ASERF President and ASAPS member, Julio Garcia, MD explains what the research arm of The Aesthetic Society is and what they do to help both patients and surgeons. ASERF (The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation) is the educational and research foundation arm of The Aesthetic Society. Its mission is to identify and pursue those issues relevant to the advancement, effectiveness and safety of aesthetic surgery through directed research and education for the purpose of benefiting patients, physicians and the entire field of medicine.
When it comes to diversity in beauty, plastic surgery has come a long way. New trends and techniques have been developed that to allow people of various races to have options. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 25% of all cosmetic procedures performed last year were on ethnic minority races.