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hhers's Review of: Dr. Mark Epstein

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 23, 2011, 11:18 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mark Epstein (My Profile)
Stony Brook
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   hhers (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   May 26, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I recently had liposuction surgery performed by Dr. Mark Epstein in Stony Brook, NY. He is a board certified Plastic surgeon. I can attest first hand that Dr. Epstein and his staff go above and beyond to make sure all patients are fully informed of their surgical procedure prior to their procedures. Dr. Epstein takes his time with each and every patient to make sure they are comfortable and all questions answered. Some of Dr. Epstein’s staff were once patients themselves so they fully understand what the patients needs are. While in the office there was a teenage girl who was revealing her nose job for the first time after surgery. She was so thrilled you could hear her excitement as the bandages were taken off.
The procedure I had was called Vaser Lipo. I could not fit into clothes off the rack since my thighs and stomach did not match my body. I had wanted liposuction for years and had a friend who had the procedures over 10 years ago. Things have changed dramatically since then. I was hearing a lot about Smart Lipo and that is what I researched. Then I heard that Dr. Epstein has a better machine and procedure called Vaser Lipo. I started to research the difference in procedures and learned that the procedure Dr. Epstein uses is much safer that the Smart Lipo that we hear so much about. He has a full scale operating room right in his office instead of a cold hospital room. Within a few days I was back to work and saw a dramatic difference within days of the procedure. This difference was only the beginning as it takes some more time for the full effect of the procedure. I fit into clothes better than I ever did before and can now buy things off the rack.
I went in for a consultation to determine whether or not I was a candidate for the procedure. Dr. Epstein will not perform the procedure if you are not a good candidate which is what I liked about him also. He is honest and not just there to take your money. Prior to the procedures I was sent the most extensive booklet I have ever seen outlining anything and everything I could ever want to know about this procedure. It gave me a list of medications I needed to avoid before surgery, what to expect from the surgery and aftercare. How many times have you talked to your doctor, only to forget what he said when you got home. Here I had a reference manual which I could refer to as often as I wanted. Dr. Epstein himself and his staff followed up with me daily to make sure I was OK and to see if I had any questions. This was the best experience I ever had in a doctor’s office. Vaser Lipo is only one type of plastic surgery performed here. As I relayed my experience to others, I found out that Dr. Epstein was recommended by others in the medical community.

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