; The Aesthetic Meeting Series: Together, Everywhere

Onsite Faculty
Chris Surek, DO [Co-Chair]
Jon Kurkjian, MD
Michael Lee, MD

Offsite Faculty
Louis Bucky, MD [Co-Chair]
Dino Elyassnia, MD
Steven Levine, MD
Jason Pozner, MD
Usha Rajagopal, MD
Sammy Sinno, MD

All times are noted in CST

1:15pm Introduction: Lou Bucky, MD and Chris Surek, DO

Session 1: Deep versus Superficial Neck Surgery
1:20pm - Live Lecture: Live Neck Anatomy Rapid Fire – Chris Surek, DO
1:25pm - Live Lecture and Operative Video: Sub-Platysmal Surgery: What Lies Beneath - Dino Elyassnia, MD
1:35pm - Recorded Lecture: Minimally Invasive Approaches to Neck Contour – Jason Pozner, MD
1:40pm - Live/Recorded Lecture:  Dilute Fat in the Neck – Treating the Three Lamella of the Neck - Lou Bucky, MD
1:45pm - Discussion Panel – (Bucky, Surek, Elyassnia, Pozner, Lee, Kurkjian)

  • Anterior versus Lateral Neck Approaches
  • Submandibular Gland Resection: Is it Necessary?
  • Tips on Approaching the Recurrent Platysmal Band Following Surgery

Session 2: SMAS Variations: Who, What and How?
2:11pm - Live Lecture: Live Facelift Anatomy Rapid Fire - Chris Surek, DO
2:16pm - Live/Recorded Lecture: SMA Sectomy Anatomy & Technique: Steve Levine, MD
2:26pm - Live Lecture with Operative Video: High SMAS Technique - Michael Lee, MD
2:36pm - Live/Recorded Lecture:  It’s More Than Just the SMAS: It’s the Vector! - Lou Bucky, MD
2:41pm - Discussion Panel – (Bucky, Elyassnia, Kurkjian, Lee, Levine, Sinno, Surek)

  • Plication versus SMAS Flaps – What to Pick?
  • Heavy Face versus Thin Face
  • Permanent versus Absorbable Suture for Fixation

Session 3: Conquering the Challenges of Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation
3:02pm - Live Lecture: Live Eyelid Anatomy Rapid Fire: Chris Surek, DO
3:07pm - Recorded Lecture: Lower Eyelid Laser Resurfacing – Jason Pozner, MD
3:12pm - Operative Video: Transconjunctival Approach to Lower EyelidSammy Sinno, MD
3:17pm - Recorded Lecture: Supporting the Canthus: How and Why?  - Usha Rajagopal, MD
3:22 Discussion Panel –  (Bucky, Elyassnia, Kurkjian, Lee, Pozner, Rajagopal, Sinno, Surek)

  • Canthal Support
  • Managing lower eyelid complications
  • Laser versus Chemical Peel – What’s Better?

Closing Panel: Finesse in Upper Eyelid and Brow Rejuvenation and Finishing Touches (Lip Lifts, Buccal Fat, etc.) - ALL FACULTY
3:45pm - Live/Recorded Lecture: Finishing Touches: Lip Lifts, Buccal Fat, Fat Grafting – Lou Bucky, MD and All Faculty
- Surgery versus Neurotoxin for Brow Shaping
- Preferred Upper Eyelid Approach
- Correcting Ptosis: Indications and Technique

4:15pm – Session Ends


  • Review and discuss the latest techniques and safety protocol for surgical neck rejuvenation
  • Outline the pertinent anatomy and technique pearls for SMAS facelift procedures  
  • Address the differences between transcutaneous and transconjunctival lower eyelid surgery as well canthal support procedures  
  • Discuss laser and chemical resurfacing options for facial rejuvenation  
  • Address complication management in facial aesthetic surgical procedures
  • Outline the most up to date approaches to upper eyelid and brow rejuvenation  
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