58th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium
“The Elegance of Thinking Aesthetically”
It has been said that the definition of elegance is the Art of not Astonishing. The aim of all aesthetic surgery is to create, enhance or restore shape while minimizing signs that a surgical procedure has been performed. Patients seek a natural result, but all too commonly, the stigma of surgical exaggeration becomes apparent postoperatively. While rarely discussed, from our perspective, the etiology of surgical distortion lies not in the technical approach but rather in the acuity of the surgeon’s vision and how technique is varied to satisfy the artistic needs of the patient.
The theme of the fifty-eighth Baker Gordon Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery is, “The Elegance of Thinking Aesthetically”. It is the aim of this year’s meeting to examine those factors, which incorporate visual and intuitive perception in accordance with technical variations, creating beauty that refreshes but does not astonish.
The 58th Baker Gordon Symposium will focus on aesthetic and technical concepts that produce natural results in face lifting, body contour surgery, primary and revisionary breast surgery and rhinoplasty. Non-surgical advances in radiofrequency, techniques for microcoring, nanofat and improved outcomes utilizing reconstituted injectable fillers will also be presented.
The hallmark of the Baker Gordon Symposium is live surgery demonstrations. For the 58th symposium, six live surgeries have been scheduled including demonstrations of neck lifting, deep plane face lift, alternative technical approaches to maintain long-term shape in mastopexy augmentation, as well as both the open and endonasal approach to preservation rhinoplasty. This year’s Symposium will also include lectures and interactive videos demonstrating aesthetic concepts in upper and lower blepharoplasty, advances in high definition liposuction in conjunction with rib resection and methods to combine high definition with gluteal augmentation.
The Keynote Speaker for the 58th Baker Gordon Symposium is Dr. Daniel C. Baker, Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University and a Pioneer in surgical rejuvenation of the aging face. Having performed perhaps more face lifts than any other surgeon worldwide, Dr. Baker will share with us his near half-century experience devoted to advancing techniques and aesthetic outcomes in face lifting.
We remain thankful for the opportunity to continue the tradition that Dr. Thomas J. Baker started in 1967, combining lectures and live demonstrations from masters in the field of Aesthetic surgery. In 1967, Dr. Baker set the bar for excellence in aesthetic surgery education and it is our sincere hope that this year’s meeting continues this tradition of excellence. We greatly appreciate offering the opportunity to host you in Miami for what promises to be an exciting, interactive educational experience. 58 Years of Excellence in Aesthetic Surgery Education.
James M. Stuzin, M.D.
Baker Gordon Host