S. Alexander Earle, MD, FACS, founder of Miami-based Pure Plastic Surgery, has been named president of the World Association of Gluteal Surgeons (WAGS), effective immediately. Earle is an Ivy League-educated plastic surgeon, double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a pioneer in safe ultrasound-guided Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery and has been an active member of WAGS since 2019, according to association officilas.

“We chose Dr. Earle as the new president of WAGS because of his innovative practice, commitment to excellence and focus on safety,” says Gabriel H. Patino, MD, CEO of WAGS. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue our commitment to education and performing safe gluteal procedures across the globe.”

Earle is recognized for his skills and the additional safety measures he has in place for patients—from the use of technology to his operating room and staff. He has vast experience in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery specializing in procedures of the body, including breast surgery, abdominoplasty, gluteal augmentation (BBL) with fat transfer and liposuction. He is also the creator of Smart Aesthetics and the SoBeBL.

“It is an honor to be the new president of WAGS and to build on the tremendous strides of the association in advancing the safety of all gluteal procedures, especially the Brazilian Butt Lift,” says Earle. “Many believe the Brazilian Butt Lift is dangerous, and we know with the proper education, experience, safety measures and technology, it doesn’t have to be unsafe.

Earle is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.