Year: 2009

Three dimensional imaging for breast augmentation – A useful tool or just another marketing ploy? Part III

Part III – A comparison of the available systems – one plastic surgeons personal opinion There are currently two systems available for computerized imaging and simulation of breast augmentation surgery. Portrait 3D manufactured by AxisThree, a company funded by Siemens and started in 2002. AxisThree claims to use technology developed by Siemens in the…

Three dimensional imaging for breast augmentation – A useful tool or just another marketing ploy? Part II

Part II – How three dimensional imaging is used in my breast augmentation practice When I see a patient in consultation for breast augmentation, I inquire as to what the patient is looking to achieve. I examine the patient and make recommendations as to what implant I think is best for them. The exact…

Three dimensional imaging for breast augmentation – A useful tool or just another marketing ploy? Part I

Part I – What three dimensional imaging systems are I have always enjoyed technology. Since I was a teenager in the early 1970’s, I loved electronics (computing wasn’t even a hobby back then). For my pre-med major in college, I studied Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at Northwestern. It was there that I obtained a…

Breast Augmentation: Achieving Better Results with Less Discomfort and Downtime

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. Traditionally, breast augmentation is associated with a considerable amount of pain and down time, but this no longer needs to be the case. Breast implants may be placed either below or above the pectoralis major muscle (a muscle located just beneath the breast). The advantage to placing the…

Silicone Breast Implants – What You Need To Know

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. On November 17, 2006, the FDA approved the use of silicone breast implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. All breast implants have a solid silicone shell. Saline implants are filled with saline (salt water) and silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Up until recently, only saline implants…

VASER – The Latest Technique in Liposuction

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. All bodies are not created equal. For most of us, stubborn fatty deposits attach themselves to our hips, circle around our bellies, cling to our thighs, and even appear on our arms, backs, and chins. You’ve likely identified problem areas of your own that persist despite your diet…

Investing in yourself – Cosmetic surgery and Botox in Stony Brook, Long Island

Investing in yourself – Cosmetic surgery and Botox in Stony Brook, Long Island There are many things that we invest in. Most of the time when we think “invest” we envision a plan to take an initial financial commitment and place it somewhere so that it enhances in value. Although worthwhile, there are other…

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