The largest international meeting of plastic surgeons will start on October 1 in Toronto and will feature new developments and trends in plastic surgery.
Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery 2010 will draw about 5,000 surgeons, medical personnel and industry representatives to learn about the hottest topics, technologies and research in plastic surgery.
“Plastic Surgery 2010 is the complete plastic surgery experience featuring the latest information on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques,” said ASPS President Michael McGuire, MD.
A wide range of topics will be covered on a variety of procedures, including:
- Patterns of Use and Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction among Obese Patients
- Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
- Fillers and Injectables: Evidence-Based Update
- Painless Tummy Tucks
- Liposuction During Tummy Tucks, Safe or Sorry?
- Post-Bariatric Surgery: Body Contouring, Reconstructive Considerations and Optimal Outcomes
The meeting will also host a Haiti Forum for plastic surgeons to discuss their volunteer experiences following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January. There are still numerous plastic surgeons actively engaged in the relief effort.
Because the meeting is in Canada this year, it will serve as a first “congress of plastic surgery” because international and U.S. doctors can easily come together to investigate and refine new techniques, review the safety and effectiveness of devices and procedures, and explore emerging trends in plastic surgery, according to Dr. McGuire.
Dr. Sugene Kim is a is double-board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world, ASPS has over 7,000 members and is is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.