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, Thursday January 27, 2011

The Long Island Press has announced that Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) has won four ‘Best of Long Island’ 2011 awards in three categories – first place for Best Plastic Surgery Group, first and third place in the Best Cosmetic Surgeon category, and first place for the Aesthetic Center as the Best Laser Treatment Center.

The ‘Best of Long Island’ contest is sponsored by the Long Island Press and recognizes people and businesses in almost 300 categories. In their sixth year, the 2011 Best of Long Island contest saw a record number of votes from Long Island residents.

“We are honored to have been voted the Best Plastic Surgery Group for the fourth year in a row” said Gary Blank, Executive Director at LIPSG, “This award is especially meaningful for our practice, since it’s based on the votes of our patients.”

LIPSG plastic surgeons have over 200 years combined experience as leaders and innovators in their field. For over 60 years, the practice has been performing a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from breast augmentation in Long Island to treatment for facial paralysis and reconstruction after cancer. Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has served over half a million patients and is the oldest and largest private academic surgical practice in the nation.

In addition to the group award, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group surgeons have been recognized as 2011 Best Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Leland Deane is a 2011 Best Cosmetic Surgeon for the second year in a row. He is a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and has over 20 years experience with expertise in a range of cosmetic procedures from breast augmentation to hair replacement.

The Aesthetic Center, a comprehensive skin rejuvenation medical spa that is overseen by the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s team of surgeons was voted the Best Laser Treatment Center on Long Island. “The Aesthetic Center’s goal is to create customized, results-oriented programs that provide only the best results for our patients” said Teresa Barroca, Director of Nursing at LIPSG and the Aesthetic Center,.“Our team is thrilled to have been voted the best by our patients.”

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.

The fourteen surgeons in practice at LIPSG include: Dr. Vincent DiGregorio, Dr. Roger Simpson, Dr. Bruce Brewer, Dr. Leland Deane, Dr. Barry Douglas, Dr. Laurence Glickman, Dr. Louis Riina, Dr. Thomas Davenport, Dr. Matthew Kilgo, Dr. Rachael Ruotolo, Dr. Michael Dobryansky, Dr. Tommaso Addona and Dr. Jerry Chang. Learn more about our Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons.

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