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Tummy Tuck - No Drains
3Babies's Review of: Dr. Mark Epstein

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 5, 2012, 3:24 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mark Epstein (My Profile)
Stony Brook
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   3Babies (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):   April 24, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I’m writing this in hope of aiding another woman who is considering doing a tummy tuck. I have had three pregnancies of which one of those pregnancies resulted in twins. Needless to say, the stretch marks were a source of angst for over 20 years. I finally decided to research and investigate my options in correcting this issue. I just wanted to be able to like my body again.
My research focused on two things: women who shared their experience and the doctors who provided this service. All the women I found discussed the use of drains for two to three weeks following surgery. This was definitely a deterrent. I didn’t want to have drains for a two to three week period. After much research, I located a doctor, Mark Epstein. What drew me to Dr. Epstein was that his website stated that he doesn’t use drains.
I finally decided to at least meet with Dr. Epstein to find out how this procedure could be done without the use of drains. I was very nervous making the phone call to set up the appointment. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take the plunge. I have to admit, this was the best phone call I made. After meeting with Dr. Epstein, I decided to follow through with the surgery. This decision was not an easy one. However, many factors helped to sway me. First, I was definitely interested in not having drains. Second, the professionalism of Dr. Epstein and his staff was amazing. Every person I encountered in his office was extremely helpful, professional, and patient. All my questions were answered.
Dr. Epstein and his staff prepared me for pre and post surgery. Even though I opted for the surgery, I was still nervous as well as excited. The nurses in his office are a very caring group of women. They went out of their way to see to my comfort and help me feel calm. Afterwards, I expected to experience extreme discomfort. I couldn’t believe how good I felt after the surgery. No drains were used. I was mobile after surgery and experienced very little discomfort.
My surgery was about five weeks ago. I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. I can’t even think of one thing Dr. Epstein could have done to improve my experience. More importantly, Dr. Epstein and his staff have still continued to monitor my care.
I have received many compliments after the surgery about my weight loss or how good I look. More importantly, though, I love my new body. I can’t believe that I have a smooth stomach. I look in the mirror and can’t believe that’s actually me. Right now, I’m at the stage where I’m looking forward to start exercising again.
I truly hope in sharing this with you that you too have a positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Epstein to help you on this journey. I understand the decision in making the choice to have a tummy tuck is not an easy one. However, if you do choose to make this journey, I hope you consider Dr. Mark Epstein. He and his staff have helped me achieve a goal I never thought possible.

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