Practice Philosophy

Increasingly, aesthetic medicine is turning to a “cookie-cutter” or “one-size-fits-all” approach.  Achieving artistry and the aesthetic ideal requires a careful match of your features and individual goals with available treatment options.  After all, your face, your body, and your goals are unique to you. A meticulous, pain-staking and unhurried technique is also required in administering the treatments.

The number of available treatment options has exploded in recent years.  Puzzling through media reports and the internet can be a confusing task.   Dr. Bass spends a great deal of time studying new technologies as well as teaching and lecturing about their use.  He uses this expertise to coordinate a plan of care with you, selected from the range of surgical and non-surgical options and carefully matched to your goals and priorities.  Dr. Bass uses advanced technologies and precision techniques to maximize outcomes, focusing on the priorities of maintaining a natural appearance, maximizing predictability and minimizing recovery time.

Dr. Lawrence Bass, FACS, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the founder of Bass Plastic Surgery, PLLC in Manhattan

The Consultation

The consultation is the opportunity for medical assessment and planning.  On arrival in the office, administrative paperwork will be completed.  You will have an opportunity to meet some of the staff and speak with the office manager.  Dr. Bass will review your medical history with you and perform a physical examination appropriate to your area of interest.  This will be followed by a sit-down discussion between you and Dr. Bass.  Dr. Bass believes that a detailed discussion of your goals and priorities, as well as the realistic capabilities of the various options, is the essential core of the aesthetic consultation.   Only with such an individualized plan can you proceed with confidence to pursue your personal aesthetic goals.

New patients are always welcome, and we consider a referral the highest compliment and expression of confidence that anyone can give us.  We sincerely welcome and appreciate your trust in us to care for your family, friends, and colleagues.

Please feel free to call and schedule a consultation today to discuss your aesthetic goals and to make a treatment plan we can work on together.


New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
North Shore-LIJ Health System –Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital Division
North Shore-LIJ Health System -Long Island Jewish Medical Center Division


The main practice facility is conveniently located on Park Avenue in Manhattan.  A consulting suite for examination, skin care and patient counseling is complemented by a surgical suite, for state of the art care.  In recognition of this, our office surgical facility has achieved accreditation by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (   This provides assurance that all aspects of care are conducted to the highest surgical standards.  A satellite office in  Great Neck provides a convenient location for our Long Island patients to receive pre- and post-operative care as well as skin care.

Most aesthetic procedures can be performed in our office surgical facility.  This affords a level of privacy and comfort that is unobtainable in hospital based facilities.


Payment is made prior to treatment unless other arrangements are made.  We will be glad to discuss fees and payment options for any procedure at your request.

Insurance is designed to help you meet the cost of medical service but the responsibility for payment is yours.  If you have insurance, please bring your plan information with you to your first visit.  We will work with you to assure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.  Aesthetic procedures are not covered by insurance.

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