Plastic surgeons celebrate Big Four-O

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Melbourne this weekend.

ASAPS president Dr Mark Magnusson said the organisation had grown from “humble beginnings” to now represent more than 300 comprehensively trained plastic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand who “strive for excellence in cosmetic surgery”.

“Now in its 40th year, ASAPS is one of the world’s leading organisations in cosmetic surgery, education and research; promoting excellence in all that we say and do,” he said.

ASAP’s Birthday will be officially commemorated during its annual conference with a welcome reception at the Fox Classic Car Museum at Docklands and a Gala Dinner at Metropolis in Southgate.

Focussing on its Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery theme, the conference will feature eminent international guests” as well as “a stellar line up of local speakers who are leaders in their own domains”.

International speakers include:

Dr Bill Adams (US), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons visiting professor, will be an integral contributor to many subjects, particularly breast augmentation and the trials and tribulations surrounding the procedure.

Dr Giovanni Botti (Italy) will educate attendees on face-lift results using fat transfers.

Dr Daniel Labbe (France) will cover anatomy of the neck and the possibilities for neck-lift surgery.

Dr Lorne Rosenfield (US) will discuss the facets of the face, particularly new developments in eyelid- and brow-lifts.

Local speakers include:

Dr Niamh Corduff (Vic) will present on biocompatibility and breast implant surfaces.

Dr Michael Miroshnik (NSW) will explain how customising dual plane arcs can achieve superior breast aesthetics.

Professor Anand Deva and Dr Mark Magnusson (NSW) will provide an update on Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

Dr Peter Callan (Vic) will provide a detailed overview on the evolution of his blepharoplasty technique.

Dr Tim Peltz (NSW) will discuss deoxycholic acid and its use as a fat reduction injectable for the neck and chin region.

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli (NSW) will provide an update on the rise of the Brazilian butt lift.

ASAPS president Dr Mark Magnusson

Dr Magnusson said with the increased media attention on the cosmetic surgery industry of late following the tragic death of Ms Jean Huang, the Annual Conference was a timely reminder to the Society’s membership that they are held in the highest regard.

Today’s cosmetic surgery market is a minefield for consumers being lured by cheap deals,” he said.

“The industry has changed but the standards of excellence must not.

“Our annual conference plays a pivotal role in providing our members access to world-class practices, teachers and new research and techniques.

“We want to ensure the very best standard in patient care is upheld by our members through providing continually learning and development opportunities.”

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