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Regenerative Aesthetics

Centuries ago, prediction was an enterprise entrusted to magic and fortune tellers. Today it is the domain of knowledge to which researchers and scientists contribute daily, analyzing and interpreting pathologies as well as trying to decode the complexity of life presented by unresolved problems..

Regenerating damaged organs and tissues, an act that was also once called magic is now entrusted to the same scientists and translational surgeons who, through the entrance of the laboratory in the operating room, have allowed us to move from replacement surgery to regenerative medicine with cell therapies and tissue engineering aimed also currently in aesthetics improvement.
The passion for Regenerative Aesthetics and for the treatment of some issues addressed by it, such as Alopecia, Aging, Skin laxity, Breast and Buttock hypoplasia has led over the years, several scientists to better investigate, through rigorous scientific studies, the possible new autologous therapies in the treatment of these issues.

Evolution of Regenerative Aesthetics
Where are we now?

Thursday, April 2 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

This session aims to show all the latest knowledge on Platelet Rich Plasma, Fat Grafting, Adipose derived stem cells, Human Follicle Stem cells in the treatment of Alopecia, Face Aging, Skin laxity and Breast hypoplasia delivered by the experts in the field.

This session will therefore provide state of the art research in 2020 within the field of regenerative aesthetics.

Pietro Gentile,
Plastic Surgeon, Italy

Aris Sterodimas,
Plastic Surgeon, Greece

Medical Profiloplasty

The facial silhouette is an essential element in the perception of one’s age and attractiveness. So much so, that a simple profile line in Chinese shadow theatre projection is enough to create an opinion on age and “beauty levels”.
It is therefore necessary to understand the instinctive perception codes conveyed instantly at the sight of a profile.

What to do, where and why: this is the exciting challenge of medical profiloplasty whose aim is to increase attractiveness through creating harmony between the face’s 3 tiers and rejuvenate by re-creating forms commonly attributed to younger people.

The challenge is to define in detail the zones or microzones to be modified, taking into account all the constituent elements of the profile: Forehead, eyebrows, glabella, dorsum, supratip, tip definition,lips, chin, premalar area…

Very subtle and positive modifications of those areas may result in an amazing improvement on the perception of age and attractiveness.

Profile enhancement and reshaping with injectables
Live Demo including a Step-by-Step
Profiloplasty Training

Thursday, April 2 from 2:15pm to 4:15pm

Thierry Besins,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, France

Yates Chao,
Dermatologist, Taiwan

SUSPENSION THREADS

The time for debating the effectiveness of threads has now past. They have now proven themselves and can compete with the facelift!

Expert international surgeons will give their opinion on the place of threads in their therapeutic procedures for facial rejuvenation.

The scalpel, the cannula, LipoStructure and threads will become the four essential tools of the minimally invasive facelift.

Tensor threads will inevitably be the mark of the decade due to the many possibilities they offer to practitioners in the field of rejuvenation: Closed lifting in the clinic under local anaesthesia, without scarring; aging prevention in young patients; as a complement to conventional surgery for non-operated areas; to retouch or optimize a conventional surgical facelift; to aid the ascent of tissues in a small skin section through a minimally invasive facelift using small tracts, among many others.

In summary, "thread lifts", especially if permanent, will become an essential tool which will be used alone or in combination with a classic or minimally invasive surgery. Thus, they give the practitioner the choice among several possibilities, depending on the cases and patients’ wishes.

Suspension Threads in Surgeon's Armamentarium
"Nice to Have" or "Must Have"?

Thursday, April 2 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Thierry Besins,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, France

Naci Celik,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Turkey

Buttocks

As weird as it may sound, buttocks are part of the body. Everyone has 2 buttocks and we can't live without that, but until recently, in Europe, people used to NOT care about their buttocks.

At best, some women would complain about their butt (too big, too loose, too much cellulite…), but most would just ignore their butt, and hide it if necessary. Well… we cannot see our own butt, but everybody can stare at it with no limit (except if you wear a long and large dress, but… who does anymore ?!).

I remember Nicky MINAJ saying something like this: "Whatever I do, people will stare at my butt. So why should I try to hide it? Let's make it beautiful and expose it. This way, they will be happy, and I will be proud of myself." Is that wrong?

South-American and African people have been exposing buttocks with no restrictions for a long time.

In South-America, breasts are considered " sexual organs", buttocks are not. Thus, breasts remain covered, while buttocks are exposed.

In sub-Saharan Africa, buttocks play the double role of black African identity and sexual attractiveness, breasts are considered optional. Thus, buttocks are an inevitable concern for women.

Why are people in Europe now — finally — concerned about their buttocks? For the simple reason that everybody can observe them on the beach: breasts are now covered (no more topless) while swimsuit bottoms get smaller and now expose the buttocks.

Buttocks are going topless…This switch in what parts of the body are exposed is dramatically changing the way people look at their own body, and thus changing our practice of cosmetic surgery.

When I started buttocks augmentation with gluteal implants in 2012, I got 3 patients that year. In 2019, I get 3 patients everyday asking me for buttocks reshaping with implants, with fat injections or with implants + fat injections in a combined procedure. I have now performed more than 520 buttocks augmentations with implants.

In only 7 years the procedure has dramatically changed. Patients now only stay in the medical facility for a very short time. They may go back home 1 hour after surgery, they can stand up, walk, and sit immediately. They can also get back to work or travel after one week and get back to the gym after 3 weeks. It has changed and improved so fast that most of the information patients get on the web is outdated.

The reason why procedures are now easier and safer come from 3 parameters

1. The quality of the implants manufacturers now make.

Gluteal implants are like breast implants, even better. They are safe, strong, highly resistant to pressure, and probably lifelong.

2. The techniques surgeons use during the operation.

A combination of little changes and improvements that may look like little details but are not as they bring true benefits to the patients. There may remain some issues or complications (this is surgery, not magic…) but they are minor and occur no more often than with any other surgical procedure.

3. The way patients handle cosmetic surgery.

It's not this "big thing" anymore. Now, patients can drop their kids off at school in the morning, get liposuction, breast augmentation or buttocks reshaping at lunch time, and pick up their kids from school in the afternoon. Ambulatory cosmetic surgery provides a lower risk of complications and reduces the medical costs.

I strongly believe that gluteal implants are a fantastic solution to improve the shape, the contour, the roundness, the firmness or the volume of the buttocks in a safe and cost-effective way.
Like with breasts, implants may enhance or rejuvenate the butt, for women and also for men, whatever their age, body shape, or ethnicity. Look around: butts are everywhere.

On the ads, in magazines, on the streets or on social networks... Whatever their age, the country they live in, the job they have, people ARE now concerned about the way their butt looks. They now understand that there are good options to enhance it and they start asking for it.

It is only the beginning of the butt revolution. Back IS the future of cosmetic surgery!

Solutions to get good-looking butts...
Finally!

Thursday, April 2 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

François Petit,
Plastic Surgeon, France

Amin Kalaaji,
Plastic Surgeon, Norway

Keeping it real in an age of injectable gimmicks

"Filler-Lifts"... "Myomodulation"... "Phi"... "Codes"...

The landscape of aesthetic injectables has never been more crowded with bold claims and experimental techniques. But what is real? What is nonsense?

In what will surely be one of the most controversial sessions of the meeting, Dr. Subbio will sharply dissect some of our field's most dogmatic claims. Warning: profanity likely.

How to think in an age of injectable nonsense

Saturday, April 4 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Christian Subbio,
Plastic Surgeon, USA