Even though it’s called the “American” Society of Plastic Surgeons, there’s actually a very large degree of international participation from our European and Canadian surgery colleagues, which is very eye-opening and helpful. We’ll be hearing about new techniques, checking out the effectiveness of new devices, and learning about up and coming trends from around the world. The ASPS meeting covers not only cosmetic surgery, but also all the other subspecialties of plastic surgery: reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, cranio-facial, hand and burn surgery are all well represented.
I’ll be attending the cosmetically-oriented sessions, including the ever-popular “Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery”, a panel on Breast Augmentation through Fat Grafting, and a number of teaching courses.
Not to worry, I’ll be blogging about it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly.