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Plastic Surgery 2007: Where Truth Behind Emerging Cosmetic Treatments Meets Amazing Reconstructive Advances
Date:9/26/2007

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Oct. 26-31

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical landscape of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery is evolving. The demand for more inventive, less invasive procedures for the face and all areas of the body continues to increase. To keep up with the evolution, the hottest topics, technologies, and advances will be presented at Plastic Surgery 2007. The meeting, held Oct. 26-31 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will be attended by more than 6,000 doctors, medical personnel and exhibitors in the field of plastic surgery.

"This year's meeting will offer new topics and sessions unlike any presented before and will address innovations in plastic surgery," said ASPS President Roxanne Guy, MD. "There is increasing consumer demand for non- and minimally-invasive procedures not only for the face, but for all areas of the body. The world's top plastic surgeons will assemble to discuss the safety and effectiveness of emerging treatments such as non-invasive fat-melting procedures and quality-of-life-enhancing peripheral nerve surgeries that will allow amputees to better move prosthetics."

William C. Taylor, co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company magazine and author of the best-selling book Mavericks at Work - Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 4:15 p.m., during Opening Ceremonies at the Baltimore Convention Center. Taylor, who is an expert on leadership, strategy, and the changing logic of global competition, will lead a panel discussion with industry thought leaders and present his philosophy on change and re-invention. Opening Ceremonies will also feature the annual Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity awards honoring inspirational reconstructive plastic surgery patients for their courage and altruism.

The Exhibit Hall will showcase approximately 350 companies, featuring plastic surgery products and devices including the newest breast implants, injectable wrinkle fighters, and body contouring technologies. This array of exhibitors will bring plastic surgeons up-to-date on cutting-edge products and technologies to better care for patients.

Panels, courses and studies presented at Plastic Surgery 2007 include:

- Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery

- The Effect of Breastfeeding upon Breast Aesthetics

- Achieving Harmony in Facial Rejuvenation - Different Procedures for

Different Faces

- Beyond Nerve Grafting: The Making of Semi-Bionic Man

- Non-Invasive Body Contouring: Are We There Yet?

- Silicone Breast Implants: Where Do We Go From Here?

- Identification and Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in Cosmetic

Surgery

- Facial Rejuvenation Through the Combined Use of Dermal Fillers and

Injectables

- The Wide Awake Approach to Hand Surgery

- Waking Up to the Expanding Scope of Sleep Apnea

- Rejuvenation of the Aging Mouth

- Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

- Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Research

- Male Cosmetic Plastic Surgery - Eyelid Surgery, Abdominal Etching, Chin

Surgery

- Nose Reshaping in the Ethnic Patient

- Volumetric Rejuvenation of the Eye

- Tummy Tucks: Innovations, Modifications and Limitations

- Non-Surgical Rejuvenation - Lasers

For a full listing of Plastic Surgery 2007 activities, visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 6,000 members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises 90 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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