Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I just came back from a fantastic meeting in Las Vegas. This was a multidisciplinary meeting with plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and ENT facial surgeons from around the world. I was looking for an opportunity to see how physicians in other specialties address issues that I see as well. For instance, how do ophthalmologists who do cosmetic eyelid surgery treat patients with baggy eyelids? How do ENT facial surgeons do facelifts? I have been to many, many meetings in the past where plastic surgeons talk about how they do things; this was an opportunity to meet with many types of doctors. I spent time talking with a doctor from Dublin, Ireland who gives talks around the world about research showing that Botox may actually be medically helpful in patients with depression. Another interesting doctor I spent time with was an ophthalmologist from Beirut, Lebanon. We talked about fat grafting around the eyes, as well as life in Lebanon in general. The meeting exceeded my expectations. So much information! The only 'downside' is that now my office staff will have so many new things to integrate into the practice!