Body Master Session | ASM 2021

This webinar was recorded live on February 12, 2021, and is approximately 4 hours. This is a non-CME course. 


  • $160 - AACS Member (Resident)*
  • $160 - AACS Member (Training Fellow)*
  • $160 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)
  • $320 - Non-Member Practitioner

*Residents and training fellows - After adding the course to your cart, use the coupon code in your renewal confirmation letter to bring the price to $0. If you need assistance, please email AACS headquarters.

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.


Lipo-Abdominoplasty: Technique Refinements 
E. Antonio Mangubat, MD

Abdominoplasty: Beyond the Basics 
Michael L. Thornton, DO, FACOS, FAACS

Optimizing Body Contouring with Strategic Skin Excisions 
Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS

Brazilian Butt Lift 
Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS

The Growing Indications of Composite Gluteal Augmentation 
Angel Morales, MD, FACS

Belt Lipectomy 
James Koehler, MD

Cosmetic Brachioplasty After Massive Weight Loss
Jeffrey A. Swetnam, MD

Course summary
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  • 4.00 Contact Hour(s)
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E. Antonio Mangubat, MD 

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.

Michael L. Thornton, DO, FACOS, FAACS

Dr. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, double board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery providing you with an advanced array of surgical procedures in facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring surgery and liposuction, post-bariatric after weight loss surgery, and non-surgical aesthetic skin rejuvenation from our medical spa. Dr. Thornton has been featured cosmetic surgeon on the television program, Best Docs Network in Dallas Fort Worth.

After growing up in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Thornton received his premedical Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and received his Medical degree from the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He completed a comprehensive five-year residency in General Surgery through Michigan State University affiliated hospitals at McLaren Macomb Medical Center in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and furthermore completed a one-year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at internationally recognized R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he acquired extensive knowledge in the management and reconstruction of complex traumatic injuries.

Following a life-long creative passion, Dr. Thornton furthered his surgical expertise by completing an additional, one-year advanced fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery, accredited and recognized by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, where he gained concentrated knowledge in all major areas of aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgery including facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, buttock and body contouring surgery, non-surgical aesthetics, skin care rejuvenation, and cosmetic laser medicine.

Dr. Thornton is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic American Board Cosmetic SurgerySurgery (ABCS), which is the only written and oral American certifying board that tests patient safety, general knowledge, and surgical experience exclusively in the field of Cosmetic Surgery, and he is currently serves as an oral board examiner and member of the Board of Trustees for the ABCS. In addition, he is currently board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care / Trauma Surgery.

Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS

As one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the Tulsa, OK area, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina is board certified by three of the top surgical organizations in the U.S., including the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. With a special interest in body contouring treatments for dramatic weight loss and complex facial aging surgeries, he has completed over 10,000 procedures for the face, body, and breasts. After opening his private practice in 1998, Dr. Cuzalina has since become a leader in the cosmetic surgery industry and has served as president for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS).

Dr. Cuzalina received his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Oklahoma State University (OSU). While at OSU, Dr. Cuzalina was inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society and a bronze medalist at the World Wrestling Championships. Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Cuzalina attended Baylor College of Dentistry and received his doctor of dental surgery degree. Here, he ranked 2nd out of 82 students in his class and worked with several dental fraternities, including Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Xi Psi Phi. After receiving his doctor of dental surgery degree, he attended his residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. During this time, he focused on cosmetic and facial reconstruction. This led him to attend an intense fellowship at the Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgical Center in Abilene, TX.

Dr. Cuzalina is committed to the field of cosmetic surgery. He has years of experience teaching, writing articles and book chapters, and giving lectures at major cosmetic surgery conferences or events.

Teaching: Teaching has always come naturally to Dr. Cuzalina. Over the years, he developed an AACS-accredited fellowship training program. In this exclusive fellowship training program, future cosmetic surgeons receive extensive and personal training. He has also taught live American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) surgical courses. Dr. Cuzalina regularly offers live surgery workshops for cosmetic surgeons across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, he received the opportunity to teach in Austria. Here, he taught courses on breast lifts, breast reduction, and breast implants.

Writing and Research: Dr. Cuzalina has written several major articles and book chapters for well-known publications. Ranging from facial, breast, and body treatments, Dr. Cuzalina provides his expert knowledge about various cosmetic procedures.

Lectures: Dr. Cuzalina has spoken at different conferences across the world, including Greece, Croatia, and Italy. In 2007, he spoke in Dubai at one of the world's only hospitals dedicated to cosmetic surgery. At each event, he provides his years of experience and his gift for the art of aesthetic surgery.

Angel Morales, MD, FACS

Dr. Morales joined Top Aesthetics on January 2021. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico and attended medical school at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences TecSalud ITESM. Dr. Morales completed his General Surgery training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, where he was named Intern of the Year. He has also undergone additional surgical training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, and completed a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Morales is Double Board Certified in General Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. He received the William K. Miles M.D. Award, given to the physician with the best score on the written cosmetic surgery board certification exam, from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Morales was drawn to Cosmetic Surgery due to its unique blend of detailed anatomical knowledge, precise surgical dissection, and aesthetic vision. He takes great pride in his quest to master each surgical procedure in order to provide his patients with personalized care and the best possible results through the use of the safest and newest techniques. He is experienced in both facial and body cosmetic procedures. He lives in Houston, TX, with his wife and three children.

Jeffrey A. Swetnam, MD

Dr. Swetnam graduated from Richmond High School in Missouri with aspirations for medical school. He attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine where he received his Bachelor of Arts and medical degrees.

He then completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans. He served as chief resident there and as the acting clinical director of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He practiced general and peripheral vascular surgery in Missouri and Tennessee for the last 20 years.


Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS

Dr. Mowlavi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a world-renowned body sculptor and high definition body contouring expert. Dr. Mowlavi’s breast and body results are acclaimed internationally with clients flying to our Newport Beach center from around the globe for their surgical needs. Dr. Mowlavi has over 20 years of surgical experience and has performed well over 15,000 procedures to date. Dr. Mowlavi has developed many of the high definition body protocols used by surgeons throughout the world, including his “High Definition Body Scale and Protocol” and “Buttocks Assessment Tool”. Dr. Mowlavi is also an avid writer with over 50 peer-reviewed publications and a regular presenter at the cosmetic and plastic surgery national meetings.

Board Certifications and Memberships

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons


  • Undergraduate: BS in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Residency: Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, Southern Illinois University

James Koehler, MD

Dr. Koehler is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with an impressive list of academic and professional achievements.

His patients love him for his charm and warm sense of humor, and when you meet him, it is abundantly clear how sincere his interest is in each patient’s individual concerns. Supporting him, Dr. Koehler’s staff goes above and beyond to create an exceptional experience for every patient, no matter how big or small the concern.

This is a non-CME course. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 Contact Hour(s)


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