Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus, Board-Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. Rothaus

Kenneth O. Rothaus, MD is a board-certified Manhattan and Westchester plastic surgeon offering cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face, breast, body, and skin. Educated at Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rothaus general and plastic surgery training was at the Columbia and Cornell campuses of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Rothaus values the wants and needs of his patients and strives to give them the best experience possible. With both a national and international practice, Dr. Rothaus has unmatched experience in a number of plastic surgery treatments and techniques. As a distinguished surgeon, husband, and parent, Dr. Rothaus has profound appreciation for the apprehension a patient, spouse or parent may feel approaching a surgical procedure, and feels that trust and communication is of the upmost importance in developing a close doctor-patient relationship.

Specialties and Expertise

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Rothaus has mastered many treatments and surgical techniques that present patients with the best version of themselves. Dr. Rothaus specializes in minimally invasive procedures, advanced laser and radiofrequency technology and the full spectrum of injectables to help patients who do not require or are not candidates for surgery nonsurgical treatments and derma fillers to help patients, who do not qualify for surgery or do not require it, to look more vibrant and youthful. For these treatments, Dr. Rothaus uses many FDA-approved and highly regarded procedures such as laser skin tighteningThermiTIght, SmartXide DOT CO2 laser, SlimLipo, Cynosure/Palomar Lux 1540 fractional resurfacing, EndyMed, Pelleve, Spectra, SculpSure, BOTOX, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, and others FDA-approved and highly regarded procedures. Dr. Rothaus also specializes and has extensive experence in a number of surgical procedures that help patients to achieve the best results possible and are ready for surgery to reduce the signs of aging and the changes that come with pregnancy or massive weight loss.. He offers, for example, Harmonic face lifts, blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty, breast augmentation surgery, breast lift and breast reduction surgery, as well as body contouring including abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lifts and minimal incision brachialplastybutt augmentation, and lower body lift treatments.

Education and Training

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rothaus graduated with honors from both Yale College and Harvard Medical School having excelled in both the classroom and clinical rotations as well as the research laboratory . Dr. Rothaus trained during his surgical internship and residency at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center. He followed that with his residency in plastic surgery at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, to which he returned as an attending staff and faculty member after completing a microsurgical fellowship.

Appearances and Contributions

As a physician, surgeon, educator and researcher, Dr. Rothaus has made and continues to make a substantial contribution to medical knowledge having written and presented numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and articles on various topics in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and aesthetic laser surgery. He has also conducted numerous clinical trials of laser and other nonsurgical procedures, served as chair of professional courses and committees, and received patents for research from his laboratory. Dr. Rothaus has appeared on several television and radio programs, including The View and Good Morning America. In addition, Dr. Rothaus appeared on the Dr. Oz Show featuring, "Age Erasers.” His other print and TV media appearances include Vogue, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ. Dr. Rothaus has extensive experience in facelift and brow lift surgery, and offers surgical facial rejuvenation for patients who are ready for surgery to reduce the signs of aging.

An Empowering Surgeon

The book that Dr. Rothaus co-authored with Dr. Theodore Tyberg, Hospital Smarts, provides invaluable information to the average patient in order to empower them, and is considered “recommended reading” by numerous hospitals and medical groups for anyone going to a hospital for care, but especially for teens and parents. As a father of three sons, as well as a distinguished surgeon, Dr. Rothaus holds himself to the highest standards and commitment to the individual patient and the doctor-patient relationship. He feels that knowledge is powerful and with this knowledge, patients are able to make well-informed, confident decisions regarding the medical care they receive.

Societies and Memberships

Dr. Rothaus is proud to be affiliated and hold membership with the following associations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Member, 2007 - Present
    • Chairman, 2011 - 2014
    • Co-Chair 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    • Member, 2007-2011
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School Alumni Association of New York
  • Presbyterian Hospital Alumni Association
  • Emerging Trends Committee
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Technology Assessment Committee
    • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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