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LIMITLESS Leaders Program


To promote and break down barriers for early-career women surgeons to achieve leadership positions through collaboration, education and mentorship.

Surgeons. Society Presidents. Women. Boundary Breakers.

LIMITLESS is a docuseries featuring inspiring stories from women plastic surgeons who broke the glass ceiling and rose to prominence within their field as society presidents. Each woman tells her own story of resilience and fortitude, with invaluable advice for future women leaders in plastic surgery. Presented by Allergan Aesthetics, in cooperation with the ASPS Women Plastic Surgeons Forum, LIMITLESS was coproduced by the series' visionary, Shuting Zhong, MD.

Linda Phillips, MD

Dr. Linda Phillips shares insight on the benefits of embracing collaborative leadership, a model that has helped in her role as the most recent female president of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons during its centennial year.

Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Lynn Jeffers discusses the importance of having a vision and inspiring others to make it a reality—despite obstacles like the breast cancer diagnosis that didn't stop her from becoming president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2019.

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

Dr. Susan Mackinnon reflects on not having female surgeons to look up to in her career and how she feels lucky to now mentor women, as she did during her tenure as president of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in 2008.

Andrea Pusic, MD, MHS

Dr. Andrea Pusic talks about the importance of female mentors in her career and how she's made a point of paying it forward, including during her tenure as president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation in 2018.

Roxanne Guy, MD

Dr. Roxanne Guy has always trusted her intuition, which led her to become the first female president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2007.

Carolyn Kerrigan, MD, MHCDS

Dr. Carolyn Kerrigan reflects on how never taking "no" for an answer helped her leadership style evolve across multiple roles, including president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation in 2007.

Debra J. Johnson, MD

Dr. Debra J. Johnson emphasizes the importance of showing up, and how that commitment helped her become president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2017.

What's new

Watch more discussions from LIMITLESS women leaders as they continue to break down barriers in plastic surgery. Our latest video series, LIMITLESS Talks, offers compelling conversations among women plastic surgeons and guests on a range of subjects such as the importance of allyship and the experiences of being a woman plastic surgeon in the military.

LIMITLESS Talks: Conversations on Allyship

Dr. Anne Peled and Dr. Wendy Chen lead the conversation with Dr. Thomas A. Imahiyerobo and Dr. Robert T. Grant about the importance of allyship in plastic surgery and offer suggestions for how surgeons who are men can better support, amplify and encourage their women counterparts to succeed.

LIMITLESS Talks: Women Plastic Surgeons Leading in the Military

Veterans Dr. Katrina Gallus and Dr. Helen Hui-Chau and active-duty plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Sabino share how the military benefited them, the nuances of family planning and the unique biases they face as women in the military. LIMITLESS salutes these brave women, and we're truly grateful for their service.

Asked and Answered

LIMITLESS Asked and Answered offers empowering perspectives and advice from women surgeons to help mentor future leaders in plastic surgery. Dr. Kelly Bolden, Dr. Anne Peled, Dr. Nyama Sillah and others discuss how supporting each other via the LIMITLESS initiative helps motivate and propel women to the next step in their surgical careers.

Women Pioneers in Plastic Surgery

Watch the amazing stories of women surgeons who have become trailblazers in their field. Hear from women like Dr. Camille Cash, the first board-certified, female, African American plastic surgeon in the state of Texas.

Subscribe to the LIMITLESS YouTube channel to be notified about new content dedicated to highlighting women leaders in surgery as soon as it becomes available.

A resident and a reason

Plastic surgery resident, Shuting Zhong, MD, was once told, "Women shouldn't be surgeons." Not only did she become a surgeon, she envisioned spotlighting the achievements of women surgeons in leadership through a series of interviews. With the support of her mentor, Lynn Damitz, MD, FACS, and in partnership with Allergan Aesthetics, the vision is now a reality. Contact her via email:

LIMITLESS visionary,
Shuting Zhong, MD

Allergan Aesthetics is committed to developing current and future female leaders in science, healthcare and medicine.
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Celebrating Our Co-Founder

Get to know Dr. Jane Weston, who co-founded and served as first chair of the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum.