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UK nip/tuck experts show Americans how it's done

British Plastic Surgeons Present on Latest Advances at Aesthetic Conference in New York

London, UK - 18 April, 2007 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (, the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit, today announced three prominent members; consultant plastic surgeons Olle Asplund, Barry M. Jones and Martin Kelly; have been invited to speak at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons' ( annual conference: The Aesthetic Meeting 2007, taking place at the Jakob Javits Centre in New York City from 19-24 April. They will be presenting on a new technique to minimise scarring in breast surgery, an approach to reduce complications in facelifts, and a new, more 'body-friendly' style of nose job, respectively.

The ASAPS meeting, which is attended by thousands of surgeons and healthcare practitioners from all over the world, boasts a trade show with over 300 exhibitors, and dozens of seminars with subjects as varied as hair transplantation, body lifts, obesity surgery, buttock augmentation and many more.

Olle Asplund, a plastic surgeon based in London, is a world-renown expert in minimal scar breast reduction, and will be presenting on an eponymous technique that has earned him the recognition of his peers as well as coverage in respected medical journals.

According to Dr. Asplund;

"With the Asplund technique, the outcome can be more tailored to the patient's personal wish in respect of breast size and shape. The most obvious difference to a traditional breast reduction is that with this new technique there is no scar in the fold below the breast. This is not just an aesthetical issue but also important for comfort reasons as there is no scar where the bra sits."

Barry Jones, a craniofacial surgeon and past President of the BAAPS, will also be introducing a revolutionary, evidence-based approach to surgery. His presentation will focus on reducing complications in facial aesthetic procedures, a study for which he has been awarded the Hunterian Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons.

According to Barry M. Jones;

"Haematoma (bleeding beneath the skin) is the most common complication of facial surgery by far. Published figures for the incidence of haematoma in facelift over the last 20 years or so range between 3-12%, but the incidence in my practice is now well under 1%. This result is not anecdotal but based on careful statistical analysis and evolution of a technique crossing between facial aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery, which I have developed over 20 years."

Finally, Martin Kelly, a well-known craniofacial surgeon, will be presenting on a new kind of Rhinoplasty or nose job, using an innovative new material known as 'PDS Foil', which is absorbed by the body.

According to Martin Kelly;

"The PDS Foil dissolves once it has done its work in supporting the various cartilaginous parts of the nose during the procedure, and encourages the recycling of usually discarded fragments for use in the operation. It also reduces the need for additional scars when grafts need to be taken from ears or ribs. In this era of increased focus on conservation and recycling, it is ultimately body-environment friendly!"


The BAAPS (, based at the Royal College of Surgeons, is a not-for-profit organisation, established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit. Members undergo thorough background screening before they can join. Information about specific procedures and surgeons’ contact details can be found on the website, or by contacting their office at 020 7430 1840. Further materials can be posted to members of the public seeking specialised information. BAAPS is also on Twitter:   and Facebook:

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