Reanimation of the paralyzed face within the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group is one component of a multifaceted practice designed to provide patients with comprehensive, effective care from some of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the area. The Facial Reanimation Center is directed by Roger Simpson, MD, MBA, FACS, and Laurence T. Glickman, MD, MSc, FRC(C), FACS , leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons who have dedicated their career to helping people restore their bodies, and their lives. The pair of them are continuing a tradition begun by Leonard Rubin, MD, one of the forefathers of facial paralysis treatment and one of the original founding physicians of LIPSG. For more than 60 years, our practice has helped patients who have suffered trauma, disease, stroke, infection, and other afflictions that have caused them to lose function in facial motion. The Facial Paralysis team is committed to providing compassionate and expert care helping to restore the appearance and functionality of your facial features. We understand how difficult it can be to undergo the physical loss of facial function and we want to help you regain your livelihood.

Please contact our facial paralysis reanimation team to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Simpson to review your individual history and condition.

About the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group

The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) was founded in 1948, and has the distinction of being the longest-running plastic surgery practice in the United States. LIPSG has treated patients from across the globe, and its surgeons have been trained and educated at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. These include Memorial Sloane-Kettering, Harvard, Yale University, Duke Medical Center, and the Gloucester Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England.

LIPSG is home to nine specialty Centers of Excellence, covering a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. Our centers include: Facial Reanimation; Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction; Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery; Burns and Complex Wound Management; Breast Reconstruction Surgery; Skin Care and Age Management; Non-invasive and Surgical Facial Rejuvenation; Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery; and Post-Weight Loss Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Many LIPSG surgeons volunteer their services to missions and charity relief efforts all over the world, providing plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures to patients without easy access to hospitals and complex medical treatment.

LIPSG has also directed the Residency Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 1954, training the plastic and reconstructive surgeons of tomorrow in the latest techniques. The LIPSG Residency program has a reputation as a practice committed to excellence, successful outcomes, and the furtherance of education in the medical community and around the world.

Please visit our main website,, for more in formation on the variety of treatments and procedures we offer, as well as detailed biographies of our physicians and a complete history of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.

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LIPSG is home to nine specialty Centers of Excellence, covering a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.