At our Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center in East Setauket and at our Bellavie MedSpa in Centereach, our specialists offer the entire spectrum of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures including non-invasive, minimally invasive, moderately invasive, and full surgical treatments.
Our plastic surgeons use not only conventional surgical approaches, but also the latest microsurgical techniques which offer truly state-of-the-art care for patients with certain problems that, until recently, were considered virtually untreatable.
Stony Brook’s plastic surgeons have been recognized for their excellence by selection for inclusion in the present and past editions of the Castle Connolly Guides, America’s Top Doctors, representing the top 1% of physicians in the nation; and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. In addition, the faculty has been selected for inclusion in Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons (Consumers' Research Council of America)
All of our cosmetic surgeons are specially trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and have years of experience in the highly specialized field of cosmetic surgery and related services.
Our background and knowledge, coupled with the extraordinary resources that our affiliation with Stony Brook University brings to our practice, mean that our patients can depend on us to safely and successfully achieve their desired cosmetic results.
Alexander B. Dagum, MD, our chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, emphasizes that our surgeons are able to provide university-level cosmetic surgery with the privacy and safety of Stony Brook Medicine’s state-of-the-art ambulatory center.
Sami U. Khan, MD, director of our cosmetic surgery program, explains our patient-centered approach: “The patient comes first. Listening to each patient’s desires allows us to develop an individualized approach in order to achieve his or her goals. With our comprehensive understanding of the aging process, our surgeons are able to restore and enhance the patients’ natural beauty, thus helping them to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside.”
Dr. Khan cautions individuals interested in cosmetic surgery to validate the credentials of the surgeon they select. “When considering cosmetic surgery, the most important decision is choosing the right surgeon,” he says. “In today’s market, there are many practitioners who advertise themselves as cosmetic surgeons after taking ‘weekend’ courses in various treatments.”
“Patients must be informed about who is treating them,” he emphasizes. “Patients must make sure their surgeon is a fully trained board-certified plastic surgeon. Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have pursued a minimum of six years of surgical training, including a dedicated plastic surgery residency.”
Tara L. Huston, MD, who joined our practice in 2011, explains to patients that plastic surgery is a partnership between them and their individual surgeon, and that her goal is to empower patients, to simplify for them what can be a challenging maze of options, and to make their experience a pleasant and positive one.