I just attended and presented at the QMP meeting last weekend in lovely and not too cold yet Chicago. For those of you who don't know QMP - they are a publishing house specializing in plastic surgery and dermatology books.
Karen Berger is the owner and she is a dynamo! I have written a number of chapters on lasers, anti-aging medicine and business for some of her recent books. Helped by her family, she runs an unbelievable aesthetic meeting.
This year marked their 5th meeting and it was excellent. I gave a master class on lasers including vascular, hair, ipl and resurfacing and then gave a second talk on non-surgical fat removal, cellulite and skin tightening. Of course, I mentioned my favorite and new toys including Sciton laser resurfacing and profractional, Zeltiq, Ultrashape, Liposonix, Invasix and of Ulthera.
That's me playing with the Keller funnel - a tool we use to help place silicone implants. In fact, I ended up investing in the company!
There were some fantastic lectures and I learned quite a bit. Syd Coleman from New York presented on fat grafting and stem cells and showed that some of the removed fat has higher stem cells counts than others. Bill Little from Washington, DC gave an excellent series of lectures on facial rejuvenation.
In particular the results of his combination of fat grafting to the lower eyelids with muscle hitch and laser resurfacing were truly phenomenal. His beautiful wife Cathy was there but more importantly i got to meet Emily - their yorkie who spent some time with us in the hotel bar feasting on filet mignon.
Mark Codner from Atlanta gave a wonderful overview of eyelid anatomy, and Glen Jelks from New York spoke from his long term eyelid experience. Joel Feldman from Boston taught me some neck tricks. He does a fair amount of men and ends up with movie star-esque jawlines.
Elizabeth Hall-Findley from Canada, Dennis Hammond from Grand Rapids and Tino Mendieta from Miami presented beautiful results of breast augmentation, lifts and reductions.
Al Aly from Iowa as always showed fantastic body contouring photos. Alex Verpaele from Belgium was there and showed updates to the MACS lift - the best part about seeing Alex besides his company at dinner was that he invited me to Belgium in June. Faculty dinner at a castle! We cant wait!
Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton