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, Thursday January 12, 2012

Garden City, NY, January 12, 2012Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the largest and longest-running private academic plastic surgical practice in the nation, has received three #1 awards in the 2012 Best Of Long Island contest hosted by the Long Island Press. The awards are voted on by the community and will be unveiled in the January 12th issue of the newspaper.

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group was named #1 Best Plastic Surgery Group for the fifth year in a row (2008-2012) as well as #1 award for Best BOTOX® Practice, a new category in 2012 recognizing the popular injectable treatment. Furthermore, LIPSG’s comprehensive skin rejuvenation medical spa, Aesthetic Center, was named #1 Best Laser Treatment Center for the second straight year (2011-2012).

The annual ‘Best of Long Island’ contest, which has been conducted by the Long Island Press for seven years running, recognizes people and businesses in almost 300 categories with a record number of votes from Long Island residents coming in again this year.

“We are honored to have received multiple Best of Long Island awards again this year” commented Gary Blank, Executive Director of LIPSG. “These awards are especially meaningful for our practice because they reach into the community to express the views and opinions of all Long Islanders.”

LIPSG is an award-winning practice with several of its surgeons receiving the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors award as well as Top Doctors recognition from US News and World Report. LIPSG surgeons have authored more than 200 publications and have been featured in the media on Discovery Health, 60 Minutes, Today Show and CNN as well as in New York Times and Forbes.

The fifteen surgeons in practice at LIPSG include: Vincent R. DiGregorio, MD, FACS, Thomas A. Davenport, MD,FACS, Roger L. Simpson, MD, MBA, FACS, Matthew S. Kilgo, MD, FACS, Bruce W. Brewer, MD, FACS, Rachel A. Ruotolo, MD, FACS, Leland M. Deane, MD, MBA, FACS, Michael Dobryansky, MD, Barry K. Douglas, MD, FACS, Tommaso Addona, MD, Laurence T. Glickman, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FACS, Jerry W. Chang, MD, MSc, FACS, Joshua D. Zuckerman, MD, Louis H. Riina, MD and Noël B. Natoli, MD.

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About Aesthetic Center

Aesthetic Center at LIPSG is a comprehensive skin rejuvenation medical spa offering only the most advanced, results-oriented treatments and products with proven results to restore healthy skin for a more youthful appearance. Unlike other skin rejuvenation facilities, Aesthetic Center is overseen by Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s highly experienced plastic surgeons and is staffed by the highest level clinicians including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians. The Aesthetic Center is located in Garden City and Manhasset, Long Island. For more information, visit:

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