FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2013) – Dr. Patrick Flaharty, M.D. recently attended the three-day Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium 2013 in New York City.

Dr. Flaharty joined more than 500 fellow surgeons from across the globe to hear from a world-renowned faculty of plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists presenting 47 point/counterpoint didactic lectures. Sessions explored all methods of facial rejuvenation, comparing complexity of procedures, results, healing and longevity. Patient safety, complications and long-term results were stressed throughout the symposium.

“The field of cosmetic surgery is exploding with new technology, and we pride ourselves on offering our clients the latest techniques and services, both surgical and non-surgical,” said Dr. Flaharty.

According to Flaharty, the meeting focused on stimulating debate on choices, exploring controversies and challenging established and new techniques for facial rejuvenation. Included in the meeting were scientific evidence for current clinical applications of autologous fat grafting for facial rejuvenation; forehead, supraorbital and upper eyelid rejuvenation procedures were compared and contrasted; experts questioned the complexity and benefits of some lower eyelid rejuvenation procedures; the options for midface rejuvenation with lifting, filling or implants were presented and debated by surgeons with vast experience; different facelift techniques were compared for results and longevity; the extent of procedures necessary for creating an aesthetically pleasing neck were argued and modern techniques and technologies for skin resurfacing and face and neck tightening were evaluated and compared to traditional treatments.

How patient photographs can be used to exaggerate surgical results in presentations, publications and websites were also be exposed.

Dr. Patrick Flaharty is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery and recently published a 21st century guide, Look Younger Now: Fillers, Face Lifts and Everything in Between. He is available to speak to civic, business and other community groups.

Dr. Flaharty has performed more than 20,000 surgical procedures in his 20-year career in Southwest Florida and has achieved the reputation as a premier facial cosmetic surgeon. He specializes in hidden incision face and neck lifts, small-incision endoscopic brow lifts, eyelid lifts, fat transfer, laser skin rejuvenation, advanced skin care and non-surgical rejuvenation including the liquid facelift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin®, facial fillers including Restylane®, Juvederm®, Artefill®, CoolSculpting® and Exilis Elite™.

Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa also features a complete line of medical-grade, chemical-free makeup and skin care formulations that provide faster skin penetration, sun protection and enhanced cellular activity for improved skin tone and texture.

Azul Medical Spa includes two Southwest Florida office locations: 13470 Parker Commons Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort Myers and 23451 Walden Center Drive, Suite 400 in Bonita Springs.

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