Aesthetic Surgery and the Aging Face:

5-Day Annual Symposium

Credentialed members of the press are invited to attend two symposia on various aspects of facial cosmetic surgery being held at the Waldorf Astoria November 16 to 19.

On November 16, 2005, the first part of the symposia will be a day long course titled Fillers, Injectables and Lasers for Aesthetic Surgery.” The second part, titled “Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face” starts the following day. During these two symposia, lasting a total of five days, a faculty of 38 experts will present the most up to date operations, techniques, procedures and concepts of the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery, including skin resurfacing, Botox injections and facelifts. The program is expected to attract o ver 500 surgeons from more than 38 countries around the world.

“This symposium focuses on both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation,” says Mark Jewell, MD, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a member of the symposium faculty. Minimally invasive techniques are terrific for individuals who want to enhance their appearance without the downtime of traditional procedures. Noninvasive procedures can also be used in conjunction with surgical procedures to produce longer-lasting results."

“Advances in cosmetic surgery have occurred constantly over the last 25 years,” says Sherrell J. Aston, MD who has organized an annual symposium since 1979 along with his Co-Chairman, Dr. Thomas D. Rees. The symposium, which is sponsored by Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, is endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and recognized by plastic surgeons around the world as a major educational event.

Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital has been the busiest cosmetic surgery hospital in the world for more than a quarter of a century. The number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States increased by 44 percent in 2004 to a total of nearly 11.9 million, according to ASAPS statistics. “The tremendous interest in cosmetic surgery around the world, by patients and the media make continuing education a necessity. This symposium has traditionally been closed to the media. However, accurate information is in the best interest of patients, and media contact with recognized experts in cosmetic surgery is essential for accurate reporting,” says Dr. Aston. Credentialed media are invited to register.

  • Who: Sherrell J. Aston, MD, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

  • What: 5 day plastic surgery symposium

  • Where: The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue

  • When: November 15, 2004 through November 19, 2005

  • Why : Direct access to important clinical advances formerly closed to the media.

The symposium program can be reviewed at : .


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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