Written for Scars1 by Michelle Alford
Allen D. Rosen, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over twenty years. He received his doctorate from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he has a Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery and a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.
Dr. Rosen is currently the medical director at The Plastic Surgery Group and the North Fullerton Surgery Center, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He’s also a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Dr. Rosen has appeared on CBS, NBC, MTV, Good Morning America, and Eyewitness News. He’s also been featured in the Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, Shape, Self, and Allure. Both New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly Magazine have listed him as one of the best local plastic surgeons.
The media is full of both women and men with unachievable beauty. According to Dr. Rosen, plastic surgeons regularly consult with patients who have unrealistic expectations of what can be done with plastic surgery. Other potential patients want to make changes that they'll regret in the long run. He believes that it is the plastic surgeon’s job to help patients make the right choices when considering surgery.
|Dr. Rosen's Advice
Do your research before consulting with a plastic surgeon. The best patients are ones who have researched the procedure they want and discussed it with friends prior to meeting with the plastic surgeon.
Choose a well-respected, board certified plastic surgeon. A good plastic surgeon will discuss your options with you and is concerned with your safety and long-term happiness.
Consider nonsurgical options before opting for surgery. .
Patients should consider nonsurgical methods first. Having surgery is a major step. Dr. Rosen recommends researching all options. If nonsurgical methods don’t work, then pursue surgical methods.
One of the biggest concerns patients have when considering plastic surgery is being left with scars. Most traditional plastic surgery techniques leave small scars. Dr. Rosen is working to develop new methods that minimize or eliminate scarring. The Quill suture method that he developed for breast lifts allows for quicker operations and smaller incisions.
Dr. Rosen believes in the importance of charitable works. He’s involved with several charitable organizations, including Iraq Star Inc, Healing the Children, American Cancer Society, and the Foundation for Diabetes Research.
Iraq Star Inc is a non-profit foundation that provides reconstructive surgery for wounded soldiers. Over 40,000 soldiers have been wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Dr. Rosen is among the plastic surgeons that donate their skills to heal the battle wounds of these soldiers.
Dr. Rosen received the 12th Annual Sergio Award for his dedicated service to Healing the Children. Healing the Children has been providing medical care for children in need for over thirty years. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Rosen has provided reconstructive surgery for children who can’t afford the procedures.