Author Archive | Dr Bass

Why You Shouldn’t Fear The F Word -Where The Facelift Fits in Modern Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 4 Why You Shouldn’t Fear the F Word:  Where The Facelift Fits in Modern Plastic Surgery Everyone would like to avoid surgery if possible but deep down everyone knows at some point, you’ll need a facelift to look your best.  Preconceived notions about facelift are based on news stories, […]

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Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part II – Customization and Ethnic Diversity in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 3 Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part II – Customization and Ethnic Diversity in Plastic Surgery Once upon a time, in the 1980’s there were 8 cosmetic surgery procedures: facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, browlift, liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast lift and breast augmentation.  While there were always a few techniques or variations to […]

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Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part I -The Advent of Laser Cosmetic Medicine in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 2 Barbie vs. Star Wars: Part I -The Advent of Laser Cosmetic Medicine in Plastic Surgery   There are two major factors that transformed  plastic surgery from the classic limited number of aesthetic surgeries to the current modern approach: Adaptation of Laser technologies for cosmetic medical applications A broader […]

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Proof Or Deception: Exposing the Truth About Before & After Images in Plastic Surgery

Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class Episode 1 I am excited to announce that I’ve launched a podcast “Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class”.  Together with my co-host, Doreen Wu, we will explore controversies and breaking issues in plastic surgery. I have been deeply involved in technology development in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine for more than […]

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COVID-19 Update March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 To all my patients: I am writing to update you on the status of clinical services at Bass Plastic Surgery in the midst of the blossoming Corona virus epidemic in New York. Based on New York State Department of Health and professional medical society recommendations, all elective surgery had been cancelled earlier this […]

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Belotero: Special features for this new filler

Belotero is a hyaluronate filler, like Restylane and Juvederm, which has very recently become widely available in the United States.  Experience with use in Europe for the past few years tells us a lot about where it will fit in with other available filler treatments here in the U.S. Also, since a select group of physicians including Dr. Bass have […]

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Interdisciplinary Brainstorming on Beauty Technologies – The Summit in Aesthetic Medicine 2012

I am back from the Summit in Aesthetic Medicine, the annual meeting  I co-chair with Dr. Christropher Zachary, the Chairman of Dermatology at University of California, Irvine.  This is a meeting attended by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and dermatologists – the “core four” specialties that receive training in aesthetic surgery and medicine during […]

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CoolSculpting is cleared by FDA for abdominal fat reduction

The CoolSculpting treatment has just received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for abdominal fat reduction.  The treatment, which used cold to selectively damage and remove fat cells, had been previously cleared for noninvasive fat layer reduction in the flank or love handle area.  What does this new clearance mean for doctors and patients?  […]

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