bodySCULPT’s Plastic Surgeons To Participate In Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium, 2021

bodySCULPT®’s leading plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher T. Chia and Dr. Spero Theodorou will be participating in the 2021 Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium, for plastic surgeons and allied health professionals. This year, the symposium is hosting a Global Livestream Aesthetic Meeting (GLAM) June 4 – 6, 2021, which will be live-streamed around the world simultaneously from 4 operating rooms at FUCS University Hospital in Bogotá Colombia.

Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium

Course Chairmen Dr. Sherrell J. Aston, Dr. Daniel C. Baker and Dr. Rod J. Rohrich have invited a distinguished faculty of world-renowned surgeon educators and aesthetic innovators to participate in the Symposium. The program is based on the same state-of-the-art plastic surgery innovation and educational experiences that people have come to expect over the years from the Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium.

In the three days of ABR GLAM, high level curated content, including all live surgery/procedures will be presented by a mix of U.S. and International surgeons including Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, Dr. Christopher Chia, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, Dr. Erez Dayan, Dr. Mauricio Wagner, Dr. Paul Durand and Dr. Spero Theodorou.

The Program will include live surgical procedures for the FACE, NOSE, BREAST, and BODY as well as Innovative Non-Surgical Technology demonstrations for FILLERS, TOXINS, SKIN TIGHTENING and RESURFACING. Each day of the LIVE meeting will feature LIVE Q & A during each procedure and end of day Panels with the Moderators and Surgeons.

ABR GLAM is a unique opportunity for plastic surgeons and allied health professionals to learn new innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures in Aesthetic Medicine. Participants in any part of the world can watch this exciting program live on their phone, tablet, or computer.

bodySCULPT®’s surgeons Dr. Theodorou and Dr. Chia will be demonstrating Radiofrequency Assisted Sculpting of the Body (RFAL). Dr. Theodorou is an international figure within the field of plastic surgery and a widely acclaimed expert on emerging technologies in body contouring and the inventor of the non-excisional arm lift. Dr. Chia is widely recognized for his excellent research and publications in body contouring and is the inventor of the Brazilian Butt Lift Under Local Anesthesia (BBLULA).

Thieme has published a Valuable Resource for Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists, “Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring,” by bodySCULPT Plastic Surgeons

The book “Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring,” written by bodySCULPT plastic surgeons Dr Spero Theodorou and Dr Christopher Chia is available at Thieme Website.

Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring

“Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring,” the book authored by bodySCULPT plastic surgeons Dr Spero Theodorou and Dr Christopher Chia that discusses the latest emerging state-of-the-art, minimally invasive body contouring technologies, has been published by Thieme Medical publishers, an award-winning international medical and science publisher. This resource provides plastic, aesthetic, and dermatologic surgeons with clinical insights on the latest proven techniques in nonsurgical fat reduction and skin tightening.

In this concise guide to state-of-the-art body contouring, the surgeons describe a diverse array of cutting-edge noninvasive body contouring and VASER techniques, including water-assisted and power-assisted liposuction.

Skilled NYC plastic surgeons – Dr Christopher T. Chia and Dr Spero Theodorou – are co-founders of bodySCULPT®, an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC. This is the only BodyTite Center of Excellence in New York City. These bodySCULPT surgeons are experienced in performing diverse plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, fat transfer, breast augmentation, breast lift, face lift, chin lift, and arm lift among others. They are the inventors of the scarless arm lift BodyTite procedure and are pioneers in providing non-surgical treatments with InMode’s EVOKE and EVOLVE.

This publication for plastic surgeons and dermatologists offers the latest insights like 3D imaging for emerging body contouring technologies, clinically applicable concepts of fat metabolism, and discussion of laser and ultrasound.

Key Features of this Resource are:

  • The concise text walks readers through techniques in a stepwise manner, with numerous patient cases and explanations detailing the pros and cons of each modality
  • Coverage of the latest techniques including Brazilian butt lift surgery, cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), and diverse radiofrequency procedures
  • Special topics include the role of stem cells in body contouring, ethnic considerations in liposuction, and male gynecomastia treatment
  • High-quality illustrations enhance understanding of anatomy and procedures

The chapters in this book are dedicated to procedures for the face and neck, and provide information on scarless face lifting, injection lipolysis, and radiofrequency skin tightening. It also covers techniques for body areas such as the neck, arms, abdomen, flanks and hips, gluteal region, thighs and calves, ankles and knees. Being a practical application of evidence-based technologies, this remarkable resource is dedicated to helping plastic surgeons and dermatologic surgeons improve patient outcomes and ROI.

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Study Highlights Plume Concerns in Skin Resurfacing Treatments during COVID‐19

During the COVID‐19 pandemic, plastic surgeons enhanced their safety protocols. They re‐evaluated their aesthetic practices to ensure optimal patient safety, especially elective procedures using energy‐based devices and lasers. Previous studies have shown that the plume emitted by these devices contain tissue debris and aerosolized biological materials that could transmit viruses and bacteria.

Skin Resurfacing Treatments

A study “Plume Effect of Fractional Radiofrequency Versus Laser Resurfacing: Considerations in the COVID‐19 Pandemic” recommends that plastic surgeons should use devices that generate little to no plume, such as radiofrequency devices, to minimize the risk of laser plume‐associated pathogen transmission during the reopening of practices in Phase 1. The study by bodySCULPT plastic surgeon Spero J. Theodorou, MD et al, was published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on November 8, 2020. The study also suggests that it is best to avoid treatment with Er:YAG laser resurfacing devices, and if used, these should only be “used with appropriate personal protective equipment in addition to a smoke evacuator in Phase IV reopening.”

The pilot study aimed to evaluate plume characteristics of the Sciton Joule Er:YAG laser ablative resurfacing device and fractional radiofrequency InMode Morpheus8. With the knowledge of the plume characteristics of these devices, researchers were able to assess the potential risks involved and better understand how to protect themselves and their patients.

For the study, the researchers treated five appropriate patients seeking aesthetic skin resurfacing of the face and neck with the Sciton Joule Er:YAG laser and/or InMode Morpheus8 fractional radiofrequency device. Two patients underwent Er:YAG fractional resurfacing in addition to fractional radiofrequency during the same treatment session. Two had fractional radiofrequency only, and one patient had laser treatment with the Er:YAG only. None of these patients had prior aesthetic facial treatment over the prior 4 months.

The study data demonstrated that the:

  • There were no adverse events recorded during or after treatment.
  • Er:YAG resurfacing laser emits more than 4 times the particles when compared with fractional radiofrequency.
  • Fractional radiofrequency did not emit plumes significantly above ambient baseline particle readings of the exam room environment.
  • With the addition of the smoke evacuator, a 50% reduction was demonstrated in both particles per second recorded as well as all particle sizes.
  • When comparing the results, it was found that there was no visible plume from the fractional radiofrequency device, whereas there was a clearly visible plume from the Er:YAG laser.

Through this study, researchers were able to provide guidance to practitioners on the potential for viral transmission by comparing the plume generated by RF-based microneedling and Er:YAG fractional skin resurfacing. According to the study, “the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) currently has no regulatory requirements for protection against plume emission from energy‐based devices and lasers devices. However, several professional societies, including the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) have recommended guidelines to protect patients and practitioners”.

The researchers concluded that though the study shows the necessity of using PPE such as masks, eye protection, and smoke evacuation systems with Er: YAG, further studies are required to characterize the viability of COVID-19 and its transmissibility via plume specimens.

Study author Dr Spero J. Theodorou is bodySCULPT® plastic surgeon and InMode’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr Theodorou has extensive training in radiofrequency-assisted and other power-assisted liposuction procedures. He is responsible for the development of all of InMode’s procedures, clinical studies and training. Dr Theodorou was instrumental in the development and introduction of EmbraceRF, the innovative facial contouring solution, that blends InMode’s FaceTite and Morpheus8.

bodySCULPT’s Plastic Surgeons to Participate in Prestigious 38th THE ASTON BAKER Aesthetics Surgery Symposium, 2018

bodySCULPT®’s leading plastic surgeons Dr Christopher T. Chia and Dr. SperoTheodorou will be participating in the prestigious 38th The Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium being held from November 29 – December 1, 2018 at The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, New York City.

The 2018 Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium is a uniquely designed, innovative educational experience covering “Facial Rejuvenation and Total Body Sculpting: Surgical, Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Approaches”.

Aesthetics Surgery Symposium

Chairmen of Cutting Edge Dr. Sherrell J. Aston and Dr. Daniel C. Baker, have brought together an outstanding faculty of renowned experts who are recognized worldwide as the innovators and developers of the most advanced techniques for face and body contouring. This expert, world-class faculty will present the most advanced clinical applications of established procedures and innovative new techniques and technologies for facial rejuvenation and total body sculpting. The symposium features 82 Lectures, 10 Panels, 4 Point/Counterpoint Debates with 9 Lectures, 7 Lightening Rounds, and 4 Live Surgeries.

The lectures will highlight the key steps of advanced techniques for face and body rejuvenation and contouring. The panels will:

  • Explore methods for facial and body rejuvenation and sculpting
  • Compare the complexity of procedures, technical details, longevity, complications and patient safety issues
  • Encourage debate between faculty members on philosophy, techniques, and controversial areas.

Dr.Theodorou will be lecturing on radiofrequency assisted liposuction, full body microneedling, and Buttocks Augmentation Using Local Anesthesia. Dr. Chia will be lecturing on Radiofrequency Face and Neck Treatment and Radiofrequency Assisted (RFAL) Liposuction with Excision for Gynecomastia Under Local Anesthesia.

“The Lightning Round” is an exciting new program segment that encourages audience participation and allows registrants to demonstrate their questions to the faculty and the audience using SnapCuts.
The lectures will demonstrate following:

  • The importance of accurate photography in aesthetic surgery
  • Clinical anatomy of the face as related to fillers and fat
  • Efficacy and long-term effects of fat grafting, long-term results of facial fillers, problems and how to treat them
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty techniques that provide the appearance of unoperated eyelids
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of lower eyelid mounds and festoons
  • Facelift techniques that provide the appearance of unoperated facelift results
  • How to treat facelift complications
  • Surgical, non-invasive and minimally invasive corrections for facial and neck rejuvenation
  • Breast augmentation techniques, fat grafting to the breast, and how to treat complications and deformities related to breast surgery
  • Surgical approaches to gynecomastia including radiofrequency
  • Surgical sculpting of the abdomen, arms, back, thighs, and buttocks, including the most advanced techniques for liposuction and fat grafting
  • Surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the female genitalia

There will be live surgeries performed by expert surgeons. Dr. Chia will perform a live surgery on Face and Neck Sculpting with Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) and Dr.Theodorou will perform Arm Sculpting with Radio Frequency. They will also be present in various panels along with other renowned plastic surgeons.

bodySCULPT® Surgeon Dr. Christopher T. Chia to Speak on Liposuction at 87th “Plastic Surgery The Meeting”

bodySCULPT®‘s leading plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Chia will address the prestigious 87th “Plastic Surgery The Meeting being held from September 28 – October 1, 2018 at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Chia will speak on the following topics:
Plastic Surgery The Meeting

  • “Technology and Liposuction: Marketing Versus Reality” – 4.30-6.00 pm on Sunday, September 30 (W179AB)
  • “Advanced Techniques in Liposuction” – 4.30-5.30 pm on Monday, October 1 (W179AB)

The talk on “Technology and Liposuction: Marketing Versus Reality” will cover Traditional SAL – The Gold Standard, advantages of ultrasonic liposuction, VASER, LAP, and other technologies. It is expected to help participants:

  • Get a clear understanding of the different technologies available to assist liposuction procedures.
  • Gain knowledge on the safety margins for energy based technologies in liposuction.
  • Understand recommended energy settings for the different technologies in liposuction.
  • Learn the indications for the different energy based device in liposuction.

In the session on Advanced Techniques in Liposuction, Dr. Chia will discuss large volume liposuction and combined fat grafting, SAL to secondary areas, knees, calves back rolls and utilization of energy based treatments as adjuncts for liposuctioning. The goal of the discussion is to help participants:

  • Identify measures to safely perform high volume liposuctioning.
  • Discuss methods to perform high volume liposuctioning with simultaneous autologous fat grafting.
  • Outline measures to perform liposuction of atypical areas including thighs, arms, knees, calves, and back rolls.
  • Discuss energy based adjuncts for liposuctioning and the effect on fat removal and skin laxity.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from 73 countries. It is the premier educational and networking event of the year, for both domestic and international plastic surgeons. The conference is intended for plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.

Dr. Chia has done extensive research in the area of liposuction. Founder and director of bodySCULPT® Dr. Spero Theodorou, and Dr. Chia are experts in performing liposuction using advanced minimally invasive and non-invasive technologies.

Ethical Concerns about Social Media Use by Plastic Surgeons

Social Media Use by Plastic SurgeonsOver the past decades there has been increased interest in body contouring in NYC. Plastic surgeons use social media and the Internet to demonstrate their skill and knowledge via videos and photos of cosmetic procedures they have performed. Videos are also used to educate patients on available high-quality treatment options. In fact, social media platforms are an innovative tool that physicians can use to both educate and market to patients. However, there is increasing concern in the plastic surgery community about surgeons who post unprofessional videos with entertainment, rather than education, in mind. A new study provides the first code of ethical behavior for sharing videos of plastic surgery on social media.

The paper, which was published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and presented Oct. 6 at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting in Orlando, highlights the need for guidelines to help keep plastic surgeons’ video posts professional and respectful. The authors point out that plastic surgery videos are crossing the line by attempting to lure future customers with flashy before-and-after images that gloss over the dangers of surgery. There are even videos of surgeons dancing or singing in the operating room. The irony is that it is these outrageous videos that go viral quickly and get the most likes and shares. The new guidelines argue that plastic surgeons should adhere to the principles of medical ethics and prioritize decisions that will not harm patients.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery offers certain guidelines for posting content on social media and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ code of ethics addresses how plastic surgeons should treat patients with respect with their words and images. Plastic surgeons should:

  • Clearly ask patients how they would feel when videotaped and broadcasted on social channels, while having their procedures. Patient consent is very important in such practices, and if they don’t object, the surgeon should get it in writing.
  • Censor patient identifiers when editing videos. If patients agree to reveal their faces, they should give special consent for that.
  • Get parental consent for patients younger than 18.
  • Allow patients to withdraw consent at any time. While accepting their withdrawal it should be clear that patient care they receive should not be compromised.
  • Be specific about what they will do with the videos, that is, inform patients who consent that the images, including videos, might be saved, shared and changed.
  • Inform patients that the copies of the photographs or videos recorded with their consent might live forever online, even if the physician deletes them on the practice’s website or social media.
  • Avoid reposting another doctors work and post it off as one’s own, or edit photographs to make results look better than they are.

While performing a procedure, surgeons should concentrate on the task at hand and not on videotaping. If providers want to make a video, they should consider hiring a professional videographer and also train staff and others about maintaining professionalism and integrity.

According to a Northwestern Now News story, the four principles of medical ethics are:

  • Respect for autonomy of the patient
  • Beneficence or promoting what is best for the patient
  • Nonmaleficence, also known as “do no harm”, and
  • Justice

Plastic surgeons should focus on posting tactful educational videos that show cosmetic procedures can be good for patients. Videos should provide people with a realistic view of what to expect. The physician-patient relationship is very important and special, and goes beyond marketing strategies and educational methods. It deserves the respect and decorum. When a patient undergoing a procedure is administered general anesthesia, a surgeons first and foremost responsibility should be the care of the patient.

Reputable plastic surgeons who offer body sculpting New York City maintain professional and integrity by adherng to ethical standards that prioritize decisions that will not harm patients.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery – Preparation and Recovery

Buttock augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the size and shape of the patient’s buttocks. Surgical placement of silicone implants is the conventional option for butt enhancement, but today, women can achieve their aesthetic goals without surgery. The Brazilian butt lift in NYC is a novel procedure that enhances the posterior using the patient’s own fat.

Brazilian Butt LiftLast year, a plastic surgeon told BBC News that he believed that media coverage of the huge behinds of celebrity stars like Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj could be partially responsible for the rising popularity of the Brazilian butt lift (BBL). This could be true to some extent, as many women have body contouring treatment to look like their favorite celebrities. Brazilian butt surgery can be an ideal option to achieve a perkier, fuller derriere. In this minimally-invasive procedure, liposuction is first performed to extract fat from areas such as the hips, flanks and thighs. The fat tissues are then processed and injected into the buttocks to enhance the shape and appearance of the patient’s buttocks. Only the best donor fat cells are re-injected into the buttocks. To learn more about the procedure, check out: Brazilian Butt Lift – Important Things to Know.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that, in 2016, ASPS member surgeons alone performed 18,489 BBL procedures in the United States. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting also showed a 26% increase in 2016 from the previous year.

Preparation is the key when it comes to getting excellent and optimal results from the buttock lift procedure. Here are some important points to note:

  • Get the necessary lab works done, like blood tests
  • Quit smoking and alcohol consumption at least five to seven weeks before the procedure because smoking can hamper healing
  • Follow your plastic surgeons instructions on medications. You will be asked to avoid certain prescription medications, herbal supplements and blood thinners such as aspirin, ecotrin, Bufferin, and Excedrin.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes on the day of the surgery day and don’t wear any jewellery.
  • Arrange for a responsible person to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night after the procedure.

For fast and safe recovery, follow these postoperative tips:

  • Following the surgery, symptoms like slight swelling, numbness, pain and bruising in the operated area is common. The swelling may take months to subside, but taking the medications prescribed by your surgeon will help address the pain.
  • Most patients resume walking within a day’s time.
  • In order to maximize the survivability of the graft take, patients are asked to minimize the amount of sitting on their behind or lying on their behind. You will also be asked to avoid prolonged sitting for about two weeks or longer, which is very important because prolonged sitting will damage the newly transplanted fat tissues.
  • Patients are usually advised to wear a compression garment for about a month, which will help the operated areas heal adequately and quickly.
  • Your surgeon may advise you to seek a lymphatic massage from a licensed massage therapist.
  • You can generally resume exercise after six to eight weeks. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help in keeping the operated area in shape.

Mirror Online recently reported that former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Chloe Khan had Brazilian butt lift surgery to achieve the ‘perfect Barbie Doll look’. She told Closer magazine that she couldn’t sit down as this would ruin the results of her fat transfer butt lift procedure. She said she had “zero regrets” about these restrictions associated with the procedure to perk up her behind.

If you are planning to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC, choose an AAASF-accredited plastic surgery center that can provide safe treatment and optimal results. Such centers have surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. In reliable practices, BBL is available as a weekend procedure, which is an ideal option for women who have busy job schedules. Reviewing before and after pictures of patients who have had the treatment will help you get an idea about the surgeon’s skill.

Buttock Augmentation – Implants Vs Brazilian Butt lift

Buttock AugmentationHow important is the way your butt looks? This may be an appropriate ice-breaker for starting a conversation on aesthetic considerations, but the truth is, that it matters a lot for many women. The passion for a rounded, firm and well-shaped posterior arises from the conception that it enhances a woman’s overall body contour and explains the increasing popularity of buttock augmentation in recent years. In Manhattan, plastic surgeons offer two methods – buttock implants and Brazilian butt lift, a natural technique which involves fat transfer.

The implant technique involves surgery to place silicone implants for enhancing the size and shape of the posterior.  Depending on the patient’s body type, the procedure starts with the surgeon making an incision either in the crease between the buttock and thigh or top of the crease between the buttocks. A pocket is created to hold the implant and after it is placed, the incision is closed with sutures. These implants can be round or oval in shape and have soft and smooth textured surfaces. The most common implant option is one filled with solid silicone. Durability is important as butt implants have to support great weight every time the person sits down. Moreover, the come with several limitations:

  • Risk of implant movement/displacement, fluid to collection and capsular contracture
  • Another butt implant procedure may be needed 8 to 12 years after the initial procedure
  • High risks of infection
  • Implants are a foreign object that may be rejected by the body
  • Prolonged healing period
  • Final look is far less natural

Many women now prefer the Brazilian butt lift over butt implants for their safety and natural-looking appearance. This procedure enhances the volume and shape of your buttocks with fat taken from other areas of your body. In this cosmetic surgical treatment, excess fat is first removed from the back, stomach, or thighs via gentle liposuction. The collected fat is purified to remove the dead fat cells and then re-injected into your buttocks.  The main condition to be a candidate for this procedure is that you should have sufficient fat to harvest from another area of your body. The results of the Brazilian butt lift are superior that offered through implants. Other benefits:

  • Minimal scarring and less risk of side effects
  • No foreign objects are used
  • The final result is more natural in both look and feel
  • The recovery period is much shorter compared to implant surgery

If you are considering having a Brazilian Butt lift in Manhattan, do your research well and choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in the procedure. This is crucial for attractive outcomes as well as for safe treatment.

‘Evidence-Based Medicine: Liposuction’ – A Highly Informative ASPS Journal Article by bodySCULPT® Plastic Surgeons

Evidence-Based Medicine: LiposuctionA highly informative article on liposuction techniques and associated considerations was published in the January 2017 Volume 139, Number 1 issue of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery – Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The team of writers include Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher Chia, plastic surgeons at bodySCULPT®, a leading plastic surgery practice in NYC. The article discusses the current trends with regard to energy-assisted liposuction and body contouring local anesthesia use with specific emphasis on preoperative assessment, medicines used, operative technique, and outcomes. A systematic review of the relevant literature on patient workup, medication overview, surgical technique and tumescent fluid techniques has been done with a practical approach that the reader may find clinically applicable.

There is no doubt that liposuction has remained one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures since 2014. It can be performed in hospitals, free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based surgery facilities. However, those choosing an accredited office-based facility have the following benefits:

  • Lower costs
  • Safety
  • Ease of scheduling
  • Convenience to both patients and surgeons

Plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in turning expanded knowledge into actual practice for improving patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery will find this article really helpful. The surgeons have discussed commonly performed lipo techniques such as the following and how each of these may be a good choice for particular patients:

  • Power-assisted liposuction
  • Laser-assisted liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
  • Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction
  • Water-assisted liposuction

Operative considerations for lipo are discussed such as operative techniques and type of cannulas including blunt-tip cannulas to minimize perforation risk, cannulas with greater suction-tubing diameter, and smaller suction-tubing length to provide for better aspiration and more. The other topics highlighted include existing anesthetic (wetting solution) options – dry, wet, superwet and tumescent; and the medications used in wetting solutions.

A comprehensive analysis is done about the lipo procedure, right from assessing patient medical history, performing physical examination, and operative considerations, to systemic complications, fluid management, post-operative care and more. Plastic surgeons can use the data in the article to precisely calculate the patient limits of lidocaine for safe dosing during the tumescent infiltration phase of liposuction. They can also determine preoperatively, possible “red flags” or symptoms and signs in the patient history and physical examination that signify an increased risk profile for a liposuction procedure.

This well-researched article is particularly significant in the present times when there is increasing interest in maintaining a good body profile so that the body becomes an ideal vehicle to express one’s individuality. It is an excellent resource for plastic surgeons looking for information on diverse liposuction techniques, patient considerations, risks involved and other details about this highly popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

bodySCULPT® Plastic Surgeons Invited to Speak at the RFAL – Aesthetic Surgery Workshop

Aesthetic Surgery WorkshopInmode Aesthetic Solutions that offers the most versatile technology platforms for in-demand aesthetic procedures, has invited bodySCULPT® plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia to speak at the RFAL – Aesthetic Surgery Workshop seminar they are hosting this December. These MEETH Alumni surgeons have extensive experience in performing diverse cosmetic surgery procedures. They are international authorities on the plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures they perform and have published studies on the same in international journals of plastic surgery.

An exclusive event for ASPS/ASAPS Plastic Surgeons & AAFPRS Facial Plastic Surgeons, this BodyTite / FaceTite Minimally Invasive Workshop is scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 8:30am – 4:00pm at JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park S, NYC.

The major attraction of the event is O.R. surgical LIVE feed using RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction). This informative workshop will have discussions on novel aesthetic devices such as:

  • Fractora (Fractional Resurfacing)
  • Forma (Skin Tightening)
  • Plus (Body Tightening)
  • BodyFX/MiniFX (Body Contouring)
  • Lumecca (Revolutionary IPL)
  • Diolaze (Laser Hair Removal)

Discussions will also be held on topics such as methods, instrumentation, patient selection and follow-up care for – Face Lift/Neck Lift, Brachioplasty, Mastopexy and Abdominoplasty using RFAL, RFAL Techniques used in combination with traditional techniques for enhanced outcomes, technique development and training, positioning RFAL procedures in the practice and marketing RFAL procedures to a specific market.

While BodyTite is a great solution for individuals looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin, FaceTite provides dramatic improvement in skin laxity on the face and neck, which was previously only attainable through a surgical procedure such as a facelift. These are minimally invasive procedures.

The InMode RF system used to perform these procedures utilizes Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL), providing surgery-like results with an insertion port similar to that of an 18 gauge needle. RFAL is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the need for an anesthesiologist.

This one day event provides a great opportunity for participating surgeons to learn how these BodyTite & FaceTite procedures can launch their practice towards a whole new level of success!

To register for this RFAL – Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, plastic surgeons can either send a fax to 855.411.6789 or send their emails to, or register online at