At Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island, skilled plastic surgeons Sotirios Papafragkou, MD, FACS, and Susie Rhee, MD, offer exemplary care to patients in Roslyn Heights, New York. The team of experienced surgeons offers a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments including dermal fillers, Botox®, body contouring, breast augmentation, facelift, and other face and body procedures.
The Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island surgeons trained under the leading experts in eyelid surgery and facelifts; they offer innovative techniques like short scar breast reductions and utilize their unique skill set to translate into impressive and long-lasting results.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island, the surgeons always consider each patient’s ultimate treatment goal and then make every effort to help them achieve it. For example, most women who opt for breast reduction also need a breast lift to achieve their desired results. So, the surgeons perform both procedures at the same time.
Whenever possible, Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island uses minimally invasive techniques for surgery. At this time, the team welcomes new and established patients to call the office or schedule a consultation online.
Susie Rhee, MD, is a board-certified female plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York. Dr. Rhee is based in Nassau County, New York, but serves all of Long Island. She is a dedicated patient advocate whose priorities include patient safety, satisfaction, and excellence in clinical care.
Dr. Rhee completed her plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, followed by a prestigious aesthetic surgery fellowship with the world-renowned Dr. James C. Grotting in Birmingham, Alabama. She was previously in private practice in Florida, specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery, but afterward spent time at one of most premier cosmetic surgery clinics in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. This international education allowed her to learn the latest advancements and techniques in Asian patients, including Asian blepharoplasty and Asian rhinoplasty. She is also fully trained in general surgery.
Dr. Rhee was instilled with the values of compassion and uncompromising patient care at an early age when her own father was lost to a battle with leukemia. Her formal training in classical violin cultivated meticulous hand-eye coordination, discipline, and excellent technical skills. Her background in fine arts has enabled her to appreciate the anatomy better and foster an artistic eye.
Dr. Rhee specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reductions, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mommy makeover, liposuction, labiaplasty, and facial cosmetic procedures. These procedures include face and neck lifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), and chemical peels for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. She is experienced in most cosmetic surgical procedures and brings new techniques in Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid procedure), cosmetic breast surgery, oculoplastics, and rhinoplasty.
Dr. Rhee is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Aesthetic Society (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation.
Dr. Rhee has hospital privileges at NYU Winthrop, NYU Langone, Lenox Hill Hospital/MEETH, Good Samaritan Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Dr. Rhee has a distinguished history of awards for high performance. She was honored with the Kenna S. Given, MD, Plastic Surgery Clinical Award at the Medical College of Georgia during her year as administrative Chief Resident in recognition of her clinical aptitude. This award is the most exemplary demonstration of her dedication to patient care, safety, and surgical performance. She has also presented many papers and presentations at both regional and national meetings.
In addition to her skill as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rhee is also an artist with considerable talents in both medical illustration and music. Prior to medical school, she received a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, England, for classical violin performance. Her medical illustrations have been used by other surgeons when explaining new procedures. She has also participated in medical mission trips to Colombia and Bangladesh.
Sotirios Papafragkou, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified surgeon at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York. Dr. Papafragkou is board-certified in plastic surgery, hand and microvascular surgery, and general surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS).
Dr. Papafragkou is proud to serve the communities in Long Island and New York City. In addition to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Papafragkou completed three additional fellowships. In Belgium, he was trained under the world-renowned Dr. Blondeel, specifically for breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery. Moreover, he completed an additional aesthetics fellowship under the world expert in eyelid surgery, Dr. Mark Codner, in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Papafragkou also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, now part of Rutgers University. He specializes in breast reductions with a short scar technique, blepharoplasties, endoscopic brow lifts, breast reconstruction, augmentation, and lift, body contouring, and hand surgery.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Papafragkou completed a general surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island. He completed his formal plastic and reconstructive training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He also completed a hand and microvascular fellowship and cosmetic and oculoplastic fellowship. Dr. Papafragkou rounded out his training by completing a breast reconstruction fellowship in Belgium.
Dr. Papafragkou is passionate about teaching and medical research. He participated in studies at Columbia University as well as at Mount Sinai West, formerly St. Luke’s-Roosevelt in New York City. He has received the 2006-2007 award for outstanding resident research. Dr. Papafragkou has published several studies in prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery.
At this orthopedic hand and microvascular fellowship, Dr. Papafragkou treated complex hand and upper extremity trauma, including nerve injuries. He also treats hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, dupuytren’s contracture, trigger fingers, and cubital tunnel. At his aesthetic and oculoplastic fellowship, he focused on cosmetic eyelid surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, facelifts, and endoscopic brow lifts. At his Breast Reconstruction fellowship, Dr. Papafragkou was exposed to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and microvascular surgery.
Dr. Papafragkou is fluent in his native Greek language.