Facial Plastic Surgery Update

— Over 400 Facial Plastic Surgeons from Around the World Gather in Chicago, IL
to Present and Learn the Latest Trends and Techniques in Rhinoplasty —

WHAT: More than 180,000 men and women underwent rhinoplasty (nose surgery) in 2000*, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). While the nose is the most prominent, characterizing feature on a person’s face, many undergo rhinoplasty because they are dissatisfied with the nose they were born with. Others are unhappy with the way aging has changed their nose and some seek rhinoplasty to repair an injury or improve breathing. Understanding the importance of how rhinoplasty can improve a person’s looks, self-confidence, or health, the Education and Research Foundation for the AAFPRS will host an exciting seven-day meeting in Chicago, IL solely dedicated to the techniques and technological advancements in rhinoplasty.

Media may attend sessions being presented by world-renowned facial plastic surgeons on topics such as:

  • Management of the Aging Nose
  • Management of the Ethnic Nose
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Nuances of Grafting in Rhinoplasty

…and much more

WHO: The AAFPRS is the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons – with more than 2,600 members – whose cosmetic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the face, head and neck. Academy fellows are board-certified and subscribe to a code of ethics. The list of leading spokespersons for facial plastic surgery who are available for interviews include:

  • Russell W.H. Kridel, MD – President, AAFPRS
  • Ira D. Papel, MD – Meeting Co-Chair
  • Dean M. Toriumi, MD – Meeting Co-Chair
  • M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD – Meeting Co-Chair
WHEN: June 25 – July 1, 2001
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk, Chicago, IL


Please call Kerri Mazzoni at 212/367-6923 to register, for more information or for interview opportunities.


* = A survey conducted by International Communications Research on behalf of the AAFPRS, June 2001