New York doctor uses breakthrough breast implant procedure technique to produce a 24 hour recovery period and the lowest chance of reoperation possible.
Traditional breast augmentation surgery is associated with a recovery period of approximately two weeks, with side effects such as pain, swelling and bruising lasting for a month or longer. New York-based plastic surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein uses a revolutionary technique that cuts recovery time down to 24 hours, while maintaining a reoperation rate of only 2 percent.
National statistics show that approximately 18 to 25 percent of women who get silicone gel implants - the most popular type of implant - undergo a second procedure within the first three years following their initial surgery. By comparison, Dr. Epstein's reoperation rate is significantly lower, with less than 2 percent of women who undergo breast augmentation with silicone gel implants choosing to undergo a second procedure within the first 3 years.
While there are various reasons for reoperation, ranging from implant malposition to a request for implant size change, complications such infection or a collection of blood around the implant can occur after surgery. Dr. Epstein keeps his reoperation numbers so unusually low by practicing a breast augmentation technique devised by John Tebbetts, M.D., which results in dramatically less post-operative pain and downtime.
The "24 Hour Recovery" technique incorporates the use an innovative tool that focuses concentrated electrical energy to divide tissue without tearing it. Dr. Epstein also uses a surgical tool that he developed specifically for the procedure, the Epstein Breast Retractors, which result in the least amount of pulling on the delicate breast tissue.
Thanks to this breakthrough technique, blood loss is negligible, swelling is minimal, bruising is very uncommon and post-operative discomfort is drastically diminished. Another benefit of this technique is that it requires no narcotic pain relievers, sedatives, muscle relaxers or long-acting local anesthetics.
In fact, patient surveys demonstrated that 97.5 percent of Dr. Epstein's patients required nothing stronger than Advil after surgery and 100 percent of his patients returned to normal activities (except strenuous exercise) the following day. To learn more about this breakthrough technique and how Dr. Epstein implements it to make breast implant surgery and recovery as safe, quick and comfortable as possible, contact his office at 631-689-1100 or http://www.breastimplantslongisland.com.
About Dr. Epstein
Dr. Mark Epstein is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in Stony Brook, New York. A graduate of the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, he completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, also serving as Chief Resident. He has completed clinical fellowships in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hand Surgery, and Microsurgery and holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, as well as a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Mark D. Epstein's Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be reached at 631-689-1100 or http://www.breastimplantslongisland.com