Meet Dr. Lawrence Bass
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.
Skills and specialties
Dr. Bass is known as an innovator and leading authority on advanced technologies in aesthetic plastic surgery. Over the past 25 years, he has written and lectured extensively on his research in skin rejuvenating techniques including laser therapy and many other nonsurgical technologies. He is best known for his expertise in laser resurfacing for wrinkles, including the deep Erbium:YAG laser peel and his artistry with injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. He has also been at the forefront of non-invasive body contouring having served as the lead investigator for SculpSure and a trainer for CoolSculpting. In addition, he participated in the clinical studies for injectables such as Restylane, Radiesse, Dysport, and Kybella. He also has extensive knowledge of surgical procedures such as facelifts, blepharoplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast enhancement operations. Dr. Bass is continually educating himself and others on the latest cosmetic treatments.
Education and Training
Dr. Bass obtained his BA from Cornell University's College of Arts & Sciences, where he graduated magna cum laude. From there he attended Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons and received his medical degree. Upon graduating from medical school, he completed his general surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY, then joined the plastic surgery residency program at NYU Medical Center. He the completed an additional research fellowship in microsurgery at NYU before entering practice.
Awards and Achievements
Dr. Bass has been recognized by professional societies and by the national media. He has over 90 scientific publications in prestigious plastic surgery and aesthetic journals, and has presented his research results and aesthetic surgery techniques at over 200 scientific lectures and meetings. Dr. Bass has presented research before the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and many others. He has also directed the symposium “Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Plastic Surgery” at NYU for more than 12 years to train surgeons in the latest advances. He was the founding plastic surgery course director for a new multidisciplinary symposium, “Summit in Aesthetic Medicine,” which provided a critical overview of new developments in the surgical and nonsurgical areas of his explosively growing field.
Outside of his countless accomplishments in the profession, Dr. Bass is frequently called upon to offer his expertise to the national media such as CNN, The CBS Early Show, Fox News, The Learning Channel, Doctor Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio, Allure, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also served as a media spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bass has been named a "Top Doctor" with Castle Connolly and is also a featured physician on RealSelf.com.
Dr. Bass is able to provide exceptional services and results to his patients thanks to his many years of training and continued affiliations with leading professional societies in the plastic surgery field. He is a member of the following associations, with the listed past or present committee activities:
- Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (Board Certified)
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Device and Technique Assessment Committee
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Light and Energy Based Therapies Committee, Nonsurgical Techniques Committee, Media Spokesperson
- Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
- Board of Directors, Nominating Committee
"After having a bad experience the first time I went to see Dr. Bass, I was called by the office manager who profusely apologized for everything. I have since seen Dr. Bass once in his Great Neck office and twice in his NYC office. I never again had to wait more than 5 minutes to be seen or for treatments. Each and every one of his staff was attentive and courteous. Dr. Bass, whom I never met during my first visit, has been great on the subsequent 3 visits. I will now continue to see him."
"I am always so happy to return to Dr. Bass' office. Not only is the staff so welcoming and helpful, but Dr. Bass' work is perfection! I totally recommend you visit him for fillers (that's what I got)!"
"I wanted to look like me, just a younger version - Thank You - New York - Dr. Bass is incredibly patient and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions before my treatment and spent a long time with me discussing my goals and fears about the injections. He explained everything to me in a way that I understood and didn't make me feel silly for asking a lot of questions."
"Dr. Bass is phenomenal! - I am always so happy to return to Dr. Bass' office. Not only is the staff so welcoming and helpful, but Dr. Bass' work is perfection! I totally recommend you visit him for fillers (that's what I got)!"
"Very Professional - New York - I went to Dr Bass for consultation in the beginning I was not sure if I will do the procedure. During the consultation, he explained everything in details, answered all my questions and so helpful and did everything he promised me to do which unusual with cosmetic surgeon. His stuff was so nice and helpful. In the day of operation, he put me to sleep so I didn`t feel pain during the procedure.I felt pain after the operation but it was ok after the pain killer. The procedures wounds are small and completely healed after less than one week. I went for follow up after a week when he offered me free ultrasound sessions to help me get the best result really recommend this doctor as he is so professional."
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