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Dr. Morrow's Pioneering Facial Rejuvenation Work Presented at AACS 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting

January 31, 2012

Dr. David Morrow’s pioneering work in sequential face lifting and chemical skin peeling was recently presented at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s (AACS) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting. Held in Las Vegas this January, the 28th AACS scientific meeting was attended by expert surgeons and rising stars from around the world. The Morrow Institute's 20-minute presentation was part of the program entitled, “Advanced Topics in Face and Neck Surgery.”

“We were honored to present our work before such a prestigious audience,” noted Dr. Morrow. In the 1980s, Dr. Morrow was the first cosmetic surgeon to perform chemical skin peels contiguous with facial cosmetic surgery. Prior to his pioneering work, it was generally believed that performing the two procedures together would cause skin necrosis or tissue death. Dr. Morrow proved conclusively when using tricholoracetic acid (TCA) skin peels, this was not the case.

The Morrow Institute presented findings derived from 1,118 facelifts performed on men and women age 35 to 89 that were immediately followed by chemical skin peels. “There was not a single case of necrosis and only one minor, short-lived complication,” reports Dr. Morrow.

Dr. Morrow explained his rationale, “While facelift surgery repositions and reconstructs soft tissues and removes excess skin, muscle and fat, skin peeling improves color and texture, and fosters new epidermis, dermal collagen and elastic fibers. By performing the two procedures at the same time, patients receive the best possible facial rejuvenation result, under only one session of anesthesia and with just one recovery/healing period. This saves patients both time and money!”

David Morrow, MD, is a diplomate of the American Boards of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. His groundbreaking work in the field of cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation has earned him recognition from his peers and his patients alike. In addition to being named “One of the Top Cosmetic Surgeons in the World” by the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he has received three consecutive Patients’ Choice Awards for quality of care.  

The Morrow Institute is one of the longest established Specialty Plastic Surgery® practices in the world.  It features a fully AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center dedicated to health and aesthetic enhancement through skin rejuvenation, laser cosmetic surgery, and specialty/plastic/reconstructive surgery and a FDA registered stem cell research laboratory and tissue bank.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) was founded in 1985. Its mission is to advance the specialty of cosmetic surgery and quality patient care. The AACS represents its 2500 member cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association through its seat in the AMA House of delegates.

For more information, contact Anna Rosa Calkins at annarosa@morrowinstitute.com (760) 202-2770.