Stony Brook, NY (PressExposure) June 03, 2013 -- Typically, breast augmentation procedures are associated with a recovery period that can be long and taxing. Stony Brook, NY's Dr. Mark Epstein is working to change this, affording patients a mere 24-hour recovery period. Dr. Epstein sat down to speak about how his Epstein Breast Retractors allow him to perform the most effective breast augmentation procedures, with minimal postoperative downtime.
"In standard breast augmentation procedures, a pocket is made by inserting a blunt dissector into the area between the ribs and the muscle above them, moving it in and out until the muscle is torn," explains Dr. Epstein. "However, this method is not precise and can create a number of problems, including bruising, bleeding, and swelling. My dissatisfaction with this method is what led to the creation of the Epstein Breast Retractor."
Detailing the practical use of his Epstein Breast Retractors, Dr. Epstein offers, "These retractors allow the tissue to be elevated gently, providing a deep view into the breast pocket without excess pulling. Additionally, I created a sub-muscular retractor that allows me to ensure there is no bleeding the pocket prior to inserting the implant, as this can lead to excess discomfort following the procedure."
"Epstein Breast Retractors offer some important benefits to both patients and doctors alike," Dr. Epstein explains. "Their design helps them to reduce strain on a surgeon's shoulder, while also ensuring a firm but gentle hold on the breast tissue during the procedure. Due to the more precise nature of these retractors, patients can expect less pain and bleeding, and a shorter postoperative recovery. Often, patients recover from the procedure in just 24 hours."
Offering advice to those exploring breast augmentation for the first time, Dr. Epstein concluded with this: "For patients looking to undergo a breast augmentation, a short recovery period is one of the most attractive benefits. I encourage all interested patients to schedule a consultation to learn more about how these retractors have revolutionized the breast augmentation procedure."
Dr. Epstein offers breast augmentation consultations on Long Island. Interested parties are invited to contact his office directly 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/