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Mini-Fellowship in Facial and Body Aesthetics (Masters Course in Liposuction + Masters Course in Threadlifting)

August 24 - August 28, 2022 (Cerritos, California)

USD 8,300

Non-member: USD 8,700
Course Includes:
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Certificate
  • Products for use in Hands-On Workshops
  • Light Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
Refund Policy

Note that refunds or credits for cancellation are not provided after August 3, 2022. If you cancel prior to August 3, 2022, a $250 administration charge is deducted from your paid course registration. No fee will be deducted if credit is transferred to another AAAM event before August 3, 2022; credit must be used within six months. Full registration fees are forfeited after the cancellation deadline. No-shows are considered cancellations and any refund or credit is forfeited. All refunds must be requested in writing to

    1. A copy of your medical license must be received for admittance to the course. Please email your medical license to
    2. AAAM Provides Continuing Medical Education Credits. For CME purposes, attendees must sign in at AAAM registration each morning before entering the meeting room. CE credits are awarded based upon your hours of attendance; full credits are only awarded for attending the course in its entirety.
    3. To claim your CME credits, complete the course evaluation survey delivered to you via email within 3 business days of the course. After completing the survey, you may print and save your CME statement. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    4. Your AAAM Certificate will be provided to you at the course provided that you registered a week before the start of the course. Registrants after that date will receive their AAAM Certificates by mail following the course. Course attendance on each day is mandatory in order to receive your AAAM Certificate. Your AAAM Certificate will not be awarded if you miss any portion of the course, and you will have to make up the portion of the course at a subsequent course, and at your expense.
    5. Your AAAM Course syllabus will be provided to you at AAAM Registration on-site. A replacement for lost or stolen syllabus is not provided.
    6. Please note that no one, other than the registered delegate is provided admittance to the course or food functions. Your AAAM badge must be worn to all events
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Part I: Masters Course in Liposuction Techniques

August 24-26, 2022

Cerritos, California

Faculty:  John Kim, MD, FAAFP

Liposuction Comprehensive Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss history and evolution of liposuction over the past 40 years
  2. Identify relevant surgical anatomy for areas of treatment
  3. Understand the unique demands of the cosmetic patient in a highly competitive market, and how to distinguish yourself from the competition
  4. Conduct efficient consultation
  5. Identify indications, contraindications, and proper preoperative preparation
  6. Learn the necessary staff requirement, supplies and equipment
  7. Become familiar with office tumescent liposuction by local anesthesia
  8. Discuss the basic concepts of laser lipolysis, and begin to apply this knowledge in practice
  9. Learn the concept of power assisted liposuction and available devices
  10. Identify the various available machines and various wave lengths used for laser lipolysis
  11. Describe the procedure with proper treatment protocols:
    1. Liposuction of the Neck
    2. Liposuction of the breast
    3. Liposuction of the arms
    4. Liposuction of the abdomen
    5. Liposuction of the thighs
  12. Describe novel indications of laser lipolysis:
    1. Laser lower blepharoplasty
    2. Treatment of lipomas with liposuction
    3. Scarless reduction mammaplasty
  13. Discuss postoperative care
  14. Identify safety issues, potential complications of liposuction, management, and
    how to avoid them
  15. Describe the current data in medical research relevant to liposuction safety, and its impact on patient care
  16. Visualize the procedure performed:
    1. Liposuction of the neck
    2. Liposuction of the breast
    3. Liposuction of the arms
    4. Liposuction of the abdomen
    5. Liposuction of the thighs

DAY 1: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD

07:30 – 08:00Registration
08:00 – 09:00
  • History and evolution of liposuction
    in the past 40 years
  • Liposuction Relevant Surgical anatomy
  • Consultation, patient selection and preoperative preparation
  • Indications, contraindications
09:00 – 10:00
  • Scribing, medical photography and documentation
  • Facility, staffing, supplies and equipment
  • Tumescent anesthesia Safety and precautions
  • Power- assisted liposuction and
    available devices
10:00 – 10:30COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:30
  • Clinical demo of liposuction instruments: settings/cannulas
  • Evolution and concept of Laser Lipolysis
  • Wave lengths and devices available
  • Clinical demo of laser: settings/fibers/cannulas
11:30 – 12:00Q & A Session
12:00 – 13:00LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00
  • Postoperative course, complications and how to avoid them
  • Dealing with difficult patients/medico-legal issues
14:00 – 15:00
  • Liposuction of the abdomen and back
  • Liposuction of the neck
15:00 – 15:30COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:00
  • Liposuction of the thighs
  • Liposuction of the arms
  • Liposuction of the breast
17:00 – 17:30

Q & A Session

Day 2: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD

Cerritos Medical Center/Art Medica

08:30 – 17:00Operating Room
  •  Liposuction of the abdomen w/fat graft to the arms

Day 3: Friday, August 26, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon:  John Kim, MD

Cerritos Medical Center/Art Medica

08:30 – 17:00Operating Room
  • Liposuction of the upper and lower abdomen w/fat graft to buttocks


August 27 - 28, 2022
Cerritos, California

Faculty: John Kim, MD, FAAFP

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn patient selection, assessment, evaluation and consultation techniques
  2. Identify indications and contraindications for Threadlift therapy
  3. Learn the best treatment techniques
  4. Review post-operative care protocols, and management of complications
  5. Participate on live-patient training workshop
  6. Successfully integrate Threadlift in your clinical practice

DAY 1: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Faculty/Surgeon: John Kim, MD

07:30 – 08:00



08:00 – 09:00

Facial Anatomy and Aging Process

      Skin Anatomy

      Arteries & Nerves

      Facial Fat Pads

      Retaining Ligaments and Compartments


09:00 – 10:00

Aging Process

     Skin Laxity and Sagging

     Fat Pad Atrophy & Volume Loss

     Ligament Laxity


10:00 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:30

Threadlifting History & Types of Threads

     Overview of Threads

     Non-Absorbable vs. Absorbable

     Smooth vs. Barbed vs. Cones


11:30 – 12:30

Threadlifting Mechanisms & Techniques

      Lifting of Tissue & Fat

      Lifting of Face with Loops (Traditional)

      Vector Lifting

      Proper Depth/Level of Threat Placement

      Immediate Lifting


12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 14:00

Patient Selection and Procedure


     Patient Selection & Pre-Op Issues

     Procedure Room & Supplies

     Anesthesia and Preparation of Patient

     Procedure in Detail


14:00 – 14:15

Post-Op  Care and Possible Complications

     Routine Post-Op Care

     Possible Complications & Side Effects


14:15 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:00

Threadlifting & Combined Modalities

     Combination with Neurotoxins

     Combination with Dermal Fillers

     Combination with Energy Devices


15:00 – 17:30

Workshop (Demonstration and Hands on Training)

    Non-surgical Facelift using Threads


Day 2: Tuesday, August 28, 2022
John Kim, MD 

08:30 – 17:30

Workshop and Hands On Training


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