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Dr. Patino to present at the 9th Annual American Society of Cosmetic Physicians

Press Release from El Cerrito, CA, October 23, 2014 – Dr. Gabriel Patino from El Cerrito, California will present at the 9th Annual American Society of Cosmetic Physicians (ASOCP) conference being held in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. This five-day conference offers lectures from leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery and they asked Dr. Patino to share his expertise on Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, an endoscopic procedure with less scarring since the incision is made in the belly button.


“I am honored to be speaking at this year’s ASOCP conference and further educate my fellow colleagues about the various benefits of Transumbilical breast augmentation and how this procedure has provided an alternative for women seeking a faster recovery time with less risk and complications,” said Dr. Patino, Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito.


Transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA, involves introducing a breast implant from the belly button using the abdominal area to get the implants up to the breast area. The operation takes about 30-40 minutes which is shorter than a traditional breast implant procedure and therefore shortens the amount of time a patient is under anesthesia.  The TUBA procedure also has a low risk of infection and other complications.


“I love being a cosmetic surgeon and with my multi-specialty training and experience in General Surgery, Emergency Open Heart Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Cosmetic Surgery, I feel I can contribute to the further education of my colleagues,” said Dr. Patino.  Adding, “as new technologies and procedures are always emerging, like the TUBA procedure, I am always looking to further my own training and this is what I am hoping to do with my participation at this annual conference.”


Dr. Patino has helped countless women and men enhance their appearance through safe and personalized cosmetic treatment options. His extensive experience as a general surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, as well as his commitment to his patients, makes him a natural choice for cosmetic surgery in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas of California.


About Dr. Patino:

Dr. Patino is one out of approximately 500 surgeons in the world chosen to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in laser body-sculpting. Dr. Patino is board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He also holds current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.


Dr. Patino is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Patino is also an Associate Member of the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians, Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Member of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.  Visit Dr. Patino’s Website at:


About American Society of Cosmetic Physicians:

The 9th Annual ASOCP cosmetic conference is a great opportunity for doctors in the field of cosmetic surgery to learn about current cosmetic procedure practices and new technologies. The conference is open to all specialties within the cosmetic field and already has an expected attendance of 500 at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort and Spa.


The American Society of Cosmetic Physicians (ASOCP) encourages the open exchange of ideas, techniques, patient safety, technological advancements and complications. ASOCP is proud to have faculty, members, and healthcare professionals from all specialties who are open to sharing their knowledge and expertise. The ASOCP also puts on an annual cosmetic conference with speakers from around the world that specialize in cosmetic medicine. The format of our annual conference encourages the open exchange of ideas, techniques, and technologies between speakers, attendees, and exhibitors.

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