New Hampshire Plastic Surgeon Finds New Ways of Blending Art and Science at Global Plastic Surgery Conference

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Dr. Richard Zeff, a plastic surgeon in New Hampshire, recently attended the 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - the largest meeting of board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons in the world – and discovered that the latest technologies are still just one component in the successful combination of art and science for the best aesthetic enhancement results.

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'At the ASAPS meeting,' I took an all day course on art and clay sculpture. There was a live model and the emphasis was on human proportions and utilizing these techniques to communicate with patients using drawing as well as photos.

Last month, in Washington, DC, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) had its annual meeting to showcase the latest technologies and advanced techniques in the field of plastic surgery. The gathering brought together plastic and reconstructive surgeons from all over the world, and is known to be one of the largest of its kind held each year. At the meeting, a variety of lectures, presentations, and discussions are undertaken between board-certified plastic surgeons and medical professionals to provide education and enlightenment on the future of plastic surgery and the newest advances in aesthetic enhancement. Dr. Richard Zeff, leader of a prominent New Hampshire plastic surgery practice, took part in this year’s event and says the ASAPS annual meeting is a great way for plastic surgeons to communicate and learn from each other.

Dr. Zeff says one of the most important aspects of plastic surgery is the successful combination of both science and art – using the training, experience, and expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon along with refined artistic skill to provide patients considering procedures such as facelift and breast augmentation in New Hampshire with results that not only look beautiful, but also natural. Dr. Zeff says a sense of artistry is also important to be able to give patients a better understanding of what their results can look like before the procedure takes place. “’At the ASAPS meeting,’ I took an all day course on art and clay sculpture. There was a live model and the emphasis was on human proportions and utilizing these techniques to communicate with patients using drawing as well as photos.” Dr. Zeff says refining these techniques is incredibly useful for a plastic surgeon both in terms of explaining potential results to patients, as well as improving the artists’ eye in conjunction with the surgeon’s skill.

A regular at ASAPS annual meetings, Dr. Zeff says he also attended instructional courses on the innovative Brazilian Tummy Tuck procedure, as well as courses offering further education on new techniques in cheek and eyelid rejuvenation. Since his practice offers a number of less invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing in New Hampshire, Dr. Zeff says he is particularly excited by some of the new laser technologies he learned about at the conference. “The fractional laser is an exciting improvement to the traditional resurfacing techniques. It is ideal for smoothing facial wrinkles or just evening out discolorations of facial skin with much less down time.”

Dr. Zeff says he’s looking forward to attending the next ASAPS conference to see the continuing and rapid technological improvements made each year in plastic surgery.

About Richard Zeff, MD, PA
Dr. Richard Zeff is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. In private practice since 1986, Dr. Zeff is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the New Hampshire Medical Society. He has served as Chief of Surgery at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and is an active staff member at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Located in Stratham, New Hampshire, Dr. Zeff’s plastic surgery practice is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). This distinction signifies that Dr. Zeff’s facility embodies the highest standard of care. Offering procedures such as tummy tuck surgery in New Hampshire, Dr. Zeff is skilled with a comprehensive array of both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatments.

Dr. Richard Zeff’s cosmetic plastic surgery practice can be reached at 137 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885 - (603) 684-2339.


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