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58 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 | Med Esthetics ASDS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS Murad Alam, MD, MBA, is the new president of the American Society for Der- matologic Surgery (ASDS). He took offi ce during the society's annual meeting in Phoenix in October. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngol- ogy and surgery, and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwest- ern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and cur- rently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups. Adam M. Rotunda, MD, is now president-elect. Based in Newport Beach, California, he serves as assistant clinical professor in the division of dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and is an assistant volunteer clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Marc D. Brown, MD, is vice president. He currently serves as director of the division of Mohs surgery and cuta- neous oncology and professor of dermatology and oncol- ogy at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Former board member Dee Anna Glaser, MD, was elected treasurer. She currently serves as interim chairman and professor in the department of dermatology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is also director of cosmetic and laser surgery and clinical research at SLUCare Physician Group in St. Louis. The three physicians elected to three-year terms on the ASDS/ASDSA Boards of Directors are: • Deirdre Hooper, MD, founder of Audubon Dermatol- ogy and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at both Tulane University and Louisiana State University in New Orleans • Shannon D. Humphrey, MD, FRCPC, medical director at Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology and director of continuing medical education and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver • Patrick K. Lee, MD, director of clinical operations, di- rector of dermatologic surgery and program director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine Hayley S. Goldbach, MD, was elected resident repre- sentative to the ASDS and ASDSA boards of directors. She attends the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and has been a member of ASDS since her fi rst year of residency. AAFPRS AND CANDELA JOIN FORCES FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS The Educational and Research Foundation of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) and Candela Corporation are joining forces to support survivors of domestic violence. FACE TO FACE: The Domestic Violence Project is one of the AAFPRS Foundation's three humanitarian programs. Through this program, AAFPRS members offer pro-bono facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to domestic violence survivors to repair face, head and neck injuries caused by an intimate partner or spouse. The facial plastic surgeons who have participated in the program have helped more than 1,000 women since its inception in 1994. To better serve these patients, Candela has provided seed money that will allow the AAFPRS Foundation to support individuals whose injuries go beyond what AAFPRS physician services can offer, such as hospital stays and anesthesiologist fees. In addition, the AAFPRS and Candela are collaborating to outline protocols for instances where Candela's Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser system will be used by FACE TO FACE surgeons to assist patients who require the treatment of scars or trauma-induced purpura. U.S. TOPS DEMAND FOR COSMETIC PROCEDURES Doctors in the United States performed the most cosmetic procedures in 2017, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Global Aesthetic Sur- vey for procedures. The survey also revealed a 5 percent increase globally in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past 12 months. The top fi ve countries—U.S. (18 percent), Brazil (10.4 percent), Japan (7.2 percent), Mexico (4.4 percent) and Italy (4.1 percent)— accounted for 38.4 percent of the world's cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand. Breast augmentation was the world's most popular cosmetic surgery at 1,677,320 procedures, followed by li- posuction at 1,573,680 procedures and eyelid surgery at 1,346,886 procedures. Vaginal rejuvenation (including labia- plasty) showed the largest increase (23 percent) from 2016, followed by lower body lifts (22 percent), buttock lifts (17 percent) and rhinoplasties (11 percent). Botulinum toxin in- jections remained the most popular nonsurgical procedure with 5,033,693 procedures (a 1 percent increase since 2016). NEWS & EVENTS Murad Alam, MD, MBA

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