Masters Course in Liposuction Procedures and Techniques

August 24 - August 26, 2022 (Cerritos, California)

Scientific Agenda

AAAM Masters Course in Liposuction Techniques

August 24-26, 2022

Cerritos, California

Faculty:  John Kim, MD, FAAFP

Liposuction Comprehensive Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss history and evolution of liposuction over the past 40 years
  2. Identify relevant surgical anatomy for areas of treatment
  3. Understand the unique demands of the cosmetic patient in a highly competitive market, and how to distinguish yourself from the competition
  4. Conduct efficient consultation
  5. Identify indications, contraindications, and proper preoperative preparation
  6. Learn the necessary staff requirement, supplies and equipment
  7. Become familiar with office tumescent liposuction by local anesthesia
  8. Discuss the basic concepts of laser lipolysis, and begin to apply this knowledge in practice
  9. Learn the concept of power assisted liposuction and available devices
  10. Identify the various available machines and various wave lengths used for laser lipolysis
  11. Describe the procedure with proper treatment protocols:
    1. Liposuction of the Neck
    2. Liposuction of the breast
    3. Liposuction of the arms
    4. Liposuction of the abdomen
    5. Liposuction of the thighs
  12. Describe novel indications of laser lipolysis:
    1. Laser lower blepharoplasty
    2. Treatment of lipomas with liposuction
    3. Scarless reduction mammaplasty
  13. Discuss postoperative care
  14. Identify safety issues, potential complications of liposuction, management, and
    how to avoid them
  15. Describe the current data in medical research relevant to liposuction safety, and its impact on patient care
  16. Visualize the procedure performed:
    1. Liposuction of the neck
    2. Liposuction of the breast
    3. Liposuction of the arms
    4. Liposuction of the abdomen
    5. Liposuction of the thighs

DAY 1: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD

07:30 – 08:00 Registration
08:00 – 09:00
  • History and evolution of liposuction
    in the past 40 years
  • Liposuction Relevant Surgical anatomy
  • Consultation, patient selection and preoperative preparation
  • Indications, contraindications
09:00 – 10:00
  • Scribing, medical photography and documentation
  • Facility, staffing, supplies and equipment
  • Tumescent anesthesia Safety and precautions
  • Power- assisted liposuction and
    available devices
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:30
  • Clinical demo of liposuction instruments: settings/cannulas
  • Evolution and concept of Laser Lipolysis
  • Wave lengths and devices available
  • Clinical demo of laser: settings/fibers/cannulas
11:30 – 12:00 Q & A Session
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00
  • Postoperative course, complications and how to avoid them
  • Dealing with difficult patients/medico-legal issues
14:00 – 15:00
  • Liposuction of the abdomen and back
  • Liposuction of the neck
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:00
  • Liposuction of the thighs
  • Liposuction of the arms
  • Liposuction of the breast
17:00 – 17:30

Q & A Session

Day 2: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD


Cerritos Medical Center/Art Medica

08:30 – 17:00 Operating Room
  •  Liposuction of the abdomen w/fat graft to the arms
Day 3: Friday, August 26, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD

Cerritos Medical Center/Art Medica

08:30 – 17:00 Operating Room
  • Liposuction of the upper and lower abdomen w/fat graft to buttocks

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