A surgical body contouring procedure such as a breast augmentation can be life altering. Yes, you will look better. But more importantly, you’ll feel better in your skin. This increase in self-confidence can have a profoundly positive, long-lasting effect on your self-esteem which may boost your overall feelings of happiness. In fact, I consider a well executed body contouring procedure to be a gift that keeps on giving. The trade-off with any surgery, however, is that it requires downtime for recovery. I’ve made it my mission to deliver safe, exemplary surgical results for my Long Island patients with as little downtime as possible. With my One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation, for example, you can have your procedure in the morning and be out to dinner with your family that same evening. One of the reasons that I’m able to achieve such a fast recovery is due to my surgical instrument innovations.
Why Epstein Breast Retractors Deliver Better Recovery
As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, I am always on the hunt for better ways to deliver what my patients desire. This is not about changing something just to change it. But as a breast surgery expert for over 25 years, I recognized that there was an opportunity to improve the instruments that we used in the operating room. This is why I invented the Epstein Breast Retractors. They achieve three important functions during surgery:
- Unparalleled exposure
- Reduce strain on the surgeon’s shoulder
- Deliver a “power assist” to assistant with the reverse handle
My Epstein Breast Retractors deliver a better recovery because they permit an atraumatic dissection. This results in less post operative pain and bleeding which, in turn, means less bruising and swelling. The latter is really the root cause of a longer recovery time.
More Tissue Trauma = Longer Recovery
Any surgical procedure is going to result in some degree of trauma to your tissues. There is no way to perform surgery without an incision. Furthermore, with a breast procedure or tummy tuck, we are not simply cutting the surface skin, but also separating the skin and tissues in order to get down to the deeper layers where the work needs to unfold. The key to a faster recovery is inflicting as little trauma as possible. Exemplary surgical technique obviously comes into play here as does experience. I’ve performed hundreds of breast augmentation procedures. I know how to plan your procedure so that 90% of the work occurs before we ever step foot in the operating room. This allows for a more efficient surgery which reduces tissue trauma.
Faster Abdominoplasty Recovery is Possible
I applied the same principles to my Epstein Abdominoplasty Retractors. This is a more invasive surgery than most breast procedures which is why the Tummy Tuck tends to have the longest recovery time of any surgical procedure. However, my innovative surgical instruments help improve your surgical outcome, and reduce overall trauma so that you can get back to your daily life as quickly as possible. This is especially important for mothers who want their pre-baby body back so that they feel more like themselves, but literally don’t have weeks to spare for downtime. With my retractors, a faster abdominoplasty recovery is possible.
To find out more about a breast augmentation procedure, tummy tuck, or any surgical or non-surgical procedure with Dr. Mark Epstein in Hauppauge, Long Island, contact us today or call 631-689-1100 to schedule a consultation.