Dr. Bassin is one of a handful of highly trained surgeons in the country trained in his unique specialty. Dr. Bassin graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was accepted into the George Washington University medical school as part of their Early Selection program. After finishing his medical education, Dr. Bassin completed his internship at New York’s Lennox Hill Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Following his training in New York City, Dr. Bassin further trained in eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago under the preceptorship of Dr. Allen 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. Dr. Bassin is an eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, his fellowship training approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bassin is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bassin is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery.
He limits his practice to eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as body liposuction. Dr. Bassin has devoted a significant portion of his practice to the repair of many “botched” surgeries commonly seen around the eyes. Dr. Bassin has helped to pioneer many of the “invisible incision” techniques that are the future of aesthetic facial plastic surgery, and as such, has been featured in many local and national media for his novel approach and unique training. It is Dr. Bassin’s mission to provide the most natural looking result, so as to provide an “unoperated ” appearance. Patient phone numbers are provided to patients who are curious as to what their experience will be, and Dr. Bassin encourages all of his patients to converse with previous patients, to provide maximum comfort in their decision making process. Dr. Bassin is also extensively published in his field of expertise, and has presented much of his research at national medical conferences.
In December 2007, Dr. Bassin was named a national training center by Cynosure, manufacturer of the SMARTLIPO. Doctors both nationally and internationally have been coming to train with Dr. Bassin in Florida. Dr. Bassin is honored to be named one of the five national training centers and a nationally recognized leader in the SMARTLIPO laser technology.
In January 2009, Dr. Bassin was named a national training center by Eclipsemed, LTC, sole distributor of the Body-Jet and DOT Laser. Dr. Bassin is one of the first five in the country to pioneer these exciting technologies. Dr. Bassin will be training and mentoring doctors in the use of this equipment.
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