Highlights of Plastic Surgery 2019 will be our 5th consecutive event.  We have carefully prepared a scientific program with world-renowned plastic surgery educators that will present their most advanced and innovative techniques for facial rejuvenation as well as breast and body sculpting. Like in previous years the program is designed to include ample faculty-attendee interaction.

Meet Our Speakers

This coming year we have with us Drs. Foad Nahai, Ozan Sozer, Jeffrey Marcus, James Grotting, Joshua Halpern, Larry Nichter, Lorne Rosenfield and Robert Centeno from USA. We will also have Drs. Alexandre Mendonca Munhoz and Luis Perin from Brazil; Dr. Patricio Covarrubias from Chile; Drs. Bertha Torres and Arturo Ramirez Montañana from Mexico, Dr. Humberto Uribe from Colombia and Dr Filip Stillaert from Belgium.


THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM features three days; one facial surgery; one breast surgery and one Body Contouring surgery day. The program includes blocks of short lectures followed by in depth discussions. There will also be point counterpoint debates, complimentary workshops and plenty of time and encouragement for faculty attendee interaction. Plastic Surgery residents come free. There is also a fun social program for attendees and their companions.

The pre-congress day features two live surgeries. The first will be a hybrid trans axillary sub-facial breast augmentation will be performed by Dr Alexandre Mendoza Munhoz from Brazil. The second will be a hybrid gluteal augmentation will be performed by Dr Patricio Covarrubias from Chile. For a limited number of registered surgeons this pre-congress day represents a unique opportunity to see the surgery first hand and interact, in the operating room, with the operating surgeons. Selected video clips from these surgeries will also be presented and discussed during the main program. On October of 2018 a high definition combining Vaser and PAL Microaire abdominal liposuction with hybrid gluteal augmentation was performed specifically for this meeting by Dr. Humberto Uribe Morelli from Colombia. As part of his presentations he will show selected video clips from these surgeries as well as a 5 month follow up.

There are three complimentary workshops during the main program. The first workshop will include non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and technology. The second workshop will feature Drs Jeffrey Marcus and Arturo Ramirez Montañana, master rhinoplasty surgeons, presenting the 10 most common and useful nasal cartilage suturing techniques. They will describe the technical details and utility of maneuver, show a video clip of the technique, discuss the indications, possible pitfalls and show results. The third workshop, sponsored by Establishment Labs (Motiva), will describe some of the best practices in breast surgery when using implants. This is a summary of live Cadaver dissections performed during the II World Ergonomic Implant Symposium done in September 2018 at Lago de Garda, Italy. This workshop will also feature a in depth discussion of the Anaplastic large cell Lymphoma and it’s possible relationship to the implant surface.

Several of the lectures will include edited surgical videos of three surgeries performed specifically for this meeting.


SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION is limited to Plastic Surgeons that are certified in their country of origin.  Residents and Fellows from accredited programs may enroll for free with a status verification letter from the Chairman of their department. Accompanying physician assistants, nurses, office personnel, and spouses may also register for a discounted fee. Advanced registration via the website and paying with credit card is strongly suggested so all your information will be automatically registered. You can also pay using a wire transfer or onsite the day of the event.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS are at The Sortis Hotel, a Marriot Hotel. The hotel is in the heart of the city with many restaurants inside and shops nearby. In the registration page there is a link with two preferential room rate options with and without breakfast included.
SOCIAL PROGRAM  On Thursday March 14 we have a Welcome Cocktail at the Sortis Hotel Rooftop from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The rest of the evening is free to have dinner on, your own. On Friday March 15th we have our big informal party at “El Viejo Santana Nightclub Club” in Casco Viejo. Free transportation will be available for all registered guest to and from the event, leaving from the hotel at 7 PM.


THE EXHIBIT HALL will be open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM all three days. Lunch as well as the morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be served in the exhibit halls.


REGISTRATION is available online using a credit card or onsite the day of the meeting. To register go to the registration page.    Anyone wishing to attend a social event or enter the exhibit hall will be required to show their registration badge. See the registration page for the different categories of registration.


QUESTIONS about this website, the registration process, the commercial exhibits and or corporate sponsorship please contact Mrs. Isqueira Villalaz at infohighlightsofplasticsurgery@gmail.com.


See you in Panama,

Luis D. Crespo

Luis A. Picard-Ami Jr.

Platinum Sponsor