This past weekend, thousands of board certified plastic surgeons descended upon San Diego, California, for the 82nd annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition to presentations about face lifts and breast augmentation surgery, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the profession.
Speaking to San Diego FOX affiliate, KSWB, Dr. Bob Murphy, the ASPS's recently-elected president, said that plastic surgeons have a long history of leading the charge in medical advancements. He also said that stem cell therapy is the latest frontier for the industry.
"You can grow new parts of the body," Dr. Murphy told the news outlet. "Breast reconstruction – perhaps one day you can regrow breasts after a mastectomy with stem cell therapy. It's a boundless field."
Also in attendance at the conference was Sientra, a major supplier and manufacturer of breast implant products. The company showcased its teardrop-shaped implant to much fanfare. While it has been available in other countries for several years, it was only recently approved for use in the United States. Hani Zeini, Sentra's president, told the source that this new product most closely resembles the shape of the natural breast.
Another hot topic at the convention was fat grafting. The technique of harvesting fat from areas of the body like the abdomen or thighs and injecting them into the face is becoming much more advanced and less invasive.
If you're interested in learning more about these developments in plastic surgery can benefit you, contact Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft today to discuss which procedures would work best for you.