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HUNTINGTON, NY, July 15, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. James Romanelli, a Long Island breast augmentation specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon (www.longislandbreast.com), is connecting with patients on his practice's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/RomanelliCosmeticSurgery) by posting updates about new treatment options and what's going on at his practice. Now his patients are able to share stories, learn more about procedures or ask Dr. Romanelli questions through the popular social-networking site.
"Facebook is such a fantastic tool," says Dr. Romanelli. "It makes it easier for people to find information about plastic surgery or to talk about their experiences, and it makes patients feel more comfortable with my staff and me because they can find out what we're about and the work we do."
Dr. Romanelli, who performs cosmetic procedures such as face lifts and tummy tucks as well as reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction on Long Island, says that he's having better in-person consultations with patients since starting the Facebook page. Now patients and prospective patients can interact with him casually by posting a thank you on his wall or just by browsing and commenting on the videos or articles he and his staff post regularly.
On his page, Dr. Romanelli and his staff have posted many informational videos on Facebook, particularly helpful for patients from Long Island considering breast implants, abdominoplasty, eyelid surgery or other surgical procedures.
"I created these videos so that people could feel like they're talking with a doctor one-on-one," Dr. Romanelli explains. "One of the most popular videos I've added on Facebook shows what breast implants look like, and what happens when they're cut, folded or poked. Knowing the durability of each implant type can affect a woman's decisions about breast enlargement - and seeing that on Facebook is particularly helpful because I'm obviously not going to cut apart a breast implant during every patient consultation I have."
Not only does the page provide information for those curious about plastic surgery, it also informs people about coupons and specials for many of the treatments Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery offers. It pays to stay up-to-date with the practice on Facebook when they offer specials, along with news about new treatments and special events.
"It's really the best of both worlds," adds Dr. Romanelli. "Patients can feel comfortable finding information without being pressured into making an appointment, while I can reach and educate a wider audience."
Dr. James Romanelli (www.longislandbreast.com) is a board-certified plastic surgeon focusing on body, facial, and breast enhancement procedures. After earning his medical degree from SUNY Downstate, Dr. Romanelli received eight years of post-graduate specialty training in specialties including general surgery, plastic surgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Romanelli has received numerous awards and professional appointments in recognition of his surgical skill and results, and he currently serves as the Chief of Surgery at Huntington Hospital, in addition to providing a full range of procedures from his cosmetic surgery office.
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