What We Will Teach You

What We Will Teach You

How to Select Patients for Cosmetic Surgery
Learn to identify and avoid the difficult patient, learn which medical conditions lead to poor outcomes, what BMI range is acceptable, learn the most effective ways to stage abdominoplasty with liposuction, labiaplasty, cosmetic breast surgery & other body contouring procedures, when to obtain medical clearance, learn contraindications and how to manage your local and out-of-town patients.

Cosmetic Surgical Before & After Photos
What equipment & lighting is needed, effective shooting techniques, how to develop and store your images and what software is recommended.

All About Tumescent Anesthesia
Learn protocols for dosing, preparing and administering tumescent anesthesia and how to determine the optimal concentrations & volumes for surgery.

How to Draw Surgical Markings
Marking the patient during the initial consultation for maximum understanding, marking the patient for photography and surgery, tips and tricks to avoid missing key fat deposits.

How to Prepare Patients for Cosmetic Surgery
What Consent forms need to be signed, what medical tests and clearances are needed, Dietary recommendations, medications to avoid prior to surgery, preoperative medications that are needed and protocol for vital signs monitoring.

What instruments are needed for each type of Surgery
How to make strategic access incisions, learn to position the patient for safety & maximum effect, selecting the right instruments for the case and how to handle the cannula.

How to Perform In-office Cosmetic Surgery under Local Anesthesia
Hands-on training of how to perform safe and effective Cosmetic Surgery, so your patients get great results and so your practice thrives.

How to Manage the Postoperative Recovery Process
How to select and apply postoperative compression garments, common mistakes to avoid, the first 48 hours and when the schedule post-op appointments.

How to Manage Complications of Cosmetic Surgery
Identifying and managing hematomas & seromas, assessing and managing lumps & bumps, treating minor and major infections, dealing with skin necrosis, scar management, preventing & treating deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism.

Step-by-Step Guide
Detailed recommendations on operating room setup, equipment, setting prices, hiring the surgical team, what to pay the surgical team, introducing cosmetic procedures to your existing clientele, how to manage your cases.

How to Pick the Right Size, Shape & Pocket for Breast Implants
Learn to ask the right questions to avoid implanting the wrong sizes, how to measure the breasts for implant sizing, using sizer bras and sizer implants to eliminate guesswork.

Course Goals

At termination of course, attendees should possess the following knowledge:

  1. Introduction to Office Based Surgery under Local Anesthesia
  2. What instrumentation is required to perform in-office cosmetic surgery procedures
  3. Surgical Principles and Safety of Office Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
  4. Implementing In-Office Surgical Procedures: How to Set up the Office Surgery Suite
  5. OR Setup, Equipment, and Supplies
  6. Patient Selection and Consent forms that are needed
  7. Clinical Staff Training Requirements
  8. Tumescent Anesthesia Solution Preparation
  9. Preoperative Preparation and Medications
  10. How to mark the areas of surgery on the patient
  11. Preoperative and Postoperative Photography
  12. Hands-on: Technique of Tumescent Anesthesia Infiltration
  13. Live Hands-on Surgery on three patients, one per day
  14. How to avoid Complications of Tumescent anesthesia
  15. Postoperative Care and Recovery
  16. Surgery and comprehensive “Informed Consent.”
  17. Proper equipment for the different surgeries.
  18. Suture choices.
  19. Time estimation for the various procedures.
  20. Protocols, risks and choice of technique.
  21. Informed consent and documentation. Review of all pre-op and post-op instruction sheets and all other documentation forms.
  22. Interview process, exact procedure decision, discussion of post-operative recovery protocol and “informed Consent” with patient(s) to be operated upon.
  23. Discussion of post-op recovery protocol.
  24. Handling the Dissatisfied or Difficult Patient
  25. If necessary, when and how to revise.