Poster Flash | ASM 2022

This session was recorded at the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting on February 3-5, 2022. This is a non-CME course and is approximately 60 minutes in length.


  • $0 - AACS Member (Training Fellow or Resident)
  • $40 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)
  • $80 - Non-Member Practitioner

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.


Mo Banki, MD, DMD, FACS
Brown University, Providence, RI

Tanuj Nakra, MD, FACS
TOC Eye and Face, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, TX

Poster Presentations

COVID-19 Induced Telogen Effluvium and the Role of a Novel Biomimetic Peptide Hair Growth Formulation in the Management of Telogen Effluvium

Debraj Shome, MD, FRCS, FACS, MBA
The Esthetic Clinics, India

Management of Covid-19 induced persistent Telogen Effluvium has been unclear and futile so far. The present study suggests a definitive and quantifiable role of the novel biomimetic peptide hair growth formulation in the Covid-19 induced persistent Telogen Effluvium patients for significant improvement in hair density and hair count, and also reduce the hair fall.

The Safety of Transabdominal Bilateral Tubal Ligation During Abdominoplasty

Anita Fulton, MD, MMM, FACOG
RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center, Spring, TX

Bilateral Tubal Ligation during abdominoplasty can be safely performed without any additional morbidity or complications.

Effect of the Klotho Protein on the Expression of a Panel of Telomere Relative Genes

Gail M. Humble, MD
Klotho Skin, San Francisco, CA

The Klotho gene and Klotho protein up-regulate telomere relevant genes which result in the preservation of telomere length and therefore cellular life.

Effect of AdviCell K on the Output of Prostaglandin E2, Type I and IV Collagen by the Human Dermal Fibroblasts

Gail M. Humble, MD
Klotho Skin, San Francisco, CA

The Klotho protein along with second generation growth factors could be highly effective in increasing collagen production after UV-damage.

Tissue Preserving Mastopexy in Large Breasts: A Series of 10 Skin Only/Minimal Tissue Resection Mastopexies in Larger Breasts is Demonstrated

John S. McHugh, MD, DDS, FFDRCSI, FACCS, FAACS, LDSRCS (Eng.)(Edin)BSC(Hons)
Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Clinic/Royal Australian Navy, Penrith, Australia

This series demonstrates that skin only mastopexies or minimal tissue resection preserves optimal breast volume whist effecting adequate superior repositioning of the nipple areolar complex in larger ptotic breasts.

Classification of Massive Weight Loss Skin Excess and Laxity: The Stokes Scale

Erik J. Nuveen, MD, DMD, FAACS
Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, Oklahoma City, OK

The MWL population has extreme variation in severity of skin excess and laxity. Our classification system was developed to more objectively stratify the wide range of complexity in body contour as a result of MWL. This classification should be use in communication with other medical providers, insurance carriers and patients to enhance diagnosis and associated treatment planning.

Plastic Surgery Utilization and Access in the Elderly

Lotanna Nwandu
Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign, IL

There are statistically significant geospatial clusters in the utilization of plastic surgery by the elderly in the United States. These are high-utilization clusters that appear in the Northeast, Southwest, and Florida. There are relatively few low-utilization clusters that do not conform to a particular geographic distribution. Educational background, employment, and medical history are statistically significant contributors to the formation of these clusters.

Analysis of Surgeon Gender of Upper Blepharoplasty Performed in the United States

Donovan S. Reed, MD
Texas Oculoplastics Consultants - TOC Eye And Face, Austin, TX

In the United States, more upper blepharoplasty is performed by male as compared to female surgeons. However, when analyzing procedures performed per surgeon, no statistically significant gender difference was noted.

Upper Blepharoplasty Skin Closure, Analysis of Outcomes from Subcuticular Vs. Running Suture and Absorbable vs Nonabsorbable Suture

Donovan S. Reed, MD
Texas Oculoplastics Consultants - TOC Eye And Face, Austin, TX

Utilization of subcuticular approximation with absorbable sutures offers surgeons versatility and avoids the need for suture removal during the postoperative period, while providing similar aesthetic results to nonabsorbable suture techniques.

New Upper Blepharoplasty Technique to Address Lateral Eyelid Hooding

Artur Rozentsvit, DO
Beaumont Hospital, General Surgery Residency, Trenton & Dearborn, Allen Park, MI

Blepharoplasty is the third most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Therefore, it is not surprising that the approach to surgical eyelid rejuvenation has seen considerable changes over the centuries that it has been performed. The authors for this abstract developed a new technique, which utilizes lateral upper eyelid periosteal tacking sutures with either permanent or absorbable sutures. As a result, they we were able to address lateral hooding without ancillary incisions and unaesthetic scars. This new technique for blepharoplasty is a safe and effective new variation on an old method developed to combat the bane of the blepharoplasty procedure: the lateral eyelid hooding and the often-visible lateral eyelid blepharoplasty scar.

Treatment Options for the Parenthesis Deformity

Abby Bryant Duplechain
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Rishal Ambaram, MD, DDS
Fellow, New Orleans, LA

Proper Steps to Add Cosmetic Surgery to Your Current Practice

Ehab Akkary, MD, FACS, FAACS
Akkary Surgery Center, Morgantown, WV

Cosmetic Surgery (CS) is a multi-specialty multi-disciplinary field that is not exclusive to a certain medical specialty. Adding Cosmetic Surgery to a current practice involves multiple steps that can be implemented in an organized and structured way to provide patients with proper care meeting the acceptable standards. Many Physicians, from Different specialties, recognize cosmetic surgery as complimentary to their current practice. For example, OB/GYN physicians performing abdominoplasty after pregnancy and delivery. Bariatric surgeons performing body contouring after massive weight loss. Breast surgeons performing a breast augmentation and reconstruction after mastectomies. different types of cosmetic surgery represent the continued care for patient's and fall naturally in place in the physician’s practice. Implementation needs to be properly done to provide patients with quality care.

Standardized Approach for Transumbilical Breast Augmentation

Ehab Akkary, MD, FACS, FAACS
Akkary Surgery Center, Morgantown, WV

TUBA is an underutilized approach for breast augmentation. The procedure is virtually scarless and while it needs different skill set than traditional approaches for breast augmentation, Surgeons can adopt it to their practice and reach the learning curve by following a systematic standardized approach for the surgery.

Tumescence Beyond Cosmetic Surgery

Ehab Akkary, MD, FACS, FAACS
Akkary Surgery Center, Morgantown, WV

Tumescence anesthesia is widely used in cosmetic surgery as well as dermatology, vascular surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, breast surgery and other specialties. The use of tumescence anesthesia is general surgery has been limited. Tumescence anesthesia with sedation might represent an appropriate method to undergo surgical intervention in critically ill patients if the need to avoid general anesthesia arises.

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