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The History of ASCBS


The American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery was first organized in 1985 by the faculty of sixteen surgeons who together developed the structure of the organization that was founded around the Reason for Being and the Purpose.

The original faculty had at that time a total experience to share of about 20,000 breast implant and other cosmetic breast operations.

Since then, the faculty has evolved and changed, but has fortunately retained almost every one of the original experienced members, who all together have represented direct experience with about 100,000 surgical cosmetic breast procedures.  

Annual meetings have mostly been held in Newport Beach, California, and in the past 8-9 years it has been hosted at the Hyatt Newporter Resort hotel.

Some other special meetings have been held in Hawaii, Nassau, Baltimore, and Las Vegas. 

The usual attendance is of 70 - 100 surgeons, of which about 20 -25 are faculty. Hundreds and perhaps over a thousand general and cosmetic surgeons now do more and better cosmetic breast surgeries than they did before attending these meetings and associating and learning from the faculty. 

The meetings have always included handouts of information and reviews of the literature, lectures including anatomy, anatomy dissection demonstrations at a University of California Medical School by an anatomist, and observation of live surgery as well as handouts of surgical demonstrations of different approaches on unedited videotapes. (Edited videotapes such as those that have been shown by others are simply not completely truthful.)

Most often, those surgeons with a serious intent of learning will follow a fellowship route of learning cosmetic techniques by observation and training from the faculty members who can share the most and who are the best teachers of the different techniques.

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