After having 2 above average size babies in my mid 30's, both by c-section, my stomach was completely destroyed. Before children my stomach was completely flat and toned. I have a small frame and noticed after my second pregnancy my stomach had a strange separation and made a ridge when I did any abdominal training. My belly button was also completely saggy and I had lots of extra skin. I... more
Dr. Epstein has been amazing! From my initial consultation to my post-op experiences, he has risen above any doctor I have seen. This is including general physicians, pediatricians, dentists, etc. He takes the time to discuss his ideas and your options. Everything was laid out explicitly before the surgery and every visit since my surgery has been excellent. He truly wants the best result... more
VASER 4D Lipoabdominoplasty with VASER back, flanks, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, fat transfer buttocks (Brazilian butt lift) and creation of a new umbilicus (belly button)
Ten years ago I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Epstein. After researching the procedure and meeting with other plastic surgeons, I felt Dr. Epstein was the most knowledgeable doctor in the field and the best... more
Dr. Collins out of 5 Dr's I visited, was the only Dr who truly shined when she discussed her work. She is an amazing artist that is a surgeon. She has done a breast aug with lift and a tummy tuck for me at this time. I will be getting an additional butt lift from her. Her office is like walking into a spa. Her staff is friendly and remembers everyone's name and your family's name! Dr Collins... more
Dr. Mark Epstein is a caring, amazing, awesome, and talented Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. He performed VASER 4 D Lipoabdominoplasty (liposuction + tummy tuck) ,VASER 4D Lipo of my flanks and back . The moment I met Dr. Mark Epstein, I knew he was going to perform my surgery. Prior to meeting with him, I consulted with several Plastic Surgeons.
I did not elect to have my procedure done by any of... more
I went for a consultation with Dr. Epstein today (11/1/13). I was very impressed with how kind and thorough he was. He took the time to educate me on the Vaser 4D Lipo Tummy Tuck. I went into the consultation with tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation and lipo on back/flanks on my mind because another PS reccomended that. Dr. Epstein's recommendation was to perform the Vaser 4D lipo... more
Hi Everyone, I am 3 days out of my full tummy tuck with Vaser 4 D liposuction and fat grafting to buttocks. I cannot even begin to explain how shocked I am at the experience thus far. Just a little back round about myself, i am a mother of 3 ages 4,5 and 8. After having my 3rd child, I always thought about tummy tuck and getting my body back but was always so frightened of the recovery. I... more
I had an incisional hernia with abdominalplasty done on 5/22. I now have a huge upper abdominal bulge. I also have a sideways center cut that wasn't suppose to be there. The doc stated that there was some extra so that's how he cut it! I feel more disfigured than before. My pants won't stay up ....Even more people ask me when the baby is due now than before. I'm not trying to be a beauty queen... more
I have finally committed to surgery after 1 natural birth and 2 emergency c sections. Love my boys but they killed my body!
I work out regularly but have been blessed with pot belly genetics.
So discouraging to see in the mirror no matter how thin I get.
Been considering the TT for a few years (my youngest is 6) and I am excited but starting to feel all the nerves and guilt about... more
I have wanted to have a tummy tuck for many years. I had the extra skin and stretch marks as a result of having two large kids however I was extremely apprehensive about having the surgery (the pain, recovery time was my main concern). I did some research online I read that Dr. Mark Epstein performed tummy tucks without drains and a pain pump. I went to Dr. Mark Epstein’s office in August of... more
I'm 29, about 5'7", 122 lbs. After having three large babies I was able to lose all my pregnancy weight with exercise, but I was left with diastasis recti and large amounts of paper-thin loose skin on my stomach. So despite being reasonably fit amd very active I still felt I needed to make a change.
By having an extended tummy tuck I was able to also tackle the problem of extra skin... more
The procedure in total was about 5 hours (including the recovery). For this procedure Doctor Mark D. Epstein used a new drug by the name of EXPAREL. The Exparel is used to help manage the pain after surgery (in place of pain pumps). There are some side effects as described on the pamphlet; nausea, vomiting, or constipation. Rarely some patients experience numbness and tingling in their mouth... more
3 doctors, 3 different approaches.. One decision!! Wow! Didn't know how many different ways things could be done! At the age of 15 I lost 80lbs. I was 4'11" and weighed 180#. After I lost the weight in 6 months (the wrong way mind you) I kept the weight off with the exception of having two children. I have always worked out, but just in the past two years have been hardcore about it. No matter... more
I was always pretty fit (5'1 112lbs) but after 2 c-sections, i had stretch marks and loose skin around belly. I had this done and when i went home, i was shocked to realize i didnt have pain at all. I never took the meds and didnt have much swelling. Doctor used prineo to seal the incision which was taken out 21 days after at his office (no pain). Incision looked great after 3 weeks but... more
I had a hernia which protruded and destroyed my belly button area. I needed an exper plastic surgeon to repair this area.
He explained to me that I will not be wrapped like a mummy, there will be not be any drains, my incision will be glued and covered by special ½” tape and I will not have to wear compression garments afterward. Dr. Epstein also attaches a pain pump to... more