Aesthetic Immersion Modules (AIM)

Your Pathway to Higher Learning

The Aesthetic Society helps you AIM for success!

With our new Aesthetic Immersion Modules (AIM) your education doesn’t stop when the course is over.
 

The NEW AIM program is perfect for those aesthetic surgeons who want to intensify their learning experience by continuing the dialog throughout the year.

Learn from recognized leading experts in aesthetic education through interactive settings.  Within a 5 year period, attend all three courses in the module, as well as participate in at least two of the webinars.  Those who fulfill the requirements will receive an AIM Certificate of Completion in their field of study.

Here’s what you do: 

  • Select a teaching course in Face, Body, Breast, or Rhinoplasty. You can take courses in all four areas at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014
  • Commit to at least one webinar per year, per topic. For example, if you choose the breast module you will be invited to one webinar on the topic that expands on what the teaching course covered.
  • Join your colleagues for online discussion groups using RADAR Resource, the Aesthetic Society’s resource library app powered by AnzuMedical. 

By registering for an Aesthetic Immersion Module, you not only learn from instructors at the annual Aesthetic Meeting, but your education continues throughout the year in the form of follow up webinars and online discussions. With AIM, you are both making a commitment to your education as well as receiving the opportunity to form relationships with colleagues who share a passion for the same field of study as you.

How Do I Apply?

AIM courses are $200 each when you pre-register or $250 onsite.  Registration covers course attendance, participation in the follow up webinar, all online discussions, and the module completion certificate for those who qualify.

AIM Body Series


Friday, April 25, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Module Leader: Steve Wallach, MD

1001 Maximizing Safety for Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
Linda Phillips, MD
lphillip@utmb.edu
Level: Intermediate                                        Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Discuss the need to apply the Caprini scale to assess post-operative care
  • Evaluate the additive effects of non-narcotics and their impact on patient care
  • Identify methods to limit patient hypothermia

 

1002 Abdominoplasty
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee $250
Alan Matarasso, MD
dam@drmatarasso.com
Level: Comprehensive                   Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:         

  • Effectively plan abdominoplasty surgery by reviewing pre-operative clinical analysis, patient markings including liposuction of the flap and adjacent aesthetic units, peri-operative considerations including safety issues, and the consultation
  • Analyze how to reconcile different anatomic variations and patient goals to achieve an optimal outcome, including reviewing the range of abdominal contour surgery options from liposuction to limited or full abdominoplasty and massive weight loss procedures
  • Compare the numerous available treatment options such as lipoabdominoplasty or mini-abdominoplasty vs. traditional abdominoplasty or panniculectomy or massive weight loss options and who is an appropriate candidate for each
  • Review the typical surgical technique for abdominoplasty and lipoabdominoplasty
  • Identify and treat unusual situations in abdominoplasty, such as the scarred abdomen, removing the old umbilical site, narrowing the waistline, male abdominoplasty and secondary abdominoplasty among other situations
  • Discuss how to integrate abdominoplasty with other cosmetic procedures or treating related areas, such as the mons pubis, flanks, or back rolls
  • Explain how to avoid, identify, and manage complications of abdominoplasty, such as wound ischemia, seromas/pseudobursas, or VTE
  • Evaluate complications and implications for practice, based on numerous data bases and evidence based medicine

 

1003 Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction; No Drains Needed
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
R. Brannon Claytor, MD, Lawrence Gray, MD and Michael Baker, MD**
rbclaytor5@yahoo.com
Level: Advanced                                               Organization: Didactic/Panel/Interactive Video
Desired Outcomes:

  • Discuss the anatomy of the abdominal wall
  • Evaluate pre-operateive options for combining liposuction with abdominoplasty
  • Define techniques to limit use of drains

AIM Face Series

Friday, April 25, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Module Leader: Richard Warren, MD

2001 Integrating Surgical Shaping with Volumetric Enhancement: Fat and Beyond – Face, Breast and Body
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee $250
James Stuzin, MD, Rod Rohrich, MD, Sydney Coleman, MD, Roger Khouri, MD, G. Patrick Maxwell, MD, and Constantino Mendieta, M.D.
jms3225@bellsouth.net
Level:    Advanced                                            Organization: Didactic/Discussion
Desired Outcomes:
Evolving concepts in aesthetic surgery have led us to the current crossroads where we are forced to recognize the limitations of surgical contouring alone, as well as the limitations of isolated volume enhancement. This course will focus on the paradigm shift of combining surgical contouring with volume addition, allowing plastic surgeons to obtain results that are not possible with either individual modality. By examining the aesthetic aspects of surgical repositioning with ancillary volumetric enhancement to improve shape and contour in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reduction, and body contouring surgery. 

 

2002 Anatomy of the Face and Its Relationship to Modern Facelift Surgery
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
James Zins, MD, J. Brian Boyd, MD, and Harry Moon, MD
zinsj@ccf.org    
Level: Intermediate                                        Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Discuss the three dimensional anatomy as it applies to facelift surgery  
  • Acquire a better understanding of why a wide variety of facelift techniques work 

 

2003 Are You Preparing for MOC?  What You Should Know About Aesthetic Facial Surgery
2 CME credits
James Grotting, MD and Charles Thorne, MD
jcgrotting@gmail.com
Level: Comprehensive                   Organization: Didactic
Desired Outcomes:

  • Describe pre-op medical considerations pertaining to facelifting with an emphasis on peri-operative control of blood pressure
  • Discuss the anesthetic considerations pertaining to facelifting with an emphasis on MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care)
  • Identify the various surgical approaches to facelifting with an emphasis on the high, extended SMAS with open submental platysmaplasty (Thorne) and  SMAS plication with short scars with volume replacement--indications and technical nuances (Grotting)
  • Assess the spectrum of expected outcomes of facelifting
  • Discuss how to avoid and treat complications in facelifting 

In this MOC course on Facelifting, the available evidence as well as the instructors' personal approaches will be used to demonstrate current understanding of pre-op considerations,  anesthetic considerations, surgical approaches, expected outcomes and complications as they pertain to facelifting.


AIM Rhinoplasty Series

Sunday, April 27, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Module Leader: Joe Gryskiewicz, MD

4001 Rhinoplasty, The Salient Points
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
Bahman Guyuron, MD
bahman.guyuron@gmail.com
Level: Comprehensive                   Organization: Didactic/Discussion
Desired outcomes:

  • Define the techniques that are the most predictable and that commonly provide a natural appearing nose
  • Recognize the importance of facial analysis
  • Discuss the preoperative, intraoperative traps and discuss many tips
  • Assess surgical techniques that are available to overcome the unnatural and   “operated” rhinoplasty outcome

 

4002 Improving Results in Rhinoplasty
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
C. Spencer Cochran, MD
drcochran@gunter-center.com
Level: Comprehensive                   Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Given a primary rhinoplasty patient, develop a comprehensive plan to address aesthetic and functional nasal deformities
  • Discuss updated rhinoplasty techniques to improve rhinoplasty results
  • Assess how to decrease revisionary rhinoplasty rates

 

4003 Rhinoplasty: Optimizing Your Results
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee $250
Ronald Gruber, MD & Farzad Nahai, MD
rgrubermd@hotmail.com
Level: Comprehensive                   Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Analyze the nose and pre-op plan
  • Assess skills for humpectomy, tip-plasty, dorsal augmentation, septal and valve surgery
  • Discuss controlling nasal shape with suture techniques, grafts and osteotomies
  • Describe how to deal with difficult post-op problems, secondary rhinoplasties and complications


AIM Breast Series

Sunday, April 27, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Module Leader: Simeon Wall, Jr., MD

5001 Comprehensive Breast Reduction (No Vertical, Vertical and T Scar) in Mastopexy/Reduction: Evidence and Pearls
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee $250
Donald Lalonde, MD, Frank Lista, MD and Michele Shermak, MD
labtrio@nbnet.nb.ca
Level: Intermediate                                        Organization: Didactic
ABPS MOC national data of the 10 case uploads of diplomates (what diplomates are actually doing in America) will be compared with what the current best evidence suggests we should be doing. The current best evidence in breast reduction will be reviewed 
Desired outcomes:

  • Recognize when the anatomy is optimal to get a good result with the 3 different operations 
  • Implement tips for better results in all 3 operations
  • Discuss the nuts and bolts of no vertical scar reduction/mastopexy
  • Manage the patients safely to avoid complications

 

5002 Breast Augmentation and Augmentation Mastopexy – Problem Solving and Operative Strategies
2 CME credits — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
Laurie Casas, MD and W. Grant Stevens, MD
lcasas@casas.md
Level: Advanced                                               Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Analyze dimensional measurements
  • Assess and diagnose asymmetries of volume, skin envelope shape and size, nipple areola position, IMF and chest wall
  • Preoperatively plan implant selection and intraoperative techniques
  • Discuss postoperative techniques to insure desired outcome

 

5003 Large Volume Fat Grafting: Indications, Technique and Results
2 CME credit — Discounted pre-registration fee: $200 On-site fee: $250
Daniel Del Vecchio, MD and Kamran Khoobehi, MD
dandelvechio@aol.com
Level: Advanced                                               Organization: Didactic
Desired outcomes:

  • Recognize basic principles of fat grafting 
  • Identify one technique that is reliable 
  • Discuss the differences in technique for different clinical situations

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