GARDEN CITY, NY, February 8, 2012 – The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (www.lipsg.com) was awarded a Citation from Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Chair of the county’s Public Safety Committee, for the promotion of Burn Awareness Week on Long Island. The presentation was made to LIPSG partners Dr. Roger Simpson and Dr. Louis Riina in the Burn Unit at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow where they are faculty members. Also on hand for the presentation was Raymond F. Maguire, Executive Director of the Freeport Fire Department.

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group reminds the community that February 5-11 is National Burn Awareness Week. According to the American Burn Association, nearly half a million people in the United States received medical treatment for burns in the last year. Burn injuries are more common in the elderly population and among young children.

From left to right: Dr. Roger Simpson, Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Dr. Louis Riina, Amy Pakes, RN, and Raymond F. Maguire, Executive Director of the Freeport Fire Department.

About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
For more than 60 years, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has been dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care, while pioneering and performing the most advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. As the largest and longest running private academic plastic surgical practice in the nation, LIPSG surgeons have over 200 years combined experience as leaders and innovators in the field. The size of the practice and diversity of expertise is reflected in its nine specialty centers: Skin Care and Age Management; Non-invasive and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation; Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery; Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair; Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction; Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery; Burns and Complex Wound Management; Breast Reconstruction Surgery; Post-Weight Loss Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. For more information about LIPSG, visit lipsg.com.

About Dr.STITCH
Dr. STITCH is Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s 24 hour hotline and service for emergency treatment, including burns, facial trauma, complex wounds and lacerations.  You can call Dr. STITCH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and one of our plastic surgeons will meet you at the emergency room or in one of our convenient office locations. For more information about Dr.STITCH, visit 877DrSTITCH.com.