Dimple Creation Surgery, Facial Gender Transformation, Rhinoplasty and The Aging Face Featured at 46th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

AAFPRS Members Will Meet in San Francisco to Focus on Breakthroughs and Trends
in Facial Plastic Surgery

Alexandria, VA, August 8, 2011 – Dimpleplasty (a surgical technique used to create dimples), discussions challenging the aesthetic norm and facial gender transformation are among the trends that will be discussed at the 46th annual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, September 8-11.  The meeting regularly draws approximately 800 surgeons who gather to share best practices and to discuss breakthroughs and trends in facial plastic surgery.

A recent Omnibus survey showed nearly all (87%) Americans agree that if they were to have facial plastic surgery, it would be vital to have a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the face versus a general plastic surgeon who also performs surgery on the body. AAFPRS surgeons are board certified plastic surgeons that focus on surgery of the face, head and neck. The Academy’s annual meeting gives these surgeons a chance to refine their skills and stay on top of the latest trends. This year, in addition to 10 panels featuring new perspectives on traditional techniques and 70 instructional courses, the conference will offer in-depth workshops with live patient demonstrations on techniques such as laser and light therapy, injectable fillers and hair transplantation.

“Our members each have their respective areas of expertise where new techniques, advances and trends in facial plastic surgery emerge over time,” said Jonathan M. Sykes, M.D., President of the AAFPRS. “These annual gatherings of peers and professionals ensures that all Academy members are up-to-date on the latest and best in our field.”

Also, prominent national and international speakers will be featured throughout the conference to share their insights and expertise on a variety of topics.  Notable guest speakers include:

  • Fred J. Stucker, MD, former AAFPRS president (Gene Tardy Scholar) – “The Rhinoplasty Voyage –

         A Pleasant But Humbling Journey.”

  • Mohit Bhandari, MD, MS, orthopedic surgeon (Jack Anderson Lectureship) – “Moving Toward

         Evidence-based Facial Plastic Surgery: A Road Map.”

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery.  It represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics. In addition, the AAFPRS provide consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons in their area by visiting the AAFPRS website, www.facemd.org.

For more information or to schedule an interview with an AAFPRS spokesperson, please contact Heidi Floyd at 973-263-8585 x25 or heidi@greenroompr.com.