Body Contouring | ASM 2022

This session was recorded at the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting on February 3-5, 2022. This is a non-CME course and is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.


  • $0 - AACS Member (Training Fellow or Resident)
  • $50 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)
  • $100 - Non-Member Practitioner

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.


Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Laguna Beach, CA

Jeffrey Swetnam, MD
Swetnam Cosmetic Surgery, Springdale, AR


Brazilian Buttock Lift for the Weight Loss Patient

Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Laguna Beach, CA

We conclude that the upper buttock dermal fat flap technique is crucial for performing a Brazilian Buttock Lift on patients who have undergone extensive weight loss, as simple fat grafting transfer alone may not prove effective in achieving desired results. Combining both conventional in-vivo and non-conventional ex-vivo liposuction methods, we have modified traditional techniques to create a procedure that requires minimal operating time, has maximum fat harvesting capacity,4 and can be personalized for each patient’s optimal outcome. The high satisfaction rate of patients alongside the minimal risk of complications associated with the procedure suggests that this particular technique is reliable and easily reproducible.

The Use of Botulinum Toxin in Rectus Plication in Radical Abdominoplasties Gives Less Postoperative Discomfort and Better Results

John S. McHugh, MD, DDS, FFDRCSI, FACCS, FAACS, LDSRCS (Eng.)(Edin)BSC(Hons)
Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Clinic/Royal Australian Navy, Penrith, Australia

Botulinum toxin administration into the rectus muscles following plication reduces patient's subjective pain scoring from muscle contraction in the post operative period and improves body contour.

Current Trends for Body Contouring in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery

Michael Kluska, DO, FAACS, FACOS
Southern Surgical Arts, Chattanooga, TN

Current technologies offer advanced results for today’s patient demands.

Use of Membranes in Complicated Breast Repairs

Jacob Haiavy, MD
Inland Cosmetic Surgery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Patients presenting for breast revision may present with challenges that may require additional tissue support in the form of a membrane and the surgeon has to weigh the different options to help the patients make the best choice.

Update on BBL Patient Safety

Alton Ingram, MD, JD, FAACS
Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, Nashville, TN

Buttock augmentation with autologous fat is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures despite its relatively high mortality rate due to fat embolus syndrome. During the past six years, many international medical organizations have investigated the mechanism of injury which result in fat embolus, resulting in recommendations which appear to have cut the mortality rate of BBL in half. This talk will present an overview of the mechanisms of injury which are associated with macro and micro fat embolism syndrome, describe the ASERF Gluteal Task Force's current safety recommendations, and emphasize the importance of avoiding intramuscular fat injection in order to optimize patient safety in autologous fat injection.

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