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Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Elected President-Elect of ASAPS

8 May

Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was elected president-elect of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) at the Aesthetic Meeting this month in San Diego, CA. ASAPS is the leading national aesthetic medical organization comprising more than 2,600 board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in face and body aesthetic surgery. Also elected are Clyde H. Ishii, MD, Honolulu, president; Charles Thorne, MD, New York, vice president; Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD, St. Louis, treasurer; and William P. Adams, Jr., MD, Dallas, secretary.

Dr. Stevens is a clinical professor of plastic surgery, University of Southern California, as well as Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. He is featured in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctor Guide” recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and is one of the select few to be featured in “Plastic Surgery:  The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics.” Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John’s Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC.

Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh and Dr. R. Christie Wray. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS Traveling Professor and has been an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities.

Dr. Stevens is a third vice president on the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and he is on the Board of Directors and one of the International Traveling Professors.

Dr. Stevens has authored more than 70 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He recently completed a chapter on mastopexy and mastopexy augmentation in Grabb and Smith. Dr. Stevens is a member of many medical societies, including ASAPS, ISAPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California.

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Off To D.C. and Georgetown University Hospital

25 Mar


Traveling cross country today to be a guest lecturer tomorrow at the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital.  It’s always fun and invigorating to speak to senior residents and the faculty about advances in plastic surgery. I’m honored as always to be of service this way.  You can read more here.

See you soon! WGS

Off to Beautiful Rio!

15 Sep

pitanguyI am excited to be off to Rio again, this time as a speaker at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) 22nd Congress.  ISAPS is the world’s leading international body of board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons. The society provides a global interchange of ideas and knowledge for the advancement of aesthetic plastic surgery by providing ongoing continuing education in new procedures and techniques. I thrilled to serve on the ISAPS Board of Directors as Parliamentarian.

This is one of the largest meetings of aesthetic plastic surgeons in the world with more than 1,500 participants and 500 speakers. I am looking forward to visiting this wonderful country and discussing new techniques with my colleagues.

I’ll be speaking on the following topics: CoolSculpting; Breast and Body Contouring, the Mommy Makeover; Improving Your Practice, Management & Marketing; and Advances in Body Contouring with Cryolipolysis, including Cryodermadstringo.

One day prior to the ISAPS meeting, while in Rio, I’ll be speaking along with the world famous Brazil plastic surgeon Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (we’re pictured above last year in Peru) at the first “Symposium on Emerging Technologies & Techniques in Plastic Surgery” meeting, which I am co-chairing.  I have a couple of presentations here as well.  This is the first technology conference of its kind, and as you know, I frequently talk about the new technology of beauty.

This meeting really is exciting because it addresses profound changes in plastic surgery as a result of the international reach of the Internet and social media, as well as the fast-evolving move from surgical procedures to non-invasive ones.

Until I return from the “Marvelous City!”

Cheers, WGS

24 Hours of Travel = Geneva!

28 Aug

After a grueling 24 hours, here I am, a bit haggard, but in great spirits.

We encountered thunderstorms over New York which required a diversion and refueling. After two hours we were allowed to finally make it to Newark. The only problem is that the flight had already left. Rather than spend the night in New Jersey I chose to run to gate 126 and make the 730 flight to Frankfort.  This was 12 hours into this adventure.

I was fortunate to have an LA angel help arrange transfers while I was trapped in a plane at Sullivan air strip waiting for fuel and the thunderstorm to pass.  Luckily, the 730 flight was late, and I made it on and into a beautiful seat. While the plane was going to Frankfort, my luggage was still in Newark.

I arrived in Frankfort after some sleep and spent two hours at the Frankfort airport.  After cleaning up, I found my way to gate A3 and boarded a Lufthansa B737 to Geneva. I am happy to be here safely.

Now after 24 hours of travel, a shower, massage, steam, sauna and some purchased toiletries, I am in the French Alps and off to dinner with daughter Cat and her boyfriend Nick.  Life is good!

Roos, Crocs and Plastic Surgery – Oh My!

2 Jul


I’m off to Australia to speak at the 35th annual Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Conference in Darwin from July 3rd to the 7th. The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery brings members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons together to talk about all the new procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery, as well as what’s new in the traditional ones.

I am making nine presentations and sitting on two panels – covering all the hottest tops in plastic surgery…my Aussie friends want to know all about breast implants especially the newly approved “Gummy Bears.”  I also will be talking about all the new nonsurgical hand, face and body rejuvenating devices like Coolsculpting, Liposonix and Exilis, as well as fillers.

But all work and no play makes Grant a dull boy, so there will be plenty of time to check out the beauty of the country in addition to taking the “Cage of Death” challenge.  Those crocs look pretty hungry, but I am up for the experience which I’ll post about when I get back.   Put another shrimp on the barbie, Mate, here I come!

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