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ASAPS research foundation names new president

New York — Geoffrey Keyes, M.D., is the new president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, the research arm of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, based here.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Keyes is in private practice at the Keyes Surgery Center, Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, and interned at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Keyes also is current president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is vice president-elect of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

Seattle — A new online survey by Harris Interactive reports that interest in cosmetic surgery is way up among prospective patients and that many more procedures would be occurring if money weren’t an issue.

Las Vegas — A California study finds that a surprisingly low percentage of women there who undergo a mastectomy choose to have breast reconstruction later, Medscape Medical News reports.

Chicago — An American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) survey says interest in cosmetic surgery is on the rise as technological advancements make procedures more accessible, more affordable and safer than ever.