Dr. Steven K. Palumbo has been practicing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on Long Island since 1984. He is recognized as an expert in cosmetic breast surgery - breast enlargement and a new technique of breast reduction and breast lift known as "vertical mammaplasty" as well as all aspects of facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring and abdominoplasty.
• Graduate M.D. SUNY Downstate Medical Center 1977
• Undergraduate B.A. Chemistry, CUNY Brooklyn College Magna Cum Laude 1974
Plastic Surgery Resident & Chief Resident
Montefiore - Albert Einstein Hospital
Bronx, New York 1982 - 84
General Surgery Resident and Chief Resident
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, New York
1977 - 82
Teaching Appointments: Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University 1984 - Present
Board Certifications American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Society of Plastic Surgeons 1985 - Present
New York Regional Society Plastic Surgery 1985 - Present
American College of Surgeons 1985 - Present
International College of Surgeons 1985 - Present
New York, Nassau County and Suffolk County Medical Societies
1984 - Present
Personal Information: Outside the field of surgery, Dr. Palumbo has exhibited his oil paintings and drawings and was awarded first prize in drawing at the Annenburg Art Festival in 1982. Many of his paintings can be seen in the ambulatory surgery center in Quogue.
Dr. Palumbo is also a member of the song writer's guild and has produced his own album of original songs in 1994 entitled "Eyes of My Child". His short story, Rose, about his experience with a terminally ill patient, was the cover story of New Physician magazine.
We offer a variety of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement procedures. Below are just some of the many procedures that we can perform to help you achieve the look of your dreams. If you have any questions about plastic surgery or wish to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation, please feel free to give us a call. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you.
• Breast Augmentation
Also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, r who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again. Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation: Enhance body shape if breasts are too small. Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing. Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry. Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
• Breast Lift
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. A breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation). Reasons for Considering a Breast Lift: Elevate the breasts due to sagging caused by the effects of aging and gravity. Firm the breasts if they have lost substance due to pregnancy and subsequent breast-feeding. Re-align your nipples/areolas if they point down or to the side. Bring back natural suppleness after weight loss.
• Breast Reduction
Breast reduction (or reduction mammaplasty) is an enhancement procedure that reshapes the breasts in order to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Reduction is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. Large breasts can cause physical pain as well as emotional and social anxiety. Women who take advantage of the breast reduction procedure find that they are able to lead a healthier, more comfortable life, in addition to enjoying a beautiful, more proportionate appearance. Reasons for Considering a Breast Reduction: Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts. Sagging breasts produced by their large size. Disproportionate body frame attributed to oversized breasts. Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts. Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes as a result of large breasts.
• Breast Lift With Augmentation
• Breast Asymmetry/Tuberous Breast
• Male Gynecomastia
A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking your total health before performing and procedures. We also know that surgery is never routine, no matter how many hundreds of times we have performed such procedures. We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us. For this reason, a review of your medical history, your current health, your expectations for your surgery and your motivations for electing any cosmetic procedure are all taken into consideration before we even agree to perform any procedure.
Safety, sterilization and infection control is of utmost importance to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times.
TRAINING & EXPERTISE
As your plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend plastic surgery lectures, meetings, and plastic surgery conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern plastic surgery practice can utilize to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic enhancement procedures. Also, being members of various professional plastic surgery associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.