Uplifting The Island: Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Raises The Bar

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Long Island Plastic Surglical Group won Best Plastic Surgical Group in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. Right: Dr. Roger Simpson, President of LIPSG

From helping cancer and traumatic crash survivors feel whole to making men and women gain confidence in their appearance, there is no shortage of success stories from Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.

Whether performing emergency reconstructive surgery or elective facial rejuvenation or body contouring, the surgeons at LIPSG are at the top of their field. For proof, look no further than their decades of experience training up-and-coming plastic surgeons or the fact that the group’s doctors are often called on to share their expertise at national conferences.

“We are proud of the ever-expanding work of this group,” said LIPSG President Dr. Roger L. Simpson, a fellow at the American College of Surgeons. “We look forward to many more years providing compassionate and comprehensive care to our community, and beyond.”

As a credit to its success, the group is currently celebrating 70 years in business. It was founded in 1948 by two plastic surgeons returning home from World War II. LIPSG has since grown into the nation’s oldest and largest private, academic plastic surgery facility.

Over the years, LIPSG has developed its own residency program, expanded to multiple locations on LI and beyond, and has long-standing relationships with major medical centers in the region. Since being launched in 1954, LIPSG’s Residency Program has trained more than 125 plastic surgical residents and 34 burn fellows, many of whom are now some of the most respected and skilled plastic surgeons in the country.

The residency program is hosted by the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) and is administered by LIPSG in collaboration with Stony Brook Medicine. Comprised of 22 surgeons, LIPSG is headquartered in Garden City, with additional offices in East Hills, Babylon and Huntington. Its New York Plastic Surgical Group division offices can be found in Westchester, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Flushing. LIPSG also operates Dr. STITCH, a 24/7 on-call service and hotline.

LIPSG regularly hosts educational events and seminars, such as the annual Breast Cancer Summit each fall. The free, informational summit and networking event is open to the medical community  and the general public. It also hosts The Hand Institute at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, which offers educational seminars to the public and training to medical and therapy professionals.

Four years ago, LIPSG joined with nonprofit ReSurge International to provide life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe, timely, and affordable to people in developing countries. A critical part of that mission is to also provide education and experience to the host surgeons so that they can become well trained plastic surgeons and meet the needs of their communities.

All that is in addition to LIPSG recently launching their Deep Blue Med Spa, which offers state-of-the-art cosmetic enhancement options such as Coolsculpting® and Ultherapy® and a variety of skincare treatments, chemical peels, spider vein removal therapy, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair reduction. Offerings also include an exclusive skincare line that has been formulated to compliment spa services, restore and maintain healthy skin, and enhance radiance and beauty. What also sets the spa apart is that all laser treatments are performed by physician assistants  and all skincare experts are licensed medical aestheticians.

“Our surgeons have more than 200 years’ combined experience and have built a reputation as pioneers within the industry, accomplished in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as non-surgical procedures,” said Dr. Laurence Glickman of LIPSG, who called it “a natural progression in the growth of the practice.”

For more information about LIPSG, visit lipsg.com.