1. Saturday September 29
11:45 AM “Understanding the Subtle Changes
of the Aging Face”
Dr. Elahi brings a breadth and depth of experience to his orbitofacial plastic surgery
practice. After his medical training and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and
his fellowship training at Mount Sinai and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary, he
continued his involvement with the prestigious Mount Sinai in many capacities including
teaching clinical medicine and surgery to fellows and residents with diverse medical
specialties. As well, he has served as Director of Eye Care Services at Mount Sinai-
NYU Medical Center.
His many years of medical, microsurgical and laser surgical work have been grounded
in both research and practical experience. He is the researcher/author of numerous
articles and published studies including the procedural causes of blepharoptosis as well
as treatment and management of thyroid related eye disease and eyelid and orbital
tumors. His recently coauthored "Atlas of Aesthetic Eyelid and Periocular Surgery" is
widely used internationally.
Dr. Elahi's practical experience covers a wide range from oculofacial reconstructive
surgery to complex cancer reconstructive surgery to purely aesthetic facial plastic
surgery. His success with thousands of procedures stems from his focus on combining
safety and skill with a strong commitment to achieving a natural and desired result for
each individual. This includes patients seen in his Manhattan offices, patients treated as
a part of his teamwork with other Mt. Sinai specialists, as well as pro bono patients
treated in developing world countries.
It is possible that Dr. Elahi's success also has its roots in his love of music, painting and
beauty in all contexts. He derives intense satisfaction in knowing that his patients come
to him for individual consultation and treatment and eventually depart with increased
confidence and self-esteem.
“Understanding the Subtle Changes of the Aging Face”
In the recent years, as our understanding of the aging face has advanced, so has our
ability to provide natural rejuvenation without excessive surgical intervention. The aging
face is much more than laxity of the skin. The ideal approach takes into account skin
2. quality, skin laxity, fat loss, movement of deep tissue planes and bones, as well as the
dynamic movement of the face. Increasingly, we are able to treat the face effectively
while eliminating or minimizing surgical trauma. Where surgery is indicated, newer
paradigms emphasize three dimensional contour, dynamic facial movements and
This talk will help the audience not only gain familiarity with the various modalities of
minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, but also a better understanding of changes that
occur to the aging face
1:00 PM “REFRESH YOURSELF, WITH THE
PROCEDURES YOU NEED, AT THE PLACES
YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO”
Presented by Global Health Connection Inc.
Global Health Connection Inc. (GHCI) connects people with expert doctors at
international locations at a fraction of the US cost. From Dentistry and Cosmetic
surgery, to invasive Cardiac, Orthopedic and Bariatric weight loss surgery, GHCI is the
“Medical Travel Agency” bringing you to the world’s best medical destinations.
GHCI has partnered with some of the worlds most well known Surgeons and Healthcare
facilities to make excellent medical services available at an affordable cost. You will
hear from world renowned surgeons and dentists from Costa Rica, how patients from
around the world are receiving the surgical procedures they have needed and wanted in
the city of San Jose, Costa Rica.
GHCI Partner Physicians
Dr. Joseph Cohen MD, IPRAS, AACS, AARHS, received his Bachelors
Degree in biology from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, his
Medical Doctorate from the Autonomous University of Central America in
San Jose, Costa Rica, his residency in General Surgery at Easton Hospital
in Easton, Pennsylvania, and his residency in Plastic Surgery in Madrid,
Spain. He is the director of the Liposuction Workshop at the Rosenstock
Lieberman Clinic, sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr, Cohen
is a Member of the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic
Surgery (IPRAS), a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a
Member of the American Academy of Restorative Hair Surgery.
Dr. Cohen will be speaking on:
”COSMETIC SURGERY FOLLOWING WEIGHT LOSS”
3. Dr. Alberto Meza MD, ADA, AAID, AACD, received his Medical
Doctorate from University of Costa Rica, and is the Professor of
Prosthodontics and Integral Rehabilitation at the Latin University of Costa
Rica as well as the Professor at Dental Technicians School C.U.C. Dr.
Meza is the Director of Specialties Clinic Dentistry at Clinica Hospital
Santa Catalina, and the Director of Meza Dental Care both in Costa Rica.
Dr. Meza is a Member of the American Dental Association, a Member of the American
Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Dentistry (AACD), a Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica, and is
recognized by the Costa Rican Board of Dentistry.
Dr. Meza will be speaking on:
“SMILE MAKEOVERS: MAKING THE PERFECT SMILE WITH
VENEERS, FULL PORCELAIN CROWNS, AND REPLACING BAD
OR MISSING TEETH”
Mr. Jon Sadowitz comes to GHCI as the regional director for GHCI with
experience as a Global Product Service Manager from fortune 500 company
Mettler-Toledo, an international precision instrument company. Mr.
Sadowitz’s accomplishments included the development and implementation
of worldwide regulatory compliance initiatives. Mr. Sadowitz is responsible
for the development of partnerships between GHCI and international
physicians and medical facilities in Central and South American countries and Asia.
Mr. Sadowitz will present:
“REFRESH YOURSELF, WITH THE PROCEDURES YOU NEED,
AT THE PLACES YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO”
Medical travel: A view of Costa Rica for Dental and Aesthetic Plastic surgery
Be sure not to miss these sessions with Dr. Joseph Cohen and Dr. Alberto Meza.
Visit us at Booth #100, for a free Dental, Cosmetic or Bariatric consultation with one of
our partnering doctors. Also visit our booth for a FREE virtual cosmetic makeover.
2:15 PM “Dazzle Your Smile with Tooth Whitening
Your Smile is the First Impression
Make it a lasting one!”
“A Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants”
4. DR. CHRISTINE SKORDELES
Dr. Skordeles is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental
Medicine. She is in private practice on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Before becoming a
dentist, Dr. Skordeles was a Neuroscience Research Assistant studying brain cells.
She is a published coauthor for her research contributions. She has a commitment to
new research which is constantly evolving and changing Dentistry.
Dr. Skordeles is in the forefront of Dentistry integrating pure scientific research into
Clinical dental practice bringing the latest materials, techniques and equipment
incorporation to dentistry. The art of Dentistry and Medicine go hand in hand in the
twenty first century. She lectures nationally in Dentistry.
Dazzle Your Smile with Tooth Whitening
Your Smile is the First Impression make it
a lasting one!
• Learn about the types of Tooth Whitening.
• Bleaching a single tooth tooth that had a root canal.
• Bleaching before cosmetic changes to the teeth.
• Bleaching after braces and orthodontics.
• Learn How long the Whitening lasts.
• Tooth Sensitivity will you have any and what can be done about it?
• See photos of cases that have changed Smiles with Tooth Whitening.
• Discussion of Aftercare products.
“A Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants”
Dr. Paul Calat
5. Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are a predictable and proven
solution for tooth loss. Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your
own natural teeth.
No longer does tooth loss have to be permanent or painful. Dental implants can enable
you to smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth feel great and appear natural.
Dental implants help preserve your natural facial contours, allowing you to maintain your
Dr. Paul Calat is board certified in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Mid-Manhattan
Oral Surgery, is his private practice which is located in Midtown Manhattan. There he
provides the most state of the art, minimally invasive cosmetic dental implant solutions
in a comfortable and pain-free environment to even the most fearful patients.
Dr. Calat is a specialist, with advanced training in cosmetic dental implant surgery. He
teaches future dentists and oral surgeons at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital.
3:30 PM “BE THE WOMAN YOU WANT TO BE!
COSMETIC GENITAL SURGERY”
Presented by Manhattan Vaginal Surgery Center
Dr. Ronald D. Blatt
Ronald D. Blatt M.D.,F.A.C.O.G., graduated magna cum laude from S.U.N.Y. Albany
where he received his bachelor of Science degree in 1977. In 1982 he graduated from
the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his residency in 1986 at
St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Certified by the American Board
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Blatt has been in private practice in New York City for
the past two decades. Since 1994 he has devoted his practice solely to gynecology and
After years of listening to many patients complain of cosmetic and medical problems in
their vulvar and vaginal regions, Dr. Blatt founded the Manhattan Center for Vaginal
Surgery. Dr. Blatt saw a need to help women with this most sensitive of subjects and
more importantly, provide them with a specialized and professional approach to genital
As the Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of the Manhattan Center for Vaginal
Surgery, Dr. Blatt specializes in elective cosmetic genital surgery including vaginoplasty,
labiaplasty, hymen repair, and vaginal rejuvenation.
6. Dr. Blatt performs hundreds of surgeries a year at the Manhattan Center for Vaginal
Surgery. He is also affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Blatt is an active member of several professional societies including: Fellow of the
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Medical Society of the State of
“BE THE WOMAN YOU WANT TO BE!
COSMETIC GENITAL SURGERY”
Dr. Blatt discusses his approach to cosmetic genital surgery.
Topics will include reducing the size of the Labia Minora (Labiaplasty), Vaginal
tightening (vaginoplasty), Hymen repair (Hymenoplasty), as well as other surgical topics.
If you or someone you know has enlarged labia or vaginal looseness that causes
cosmetic or sexual problems you should attend this lecture.
FEMNENE: Physician Formulated Intimate Care Products
If you're waxing, shaving or entering menopause this lecture's for you!
Dr. Blatt discusses new products he helped develop for today's woman. Topics will
include: “Don't dry out! Keeping your private parts pretty after menopause” and “Beauty
after the Spa: Preventing ingrown hairs, razor bumps and burn after waxing and
4:30 PM “Liposuction in the New Millenium”
Dr. Douglas Taranow D.O., FACOS
Dr. Douglas Taranow is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Prior to
being board certified as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Taranow completed a rigorous course of
training which included not only general surgery, but extensive experience in the care of
burn patients and trauma surgery. This background allows him to adapt to the
7. specific needs of his patients with confidence and ease.
Dr. Taranow often treats patients who have been referred by other plastic surgeons or
who have been turned away due to the complexity of their cases. His knowledge of
wound healing allows him to treat people of every ethnicity and color. Sensitive to the
needs of all those who come to him, surgical procedures are tailored to the individual
needs of each patient.
Dr. Taranow utilizes the most up to date techniques available. Whether it is subtle
refinement or a more aggressive approach that is required, all patients can be assured
that every effort is made to keep scarring to a minimum. Patients are pleased to find that
small incisions are utilized for all procedures.
Dr. Taranow has lectured throughout the world, including South Korea and Thailand
where he spoke for the largest liposuction manufacturer in the world, Byron Medical. In
addition to his speaking engagements, Dr. Taranow is an examiner for the Plastic
Surgery Boards for new plastic surgeons who want to become board certified. He is
currently the chairman of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division of the
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).
Dr. Taranow is known for his refined technique and skill and specializes in, and limits his
practice to, the areas of breast surgery (breast augmentations, breast lifts and breast
reductions), liposuction of all areas of the body and abdominoplasty (tummy-tucks).
“Liposuction in the New Millenium”
This lecture will be about the history of liposuction, the different types of liposuction
techniques available and finally a review of the different areas of the body that may be
treated successfully with liposuction. I will discuss my fourteen years and over 2000
case experience in the field of liposuction. I will save time at the end for some questions