Ratings for Dr. Mark D. Epstein
I have wanted breast augmentation since I was in my 20’s, but was so afraid of the pain and recovery. I had the 24 hour recovery surgery by Dr.Epstein and was amazed that I was able to lift my arms above my head in the recovery room. I am a hairstylist , had surgery Wednesday and was at back to work on Friday. No pain killers just some Ibuprofen. My breasts were asymmetrical and Dr. Epstein meticulously corrected it by using two different size implants. They are beautifully even now! The recovery recipe that was given to me was easy and worked perfectly. I went back to boxing 4 weeks after my surgery and I feel great. I wish I would have done it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Epstein. I did a lot of research and he is truly the only doctor out there that does this 24 hour recovery surgery. His staff is wonderful and very helpful.
I had been thinking about getting an augmentation after breastfeeding my first child, that was 17 years ago! My breast become so deflated even after the first kid, and it had always bothered me. I lost all the volume on top, even wearing push up bras was difficult because there wasn’t much to push up. But there were so many concerns, about the risks, the pain, cost, how fake I’ll look and if people know, how they will think I am really vain, going under general anesthesia, and no support from the significant other. Four kids later, I still found myself doing constant research online on the procedure and looking at so many before and after pictures. One day I heard about the rapid recovery breast augmentation and researched more about it, then discovered there was a 24 hr recovery procedure, which was different from rapid recovery. It was just what I needed. I couldn’t afford to have much down time with four children at home. I was so happy I came across Dr. Epstein’s website. I read all the reviews and looked at all the before and after pictures. His pictures showed the most natural results than any other doctors website I have seen. I had my consultation with him and knew he was the doctor I need. He took his time, addressed all my concerns and was very compassionate. My only worry then was transportation because he was about a four hr drive for me. I finally scheduled my surgery and had the augmentation done in July 2017. The 24 hr recovery procedure was amazing and I had wish I had this done much sooner. I drove there the morning of surgery. When I woke up from surgery, I felt tightness but no pain what so ever, and I was able to raise my hands over my head. I did not feel drowsy or nauseated at all from the general anesthesia! No surgical bra was needed. I went to the hotel and rested a little, then went to the mall, and had a nice dinner that evening. I was just a little swollen but it didn’t look that much different from now (5 months after surgery). The swelling never got worse. I had my follow up appointment the next morning, then drove 4 hrs home and picked up my kids from their after school activities, prepared a light dinner, got them ready for bed, and life went about as usual. I had chosen the round “soft-touch” gummy bear implants, I told the doctor I wanted to look natural and he ended up going with 330 CCs, which is perfect for me. The implants are soft and natural to the touch. I am just so happy with my decision to go with this doctor! I am amazed by Dr. Epstein’s experience and technique and I am so thankful!
Dr Epstein is AMAZING as well as his staff. He was so patient, informative, and kind. All of my questions were answered. My surgery went wonderful and recovery was quick and almost completed painless! No down time which is great when you have a 7 month old � would definitely use again and highly recommend!!
I recently had a breast augmentation performed by Dr. Epstein and I am so happy with my experience! I had done a lot of research on and off over the years and decided that if I did this, it was going to be with Dr. Epstein, even though I would have to fly in from Texas! A large part of my decision was based on the fact that he offered a "24 hour recovery". I like the process he uses for determining the right size implant for each individual patient. He guides your decision based on your individual tissue dimensions and characteristics, etc. I feel like he really is looking out for the safety of his patients. A 24 hour recovery is the result of a highly skilled surgeon whose techniques cause minimal trauma to your tissues and who is also practical and realistic about the implant size he selects. So if you want a proportionate, natural result with the ability to return to your daily tasks almost immediately, then you should definitely consider Dr. Epstein. I have worn padded bras and gel inserts all of my life. My hope was that after the surgery I could throw all of that stuff away and most people in my life wouldn't notice that I had the procedure done. I was hoping to be a full B cup or maybe a small C. During the consultation it was clear that Dr. Epstein and I were on the same page. He felt that a range somewhere between 275-310 would work best. Using the 3D imaging I was able to get an idea of what that would look like on my body. It was nice to get an idea of what my final result would look like prior to surgery! As far as the 24 hour recovery, this was not an exaggeration or a gimmick! I had scheduled the surgery right before I was planning to travel to visit family. Though I would NOT recommend scheduling a surgery like this right before a busy weekend, much to my relief it all worked out! I was almost disappointed that I never had a chance to “milk it” for sympathy and pampering! On the day of surgery everything went great. I was able to raise my hands above my head with no problem immediately after waking up from surgery. I felt like my muscles were a little sore and my chest felt a little tight and heavy – it felt a lot like when your milk comes in for those of you who have nursed children. My husband was not able to travel with me, so one of Dr. Epstein’s nurses, Samantha, drove me back to the hotel and stayed with me. She was wonderful. Per the doctor’s instructions, I had a snack and something to drink when we returned to the room and then I took a nap. Samantha woke me after an hour. I was able to change my clothes and freshen up without any assistance. We had fun going out for dinner and then afterwards stopped at Starbucks for a little tea and something sweet. It was kind of crazy. No one would have ever guessed that I had just had surgery a few hours before! The next morning I was able to shower, blow dry my hair, get dressed, pack my bag and roll my suitcase behind me again without any trouble or assistance. I was not given a prescription for pain medicine and I never felt that I needed it. The discomfort I felt was not bad at all, I just took a little ibuprofen. I went to my post-op visit that morning and everything looked great. But I told Dr. Epstein that I had felt some cramping behind my right knee that morning. He said his concern level was low, but because of the timing and because I was about to board a plane he scheduled a sonogram for me to make sure that it was not a blood clot. He called an imaging center in the same medical complex and was able to get me in right away for a sonogram. I really appreciated that he was able to get me in for that! Thankfully everything was normal. I was pretty much go, go, go after that. I flew home and arrived at around 7:00pm. I was exhausted but not in pain. I was able to heat up dinner, re-pack my bag and help my kids pack their bag for our family trip. The very next morning we boarded another plane to visit family out of state. Once we arrived we met our extended family for dinner. If you have ever met 15 people for dinner you know that it is not a short process! Again, I was tired but I felt good! My family would have never believed that I had surgery just 48 hours before! I could hardly believe it myself. I was able to enjoy a weekend of fun with family with no one suspecting a thing. I had some water retention and my ribs felt a little bruised, but overall I felt great! I don’t have a sedentary job – I work in early childhood education but I returned one week after surgery with no problem. I just felt like I tired easily and was ready for a nap when I got home. But I was able to reach for things on high shelves, play my guitar and sing, etc. with no problem or pain. I am almost 2 weeks post op now. With this type of surgery it takes several months to see your final result, but based on what I look like now I am thrilled. It's just what I hoped for, and I experienced almost no downtime. I highly recommend Dr. Epstein!
I had VASER lipo done by Dr. Epstein in March of 2017. I could not be happier with Dr. Epstein and the results from my surgery. Not only is he incredible at what he does, but he is very kind and caring. He was the first person I heard from right after my surgery in addition to phone calls from various nurses in his practice, who are equally as wonderful as he is. They were always available to answer any question I had throughout the whole process. His entire staff is very warm and caring. The surgery and recovery itself was a bit more than I had prepared myself for. I was very sore for the first couple of weeks, but nothing that ibuprofen couldn't handle. While I was sore and slow to move, I was able to take care of myself and my 2 and 5 year old just a few short days after surgery. I can honestly say that Dr. Epstein has pretty much changed my life. I was very self conscious and generally unhappy with the appearance of the lower half of my body, but 4 months post surgery, and my confidence is sky high and I feel amazing. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
I recently underwent breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Epstien and I was truly blown away by how quick, easy and painless the surgery and recovery was. I didn't miss a beat, I was back to carrying around my toddler the very next day. I am so happy with the results, I only wish that I had gone to see Dr. Epstein earlier.
I was 155 lbs 5'2" with very large breast. I had surgery done in January and at 7 weeks Post-op I can say that I'm very happy with my results so far. My experience was great. I did not experience pain, it was more of discomfort from the swelling in the lower abdomen. Dr. Epstein uses Exparel which is a numbing medication used during surgery and last about 3 to 4 days. The first week is the hardest and is helpful to have someone to help around and push you to drink as much water as possible. I showered on the second day and it was not painful or exhausting like some reviews I've read. On day 5 I started Lymphatic massages which helped a lot with the swelling. I was very swollen specially in my lower abdomen. I had the massage therapist come to my home for the first massage but the following week I bought a post-op package at the @gorgeous_spa. I went every day after day 7 post op. It really made a difference and made recovery much faster. Bri and her massage therapists really made a difference during recovery specially those days when I felt like a balloon. They got me into a really good compression garment (made in Colombia) and every 2 days they would get me down in the garment hooks. I went from an 2XL to a M in 3 weeks. Now I'm wearing a Medium garment with lipo foam and a belly board. I'm ready to move to the small but it doesn't fit me from the hips. I will be taking my Medium garment to a tailor to be taken in so it compresses as a small around my stomach. My waist went from 40" to 31". I was able to drive by day 8 and went back to work on day 19 post op. I was ready to go back to work after 14 days but I had a drain and did not want to go back to work with the drain on. I'm so happy with my new body. I know is too early and this is not my final result yet but I see such a big difference. My breast looks very natural. I went from a full D almost a DD which I refused to buy to a C. I feel so much lighter and I feel my posture has improved. It makes such a big difference specially all my button down shirts fit nicely. My stomach is flat with nice definition and my hips are a nice shape and so is my back. I'm very curvy now. Before surgery I was very concern about the scars but now that I have the scars is not bad. I rather have these scars than the excess skin and fat I had before. My breast scars are already fading. My belly button has no visible scar at all. It looks like I was born with it. The tummy tuck scar is well below my bikini line. Dr. Epstein asks to bring the smallest bikini/underwear to use as a guide. I'm using Mederma and the silicone strips (scar away). I highly recommend Dr. Epstein. He pays so much attention to detail and wants to give the best results to his patients.
I came from Delaware to have breast augmentation surgery done with Dr. Epstein. I searched all over the east coast to find the best doctor. After meeting with him and learning of the quick recovery time and the amazing work that he does I was shocked that it took me so long to find him. He honestly should be famous. I am so pleased with the results. I traveled back to Delaware the day after my surgery and had phone interview the following day. He is amazing and I can't wait to visit him again.
As a small chested women, I was always intrigued about the idea of getting breast implants. I hadn't known anyone personally that received the same procedure from Dr. Epstein, but in seeing his reviews I decided to make a consult with him. After consulting with two other doctors before him, I noticed a big difference. First of all, Dr. Epstein was the first doctor to deter me away from the very large implants that the previous two doctors gave me no fuss about. This left a lasting impression on me; that he was looking out for my best interest and to create the most beautiful breast possible while mitigating any negative consequences of going too large. Second, Dr. Epstein's One-Day Recovery technique was the perfect fit for me as I am a very active person and didn't want to lose any ROM. I went with 295 CC round silicone implants and the results were absolutely phenomenal. I was previously considering up to 425 CC and after I underwent surgery, I could not imagine going any bigger than I had. The morning following surgery I took nothing stronger than Tylenol which was truly astounding. The procedure was so minimally invasive that I was up and moveing about (albeit very slowly) after a quick nap post surgery. By the very next morning I had returned to work without a problem. I work a desk job so there isn't any lifting involved, but I was definitely moveing at a slowed pace for the first few days but eventually that subsided and I was back to normal. Within some weeks I was able to start exercising again, light cardio progressed into lower body weight training and eventually I was able to strength train my upper body within a few months. The process was seamless from start to finish and the entire staff was so helpful and made me feel so comfortable on the day of the surgery. Dr. Epstein took such care, consideration and is truely an artist and perfectionist, and that is what I love most about him. The results were completely symmetrical, the scars healed smoothly and are nearly invisible and I have complete ROM in my arms and am not limited in any activity. Overall, I could not have asked for a better experience and would do it all again if given the chance. I highly recommended him for anyone looking for surgeon who seeks perfection in each of his clients and wants a procedure with a truely 24 hour recovery time. Dr. Epstein is a true perfectionist and cares more about achieving the most beautiful breast possible over the largest breast possible. He is very considerate but he also looks out for the patient's best interest in achieving the best breast while reducing the risks as much as possible. Ultimately it was my decision, but I am greatful for a doctor that is looking out for his patient's best interests. I am more than happy with the size I went with and couldn't have imagined going any bigger than I did. Dr. Epstein is a genuine man and I reccomend him to anyone looking for a seemless, 24 hour recovery breast augmentation.
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- Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203 (Grad. 1984)
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