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Chinyere’s Story

A Q&A with Chinyere What advice would you give to someone else who just received a diagnosis? I would first tell them to breath, staying calm and informed is the only way to combat the natural fear that the word cancer brings. When I first figured out that I had ... Continue Reading

Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction

By Frederick N. Lukash, MD, FACS, FAAP Breast reconstruction following mastectomy has evolved. Originally silicone implants were placed in the defect pocket. Tissue expansion and the use of flaps for additional coverage of implants improved the outcomes. Flaps with bulk were used to create breast mounds without the need for ... Continue Reading

Kristen’s Story

I was young. I was only 34. But that didn’t matter. It didn’t matter because cancer doesn’t care about your age, your gender, or your role in life. In fact, it doesn’t care about any of that. One day you are living your best life and the next day you ... Continue Reading

BOLI Nominations For 2021

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group was nominated as 'BEST OF LONG ISLAND' in the following categories: Best Plastic Surgery Group Best BOTOX® Practice Best Cosmetic Surgeon Best Hair Restoration Non-Surgical   Thank you for your support!  

Genese’s Story

My name is Genese Smith. I am 40 years old, a mother of 2, a healthcare worker, and a breast cancer survivor, but that doesn’t define me. On February 2019, at the age of 38, I went to see my gynecologist, Dr. Lippert, for a routine checkup and birth control. ... Continue Reading

Do Breast Implants Increase My Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

By Matthew S. Kilgo, MD, FACS This is a question that occasionally comes up during my consultations with patients considering breast implant surgery. The answer is no, breast implants do not increase the risk of breast cancer. However, breast implants have been linked to a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma ... Continue Reading

Alicia’s Story

Before I bring you along on my journey, let me begin by briefly introducing myself.  My name is Alicia Zangre.  41 years young.  I have a daughter, Ella, and a son, Frankie.  Life has thrown me into a crazy tailspin over the past year and a half.  I am here ... Continue Reading

Lisa’s Story

  My journey through breast cancer began with my maternal grandmother who we so lovingly called “Nanny.” Right before I was born, when “Nanny” was 48 years old, she ... Continue Reading

5 Things to Know About Breast Reconstruction

By Barry K. Douglas, MD, FACS The process of rebuilding our patients’ breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy is a team effort, involving doctors, nurses, support staff… in collaboration with each of our patients. We believe this collaborative partnership offers us the opportunity to provide our patients with the best possible results. ... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Community Events

Please join us this October. LIPSG will be participating in the following events: TangerFIT Virtual 5K Deer Park October 11 -20 Once you register for the run, join the #TangerFitVirtual5k Community on Facebook and join the virtual fun. Here, you’ll have exclusive access to advice from trainers, connect with fellow ... Continue Reading

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