Dr. Lawrence Bass, FACS, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of Bass Plastic Surgery, PLLC in Manhattan and Great Neck, NY where he specializes in providing surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and body contouring. At his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on restoring and maintaining your appearance by selecting the most minimal, natural approach that will be effective for your needs. This can range from the latest skin care options to non-invasive treatments up to state of the art plastic surgery that is designed for best results with a minimum of downtime. He is nationally recognized for his development and research in advanced medical technology for plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine, including injectable fillers and muscle relaxing injections like Botox, as well as lasers and energy-based treatments that enhance the skin. Dr. Bass places an emphasis on staying at the forefront of his field in order to provide the cutting-edge techniques and best results in a wide variety of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Bass's goal is to use his expertise to guide his patients through all of the modern day options to help them eliminate signs of aging and restore their appearance in a natural-looking way.
Lenox Hill Hospital Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Of Mount Sinai Long Island Jewish Medical Center
American Board of Plastic Surgery
BA from Cornell University's College of Arts & Sciences, where he graduated magna cum laude. Medical Degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons General surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Trained in the plastic surgery residency program at NYU Medical Center Completed an additional research fellowship in microsurgery at NYU
With so many options available for facial rejuvenation today, it can be difficult to discern the best path to reach your beauty goals. I am privileged to offer my patients a multi-modality approach that combines the very best of non-invasive and surgical approaches to achieve their optimal outcomes and reflect their unique beauty. A departure from high-volume practices, patients appreciate the boutique, discreet atmosphere I pride myself on offering each patient. Patients come to me when seeking in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and procedures to enhance their appearance; a deep understanding I maintain through my active role in academic and clinical research both in plastic surgery and non-invasive technology. You owe it to yourself to discover the power of one provider and a bespoke beauty plan.
Beauty is allowing the world to see the very best parts of what makes you unique. Through balance and harmony, I empower you to put your best face forward.
A biomedical engineer for the ability to innovate and help mankind through technology, a sculptor for the ability to create beauty in three dimensions, and an astronaut for the ability to use technology to project human existence into space.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty aimed at restoring, reconstructing, or altering aspects of the face and body. Broken nose repair dates back to 3000 BC in ancient Egypt. India has a long and respected history of plastic surgery, dating back to 800 BC. Many modern facial plastic surgery techniques were developed for veterans of WW1 who had endured disfiguring facial injuries.
Plastic Surgery procedures generally fall into 2 categories: Reconstructive and Cosmetic. Reconstructive Surgery applies to the repair of congenital and developmental defects, as well as deformities due to trauma and disease. Cosmetic surgery has the aim of enhancing the appearance of the face and body or making elective alterations.
Common Questions, Concerns and Protocols
Plastic surgery is often referred to as Cosmetic surgery or Aesthetic Surgery. Although many Doctors can train to do cosmetic procedures only surgeons who are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can refer to themselves as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Cosmetic consultations usually require a fee that many Plastic Surgeons will deduct from the cost of the procedure if you decide to schedule it with them. If your consultation is for a non-cosmetic concern, the fee may be billed to your insurance.
In preparation for a plastic surgery procedure your Plastic Surgeon will take a complete medical history and do a physical exam, particularly if your surgery will be a major procedure such as an abdominoplasty. Your surgeon will discuss scar placement and length, risks, complications and realistic expectations. Your Plastic Surgeon may suggest endoscopic surgery if appropriate. Endoscopy incisions are shorter and the risk of sensory loss from nerve damage is decreased.
Your pre procedural instructions will invariably include cessation of smoking. Many smokers resist this requirement, but it is extremely important. Nicotine has a tremendous adverse effect on healing and blood flow, which can lead to tissue necrosis and wound infection. You will be advised to quit smoking 6 to 8 weeks prior to your surgery.
Typically, you will see your Plastic Surgeon two weeks prior to your procedure for a comprehensive pre-operative visit. A complete list of "dos and don'ts" will be reviewed as well as the pre and postoperative instructions and any questions that remain will be answered. You will be directed to avoid anything that has a blood-thinning effect (aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E etc.) for two weeks before surgery. You will be asked to minimize alcohol intake. Basic blood work for preoperative testing will be ordered.
Most plastic surgery patients can go home the same day, and be seen on the day after surgery to remove bandages and drains. Stitches are removed within 4 to 7 days. Temporary bruising and numbness are normal, and will improve in a few weeks. During your recovery your Plastic Surgeon will see you for post-operative visits. He or she will answer any questions you may have about your recovery.
Temporary bruising and numbness are expected for most procedures and will improve in a few weeks. Complications are rare but may include hematoma, temporary or permanent nerve injury, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Procedures
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
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