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NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New techniques and devices for surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement are being introduced at a rapid pace, but do these innovations really deliver what they promise? Are the results of minimally invasive treatments, offering the benefit of little or no downtime, comparable to more extensive procedures? Are these new modalities safe and cost-effective for patients? These are the questions that leading aesthetic plastic surgeons will explore during the Hot Topics seminar at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), May 2-6 in San Diego, CA.

"Presentations at the annual Hot Topics seminar focus on some of the most intriguing innovations in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments," says New York plastic surgeon Alan Gold, MD, president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), co-sponsor of Hot Topics with the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF). "Every year the Hot Topics seminar proves to be one of the most popular sessions, so this year we there will be two Hot Topics programs - one at the beginning of the Meeting and one at the end."

The following are among the presentations included in this year's Hot Topics program:

As plastic surgeons concerned about patient safety, we want to be sure that the treatments we recommend are backed by good science and sufficient clinical experience," says Foad Nahai, MD, ASAPS President and a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA. "Many of these innovations in aesthetic surgery may prove to be widely beneficial, but at the beginning they must be used cautiously and, of course, only with the patient's full informed consent.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), and the Public Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF), do not advocate or endorse the procedures or technologies presented at the Hot Topics seminar. This seminar is strictly for the purposes of research and education in cosmetic plastic surgery. The reporting, advertising or clinical use of these procedures and technologies should be conducted cautiously, responsibly and with full disclosure of their unproven nature.

Hot Topics

Friday, May 2, 12:30-4:30pm

The Best of Hot Topics - Lipo-Transfer and SmartLipo

Tuesday, May 6, 3:45

Moderators: William P. Adams, Jr. MD of Dallas, TX

Joe M. Gryskiewicz, MD, of Burnsville, MN

Panelists: Kotaro Yoshimura, MD, of Japan

Arturo Prado, MD, of Chile

Barry DiBernardo, MD, of Montclair, NJ

Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, of Dallas, TX

V. Leroy Young, MD, of St. Louis, MO

PRESENTERS are available for interviews.

CONTACT THE ASAPS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF.

About ASAPS

The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Toll-free referral line: 888.ASAPS.11 (272.7711). Web site: www.surgery.org

SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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