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Aesthetica Super Symposium Presents the Latest Innovations in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers tailored education on aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures to enhance patient safety and improve outcomes.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) will host the fifth annual Aesthetica Super Symposium March 14-16 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for plastic surgeons seeking the latest innovations in aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical breast, body contouring and facial rejuvenation techniques and procedures.

Aesthetica features a variety of educational modules during its two-and-a-half-day program wherein attendees can create their own curriculum that takes a deep dive into techniques, managing complications and dueling perspectives of noted experts in the field. The meeting is designed to enhance patient safety and improve surgical and nonsurgical outcomes.

"Plastic surgery is a comprehensive and innovative specialty," said ASPS President Alan Matarasso, MD. "As technology and techniques improve and patient expectations evolve, it is our responsibility to remain at the forefront of change to provide quality care for our patients."

The world-renowned faculty will discuss the latest surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic breast, body contouring, gender surgery and facial rejuvenation techniques, share ideas to manage complications, examine individual perspectives on common procedures and teach the latest innovations in aesthetic procedures at the Master Classes.

The Aesthetica program, created in conjunction with plastic surgeons who offer a diverse collection of surgical expertise, provides attendees with the latest innovations and information to further hone the procedures patients seek. According to the 2017 ASPS procedure statistics report, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures grew at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017. While three of the top-five plastic surgical procedures focused on the body, the top minimally invasive procedures focused on the face.

Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017, the top 5 were:

Among the 15.7 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2017, the top 5 were:

As the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world, ASPS is dedicated to advancing quality care for plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Aesthetica Super Symposium is part of the continuing educational opportunities designed to provide ASPS plastic surgeons with the latest information and techniques to ensure quality patient care.

Aesthetica is offered as part of the ASPS Spring Meeting, which also features separate programming on practice management topics through its Practice Innovations: Achieving Peak Performance meeting, and medical coding through its popular ASPS Coding Workshop.

Since 1931, ASPS has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons with the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical practice with unwavering commitment to patient safety. As new technology and procedural enhancements emerge, providing members the opportunity to learn from the industry experts is paramount for providing elite patient care.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 8,000 member surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 93 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.

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