Preparing for Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Posted in: Our Experts , Tuesday May 31, 2022

Recently, LIPSG partner, Dr. George Xipoleas, sat down with Angela Papalia, Assistant Director for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, to discuss the topic of preparing for breast reconstruction surgery. Tune in to the video below to learn more. Continue Reading

The 21st Annual John Knowles Swinburne Memorial Lecture

Posted in: Events , Thursday May 12, 2022

The 21st Annual John Knowles Swinburne Memorial Lecture took place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Presented by Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) in memory of Dr. John Knowles Swinburne. Dr. Swinburne was a partner at LIPSG for 25 years. He was an outstanding physician and teacher, a devoted husband, father, and colleague. His interest… Continue Reading

Dr. Frederick Lukash Releases operation art

Posted in: LIPSG News, Video , Wednesday March 2, 2022

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 50 years of experience helping both children and adolescents, Dr. Frederick Lukash  is proud to release “Operation Art.” As the latest installment in a trilogy of books, this expertly crafted publication provides an understanding of the artistic impressions of body image in young people. Through a one-of-a-kind collection of patient-created… Continue Reading

Dr. Roger Simpson

Burn Awareness Week 2022

Posted in: Events, LIPSG News , Monday February 7, 2022

By Dr. Roger L. Simpson National Burn Awareness Week, February 6-12, 2022, serves as a reminder of continuous steps that we must take to prevent common burn injuries. Burns can occur in a second while leaving a lifetime reminder of their severity. As the Director of our regional Burn Center for over 40 years, I… Continue Reading


ReSurge Speaks with Dr. Davenport

Posted in: In The News Resurge, Practice Information , Thursday January 13, 2022

At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, we believe it is important to give back to our communities and offer our services to those who may not otherwise have access to adequate medical care. As a proud partner of ReSurge International, we help to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide necessary reconstructive surgery to those… Continue Reading

What to Expect After Breast Reconstruction: A Timeline of Recovery, 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, and 1 Year

Posted in: Breast Cancer Blog , Friday October 29, 2021

Video Transcript My name is Dr. Haritha Veeramachaneni. I’m a plastic surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, and I specialize in breast reconstruction. A patient can best prepare for their reconstructive surgery by asking lots of questions. We’re more than happy to talk to you about all of these concerns and put your mind… Continue Reading

Mammograms for Women with Implants

Posted in: Breast Cancer Blog , Friday October 29, 2021

Video Transcript My name is Dr. David Mattos. I’m a plastic surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. A mammogram is an x-ray that we take of the breast and a specific x-ray of the breast, because what it normally does is it actually compresses the breast tissue in a way that allows us to… Continue Reading

Skincare Treatment for Cancer Patients

Posted in: Breast Cancer Blog , Tuesday October 19, 2021

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Stacyann. I’m one of the Medical Aestheticians here at Deep Blue Med Spa. I have been in the field of aesthetics for seven years, and I’ve been with Deep Blue Med Spa for two years. Chemo and radiation really impacts the skin by making it very sensitive to the… Continue Reading

Lori’s Story

Posted in: Breast Cancer Blog , Tuesday October 19, 2021

Video Transcript So, my name is Lori. My surgeon is Dr. Veera. Every year I went for my mammo and when I went for my mammo in October of 2018, the radiologist called me in the room and said, “You know, it looks very different from the mammo before.” When I walked out of the… Continue Reading

Overview of Flap Surgery Options

Posted in: Breast Cancer Blog , Tuesday October 19, 2021

Video Transcript I am Dr. Irena Karanetz. I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical group with fellowship training in breast reconstruction. Tissue flap surgery is one of the main types of breast reconstruction outside of using implants, during which patients own tissues are used to recreate the breast mound following mastectomy. During… Continue Reading


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