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17-18 August 2023

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Cosmetex23 Cosmetic Surgery Conference

Innovation and excellence is achieved when we bring the world’s best practitioners together in a contemporary, multidisciplinary educational forum. That’s why we’ve been successfully hosting Australasia’s premier conference in cosmetic medical practice since 1999 with our 2022 event fully subscribed 6 weeks prior.   So register early to avoid disappointment!

Cosmetex provides a unique forum for us to get together, share our experiences and learn from each other. As cosmetic medical and cosmetic surgical procedures are ever more in demand, the need to stay abreast of developments in the industry and stay ahead of the hype is intensified. Raising standards and protecting patients is the ethos of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine and I’m sure you’ll be impressed when you see the range of topics to be covered in our program – there are gems waiting for you to take away.  

Our hand-selected keynote speakers are trailblazers and torchbearers, renowned for their expertise and influence. They are thought leaders, innovators, and pioneers, who are passionate about the cosmetic industry and industry-changing technology and innovation and we are delighted to announce the first of our International  Keynote Speakers, Dr Fadi Hamadani a renowned Plastic Surgeon. 


What delegates of Cosmetex 2022 are saying.


"Cosmetex 2022 was a breath of fresh air, the standard of presentations was overall much higher than we have become accustomed to with so many conferences, and the venue selection allowed for a more intimate function, no cast of thousands in which you lose yourself in a sea of young faces who seem to be there more for the glam and social media opportunities. Cosmetex 2023 is shaping up to be even better and is highly recommended for those who want to get up to speed with all the latest".

"As a Cosmetic Doctor and registrar with Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, I had the pleasure and honour of attending Cosmetex 2022 in Sydney . Cosmetex is one unique event, it showed how practitioners are very well welcomed and supported in the field. Cosmetex provided us the rarer opportunities to meet and greet international and local  speakers and mentors. It is a very welcoming educational and social event for all practitioners. I strongly recommend Cosmetex for continuity of professional development and network building. Thank you for the great event".

"Cosmetex 2022 was a great opportunity for Medical and Surgical Fellows to re-visit and expand their knowledge in both fields to enhance their Cosmetic practices. Given the current medico political climate the ACCSM and its Fellows need to be at the forefront and leaders in the practice of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. It is always a great venue to catch up with colleagues and friends  especially from interstate. I would highly recommend and endorse attendance at Cosmetex 2023".

"Fabulous conference with great content and collegiate spirit, without the hoopla".




Cosmetex23 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cosmetex23 Sessions

Come back to visit this page as further sessions are announced.  Please note sessions are subject to change. 


Injector becomes conductor in the creation of harmonious facial orchestration
Injector becomes conductor in the creation of harmonious facial orchestration

In the early days of non-invasive aesthetics, injectable treatments focused almost entirely on the simple objective of minimising wrinkles. Filler rheology was underdeveloped, limiting progression to a sophisticated treatment repertoire. 

An extraordinary evolution over the last 20 years has seen the development of scientifically advanced injectables to be utilised for enhancing youthful proportions, contours and skin quality.

Negative vectors and expression can be corrected and even a remarkable degree of facial elevation can be achieved. 

The treatment paradigm of injector primarily correcting wrinkles is obsolete.  Injectables must now be delivered in an advanced treatment orchestration where anatomy and biology meet art in an aesthetically harmonic symphony. 

The Buccal fat pad
What’s all the hype about?
Lip Lift
Techniques and technical pearls
The Fundament of Tissue Regeneration
A special focus on dedicated growth factor and rejuvenative tissue induction.

Biological engineering advances have captured the imagination of the aesthetic practitioners over the last three decades.
Initially, clinicians were captivated by the phenomenal engineering capacity of commerical fillers and threads to "fill" and "lift" tissues.

However, researchers never really lost sight of the concurrent biological magic of tissue regeneration inherent in these procedures.

In essence, every intervention from commercial fillers, threads, fat grafting, platelet derived growth fators,
energy based devices, skin needling, etc. induce tissue regeneration.

How to avoid seromas and the dual plane abdominoplasty
Deep plane/ponytail facelift and other techniques
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
Back by popular demand

Dr Anoop Rastogi

Introduction on the anatomy and blood supply of the nose.
Analysis of aesthetics: What makes an attractive nose?
Limitations of which features can and can’t be changed.

Physics Meets Biology in Rejuvenative Fusion
Physics Meets Biology in Rejuvenative Fusion

In 1917, Einstein laid the foundation for laser physics when he introduced the
concept of stimulated emission. 

Over 100 years later Aesthetic Practitioners have access to an extraordinary array of
energy based devices (EBD) to positively modify tissues.
Technology firms constantly innovate in an extremely competitive market.

The overarching biological challenge is to induce controlled tissue injury in order to initiate
rejuvenating tissue recovery without deleterious consequences. 

To fulfil this imperative for safe energy delivery, EBD engineers have devised intricate parameters such as
chromophore appropriate wavelengths and frequency options while automating delicately balanced complexities
in calculating the required thermal energy output to deliver effective and safe patient outcomes.

Gotta keep those good vibrations happening
Gotta keep those good vibrations happening

Office bedside ultrasound is here to stay. 
If nothing further, minimisation or treatment of vascular occlusion are sufficient
reasons to incorporate ultrasound into an aesthetic practice. 

This session explores this and other pertinent ultrasound indications  including:
Identification of previous fillers and filler types
Visualisation and guided treatment of filler nodules


Cannulas - where to start and how to select the right cannuala
Patient selection - when is a skin excision warranted
Complications in liposuction - how to correct deformities
Current liposuction regulations

Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Thread insertion has captured the imagination of practitioners and patients alike.
This session explores many issues including:
How do they work?
How long do they last?
Are they safe?
Are they cost effective?
Are they compatible with other procedures?


How to avoid seromas and the dual plane abdominoplasty.
Gynnacomastia: grades and skin resection.
Complications in Abdominoplasty and how to best manage them.

Cosmetex23 Sponsors


Sponsor Information
Check back soon to see a full listing of our sponsors.



lnMode is the fastest growing aesthetic medical device company in the industry. 

We are the leading global provider of medical aesthetic devices harnessing novel radiofrequency ("RF"), light and laser-based technologies. lnMode has leveraged its medically-proven minimally-invasive and non-invasive technologies to offer solutions for face and body contouring, skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing, laser hair removal, women's health and wellness, pigmented and vascular lesions. We believe in providing practitioners and clinicians with the tools they need to help people in feeling their best through real, repeatable and consistent results.


Mara Aesthetics
Mara Aesthetics

Mara Aesthetics is a family business founded in 2007. Products we represent in Australia and New Zealand include Aptos Threads and the innovative new PLASMA E.A.S.T. system for non-invasive procedures. we also fully understand the challenge of the aesthetic market and we operate an aesthetic clinic based in Sydney - You Cosmetic Medicine.



Sciton is committed to providing best-in-class laser and light solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance and value. Sciton offers best-in-class medical devices for laser-assisted lipolysis, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing, hair removal, phototherapy, wrinkle reduction, treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, scar reduction and acne. For more information, and a complete list of Sciton systems see website.


High Tech Medical
High Tech Medical

Medical equipment including Endy Med, Sofwave, Deaka, Adip Sculpt and Emcyte


HydraFacial Australia & New Zealand
HydraFacial Australia & New Zealand
Innovative Medical Technologies
Innovative Medical Technologies

Our mission and vision is ”to provide state of the art technology and medical equipment with outstanding service and ongoing support.” 
Innovative Medical Technologies (IMT) are an Australian based distributor of cutting edge medical, dental and aesthetic equipment. IMT are the importers and exclusive distributors for Fotona lasers, Medispec Shockwave devices and Biosure products.


Hugel Aesthetics
Hugel Aesthetics

Letybo (botulinum toxin)
Croma HA dermal fillers


Cosmetex23 Speakers

Come back to visit this page as further speakers are announced.  Please note speakers are subject to change. 


Dr Fadi Hamadani
Dr Fadi Hamadani
International Keynote Speaker

B.Med.Sc., M.D., M.Sc., RCSC-SF, ISAPS  
Plastic Surgeon; Aesthetic Specialist; International Clinical Expert and Trainer

Dr. Hamadani has vast expertise and is indeed renowned for his work in minimally-invasive and
non-invasive procedures incuding injectables and EBDs.

He has lectured worldwide including at IMCAS Paris on subjects such as "Facial resurfacing and rejuvenation using EBDs in all skin types" and "Delayed inflammatory response post-Covid vaccine/illness in patients with fillers". He is currently a co-ordinator on the Paris based online "IMCAS Alert injectables & threads" complications service. 

Dr Konstantin Sulamanidze
Dr Konstantin Sulamanidze
International Keynote Speaker - MD Georgia

Plastic aesthetic reconstructive surgeon, dermatologist, cosmetologist. Co-author of Aptos methods. Dr Konstantin is from the Republic of Georgia and is the son of Georgian Plastic Surgeon Dr Marlen Sulamanidze, inventor of the Aptos Thread Lifting Methods.

An active member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (ISAPS), International Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons (IPRAS) & Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Georgia (GeoPRAS). 

Performed more than 8,000 operations and has more than 400 training courses on Aptos thread lifting methods in more than 70 countries. Has published over 50 scientific papers, including the leading international journals. Anti – Aging Beauty Trophy 2015 – Winner of the Best Clinical Case.

Address: Total Charm Clinic, 18 V. Orbeliana St., Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

Dr Ferial Fanian
Dr Ferial Fanian
International Keynote Speaker

Dermatologist, France

Expert in aesthetic dermatology, cosmetology, laser applications in dermatology and expert in cutaneous imaging techniques (confocal microscopy, OCT and high frequency ultrasound), Dr Fanian is a board member of the ICNI group (Non-Invasive Cutaneous Imaging) of the French Society of Dermatology since 2015.

She holds a Ph.D. in life and health science from the University of Franche Comté, France from 2016 where she worked for more than 5 years on primary human melanocytes.

With a H-index of 76 (more than 28000 citation to date), she is the co-editor of the reference textbook of skin biometrology, "Agache's Measuring the Skin"http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319323817). , published in 2017. She has been a researcher in this field for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a Scientific Expert and Coordinator at the Centre for studies and Research on Integument (CERT) in the Department of Dermatology at university hospital of Besançon, France. She is also author of several chapters in different dermatologic books such as Atlas of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Venereology, Gender Dermatology.

Thanks to her extensive experience in aesthetic injections and Laser application in Dermatology, she is an experienced trainer and speaker at several international congresses and events and also academic trainer at University Diploma Curriculum (DIU France) in "Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatological Laser and Cosmetology" since 2012.

Dr Fanian is also a reviewer for several English and French scientific journals such as JEADV, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Case Reports in Dermatologicals, Medical Staff Dermatology, Therapeutic Realities in Dermato-Veneology.

Dr George Calfas
Dr George Calfas
Keynote Speaker

MB.BS. , D.Phys.Med., D. Dermatology, FACCSM(Med), FCPCA

Dr George M Calfas is a highly qualified cosmetic and laser physician with more than thirty years’ experience in the field of cosmetic medicine in Australia. As the founder and principal of the landmark GMC Cosmedical Clinics at Randwick and Narellan, Dr Calfas continues to evolve and deliver a diverse range of surgical and non-surgical face, neck and body procedures.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of New South Wales and obtained postgraduate qualifications in Physical Medicine from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Practical Dermatology from the University of Wales (UK).

Dr Calfas is a Senior Fellow and founding member of the Cosmetic Physician’s College of Australasia and the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine for which he is a mentor within its Clinical Training Program and a recently elected member of its Medical Board. Through these roles, Dr Calfas is responsible for shaping the next generation of cosmetic physicians.

Dedicated to the refinement of cosmetic medicine Dr Calfas regularly attends international congresses to stay abreast of new technology and procedures. He is also a sought-after guest speaker and regularly conducts training workshops both nationally and internationally.

With his considerable expertise in cosmetic medicine, Dr Calfas is branching into the emerging medical and cosmetic field of regenerative medicine.

Dr Calfas is dedicated to furthering the field of cosmetic and regenerative medicine and is committed to delivering the highest quality outcomes to his patients.

Chiza Westcarr
Chiza Westcarr

Chiza Westcarr is a university qualified nutritionist and skin specialist. She began teaching in 2000, and imparts current, nutrition and skin-relevant information to Medical Practitioners, Nurses and Skin Therapists alike.

Chiza has a real passion for all things skin and nutrition, recognising the real connection between gut health and skin health. She is often invited to write for magazines as well as speak nationally and overseas on various skin health-related topics.

In recent times, Chiza’s focus has turned to clinical consultation with a particular focus on gut health and has a strong belief that the health of the gut should be the starting point to restore health and wellness.

Chiza’s primary role in clinic is to assist in finding the best solutions for patients suffering from a number of growing health-related conditions which include (but are not restricted to) abdominal bloating and discomfort, lethargy, insomnia, skin-related conditions, stress-related disorders, anxiety, and low vitality. Menopausal health is a new area of interest that Chiza has taken on.

By incorporating an inside-out approach, in her work as both a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and Dermal Clinician, Chiza has been able to successfully help many of her clients improve their skin, gut and mental health. Her goal is to help fellow practitioners achieve success also.

Chiza has attained International Diploma qualifications - CIDESCO, ITEC Hons and CIBTAC. She also has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree, a Bachelor of Health Science, specialising in Clinical Dermal Therapies, a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine. Chiza is a qualified Health Coach and also a Menopause Coach.

Dr Anoop Rastogi
Dr Anoop Rastogi
B. Med, FACCSM (Surg) - ACCSM President

Dr Rastogi grew up in the beach side city of Newcastle, Australia and began his medical career in 1989, graduating from the University of Newcastle Medical School.

He served his surgical residency at home in Australia before travelling overseas to complete his advanced training in cosmetic surgery. Dr Rastogi is a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and holds procedure specific registration in breast surgery, liposculpture and body contour surgery, cosmetic facial surgery and cosmetic medicine.

Anoop’s cosmetic surgical training was both intensive and inspiring, having the honour of training under acclaimed surgeons such as Georgio Fischer MD in Rome the father of Liposculpture, Docteur Jean-Luc Bachelier in Paris and Dr Anthony Erian the then President of the European Academy for Cosmetic Surgery. Under Dr Erian he trained at the prestigious Cosmetic Surgery units of Guys Hospital London (Nuffield House) and the Cambridge Private Hospital.

Dr Ronald Feiner
Dr Ronald Feiner
ACCSM Medical Dean

Graduated (MBBS) University of NSW (Australia) 1977
Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eng) 1980
General Medicine and Surgery 1977-2005  (Private Practice)
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Proceduralist 2000-2023 (Private Practice)
Fellowship: Faculty Medicine Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine FACCSM (Med) - 2002-2023
Fellowship: Cosmetic Physicians College Australasia (FCPCA)-2015-2023
Fellowship: Australasian College Aesthetic Medicine (FACCM) 2015-2021
Medical Dean, Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine 2014-2023
Scientific Board-Injectables- IMCAS Academy 2019-2023
Coordinator-Injectables & Threads-IMCAS Academy 2022

Dr Soo-Keat Lim
Dr Soo-Keat Lim
MBBS (SYD) FACCSM (Med) Fellowship of Lipoplasty (ACCSM)

Dr Lim graduated with an MBBS from the University of Sydney in 1966. Since embarking on a career in cosmetic medicine some 25 years ago, Dr Lim has acquired a commanding experience in a wide variety of cosmetic procedures.

Dr Lim is well known for his expertise  in Body Shaping using the technique called Tumescent Liposuction under Local Anaesthetic. 

He is also well known for his skill in Fillers and Muscle Relaxing Injections as well as in Sclerotherapy.  As a result he is also called upon to train other doctors in these fields by leading companies in the cosmetic industry like Allergan, Merz & Galderma.

Dr Lim is the Chairperson of the ACCSM Liposuction Committee which looks after its Liposuction / Liposculpture training program. He is also a mentor for the ACCSM and has convened the college’s annual Liposuction Workshops since 2004. He runs regular training workshops in the technique of injecting the full range of filler products and Muscle Relaxants of Allergan, Merz and Galderma.

Dr Ron Bezic
Dr Ron Bezic
ACCSM Chief Censor - MBBS FACCSM (Surg)

Dr Bezic is an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon; Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and a member of the ACCSM Council; a fellow of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a winner of the ABCS Registrars™ Gold Medal.

Dr Bezic has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgery procedures.

Dr Peter Tran
Dr Peter Tran

Dr Tran is an Australian trained Cosmetic Surgeon with over 10 years of postgraduate experience. After completing his Internship and Residency at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney in 2011, he trained in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital and was appointed Conjoint Associate Lecturer UNSW. His philosophy is that each of his patients are cared for to the highest standards, with the utmost professionalism. This starts from the initial consult, through surgery and to the post-operative period, practicing up-to-date evidence-based medicine throughout their treatment journey.

He is a surgical Fellow and Vice President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM), whose ethos is ‘Raising Standards and Protecting Patients’. He is a Full Member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) and a surgical Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), having been trained by leading Plastic and Cosmetic surgeons worldwide, he is skilled in addressing complex surgical problems without compromising patient safety and care.

Dr Tran has special interests in tummy tucks and body contouring surgery and has authored papers on Dissection Techniques in Abdominoplasty published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr Lara Wetton
Dr Lara Wetton

Dr Wetton is a graduate of Adelaide University and holds a Surgical Fellowship from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.  Over the last 12 years, Dr Wetton has trained with a wide range of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, has worked in over sixteen Hospitals and Day Surgeries in Sydney, has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed Medical Journals, and has presented at many Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Conferences in Australia and overseas.

Dr Wetton’s special interests are facial rejuvenation (both surgical and non-surgical), cosmetic breast surgery, and body contouring. 

Cosmetex23 Rates

Register before 21 May, 2023 for Early Bird Rates

Apply code 'CosmetexEB23' at checkout to recieve Early Bird rate discount of 25%

ACCSM Fellow/Member - $1,485 - Price after 21 May - $1,980
CPCA Fellow/Member - $1,635 - Price after 21 May - $2,180
Non Member Doctor - $1,710 - Price after 21 May - $2,280
ACCSM Nurse - $1,110 - Price after 21 May - $1,480
Non Member Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Practice Staff - $1,425 - Price after 21 May - $1,900
ACCSM Registrar - $1,110 - Price after 21 May - $1,480
Gala Dinner - Thursday 17 August 2023 - $175