The 49th Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery will focus on examining the artistic nuances which define superior outcomes in cosmetic surgery. From our perspective, with the current trends in Internet marketing and social media, it can be difficult to delineate not only who is an expert, but what are the elements of expertise that produce consistent outcomes and beautiful results. While the factors of training, experience, aesthetic judgment, and technical precision all are involved in creating consistent results, in our opinion, superior outcomes are characterized by both elegance and subtlety.

The theme of this year’s meeting is to explore the subtleties of nuance that separate good results from great results in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, body, and cosmetic medicine.