Husband, Father and Pioneer in Plastic Surgery
At home and outside of his four plastic surgery centers, Dr. Roger Bassin could be any Space Coast husband and father, helping his son fix one of his toys or doting on his daughter. But Dr. Bassin doesn’t have a typical day job. He’s not only a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon but also a pioneer of several popular and revolutionary aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Bassin graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After completing medical school, he finished his internship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Following his training in NYC, Dr. Bassin further trained in eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago under the preceptorship of Allen M. Putterman, M.D., a pioneer in the field of eyelid and facial plastic surgery. During this time, Dr. Bassin also received liposuction training with some of Chicago’s most renowned plastic surgeons.
After relocating to the Space Coast, Dr. Bassin met his wife Stephene, a Brevard County native. They recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary and have two children, daughter Riley, 8 and son Sam, who is 6. His professional dedication continued with concentrating on technology that improved results for his patients.
“I’ve always believed in technology,” Dr. Bassin said. “I’ve always been on the cutting edge. If there’s something new that can give patients better results and less downtime, I’m all in.”
On December 2, 2009 and again on May 6, 2011, Dr. Bassin introduced both Aqualipo® and Natural Fill™ to the nation with live appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show.” Since then, he has appeared on countless local and national TV shows to discuss various procedures. In November 2012, Dr. Bassin appeared on “The Doctors” to reveal the Lazerlift™.
According to Bassin, before his invention of the Lazerlift™, the only way to adequately lift and tighten the lower face and neck was through invasive facelift surgery. But now, thanks to this groundbreaking medical technology, there’s a minimally invasive option. LazerLift™ is a revolutionary procedure that uses highly advanced laser technology to tighten and rejuvenate the lower face and neck, lifting years off the appearance. Because LazerLift™ is minimally invasive, there’s no need for invasive incisions, extended downtime, and the high costs associated with traditional facelift surgery. With LazerLift™, patients can look years younger with no scalpel, no stitches, and no scars.
“It does not require you to be cut on whatsoever,” Dr. Bassin explained. By using laser energy, Dr. Bassin creates a tightening effect which gives the face a structural lift and melts fat. The results are comparable to a facelift without the extended downtime and need for anesthesia.
Perhaps the greatest advancements in cosmetic procedures have been with the less invasive options that are now available for several problem areas. Another option that Dr. Bassin offers is SculpSure™, a non-invasive fat removal for patients seeking to reduce the appearance of flanks and abdominal areas, as well as the back, legs, and arms. These pockets of fat cells are oftentimes resistant to traditional weight loss methods, including dieting and exercise. As a result, many patients turn to body contouring to help reduce the appearance of these final layers of fat. Unlike traditional body sculpting techniques, SculpSure™ requires no stitches and leaves no post-procedure scars. Instead, this
non-invasive lipolysis treatment uses a hyperthermic laser to deliver concentrated energy to the areas around the abdomen, back, legs, or arms, producing a thinner-looking appearance in under a half hour. Patients can undergo SculpSure™ treatment in accordance with their daily routine, as there is no downtime associated. Moreover, SculpSure™ results are long-lasting, as targeted fat cells are removed from the body over time and cannot re-enter the system.
“This technology is more reasonable than what was previously offered,” Dr. Bassin said. “It allows quicker treatments without interrupting the patient’s day.”
SculpSure™ also fits well with the Aqualipo® procedure for those that want to have more complete body sculpting. Aqualipo®, a revolutionary minimally invasive liposuction technique, uses the natural power of Water Jet Assisted Liposuction™ to wash away fat while gently sculpting and contouring the body. Intact fat cells are gently flushed from the body in targeted areas (like love handles, lower abdomen and thighs) and then immediately injected into selected areas of the breast.
Dr. Bassin is dedicated to providing non-invasive fat reduction results in all of his state-of-the-art treatment centers. He’s pioneered and trademarked several other procedures, including Natural Fill™, a technique that uses the fat removed from the Aqualipo® procedure to permanently fill lines and wrinkles on the face, add volume to aging hands or augment the breast and buttocks.
“Our patients are impressed by how down to earth our office is,” Dr. Bassin said. “We have a true team approach.”
Dr. Bassin was voted “Best of Brevard in Plastic Surgery” by the readers of FLORIDA TODAY.
Back at home, Dr. Bassin is a dedicated dad and husband. His wife Stephene volunteers at Manatee Elementary where their children go to school. They’re close with Stephene’s family who live locally as well. Their busy family includes three dogs and two cats.
“We agree that I’m the CEO at home and he’s CEO at the office,” Stephene smiles.
“The most important thing for me is giving patients natural results,” he said. “The greatest compliment patients get is that friends say they look refreshed without being able to pinpoint surgery.”
For more information about The Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery, visit BassinPlasticSurgery.com
Body Sculpting in 25 Minutes
SculpSure™ treatment is performed in approximately 25 minutes. Patients do not require anesthesia during their SculpSure™ procedure. Instead, non-invasive SculpSure™ applicators are positioned around the fat pocket. Up to four applicators may be utilized, depending on the needs and goals of the patient. The SculpSure™ machine delivers hyperthermic heat energy from the applicators to the targeted fat cells, while simultaneously providing a cooling effect to soothe the skin during treatment. As excess fat cells are exposed to heat energy from the SculpSure™ device, they begin to gradually loosen from surrounding fat tissue. As a result, the body begins to process these loose fat cells, leading to their natural removal from the body. Patients can begin to see fat loss results from SculpSure™ in subsequent weeks. Since SculpSure™ is non-invasive, patients are free to return to their daily activities immediately following treatment.
- No scars
- No incisions
- No surgery
- No pain
- No downtime
Look and Feel Young Again with Lazerlift™
The Lazerlift™ procedure is fast and easy, and can be performed in the office in as little as 20 minutes. There’s no need for general anesthesia and patients can drive themselves home after treatment. During the procedure, Dr. Bassin places three 1 millimeter micro-incisions by the ears and the chin. The micro-incisions are smaller than the tip of a ballpoint pen and will be unnoticeable once healed. Numbing fluid is introduced through the entry points, and works instantaneously to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Precisely targeted laser energy is then used to treat both the skin and the underlying layer of connective tissue that helps to provide foundation and support for the face. If necessary, he uses a small suction cannula to remove any excess fatty deposits.
- Melts the fat that lives between skin and muscle
- Laser energy penetrates and tightens tissue that is sutured in a typical facelift
- Skin tightening