Cosmetic Surgery Annual Review Course

March 3, 2023 to March 5, 2023


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Registration Fees

  • Physician Member - $1,500
  • Physician Non-Member - $2,000
  • Resident/Training Fellow - $1,000


Refresh your understanding of best practices for popular cosmetic surgery procedures while learning the newest techniques from the experts. The online format is economical in that attendees have no travel costs as with an in-person meeting.

This intense 3-day course includes a comprehensive curriculum review of best practices for popular cosmetic surgery procedures. In addition, the course will review the anatomy and physiology surrounding cosmetic surgical procedures, the various treatment options available for improving bodily appearance, and potential complications and their management.

This course is for intermediate to advanced cosmetic surgeons looking for a refresher. It is also a preparatory course for those planning to sit for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery exam or the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery exam.

Registrants will receive access to the full recording of the course for one year as well as supplementary materials. Unfortunately, CME credit will not be available for the recordings. 

Course Director

E. Antonio Mangubat, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director, Tukwila, WA

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and discuss the anatomy and physiology surrounding cosmetic surgical procedures.
  • Describe and discuss the various treatment options available for improving bodily appearance.
  • Identify potential complications and their management.


  • Abdominoplasty, Body Lift: Review of Anatomy, Techniques, and Safety Considerations    (Presentations and Case Studies)
  • Anesthesia Safety Considerations for the Office Based-Setting
  • Augmentation Mammoplasty (Presentations and Case Studies)
  • Board Examination Tips
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery I: Skin Anatomy, Derm Conditions, Treatment Modalities
  • Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery II: Dermabrasion, Peels, Lasers/Devices, Injectables
  • Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery III: Treatment of Leg Veins
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery    
  • Hair Restoration Surgery (Presentations and Case Studies)
  • Liposuction: Review of Anatomy, Techniques, Anesthesia, and Safety Considerations(Presentations and Case Studies)
  • Mastopexy and Reduction (Presentations and Case Studies)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Review of Anatomy and Treatment Considerations for the Non-OMS Surgeon
  • Rhinoplasty, Mentoplasty, and Otoplasty: Review of Anatomy and Treatment Considerations for the Novice and Non-Rhinoplastic Surgeon (Presentations and Case Studies)


Coming soon.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/03/2023 - 10:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/05/2023 - 4:45pm CST


The AACS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity requires support services, please notify the AACS headquarters office at 1-312-981-6760 or email ( by February 25, 2023.

Cancellation Policy 

Registration fees, less a USD 100.00 administration fee, will be refunded upon written notice of cancellation to the AACS office received on or before February 25, 2023. After this date, there will be no refund of fees for cancellation or lack of attendance. It is your responsibility to ensure that the AACS office has received your cancellation request. All refund requests must be in writing via email ( “No shows” who have not pre-paid will be invoiced for the total registration fee. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity. 

Video, Photography, and Audio Recording Policy

Video recording and photography are strictly prohibited in all educational sessions. Under no circumstances are video, digital, or still cameras to be utilized in the educational sessions. This includes photos and videos taken with cellular phones. Violators will be dismissed from the meeting. The only exception to the photography policy is photos taken by the official photographer.

Cellular Phone Policy

The use of cellular phones in the sessions is strictly prohibited. Attendees must either turn off or vibrate cellular telephones.

Learner Bill of Rights

The AACS recognizes that you are a lifelong learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge or skill and attain or enhance the desired competency. Therefore, as part of the AACS’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with the AACS includes:

Content that:

  • Is driven and based on an independent survey and analysis of learner needs
  • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare
  • Is current, peer-reviewed and evidence-based
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free from commercial bias 
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interests of anyone in a position to control the content
  • Is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need 

A learning environment that:

  • Is based on adult learning principles that support the use of various modalities
  • Supports learners’ ability to meet their individual needs
  • Respects and attends to the needs of learners concerning the ADA
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners
  • Is free from promotional, commercial, and sales activities

Disclosure of:

  • Relevant financial relationships that planners, teachers, and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity
  • Anecdotal content

Rules and Proper Etiquette

The Cosmetic Surgery Annual Review Course is an educational activity. Attendees are expected to maintain professional etiquette and extend proper courtesies. Inappropriate behaviors will not be condoned. The meeting should not be used as an opportunity for solicitation of other physicians’ staff or other unethical, inappropriate, and distasteful activities. It may seem obvious, but it is inappropriate and rude to make negative or soliciting comments to the live patients in the various sessions. 

Negative or disparaging comments about a patient’s results to the patient are offensive, psychologically hurtful, and violate our ethical commitment to “do no harm.” Patients who agree to show their postoperative results and the doctors who bring them to deserve our respect and support for their willingness to subject their results to scrutiny and contribute to our learning experience. 

The doctors need to discuss their complications and show patient photos. Public disclosure of a specific doctor’s complications or patients is prohibited. There are ongoing debates in any field of evolving science, and disagreement between professionals is expected. However, inflammatory or inappropriate criticism of any specific AACS doctor’s or assistant’s lecture that has been made in good faith and according to the ethical standards of AACS is prohibited.  The AACS must approve the timing of any private social functions.

The purpose of these guidelines is not to suppress free speech or to conceal items from the public; instead, it is to encourage a free exchange among doctors without worries that anything said or done will be used against them by a competitor. All doctors have complications at various times, but it takes a particular form of integrity to discuss them before a large group of colleagues. We understand that most nonmedical promotional professionals in our field provide a helpful public service while pursuing their business interests. We hope this communication between us will be highly professional and benefit both the area and the patients.


Registrants understand that the material presented at the Cosmetic Surgery Annual Review Course has been made available under the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) sponsorship for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty which may be of interest to others. As an educational organization, the AACS does not explicitly approve, promote or accept the views, ideas, procedures, medications, or devices presented in any paper, poster, discussion, forum, or panel. Therefore, registrants waive any claim against AACS from the information presented in this educational activity.

Registrants further understand and agree that they cannot reproduce in any manner, including, without limitation, the educational activity's photographs, audiotapes, and videotapes. All property rights in the material presented, including common-law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or the AACS. The sessions may be audio, videotaped, or photographed by the AACS.

Attending this program, in no way does it suggest that participants are trained and certified in the discipline of cosmetic surgery. Additionally, all speakers, topics, and schedules are subject to change without prior notification and will not be considered reasons for refund requests. 

Registrants agree to abide by all policies and procedures of the AACS. Registrants waive any claim against AACS for injury or other damage resulting from course participation.

Charles Darling, DNP, MHS, CRNA

Dr. Darling is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Cloud 9 Anesthesia, LLC. He received his BSN from Northern Illinois University and Masters of Health Science in Nursing Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University. His Doctor of Nursing Practice was obtained from Northeastern University.

Ryan Diepenbrock, DMD, FAACS

Dr. Diepenbrock is a double board certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgeon with two practices located in Fort Wayne, IN. He is one of only a handful of surgeons who completed an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery accredited fellowship in facial cosmetic surgery. Due to his unique and highly specialized training, Dr. Diepenbrock focuses solely on the face.

Dr. Diepenbrock attended dental school at The Ohio State University, where he was awarded a Health Profession scholarship sponsored by the United States Air Force. After Dental School, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and practiced as a general dentist for three years prior to beginning a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Diepenbrock is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Additionally, he serves on a number of professional organizations and committees.

Additionally, Dr. Diepenbrock holds a certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, and a General Anesthesia Permit in the California and Indiana. He actively lectures on a national level, he has multiple published and presented works, and continues to author and research.

He states, "My mission is to help you restore your natural beauty; to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Today’s contemporary facial cosmetic procedures make it possible for you to achieve the desired look you want and confidence that you deserve.”

E. Antonio Mangubat, MD (Course Director)

Dr. Mangubat is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in the Seattle area who has been offering transgender surgery procedures at La Belle Vie Cosmetic Surgery Centers for over twenty years. Dr. Mangubat specializes in: breast surgery, facial surgery, body sculpting, and hair grafting. Dr. Mangubat’s surgical skill and more than 20 years of experience and dedication to transgender health have made him the most sought after surgeon for transgender surgery in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Mangubat is the President of the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Dr. Mangubat’s academic background includes two undergraduate degrees, and a medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Mangubat completed his surgical internship and residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and completed a Trauma Fellowship and further post graduate training in physiology in Washington DC, as well as cosmetic surgery training with Dr. Richard Webster in Boston.

Melanie D. Palm, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAACS

Dr. Palm, is a board-certified dermatologist serving the San Diego, California area. With over ten years of dermatology experience in both Chicago and San Diego, she founded Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, CA, to bring to life her vision of an environment where patients receive a superior medical and cosmetic experience from a team of caring professionals in a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic. In addition to Art of Skin MD, Dr. Palm is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and an affiliate staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital. She is a medical author, clinical investigator, physician trainer, and contributing dermatology expert for various national media outlets. Her vast experience, extensive training, artistic eye, and gentle touch contribute to the exceptional care she provides to her patients.

Marie B. Somogyi, MD, FACS

Dr. Somogyi was born in Manchester, England, and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan at a young age. Her attention to detail was evident early on when she won a national handwriting competition. She attended the University of Notre Dame as a scholar athlete on the varsity rowing team and graduated with a major in Pre-Professional Studies and Psychology. In addition to her academic and athletic pursuits, Dr. Somogyi honed her creative aptitude in the art department. She attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago where she graduated with Honors in Research.

During her time at Loyola, she received many accolades, including the Stamm Scholarship for her dedication and service to the Department of Ophthalmology along with competitive research grants from the Richard A. Perritt Foundation and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness. She was also fortunate to have met her husband, Jason, in medical school. She completed her internship at Presence Resurrection Hospital in Chicago and residency at Loyola University Medical Center, where she was elected chief resident. During residency, Dr. Somogyi served as an ophthalmology advocacy ambassador for the State of Illinois to Congress in Washington, D.C. Dr. Somogyi was then chosen from many highly competitive applicants to pursue her passion in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) accredited fellow at TOC Eye and Face, where she performed thousands of surgical procedures. She also completed an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) accredited fellowship focusing on facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Somogyi has been very active in advancing the science of ophthalmology publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has presented her work at many national meetings, including the ASOPRS and AACS annual meetings, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Her research has been selected as “Best Presentation” at multiple meetings. She has also been awarded the prestigious Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Grant Award.

Dr. Somogyi is dedicated to providing exceptional care for her patients, in Texas and abroad. She recently traveled with the “About Face” foundation to Vietnam, where she performed nearly 70 procedures in a week, focusing on congenital facial defects.

Aside from work, she enjoys being active by running and playing sports, traveling, cooking, new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Coming soon.


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