Two-Day Course, Live Surgery Workshop,
Accredited for 18 hours Category 1 CME
These are the basics of liposuction & fat transfer
For physicians from all specialties who wish to learn liposuction from the beginning. We will teach you the basic techniques of liposuction & tumescent anesthesia & introduce you to autologous fat transfer. This is essential knowledge for those wishing to pursue advanced training in our Masters Lipo and Abdominoplasty programs. This course is also highly recommended for those who perform laser lipolysis, but have yet to learn true liposculpture methods. You will learn proper case selection, operative strategy, perioperative care, and complication management. Business, medicolegal & startup aspects will be covered in detail.
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Liposuction is the cornerstone of a successful aesthetic practice
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the world.. Office-based liposuction using the tumescent technique is the most common method. Our performance-oriented, time-tested, CME-accredited training is the most practical, the most efficient, and the most economical way to learn liposuction. Before you waste tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on technologies that may not even suit your goals, do yourself a favor and spend a weekend learning what really matters from a team that has performed thousands of procedures.
Who is this course for?
This course is appropriate for any physician from any medical or surgical specialty with an active medical license in their home country. We also provide the opportunity for your nursing assistants to be trained by our team at the same time that you attend your training. You should take this course whether you are:
Debating on incorporating liposuction into your practice
Training a new cosmetic surgeon for your existing team
Debating on incorporating expensive technology in your liposuction practice
Trained in an older style of lipo and in need of a surgical update
In need of continuing medical educational credits in liposuction
Planning on taking the ISCG Masters Course in Advanced Liposuction in the future
Planning on taking the ISCG Abdominoplasty Workshop in the future
We have been training physicians just like you for over a decade. We have helped hundreds of physicians to develop successful cosmetic practices. Many of our graduates have become leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. Our groundbreaking teaching methods are frequently imitated, but never equaled.You will feel confident and prepared.
What will you learn?
We cover a wealth of material that isn't available in books or journals. Get ready to learn:
How to Build Your Liposuction Practice on Solid Footing Learn how to obtain medical malpractice coverage for liposuction, how to find out if your facility requires accreditation, how to find out what your state requires for office-based surgery (OBS), learn if your state has specific limits on liposuction volume or anesthetics
How to Navigate the Maze of Technology What are laser lipolysis, ultrasonic liposuction, water assisted liposuction, etc, and do you need them, why you should be skeptical of products marketed directly to the public, how to obtain technology without breaking the bank, spotting technologies that add cost without benefit
How to Select Patients for Liposuction Learn to spot the easy cases, learn to identify and avoid the difficult patient and the psychotic patient, learn which medical conditions lead to poor outcomes, treating the obese patient, the younger patient & the older patient, learn when to perform liposuction in stages, when to obtain medical clearance, how to manage the out-of-town patient safely & effectively, how to deal with cigarette smokers
All About Cosmetic Surgical Photography How to obtain photography consent, essential equipment & lighting, effective shooting routines, how to develop and display your portfolio, how to store your images, learn about medicolegal issues & the internet
All About Tumescent Anesthesia Learn safe and simple routines for dosing, preparing and administering tumescent anesthesia, what is superwet anesthesia and when is it used, how to prevent overdosages, and how to determine the optimal concentrations & volumes for your planned 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 Liposuction Dietary recommendations, medications & herbs to avoid prior to surgery, pre-operative testing, clearing the medical clearance - how to educate physicians on exactly what you need tested specifically for safe liposuction surgery, preoperative medications in the operating room, vital signs monitoring, the liposuction medical chart, the consent process and forms
The Basic Techniques of Liposuction Body Sculpture How to make strategic liposuction access incisions, learn to position the patient for safety & maximum effect, fat harvesting versus liposuction considerations, the role of technology in the preliminary phase of surgery, manual versus power-assisted liposuction - what's the difference, selecting the right instruments for the case, how to handle the cannula, why the action of the nondominant hand is the most critical factor in getting results - and how to use it, how to achieve smooth contours, how to protect the skin from damage, how to avoid bleeding problems
How to Manage the Postoperative Recovery Process How to select and apply postoperative compression garments, common mistakes to avoid, management essentials for the first 48 hours, the role of massage, skin management recommendations & routines
How to Manage Complications of Anesthesia Understanding & diagnosing lidocaine toxicity, the importance of protocols, managing lidocaine toxicity in & out of the hospital, preventing fluid overload, lipid rescue protocols How to Manage Complications of Liposuction 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, protocols for perforation injuries
How to Build Your Cosmetic Credentials Groups with whom you should affiliate with & why, avenues for continuing medical education in liposuction, recommended educational materials and resources, networking opportunities with other cosmetic surgeons
How to Get Started Step-by-Step Detailed recommendations on facility specifications, operating room setup, basic equipment, basic marketing & market research, setting prices, establishing the liposuction team, paying the liposuction team, introducing liposuction services to your existing clientele, how to manage your first 20 cases.
2019 ISCG Comprehensive Liposuction & Fat Transfer Course