Dr. Barry K. Douglas, MD, FACS

Dr. Barry K. Douglas has been with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 1991. Dr. Douglas is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College, Connecticut where he majored in Studio Art and Physics. He then obtained his MD degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, North Carolina in 1980. After his internship he completed his General Surgical Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Continuing his education at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Douglas completed residencies in Microvascular Surgery and then Plastic Surgery. From 1986-87, he held the position of Chief Resident at this prestigious hospital. In 1987, Dr. Douglas completed a fellowship in Pediatric Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Akron with the Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine. Dr. Douglas has lectured on a wide range of topics including cosmetic surgery, cleft lip surgery, breast reconstruction, and reconstruction for skin malignancies. His areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, rhinoplasty and aesthetic breast surgery. Dr. Douglas has also written many original papers in the field of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Douglas brings his extensive art background to Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. His paintings hang around the country and he plays keyboard in his rock band. He actively competes in triathlons, is a cyclist, swimmer, and weight trains.

Optimizing Breast Conservation Surgery Outcomes

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Patient Holding a Breast Implant in their hand

Ask the Plastic Surgeon: Can women with breast implants still get their mammograms?

Yes, women with implants can certainly get mammograms.  Breast implants for cosmetic augmentation reasons can be placed either under the chest muscle or just above the muscle but below the glandular tissue. There are different indications for each placement.  The technologist who does the mammogram has plenty of experience with women with either implant placement, [...]

Ask the Plastic Surgeon: Does breast reduction surgery lower the risk for breast cancer?

Yes, by removing a significant portion of breast tissue during a breast reduction procedure, your risk is lowered by reducing the amount of tissue that could potentially undergo cancerous transformation. There is clearly still a cancer risk since there is plenty of breast tissue remaining as this is only a breast reduction, not a mastectomy.  [...]

Delayed Breast Reconstruction…It’s Never Too Late!

A patient facing the diagnosis of breast cancer is devastated.  Their life suddenly is turned on end.  So much to consider. Scary decisions. Scarier thoughts: “Will I survive to see my son’s wedding?” And then the decision as to what procedure to select after being given a mountain of usually incomprehensible  data. Often a patient [...]

Subpectoral vs. Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Implant-based breast reconstruction remains the most common form of mastectomy reconstruction after breast cancer. Breast implant surgery represents approximately two-thirds of all breast reconstructions. The remaining reconstructions are autologous or “flap” reconstruction, which uses tissue from your own body to reconstruct the breast. Subpectoral Breast Implant Surgery While new technology allows some women to receive [...]

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Lymphoma

What Do We Know About the Lymphoma-Breast Implant Link? Lymphoma is a blood cancer. The cancer linked to breast implants, known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), is a rare form of lymphoma that is classified as a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), late-onset symptoms of ALCL, as it relates [...]