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Press Releases for 2017

ASERF Outlines Recommendations to Increase Safety of Gluteal Fat Grafting Procedures

New York, NY (November 28, 2017) – Buttock augmentation is one of the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the United States. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 20,000 procedures were performed in 2016 alone, (a 3,267% increase compared to 2002, when ASAPS first began tracking statistics for buttock augmentation).

ASJ Study Puts the Risk of Death From Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma into Plain Perspective for Patients

New York, NY (August 23, 2017) – Findings from a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal showed that the risk of dying from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is 0.4, based on a micromort analysis, a unique tool measuring relative risk of activities, and exposures, defined by Ronald Howard in 1979 as 1 micromort = 1:1 million chance of death.

Honolulu-Based Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Clyde H. Ishii, MD, Named New President of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

San Diego, CA (May 2, 2017) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today announced the election of Clyde H. Ishii, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Honolulu, as its new President at The Aesthetic Meeting 2017. The Aesthetic Society is the leading professional organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body, comprised of over 2,600 board-certified plastic surgeons.

Americans Spend More Than $15 Billion on Aesthetic Procedures for the First Time Ever

NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2017) –  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever, accounting for an 11% increase over the past year alone. Surgical procedures account for 56% and nonsurgical procedures account for 44% of the total. This is the largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey two decades ago, in 1997.