According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic procedures for kids is up. Dr. Frederick N. Lukash was featured in the lead story on Fox5 News at 10 on bullying and the trend in cosmetic procedures for children. Check out the video and article in the link below.
Hicksville resident and plastic surgeon, George D. Xipoleas, M.D., is the newest physician to join Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the largest and longest-running private academic plastic surgical practice in the nation.
A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Xipoleas is well versed in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive practices. However the Hicksville native has a particular interest in the local incidence of breast cancer. “As a Long Island resident, breast cancer is naturally a subject close to my heart” he began. “Given the practice’s incredible history, I believe that it will be a fitting environment for me to further explore my interest in breast reconstruction. I grew up here. I know the people of my community, and I understand their concerns. I want to be there to help.”
Before joining the practice in September, Dr. Xipoleas completed a plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as an aesthetic surgery fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In the past he also provided general treatment for lacerations, burns and skin cancer on a voluntary basis at a small clinic outside of Sparta, Greece.
Currently Dr. Xipoleas is affiliated with Winthrop University Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center and the North Shore LIJ Health Care System.
Click here to view Dr. Xipoleas’ bio page.
On October 13th, plastic surgeon and Huntington resident, Dr. Noël Natoli, showed her support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a big way. While celebrating her honeymoon in New Zealand, the doctor took to the skies as she bravely dove from a plane at 15,000 feet in the air. Free falling for nearly 65 seconds, the plastic surgeon sported a pink jumpsuit as part of a month long promotion that donated proceeds to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
As a rising leader in the field of plastic surgery with a focus in natural breast reconstruction, Natoli was eager to participate in the campaign. “Queenstown, New Zealand is the adventure sports capital of the world; so while visiting I was curious about trying skydiving. Although I was terrified by the idea, when I found out that a portion of the proceeds were being donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, I knew I had to do something that day that scared me. There is truly no other cause I’d rather support” began Natoli. “Aside from my work as a surgeon, I have had close family members affected by the disease. I understand the struggle and wanted to embrace the opportunity to give back.”
To learn more about breast reconstruction options and how the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month, please visit our dedicated website: www.breastreconstructionhelp.com.
The surgeons of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group recently held their 3rd annual Breast Cancer Summit. The event focused on educating attendees on the latest innovations in breast cancer treatments.
New York, NY – Shortly after its inception, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group began directing a plastic surgery residency program as part of the organization’s commitment to education—a central component to the practice’s philosophy. Three years ago, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group initiated an annual Breast Cancer Summit to increase breast cancer awareness while simultaneously educating attendees on the latest techniques and technologies for treating patients.
The 2013 Breast Cancer Summit, now in its third year, was held on September 30th at Coral House in Baldwin, NY. The 500 attendees, including physicians, medical staff, breast cancer survivors, and advocacy group members, gathered to share their individual approaches to breast cancer and collectively learn from each other’s unique experience. Topics that were covered during the 2013 Breast Cancer Summit include:
- Identifying and Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
- Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and How to Modify Them
- Survivor’s Stories
- Innovations in Breast Reconstruction
- Keynote Address by Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City
Increasing breast cancer awareness is particularly important to this Long Island plastic surgery practice, as Long Island has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation. These surgeons have a long history of helping women weigh their breast reconstruction options, selecting a shape and size that will look and feel natural, navigating insurance coverage, and providing the compassionate care patients deserve.
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group comprises 19 doctors who collectively possess over 250 years of experience specializing in aesthetic enhancement and plastic surgery. As a fully accredited organization by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., Long Island Plastic Surgical Group manages 10 Centers of Excellence. They are the longest-running and largest private academic plastic surgical practice in the United States and specialize in reconstructive surgeries, including microvascular surgery, hand reconstruction, skin and bone grafting, burns and complex wounds management, rhinoplasty revision, and breast reconstruction. The doctors and skin care professionals at LIPSG are available for interview upon request.
For more information about Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, please visit lipsg.com or facebook.com/longislandplasticsurgeons.
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The Third Annual Breast Cancer Summit took place on Monday, September 30th and attracted 500 attendees, including doctors and staff representing 20 New York Hospitals, as well as breast cancer survivors, and members of 20+ breast cancer advocacy groups. The event was held at Coral House in Baldwin.
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. According to Dr. Roger Simpson, President of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the founding organization of the Long Island Breast Cancer Summit, “We are honored to present actress Cynthia Nixon with a lifetime advocacy award as she shares her personal battle with breast cancer to what has become one of the largest gatherings of advocacy groups in New York State. It is important for an event such as this to be held locally, given that Long Island has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation.”
Rates of breast cancer on Long Island are among the highest in the state of New York, with an average annual incidence of 116.9 per 100,000 women (compared to the statewide average of 104.1 per 100,000 women). There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.
There was an amazing line-up of speakers and panelists who were passionate and engaged the audience. A replay of the event, including Cynthia Nixon’s speech, is posted on www.BreastCancerSummit.com
The Breast Cancer Summit is sponsored as a public service by Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC. It is an annual forum connecting those who support breast cancer awareness, education, advanced medical practices, procedures, and technologies. The Breast Cancer Summit brings together industry, hospital, and clinical leaders to share how they are navigating through the ever-changing environment in healthcare and how they are pioneering the path to integrated approaches in breast cancer.
October 9, 2013 — Dr. Frederick Lukash made an appearance on the Dr. Steve Show on October 6th. Check out the video below to watch Dr. Lukash explore the topic of teenage plastic surgery.
Leland M. Deane, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, provides details as to why abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) has become such a common procedure.
Long Island, NY – According to Long Island plastic surgeon Leland Deane, MD, abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) is such a popular procedure because it can restore not only a person’s confidence, but also the way they use their body. Most of the tummy tuck procedures Dr. Deane and other plastic surgeons perform at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group are for women who have had children, but they are also done for people who have experienced loss of weight. In both instances, Dr. Deane says tension is lost in the entire area from the lower rib cage to the upper thighs. The thighs and pubic area fall, the waste gets thick, and sometimes the entire pelvis can rotate forward. Dr. Deane notes how these changes can be impossible to reverse with exercise or sports.
Even though the patient has lost weight, Dr. Deane describes them as feeling “stuck” at their present weight, as they are unable to lose more weight because of inactivity. He mentions how many women after their pregnancies will feel that they have back pain and cannot enjoy the same degree of physical activity they did before having children. It is surprising to many of his patients that these changes after pregnancy can happen even if the patient is of a normal weight or underweight.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Deane says the abdominoplasty procedure has evolved into a safe, affordable, and rewarding procedure that can restore patients to the way they were before children or weight gain. Dr. Deane highlights how, in most cases, the patient can be back to their regular routine within two weeks. Exercise is usually allowed after four weeks.
With the muscles and skin back in their proper positions and tension in the torso restored, the improvements after abdominoplasty typically happen early and continue over many months. Dr. Deane’s patients are able to stand more erect, and the pelvis may even tilt back into its proper position after one year. Patients often report back that the quality of their lives has improved beyond measure.
Dr. Deane stresses the importance of the consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as it is the best way to learn more about the procedure and to see whether it is right for the individual. During the consultation, questions can be answered, and the surgeon can go into detail about the procedure and the expected outcomes. If desired, patients can request the doctor provide names of other patients who had the procedure and would like to share their experiences.
About Leland M. Deane, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Leland M. Deane is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has practiced plastic surgery at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group for 25 years, focusing his skills on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to his work at the practice, he contributes to the medical community by authoring medical papers and participating in conferences held around the country. Dr. Deane also shares his surgical expertise by teaching at Cornell University Medical College and volunteering internationally. He currently works at Southside Hospital acting as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Deane is available for interview upon request.
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is composed of 18 skilled surgeons with specialized training in a variety of areas in the plastic and reconstructive surgery field. LIPSG is the largest and longest-running private academic plastic surgical practice in the nation, and the practice operates an onsite Plastic Surgery Residency Program, which is the only one of its kind in the U.S. Established in 1948, LIPSG surgeons have over 250 years of combined experience and are known as leaders in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The practice is home to 10 specialty centers and offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments, including eyelid surgery, liposuction, rhinoplasty revision, BOTOX® injections, and more.
For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Deane, call Long Island Plastic Surgical Group at (631) 376-0656 or (516) 504-3014. The practice can be reached online at lipsg.com or facebook.com/longislandplasticsurgeons.
A topic that may once have been avoided due to embarrassment or self-consciousness may finally be losing its stigma.
Long Island, New York – Labiaplasty, also known as genitalia rejuvenation, is becoming more and more popular in women of all ages, according to plastic surgeons at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in New York. In fact, Noël B. Natoli, MD, a plastic surgeon at the practice, says there has been a notable increase in the number of patients who are interested in the procedure.
Known as a leader in the reconstructive plastic surgery field, Dr Natoli routinely performs this procedure. She says she doesn’t have to look too far for evidence of the procedure’s surge in popularity. “It is an increasingly popular procedure and it is not unusual for me to see three consultations for labiaplasty in a week which is a far cry from what it has been in the past. I am glad that women are beginning to find comfort in the confidential nature of a procedure that truly is so beneficial.”
Although it may be assumed that this type of procedure would take place in a gynecologist’s office, the New York plastic surgeon says she offers a number of specialized techniques for labiaplasty, which allows her to custom-tailor the treatment to the needs of each individual patient. Dr. Natoli also notes that advances in labiaplasty techniques have made it possible to achieve successful outcomes with less visible scarring. She says the procedure can be performed under general or local anesthetic depending on patient preference, and typically takes about one hour to complete, with patients experiencing only minimal discomfort and a short recovery period.
Dr. Natoli says, whether you are a young woman who is feeling self-conscious or you are a mother in your forties, conditions that can be improved with labiaplasty affect women across a range of age groups. “As both a plastic surgeon and a female, I am pleased to see that more patients are seeking information on the procedure.”
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has been a pioneering force in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 65 years. LIPSG is the largest, longest-running private academic plastic surgical practice in the US. Plastic surgeons at LIPSG have more than 250 years of combined experience, and many are known as leaders and innovators in their fields. LIPSG also directs a world-renowned Plastic Surgery Residency Program dedicated to training the plastic surgeons of tomorrow. The program was founded at LIPSG in 1954, and is the only one of its kind in the nation. LIPSG is home to 10 specialty centers: Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery; Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair; Skin Care and Age Management; Non-Invasive and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation; Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction; Burns and Complex Wound Management; Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery; Post-Weight Loss Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery; Breast Reconstruction Surgery; and Migraine Treatment.
For more information, please contact 646-571-3131. You can also visit the practice on the worldwide web at lipsg.com or facebook.com/longislandplasticsurgeons.
Dr. Douglas Creates An Original Work of Art for the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Regional Conference
September 19, 2013 – Dr. Douglas will showcase his artistic talents as one of his original water colors is set to be featured on the cover of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons regional conference journal for the tenth year. The brightly colored Washington D.C landscape is the most recent composition created specifically for the conference. Thematically illustrating the location of each symposium, Dr. Douglas’ originals in previous years have included locations such as Boston, Florida, Philadelphia and Bermuda.
What once began as a passion project for Dr. Douglas, who majored in studio art in college, has since become a tradition for both the doctor and the largest regional society in the United States. The 30th Annual Meeting, which will begin on September 20th, will include Dr. Douglas’ latest piece, a brightly colored view of the Washington Monument. “Composition is often the most time consuming part” began Douglas. “I enjoy working with water colors because it allows the painting to maintain a mind of its own. For this year’s waterscape I wanted to include yellow tones, so I focused on incorporating a powerful sunset.”