The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) announces that it will present its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on February 9-11, 2023, with an optional Body Cosmetic Surgery Cadaver Workshop offered on February 8.

Themed “Focus on Mastery,” this AACS continuing medical education program will take place live and in-person at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Moreover, the pre-meeting cadaver workshop will be conducted at the University of California San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery (UCSD CFS).

Offering 32 educational sessions, the 2023 AACS ASM features subject experts with diverse background specialties such as dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program also includes keynote presentations and didactic sessions on the latest techniques and procedures in cosmetic surgery, such as body contouring; face lift surgery; the Brazilian butt lift; breast, rhinoplasty, and liposuction surgery; skin rejuvenation; hair restoration and male and female genitourinary.

Further, Peter A. Everts, PhD, FRSM, an internationally recognized educator, scientist, and contributor in the area of chronic complex wound-healing and regenerative medicine, will deliver the keynote presentation at the opening session on Thursday, February 9.

Moreoer, Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD, MPH, inventor of the tumescent technique for liposuction, will deliver the Webster Lecture on Friday, February 10. His lifetime work of developing tumescent techniques for liposuction improved the safety of liposuction beyond measurable terms, AACS officials say. 

Finally, author Hope Timberlake will serve as the featured speaker during the Women in Cosmetic Surgery session that day, presenting, “Speak Up, Dammit! Best Practices for Communicating in a Compelling Manner.”

Attendees can partake in several master sessions, plus specialized offerings for allied health, new surgeons, and the Residents Forum, along with various social and networking opportunities.

Featuring nine educational sessions, the allied health two-day program offers opportunities to enhance skills in social media, accreditation, and soft-tissue filler injection techniques. Geared primarily toward cosmetic office surgery staff, physicians may be particularly interested in sessions on designing an office-based surgery center, malpractice issues, and switching from opioid pain medicine to safer alternatives, according to AACS officials.

“We are delighted to bring together cosmetic surgery practitioners from around the world to share new findings, new research, new techniques, and new ideas, with such an exciting array of educational offerings from leading experts in the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine,” says AACS President J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FAACS, FACS.