It was August 30th 2011 when the first WAOCS Board review course started. Over 20 registrants made the board review course more successful than ever expected. All participants are invited to the board exam in December 2011. On Thursday, September 1st, the 2nd annual scientific meeting in Vienna hotel Marriott started.
After the press conference at 13:00h, the meeting started on time. One highlight was the presentation of the Karl Koller Award to Jeffrey Klein, MD for his outstanding contribution in the field of local anesthesia. An approximately 40cm high sculpture made out of crystal glas cubes and pure gold.
A worldwide weel-known and famous faculty presented over 80 interesting facts, news and improvements in the field of cosmetic surgery. The lecture hall was full because of more than 120 participants from all over the world, which is also a new record for the WAOCS. We would like to thank all faculty members and participants and look forward to a promising future.
Please stay tuned. In the next days we will publish some important updates concerning the board exam and some new WAOCS events. We also updated our website and start with a community for our members only. You can share photos, videos and start interesting discussions. This makes sence for a better global communication through the WAOCS online plattform.
We are glad to present the preliminary program for the second annual meeting of the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. You can download the attached PDF file below, or view the eBook online. Please visit our website to see recent changes concerning the preliminary program.
The liposuction session at the 2nd annual meeting of the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery features as star guest:
Jeffrey Klein, MD
who re-defined liposuction surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Klein is a dermatologic surgeon practicing in San Juan Capistrano and Newport Beach in Orange County, California. In addition to board certification by the American Boards of Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Klein has completed a National Institute of Health Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, as well as advanced degrees in mathematics and biostatistics. As a result of his unique scientific training, he was able to invent the technique for tumescent local anaesthesia and tumescent liposuction totally by local anaesthesia. Dr. Klein first described the tumescent technique for liposuction at a scientific meeting in 1986 and published his results in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 1987. Prior to 1986, all liposuction surgeries were done under general anaesthesia, were associated with significant surgical blood loss and prolonged post-operative recovery of two or more weeks. The advent of tumescent liposuction permitted liposuction to be done totally by local anaesthesia with virtually no blood loss. Today tumescent liposuction continues to be the world's safest and most comfortable form of liposuction with the quickest recovery.
Further featured speakeres for Liposuction:
Dr Gerhard Sattler, Darmstadt, Germany, a true innovator in the further development of the tumescent technique.
Dr. Guillermo Blugerman, Buenos Aires, Argentina, well known as one of the most innovative plastic surgeons alive! He will present new technologies.
Dr. Loek Habbema, from Amsterdam, Holland, a true master of Liposuction, is a vehement supporter of the "True Tumescent Technique".
Dr. Sanja Schuller-Petrovic, Vienna Austria, one of the true pioneers of cosmetic dermatosurgery.
As a future tool also reprogrammed cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells could be used, which, are capable of turning into most types of cells in the body. So far iPS could also be derived most efficiently from adipose derived MSC.
Scientists are keen to obtain these cells to study disease and, one day, use them to grow new tissue and even replace organs. Fat is continuously becoming a favoured source of stem cells. The implications are not only medical; the aesthetic aspects of fat will be presented in this scientific session.
Leading of the session: Prof. Heinz Redl
Director of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute forExperimental und Clinical Traumatologyand coordinator of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration with the primary goal toimprove diagnostic and therapeutic measures in trauma care specifically in the area of intensive care and tissue regeneration
One approach in tissue reconstruction is to accelerate wound healing by means of growth factors or special wound dressings. Another of use is stem cells from various sources, such as bone marrow, fatty tissues, placenta and umbilical cords. Potential applications are in the Central Nervous System (CNS), Peripheral Nervous System, Cartilage/Tendon Regeneration, Hemostasis/Soft Tissue Therapy, and Bone regeneration.
Heinz Redl is internationally one of the foremost capacities in tissue engineering and will present the science required in this often chaotic field.
Further featured speakers in this session:
Mark Berman, MD
Mark practices cosmetic surgery in the West Los Angeles area. He's the Immediate Past (2010 – 2011) President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Although he's a UCLA graduate, he's currently a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery at the University of Southern California. He's well known for his longtime work with fat grafting – particularly to restore the three-dimensional volume of the aging face.
Dr. Berman will present his work at the California Stem Cell Treatment Center and also his concept of the "Three Dimensional Face(Space) Lift".
Dr. med. Gerd G. Gauglitz, MMS
After medical studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Dr. Gauglitz completed his Master of Medical Science at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
He won the "Young Investigators Award"of the International Federation of Shock Societies and was nominated for the "American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Award"in2008. He was also awarded for the "Best Oral Presentation 2008", at 49th Annual National Student Research Forum; UTMB, Texas and the"American College of Surgeons Resident Award 2007".
Dr. Gauglitz completed postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Dept. of Surgery and Burns, Shriners Burn Hospital for Children, in Galveston, Texas and at the Dept. of Plastic Surgery, National University of Singapore.
Since 2008, Dr Gauglitz has been supervising the scar ambulance and is assistant directorof the Dept. ofAesthetic Dermatology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
Gerd will speak about the "Effect of (adipose derived) stem cells on wound repair, regeneration and scarring".
Matthias Sandhofer, MD
Tony Mangubat, MD
Dr. Tony Mangubat, from Seattle, USA, is probably the most creative cosmetic surgeon, he is the long term teacher for the board review course and will demonstrate his technique using fat for body contouring.
The featured speakers for the 2nd Annual Meeting promise a high class session!
Marc S. Cohen, MD, FACS
Marc S. Cohen, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital, where he was selected to be the Chief Resident. He continued his training at Wills Eye Hospital where he completed a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology. He completed a second fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills under the auspices of UCLA. Dr. Cohen is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. He is on the teaching staff of Wills Eye Hospital, and is a Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Cohen is the recipient of the Henry Baylis Award, given by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, for his contribution to the field of Cosmetic Surgery. He also has received the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's President's Award for his academic contribution. Dr. Cohen teaches cosmetic surgery to cosmetic surgeons throughout the world. He is married to his partner, Dr. Nancy Swartz, and they have five wonderful children. Marc and his wife Nancy will present "State of the Art Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Guillermo Blugerman, MD
Guillermo, famous throughout the world, practices out of Buenos Aires and will present his modification of the Lateral Smasectomy- Face Lift: effective and safe
Steven B. Hopping, MD
Dr. Steven B. Hopping is the Medical Director of The Center for Cosmetic Surgery and The Washington Hair Institute.
Dr. Hopping received his specialty training at Harvard University and has been practicing cosmetic surgery for over 20 years in Washington, D.C. His areas of specialty include facial plastic surgery, body liposuction and sculpting and hair restoration.
Dr. Hopping is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University and is regarded by his peers as a highly talented cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Hopping teaches facial plastic surgery to students and residents from the University. He lectures at numerous national and international conferences and is recognized around the world as both a leader and innovator in cosmetic surgery.
For the past 10 years, Dr. Hopping has been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area's "Top Plastic Surgeons."
Steve will present the history and anatomy of Face Lifts.
Pat McMenamin, MD
Dr. Pat McMenamin, from Sacramento, USA, is Past-President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Pat performed his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland. He has completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Additionally, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a Fellow and past President of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Pat is a true pioneer in the field of the laser face-lift.
Pat will present his studies on the "Laser Face Lift" as well as his preferred technique for Forehead Lifts.
Mohan Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, practicing in Mumbai, India, is the Founder President of the Indian Society of Cosmetic Surgery and The Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine, Mumbai. He obtained his Medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania, USA, with distinction. His Postdoctoral training was at several prestigious institutions such as The Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center. New York and The Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia. He then trained with the Masters in the various disciplines of Cosmetic Surgery.
Mohan will present his concept of Facial Rejuvenation Surgery.
A true introduction to vaginal rejuvenation and surgery of the intimate area. Not all indications for vaginal rejuvenation are aesthetic, often there are medical reasons for surgery. Whether labia reduction or enlargement, liposuction of mons pubis or vaginal laser surgery, learn about this neglected field.
Our esteemed Faculty
Dr. Pelosi, the Director of the Pelosi Medical Center in Bayonne, New Jersey, is a fellow and member of numerous medical societies including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr Pelosi is truly a pioneer in the field of gynaecological rejuvenation, in particular Designer Laser Vaginoplasty™ (DLV™), Sexual Enhancement Services, Vaginal Relaxation, and Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation. Dr Pelosi will present an overview: Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery and also Aesthetic Surgery of the Labia Majora and Mons Pubis
Adrian Gaspar, MD
Associate Professor at the Department of Gynecology (Department of Gynecology - Cosmetic and Laser Surgery) Faculty of Health Science. University of Mendoza,Argentina Postgraduate Diploma in Body Contour Treatment (Ultrasound / Laser)
An introduction to new technology involving vaginal rejuvenation of the pre-menopausal woman. Unlike American literature which focuses on cosmetic rejuvenation, his work focuses on physiologic and functional rejuvenation. Dr. Adrian Gaspar, an OB-GYN associate professor is pioneering this work using low level fractional laser resurfacing of the mucosa of the vagina. Dr. Gaspar will present: "Fractional CO2 laser for Vaginal Rejuvenation. Does it Work ?" and "Vaginoplasty. The Use of CO2 Laser Vaginal Deepithelization"
Philip Thomas MD
Dr. Thomas is first and foremost a Consultant Urological Surgeon, practicing at Brighton and Sussex Universities Hospitals, where he is Clinical Director of the Cancer Directorate and specialises in the provision and training of Reconstructive Urological Surgery. Dr. Thomas also has a busy private practice, where patients considering Gender Reassignment Surgery can seek his expert opinion and if and when the time is right, gender reassignment surgery. Dr Thomas will speak about "Gender Reassignment Surgery: Male to female"
Dr. John Miklos, from Atlanta, USA, is well known for his innovative techniques in minimally invasive vaginal reconstructive surgery and will speak about: "Labioplasty and women's postoperative expectations" And "Surgical planning and techniques for women requiring anatomical restoration of pelvic floor defects and vaginal rejuvenation"
Robert Moore, MD
Dr. Robert Moore from Atlanta, USA, is known throughout the world for his pioneering techniques in minimally invasive vaginal reconstructive surgery Dr. Moore will present "Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Enhances Sexual Gratification ?. A review of current literature" and "Neovagina Techniques"
Dr. Roberto Solis Perez from Mexico, a true innovator in vaginal rejuvenation and a leading authority in Latin America.
Dr. Perez will talk about: "Genital skin whitening using laser" And "Does the G-Spot exist? : Sonographic identification of the G-Spot"