rubinstein’s dual board certification, his extensive experience, his commitment to the highest standards, and his role in university education assure you that you could not be in better, more caring hands when having facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Rubinstein has also been enlisted by Sanofi Aventis (the maker of Sculptra), Bioform Medical (the maker of Radiesse), Allergan (the maker of Botox ® and Juvederm) and Medicis (the maker of Perlane and Restylane), as one of their educators and trainers in advanced injection methods offered only to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Top Procedures Performed:
Chin Augmentation (Implants)
Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Nose job (Rhinoplasty)
Q&A with Dr. Rubinstein:
1. Describe the most rewarding experience that you have had working with a patient?
My most rewarding experience was performing a life changing rhinoplasty on a 16 year old girl who was extremely insecure about her appearance because she was born with a severely deformed nose. The surgery gave her the confidence to go out in the world and pursue her dreams. These types of experiences re affirm for me why I chose to become a facial plastic surgeon.
2. What is your charity organization of choice and why?
I volunteer my time performing reconstructive surgery on victims of domestic violence through the Face-to-Face program, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. I also volunteer my time in the skin cancer screening programs in the local hospitals and am a regular guest speaker at various community organizations. I have been invited to discuss the latest treatments on the local cable networks, in newspapers, and on radio stations.
3. What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
4. Finish this sentence: If I weren’t a doctor I would be___.
If I weren’t a doctor I would be a sculptor.
5. What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
I have two favorite procedures. I consider myself a frustrated sculptor. Both rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and facial filler and fat injections provide for me an outlet to express my artistic creativity. There are no two noses that are alike. Unlike traditional art, where the artist wants to draw attention to their creativity, the goal of a natural rhinoplasty surgery is to make the persons nose not the first thing that people notice and see. This allows for attention to be drawn to other attractive facial features such as beautiful eyes. Accomplishing this consistently is both challenging and rewarding. Every persons face is unique and restoring lost facial volume with fillers or fat injections in the most natural way to re create youth. Because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I enjoy the listening to my patients about their unique needs and desires. We work together as a team in creating the final sculpted results. I often use their photos from youth as a template to restore facial volume naturally.
6. In a perfect world, when would you like to retire, where would you go and what would you do?
I don’t see myself ever fully retiring from the field of plastic surgery. I would like to continue teaching future surgeons at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I would like to continue being involved in the educational consulting work for the various injectable and laser companies. This is also a rewarding part of my profession as I am able to train established doctors in more advanced techniques which will benefit their patients. I would also like to spend more time traveling to third world countries and perform pro bono reconstructive surgery on those that are in need and can’t afford or have no access to modern healthcare. I will be joined by my wife, a clinical psychologist, who also has no plans of fully retiring. She will provide supportive counseling to the patients and families who have been emotionally scarred by their birth defects. Family time has always been a big part of my life and I hope to have even more time for this.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine- medical school
University of Medicine & Dentistry in New Jersey- Otolarygology, head & neck surgery residency
University of South Florida, Tampa - Facial plastic surgery fellowship.
Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery
Assistant Professor at Columbia - New York Presbyterian Hospital
Educator and Trainer in advanced injection methods for Allergan, Bioform Medical, Medicis & Sanofi Aventis
New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University (Manhattan)
Orange Regional Medical Center (Middletown)
Vassar Hopital (Fishkill)