NOV-DEC 2016

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NEWS & EVENTS 64 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | Med Esthetics FOSTERING FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN PLASTIC SURGERY In the September 2016 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Amanda K. Silva, MD, B. Aviva Preminger, MD, Sheri Slezak, MD, Linda G. Phillips, MD, and Debra J. Johnson, MD, explored the underrepresentation and importance of women leaders in plastic surgery; discussed barriers to gender equality in the fi eld; and presented strategies for fostering women in leadership. Some intrinsic and extrinsic obstacles they identifi ed include: • Different career aspirations • An ambition gap • A confi dence gap • Gender roles and work-life balance • Discrimination and sexism • Lack of mentors The authors noted that not only are female leaders as effective as their male counterparts, but women also tend to exhibit more effective leadership styles, such as more open collaboration and sharing knowledge more freely. Recognizing the value that women leaders bring to the table, they recommended some strategies to help create and maintain a culture of women in leadership in plastic surgery, such as: • Highlighting women's accomplishments • Increasing mentorship • Education on promotion criteria • Equal pay for equal work • Institutional support to ease family duties • Committees to champion women in plastic surgery and uncon- scious bias training Additionally, the authors encouraged female surgeons to "lean in" and advocate for themselves at their institutions: learn about promotion criteria, seek out mentors, volunteer for new oppor- tunities, and try to fi nd a supportive and equal partner when it comes to home life. "Women in plastic surgery have been and will continue to be effective leaders. Obstacles to increasing our number exist but can be overcome with creative and nontraditional solutions," the authors wrote. "… A commitment to nurturing the leadership potential of all plastic surgeons will exponentially increase the creativity and infl uence of our specialty." DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS CONTINUE TO GAIN IN POPULARITY Botulinum toxin injections remain the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedure, but as they dipped slightly from 2014 to 2015, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fi ller treatments rose, according to the results of the newly released 2015 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Global Procedural Survey. The three most popular surgical procedures include: 1. Breast Augmentation: 1,488,992 procedures (up 10.4%) 2. Liposuction: 1,394,588 (up 1.6%) 3. Blepharoplasty: 1,264,702 (down 11.4%) The three most popular nonsurgical procedures include: 1. Botulinum toxins: 4,627,752 (down 4.2%) 2. Hyaluronic acid fi llers: 2,865,086 (up 6.5%) 3. Laser hair removal: 1,099,053 (down 14%) The U.S. performed the highest number of procedures (1.4 million surgical and 2.6 million nonsurgical), followed by Brazil with 1.2 million surgical and 1.1 million nonsurgical procedures. Round- ing out the list for the most procedures were South Korea, India, Mexico, Germany, Colombia, France and Italy. When tabulated by gender, the top fi ve surgical procedures performed on women in 2015 were breast augmentation, liposuc- tion, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and rhinoplasty. The top fi ve procedures performed on men—who underwent more than 3 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures worldwide—were eyelid surgery, liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, rhinoplasty, fat grafting and ear surgery. WEBBER NAMED CFO OF CYNOSURE Stephen J. Webber has joined laser and aesthetic device manufacturer Cynosure as chief fi nancial offi cer and chief account- ing offi cer. He will succeed Timothy W. Baker, who in May announced his planned retirement from the company to pursue philanthropic interests. Baker will serve in a consulting role during a transition period expected to continue through March 2017. Webber joins Cynosure from Virtustream, where he was chief fi nancial offi cer since 2015. He previously served in multiple fi nan- cial leadership roles at EMC Corporation, Virtustream's former parent company, which was recently acquired by Dell. "Steve brings a 20-year record of fi nancial leadership, multina- tional business experience and strategic expertise to Cynosure," said president and CEO Michael Davin. "His success at EMC in areas such as acquisition integration and strategic planning helped drive bottom line results for multiple business units, including Virtustream. Steve's skills, knowledge and background make him an ideal person to advance the strong foundation of fi nancial and operational excellence built under Tim's stewardship as CFO for the past 12 years." CETAPHIL CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS SUPPORTING CAMP WONDER Galderma Laboratories, makers of Cetaphil, is celebrating the fi fth consecutive year of its "Meaningphil" partnership with the Chil- dren's Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) and Camp Wonder, an initiative of the CSDF. What began as a product sponsorship has evolved into a long-term commitment to raising awareness of skin diseases, with Galderma and Cetaphil providing not only products, but grants, volunteers and sponsored activities as a part of their partnership with the CSDF. Camp Wonder is a medically staffed summer program that invites children ages 7 to 16 who suffer from severe and life-threat- ening skin diseases to experience the joys of being a kid at summer camp. The weeklong camp is funded by the CSDF, founded in Stephen J. Webber

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