Trailblazing Ideas from Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Surgeons Take the Spotlight at National Conference

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ASAPS meeting showcases innovations and new technology revolutionizing plastic surgery.

There is currently so much innovation in plastic surgery that it is very exciting to be close to the 'leading edge.'

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge was a fitting backdrop for the 2014 meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — a specialty whose members bring together science and art to erase years off the face and sculpt shapely new contours on the body. Surgeons at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery presented their trailblazing procedures and research at the San Francisco conference, which showcased some of the brightest minds and ideas responsible for shaping and revolutionizing the industry.

“There is currently so much innovation in plastic surgery and technology that it is very exciting to be close to the ‘leading edge,’” said Dr. Rolando Morales, who, as the newest and youngest of the five surgeons at ACPS, has quickly become a rising star in the field.

His presentation comparing the best safety-promoting strategies for body contouring procedures was featured at one of the most popular conference venues, “Premier Global Hot Topics,” and went on to receive the spotlight as one of four out of 45 talks chosen for the “Best of Hot Topics” session, attended by hundreds of plastic surgeons across the country.

“I consider it as the only course that really matters at the entire meeting because the future of plastic surgery lies in the innovation of technology, safety and surgical techniques,” said Morales.

In addition to this honor, two of Dr. Morales’ scientific abstract posters were selected for the “Scientific Exhibits” meeting venue, including one highlighting the control of postoperative discomfort following breast augmentation surgery.

ACPS surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz contributed his expertise at the conference as well, teaching a course on 3-D body contouring, including Abdominal Etching®, the now widely-performed liposuction technique he invented to define the muscular six-pack on the male abdomen. It was an encore role for Mentz, who has spoken on Abdominal Etching and his Brazilian Butt Lift technique for multiple years at ASAPS’ conferences.

Mentz and Morales were joined by their ACPS colleagues Dr. Christopher Patronella and Dr. German Newall at the annual event, which draws plastic surgeons from around the world for the rich array of information and training it provides on emerging techniques, innovations and safety in plastic surgery.

Established in 1996, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the largest private cosmetic plastic surgery practices in Texas. Guided by the mission to provide exceptional aesthetic results and premier customer care, the group has contributed numerous surgical techniques and safety strategies that have advanced the art and science of plastic surgery.

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The award-winning plastic surgeons of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston specialize in combining artistry and advanced surgical expertise to achieve impressive, natural-looking results. They offer a broad range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers, as well as facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, browlifts, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasties. They also do breast procedures, including breast augmentations, breast lifts and breast reductions.

Founded in 1996 by Dr. Christopher K. Patronella, Dr. Henry A. Mentz, III and Dr. German Newall, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the largest private plastic surgery centers in Texas, distinguished by the highest quality of personal service, commitment to safety, patient confidentiality and superior results. For more information, visit

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