HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (www.mybeautifulbody.com), one of the largest private plastic surgery practices in Texas, is pleased to announce the selection of Christopher Patronella, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., to the NOVO National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics. Dr. Patronella is currently the only surgeon from Houston selected to this prestigious appointment.

Dr. Patronella and his colleagues on the council will be responsible for advising NOVO on various aspects of product research and development of new products for plastic surgeons.

In addition to being a recognized leader in plastic surgery innovations, Dr. Patronella is founding partner of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. His Web site is www.patronellamd.com.

Dr. Patronella is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS).

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Patronella also is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, recognizing his expertise and experience in the field of cosmetic surgery. Membership for this society is awarded only to board certified plastic surgeons who demonstrate the additional interest and experience in cosmetic surgery, and can pass the scrutiny of well-respected peers in this area of plastic surgery.

About the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery was founded in 1996 by Dr. Christopher K. Patronella, Dr. Henry A. Mentz, III, and Dr. German Newall. Today, ACPS has seven surgeons and a highly trained and professional staff that works with thousands of patients each year to achieve their appearance goals. ACPS also features the Center for Clinical Research and Plastic Surgery Education to educate, evaluate and offer the latest and safest techniques in aesthetic plastic surgery. For more information, visit www.mybeautifulbody.com or call (713) 799-9999.

Contact Information: Contact: Dan Keeney, APR DPK Public Relations 832-467-2904