Dr. Brian Braithwaite, a plastic surgeon in Chicago, recently attended the 46th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery in Miami, FL to discuss the latest advancements and improvements made in the realm of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Braithwaite says his experience at the conference offers him a unique perspective on the constantly evolving field of plastic surgery and has further inspired him to continue pursuing the highest level of results and safety for his patients.
At his Chicago plastic surgery practice, Dr. Brian Braithwaite focuses on a range of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation, facelift, and tummy tucks. After returning from Miami, FL for the 46th Annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Braithwaite says he is excited to bring the latest innovations and discoveries in aesthetic enhancements back to his practice as a way to continuously improve his abilities and his patients’ satisfaction. The conference, jointly sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School, is designed to distill and clarify essential technical elements in plastic surgery procedures and allow surgeons in attendance to produce the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.
Dr. Braithwaite says key topics at the symposium were the advances and improvements in high-volume liposuction, dermal filler injection techniques, patient safety in combining liposuction with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), nasal shaping and grafting, and others. He says the most consistently engaging part of the Baker Gordon Symposium is the live demonstrations performed via real-time feed from Mercy Hospital. Dr. Braithwaite says visual educational courses, like the ones displaying live surgeries at the conference, have been a crucial element of his ability to achieve natural results in procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck in Chicago.
“Beamed from a local hospital operating room, true experts in plastic surgery demonstrate their techniques to a captive audience, carefully explaining each decision, improvement, and potential pitfall. Audience members benefit as if they are scrubbed in on the case. The live surgery element of the Baker-Gordon Symposium makes this conference truly one-of-a-kind.”
Whether his patients are looking for a tummy tuck or breast augmentation in Chicago, Dr. Braithwaite says the benefits of annual attendance at events like the Baker Gordon are evident in all of his procedures. He says keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and developments means he can provide his patients with the safest, most effective treatments available.
“Conferences such as the Baker-Gordon Symposium are important to me as a plastic surgeon because virtually all the important updates and innovations are discussed during this intense 3 day meeting. It is crucial for board certified plastic surgeons to remain timely and up-to-date in our ever-changing field of cosmetic surgery and injectables.”
About Brian M. Braithwaite, MD, FACS
A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Brian Braithwaite was a member of the U.S. Navy and received his surgical training as a resident in general surgery at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base. He completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville, and then became a staff plastic surgeon at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where he served on active duty as the Chief of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Braithwaite was named Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Located at 601 West Randolph Street in Chicago, IL, Dr. Braithwaite’s practice can be reached at (312) 361-8108. He can also be contacted online via the website drbraithwaite.com or facebook.com/drbraithwaite.