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Remarkable Abdonimoplasty
spyderbarb's Review of: Dr. Mark Epstein

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
November 21, 2011, 12:24 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mark Epstein (My Profile)
Stony Brook
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   spyderbarb (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):   October 24, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


On 10/24 I had an abdominoplasty complicated by a hernia protruding through my belly button. I am less than month post-op and I look and feel better than I did 20 years ago! Dr Epstein is magnificent! I had interviewed 4 other plastic surgeons prior to Dr. Epstein and I was not comfortable in their methods or their professionalism. Two were “commercialized” which made me feel as if I was just a number to them instead of a patient. One had suggested that I should have my thighs done at the same time!

After reading the website and my initial appointment with Dr. Epstein I knew at that he was going to do my surgery. His professionalism, knowledge, expertise and innovative methods made me feel extremely comfortable. He explained the entire procedure to me, answered all my questions, showed me before and afters and did not rush me out to get to his next appointment. He explained to me that I will not be wrapped like a mummy, there will be not be any drains, my incision will be glued and covered by special ½” tape and I will not have to wear compression garments afterward. Dr. Epstein also attaches a pain pump to administer medication from a fanny pack to numb your entire belly area for the first 3 days. He explained that pain pills constipate you and the less you take the better. After my surgery, I took nothing stronger than Extra Strength Tylenol.

Three days after the surgery, I walked into Dr. Epstein’s office to get my pain pump removed without any discomfort other than being able to straighten up. Day by day I was able to see changes to my abdomen. So here I am sitting in my tight jeans feeling AMAZING. Thank you Dr. Epstein…..you are remarkable!

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