The most prestigious plastic surgeons of the world, among which Dr. Jorge Planas and Dr. Jaime Masià, meet in Switzerland to debate on the future of regenerative surgery and medicine. The second edition of the world summit of plastic surgeons was held on the 3rd and 4th of September in the clinic La Prairie, in Monteux, Switzerland.

Among the participants, there are three Spanish representatives, Dr. Jorge Planas (Medical Director of Clinica Planas, and general secretary of the SEMAL), Dr. Jaime Masià (president of the SECPRE) and Dr. Ramon Llull (founder of IFAT).

The G-20 forum has agreed the following: the standardization of a multicentric protocol to improve the technique of infiltration with fat from the own patient. The election of a coordinator who integrates the tasks carried out by surgeons, researchers and the industry; as well as the debate on the operating room of the future.

On the 3rd and 4th of September, the clinic La Prairie, in Montreux (Switzerland) was the headquarters for the second edition of the G-20 Forum For Regenerative Plastic Surgery. The most important summit of plastic surgeons of the world, at which three Spanish surgeons were present: Dr. Jorge Planas, Medical Director of Clinica Planas, and general secretary of the SEMAL (Spanish Society of Antiaging and Longevity Medicine), Dr. Jaime Masià, president of the SECPRE (Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) and Dr. Ramon Llull, founder of IFAT (International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science).

The G-20 summit has been designed in order for surgeons and researchers to review the current medicine and regenerative surgery status, so as to reach a good practice consensus and to organize collaborations of scientific research that allow to go further on the challenges of the specialty.

During the two days, the 10 more prestigious plastic surgeons of the world and 10 researchers in the field of medicine and regenerative surgery have discussed on pioneering techniques, such as the extraction and later infiltration of fat from the own patient. In this respect, they have agreed to create a multicentric working team in order to carry out a joint study that gets the standardization of a protocol, which will improve the technique and obtain better results regarding the reabsorption of the fat graft.

It has been agreed on the election of an external coordinator, who knows the surgeons, researchers and industry in order to notify about the novelties of the specialty as well as to optimize the resources. It has also been discussed about the operating room of the future, with a laboratory of cellular biology, a bank of fat and stem cells cryopreservation so as to achieve a better tissue manipulation.

Clinica Planas has been the driving centre of the congress, since it organized the first G-12 (World Plastic Surgery Summit) in June 2011. Clinica Planas is at the moment, the most important centre of Europe specialized in Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. Since its foundation by Dr. Jaume Planas Guasch at the beginning of the 70s, is a centre devoted to the development of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery through its practice and research.

From the G-12 to the G-20

On the 28th and 29th of June, 2011, Clinica Planas organized for the first time a world summit that received the most prestigious plastic surgeons in the world, and established the bases of this meeting, which was agreed to be periodic in order to bring together positions on the specialty. In view of the success, both of attendance and media impact, Dr. Philippe Blondeel took charge of the meeting and organized the second edition of the summit in Montreux, Switzerland.

In the Clinica Planas summit, there were 12 of the best plastic surgeons of the world, among which was Dr. Jorge Planas, who chaired the meeting, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, who is considered father of plastic surgery, and Professor Juan Carlos Izpisúa, director of the Centre of Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona.

In the first edition, a document of consensus focused on the use of stem cells in surgery was created. The G-12 agreed with the European and American health authorities on promoting the use of stem cells for “aesthetic use”, under specific protocol, with the patients consent and under the approval of the ethical committee of the hospital or clinic. It also was agreed that in spite of the enormous potential of the stem cells use in surgery and regenerative medicine, it is necessary to follow reliable protocols that comply with the established procedure of safety and legality.

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