The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 19th Annual Meeting in November 2017 was very successful. The symposium brought 24 distinguished national and international speakers and more than 120 participants. The speakers came from Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and of course California.
Practice management topics covered marketing, lawsuit protection and prevention and managing competition. During the body segment, Dr. Kerr spoke about the liposuction of the knees, calves and ankles and Dr. Kolegraff present how to add vein theraphy to a cosmetic practice. Dr. Walter Tom and Dr. Andre Berger performed live demonstrations of micro-ionized fat grafting and instant lifting with absorbable sutures. Dr. Robert Goldberg spoke about the role of micro ptosis surgery in controlling tarsal platform show and the pearls and pitfalls of aesthetic blepharoplasty. Dr. Nease presentations included non-surgical options and complete surgical facial rejuvenation. In the breast segment, Dr. Wilbur Hah spoke about a stepwise guide for optimizing capsulorrhahpy and Dr. Jacob Haiavy spoke about the treatment of capsular contracture with the latest recommendations for invasive and non-invasive procedures. Dr. Edward Zimmerman spoke about large volume fat grafting to the breast and butt and provided an update on the ManShot.
The participants included many experience cosmetic surgeons, resulting in a high level of interchange of knowledge and collegiality. We had our lobbyist John Valencia talk about the importance of advocacy for our specialty.
THANK YOU TO THE REST OF OUR FACULTY
Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.
Dr. Greg Keller
Dr. Quita Lopez
Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki
Dr. Lawrence Moy
Dr. Celia Remy
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir
Dr. John Vartanian
Dr. Zhi Zeng
2016 - The Island Hotel Newport Beach
2015 - Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica
2014 - The Island Hotel Newport Beach
2013 - Hyatt Newport Beach
2012 - Loews Coronado Bay Resort
2011 - Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2010 - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
2009 - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
2008 - Rancho Las Palmas
2007 - Rancho Las Palmas
2006 - Rancho Las Palmas
2005 - Sheraton San Diego
2004 - The Lodge at Rancho Mirage
2003 - The Lodge at Rancho Mirage