Course Information
Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Course 2018

Day One - Center for Health Sciences – 53-129 CHS
Day Two - UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium

The Aesthetic Eyelid Fresh Cadaver Surgery Procedure Workshop is now full. Please call the UCLA CME Office to be added to the waitlist. In the interim, please consider enrolling in the Moderated High Definition Video Feed of Dissection Lab.
July 20, 2018 to July 21, 2018

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Course Description

This course is a tightly focused survey of surgical and non-surgical options for periorbital and facial rejuvenation. The multidisciplinary faculty, renown experts in their fields, focus on practical techniques and conceptual pearls designed to send participants home with tools that they can immediately apply to their own practice.

Friday, July 20, 2018
UCLA Stein Eye Institute, CHS 53-129, Dissection Laboratory – 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

The dissection workshop focuses on anatomic and surgical pearls of core aesthetic surgical procedures such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, Asian blepharoplasty, forehead lift, mid face lift, and canthoplasty options. The various procedures will be reviewed in step-by-step fashion, utilizing a detailed dissection manual, bullet point surgical videos, and prosections by faculty experts. A limited enrollment will promote close interaction between participants and faculty so that each participant can perform the procedures on cadavers, with faculty guidance.

Due to popular demand, we have once again added a live audio visual feed of the aesthetics dissection course. We have tried this once before and received rave reviews. The course directors, faculty, and guest faculty are “miked up” and seen in high definition performing the dissections from our Friday dissection course in our audio visual suite. The live audio visual suite also receives all the live lectures given in the laboratory. A faculty monitor will be present at all times in the audio visual suite to relate your questions to the “miked up” faculty. Then the same faculty will also come to the audio visual suite to lead further discussion. Both the faculty and the attendees loved this new educational experience.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium – 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

The second day of the course will be didactic covering the nuances of technique that are critical for achieving the elegant results demanded by today’s sophisticated patients. This course brings together innovative experts in aesthetic oculoplastic surgery to share their experiences, techniques, and pearls. A range of talks will be given covering aesthetic blepharoplasty, endoscopic forehead surgery, face lift surgery, and non-incisional techniques. Course participants unable to attend the first day of the course are welcome for the second day.

Target Audience:

This course is targeted to practicing ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons.

Registration Information


The Aesthetic Eyelid Fresh Cadaver Surgery Procedure Workshop is now full. Please call the UCLA CME Office to be added to the waitlist. In the interim, please consider enrolling in the Moderated High Definition Video Feed of Dissection Lab.

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Course 2018
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $2,250.00 - Friday and Saturday – Fresh Cadaver Surgery Procedure Workshop and Didactic Session
  • $895.00 - Friday and Saturday – Moderated High Definition Video Feed of Dissection Lab and Didactic Session
  • $395.00 - Saturday Only – Didactic Session


Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than July 1, 2018. A handling fee of $75 will be deducted from each cancelled registration.


Program Chairman

Robert A. Goldberg, MD

Course Directors

Robert A. Goldberg, MD

Daniel Rootman, MD

Norman Shorr, MD

Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD

Laboratory Director

Daniel Rootman, MD

Axelrod Lecturer

George Charonis, MD
Athens, Greece

Dissection Video Feed Moderator

Steven Leibowitz, MD

Guest Faculty

Jennifer Ahdout, MD
Beverly Hills, California

Val Lambros, MD, FACS
Newport Beach, California

Guy Massry, MD
Beverly Hills, California

Tanuj Nakra, MD
Austin, Texas

Rona Silkiss, MD
San Francisco, CA

UCLA Laboratory Preceptors

Bruce Becker, MD
Jerome Klein, MD
Joseph Lin, MD
Polly McKinstry, MD
Stan Saulny, MD
Louis Savar, MD
Norman Shorr, MD
Ronald Strahan, MD

UCLA Course Faculty

Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Raymond Douglas, MD

Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA

Michael J. Groth, MD

David Isaacs, MD

Reza Jarrahy, MD

Justin Karlin, MD

Steven Leibowitz, MD

Christopher Lo, MD

Payam Morgan, MD

Tanuj Nakra, MD

Bunyada Puttherangsiwong, MD

Deepak Ramesh, MD

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD

Mehryar Taban, MD

Program Agenda

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hands-On Dissection Workshop Program
Dissection Laboratory – 53-129 CHS
7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:55 Laboratory Course Introduction
Daniel Rootman, MD, Steven Leibowitz, MD and Robert A. Goldberg, MD
Upper Blepharoplasty
8:05 Upper Blepharoplasty Anatomy and Incision Design
Louis Savar, MD
8:15 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Upper Blepharoplasty Occidental and Asian Blepharoplasty
9:15 Ptosis Anatomy
Daniel Rootman, MD
9:25 Ptosis Video
Christopher Lo, MD
9:40 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Anterior and Posterior Approach Ptosis
Lower Blepharoplasty
10:30 Lower Blepharoplasty Anatomy
Daniel Rootman, MD
10:45 Lower Blepharoplasty Video: Transconjunctival and Fat Repositioning, Trans-Eyelid Midface Approaches
Justin Karlin, MD and Bunyada Puttherangsiwong, MD
11:00 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Lower Blepharoplasty with Variations
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Canthal Anatomy/Small Incision Canthoplasty Video
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
1:15 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Small Incision Canthoplasty
Forehead and Mid-Face Lift
2:00 Upper and Midface Lift Anatomy / Video
Jonathan Hoenig, MD and Mehryar Taban, MD
2:10 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Endoscopic Upper and Midface Surgery and Direct Eyebrow Approaches
Fat Transfer and Special Procedures
3:30 Hands-On Cadaver Lab Special Procedures:
Fat Transfer, Facial Implants - David Isaacs, MD
Cheiloplasty - Reza Jarrahy, MD
Suture Lift - Christopher Lo, MD and Deepak Ramesh, MD
Facelift - Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD
Medial Canthoplasty - Daniel Rootman, MD
4:30 Adjourn

Saturday, July 21, 2018

UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium
7:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Introduction
Daniel Rootman, MD
8:05 Evaluation of the Aging Face
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
8:30 My Secrets to Success in Upper Blepharoplasty: Patient Selection and Surgical Planning
Rona Silkiss, MD
8:50 Adding and Removing Volume in the Upper Periorbital Complex
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
9:05 Periorbital Fat Transfer
Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD and Deepak Ramesh, MD
9:20 Tricks and Tips in Ptosis Surgery
Daniel Rootman, MD
9:35 Nuances in Controlling Eyelid Crease and Contour
Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
9:45 Questions and Answers
9:50 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15 Basic Surgical Techniques of Lower Blepharoplasty
Michael J. Groth, MD
10:35 The Unhappy Post-Blepharoplasty Patient
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
11:00 Blindness After Blepharoplasty and Less Rare Complications
Raymond Douglas, MD and Guy Massry, MD
11:20 Questions and Answers
11:30 Introduction of Robert Axelrod, MD Memorial Lecturer
Norman Shorr, MD
11:35 Robert Axelrod, MD Memorial Lecture
George Charonis, MD
12:00 Lunch
1:00 How to Satisfy Aesthetic Surgery Patients
Reza Jarrahy, MD
1:15 Facelifting Pearls
Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD
1:35 New Observations on Facial Aging and Fat Grafting
Val Lambros, MD, FACS
2:00 Questions and Answers
Facial Rejuvenation: Skin Treatments and Injectables
2:20 Understanding the Eyebrow and Its Role in Facial Aesthetics
Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA
2:30 New Waves in Skin Rejuvenation
Jennifer Ahdout, MD
2:50 Functional Facial Filler Injections
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
3:10 Coffee Break
Cosmetic Consultations
3:30 Live: Botulinum Toxin and Fillers
Live demonstrations of injection techniques at two simultaneous stations, with video feed and commentary.
Moderator: Cynthia Boxrud, MD
Faculty Injectors: Robert A. Goldberg, MD, Cynthia Boxrud, MD, Rona Silkiss, MD, Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD and Daniel Rootman, MD
4:15 M&M from the Fellows Conference: The Worst Complications of the Year, and How They Were Managed - Christopher Lo, MD, Justin Karlin, MD and Bunyada Puttherangsiwong, MD
Faculty Comments and Pearls for Managing Complications - Norman Shorr, MD, Robert A. Goldberg, MD and Mehryar Taban, MD
4:30 Final Questions and Answers
4:40 Adjourn


At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and be familiar with the palate of options, evaluation, and decision making for non-surgical aesthetic facial rejuvenation.
  • Practice safe techniques of aesthetic upper eyelid surgery and aesthetic lower eyelid surgery.
  • Identify the principles of midface rejuvenation with a review of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to safe procedures.
  • Assess the relevant anatomy and potential anatomic danger areas related to surgical rejuvenation of the orbit, face and neck.
  • Avoid surgical complications or provide appropriate management of complications.
  • Refer to practical course material and feel comfortable incorporating new techniques safely and conservatively into their own practice.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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UCLA Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Conveniently located on the UCLA campus at the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue, the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095 is easily accessible from all points in Southern California. It is approximately 15 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Parking is available for $12 per day.

From the San Diego Freeway (405):
Take Wilshire Boulevard off ramp east (toward Westwood Boulevard). Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire. After crossing Le Conte, turn right onto Stein Plaza. Parking is located immediately to the right (adjacent to the Doris Stein Eye Research Center) as you turn onto Stein Plaza.

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