The Aesthetic Show Las Vegas 2011

Dr. Niamtu and “The Doctors” host Dr. Andy Ordon were among faculty speaking at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas

I lecture at an average of 20 meetings a year, all over the world, and enjoy them all.  I am writing this blog post from a truly phenomenal meeting; The Aesthetic Show which is at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas.  What makes this meeting so special?  Many reasons.  Number one, the meeting’s leader and originator, Michael Morretti knows how to throw a great party.  Not just the fun party, but an educational party as well.  Michael has been able to combine the thought leaders of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine all in one place, and a fun place at that.
The landscape of cosmetic surgery and medicine has changed many ways over the past 20 years.  The boom in the popularity of cosmetic surgery and medicine is largely a result of the numerous specialties that have become involved in this arena.  Whereas 30 years ago, cosmetic surgery and medicine was controlled by a small number of specialties, contemporary cosmetic surgery and medicine is inclusive almost all specialties.  All of these specialties (dermatology, plastic surgery, ENT, oral & maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, Ob/Gyn, and many others) have brought advances from their own specialties to the collective table of cosmetic surgery and medicine.  It creates synergy where the total is greater than the sum of the parts.  All of this input, research, and publication has advanced the field.
I was truly honored to share the podium with cosmetic superstars from numerous specialties.  Dr. Andy Ordon who co-hosts the TV series “The Doctors” was the keynote speaker and is really a great guy!  He is as down to earth as they come.
My lecture topics were “Marketing the Cosmetic Surgery Practice” and “Contemporary Laser Skin Resurfacing”.  I also enjoyed Dr. Angelo Cuzalina’s lectures on cosmetic body surgery, Dr. Steve Mulholland’s lecture on fractional laser, Dr. Dore Gilbert’s (on his 60th birthday, he enlisted and will be manning a US Army hospital in Kabul!) talk on laser hair removal.  Dr. Michael Gold chaired this session and presented in the way only he can. Dermatologist par excellence Dr. Phil Wershler  served as program chair and assembled a truly ecumenical  all star cast.  The well known players were too numerous to name but they added so much to the event.
There were so many other great lectures and the exhibit hall was abuzz with new and cool products for cosmetic surgery and medicine.  Walking around this meeting and meeting so many docs and staff, all coming together to share information on cosmetic surgery and medicine, is truly exhilarating.  One of  the best meetings I have attended in a long time.  Way to go Michael Morretti, his wife Leah, Jennifer Pantele and staff.  I hope I am invited back in the future to speak at such a well orchestrated event.
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Joe Niamtu, III DMD.