October 11-15, 2013 in San Diego

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The nation's leading plastic surgeons will convene at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), October 11-15, 2013 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center. With an anticipated attendance of more than 4,500, the meeting will feature the latest research, procedures and technologies in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The ASPS is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons.

This year's meeting will have a reinvigorated focus on cosmetic surgery with a new two-day session devoted entirely to key aesthetic procedures such as breast augmentation, body contouring, surgical facial rejuvenation and non-invasive treatments. It will also include extended offerings on breast reconstruction, hand, extremity and craniomaxillofacial surgery, and other reconstructive procedures. Highlighting the numerous contributions of South Korean plastic surgeons to the specialty, The Republic of South Korea will serve as the 2013 Honored Guest Nation at the meeting.

"Plastic Surgery The Meeting provides the ultimate learning experience for board-certified plastic surgeons," said ASPS President Gregory Evans, MD. "The unique blend of breaking scientific research, new cosmetic sessions, cutting-edge reconstructive programming and charitable events being offered and held will undoubtedly affect patient care, safety and outcomes."

Media Photo Op: "Caring for Kids" Benefit Concert - Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway
Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow will perform a private charitable concert to help transform the lives of children suffering from physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m., at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. The concert is hosted by The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and San Diego-based Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Television crews will be allowed to record the first 90 seconds of the concert.

Media Event: Patients of Courage: Triumph over Adversity - A 10 Year Celebration
This year marks the beginning of the second decade of the ASPS Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity program honoring patients whose lives were restored through reconstructive plastic surgery and whose charitable actions influence the lives around them. To celebrate this milestone, three extraordinary young patients, and their surgeons, will be the featured guests during a special panel discussion titled, "Patients of Courage - Beyond the Surgery: A 10 Year Celebration," on Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., at the San Diego Convention Center. In addition to the discussion, short videos about this year's honorees will be presented, along with highlights from previous honorees from over the first 10 years. Honorees and their plastic surgeons will be available for interviews.

Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall, open Saturday, Oct. 12 - Monday, Oct. 14, will showcase more than 300 companies featuring products and services including the latest breast implants, biologics, injectable fillers, cosmetics/skin care, 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.

Topics presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting will include:

  • Breast Reconstruction in Young Women
  • Non-Surgical Body Contouring - Cellulaze, CoolSculpting, Radiofrequency, Liposonix, and What's Coming Next!
  • Peri-Orbital Fat Grafting - A New Paradigm for Rejuvenation of the Eyelids
  • What's New in Botulinum Toxins and Fillers
  • Isolated Neck Lifts
  • Hair Restoration
  • Obtaining Natural Facelift Results
  • Reconstruction after Battlefield Injuries
  • Non-Surgical Facial Skin Tightening - Radiofrequency, Laser Lipo, Ulthera, Fractional
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • The Future of Plastic Surgery - The Potential of Bioprosthetics, Fat Grafting and Breast Surgery
  • Treatment of Excessive Sweating and Migraine Headaches
  • Breast Augmentation Using Implants and Fat vs. Implants Alone

For a full listing of meeting activities and topics, visit the ASPS annual meeting website. 

Reporters can register to attend Plastic Surgery The Meeting or arrange interviews with presenters by contacting ASPS Public Relations at (847) 228-9900, media@plasticsurgery.org or in San Diego, October 11-15, at (619) 525-6330.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 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. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. 

Contact ASPS

Media Relations
(847) 228-9900
media@plasticsurgery.org