aesthetic surgery

Master Course

periorbital filler
& oculoplastic

This unique Master Course is intended for a limited group of physicians who wish to improve their surgical and filler injection techniques for the periorbital and periocular areas. Prevention of live changing complications, for example blindness after filler injections, is our number one priority. Knowledge and deep understanding of the 3-dimensional anatomy is key in preventing complications. Real hands-on cadaver dissections and treatments can give the clinician the anatomical insights that cannot be attained by reading books or studying images and videos.

The theoretical part of this master course is provided by means of the Symposium Oculoplastic and Periorbital Filler Anatomy that will be held on the day prior to the hands–on training. Master Course delegates get free access to attend the Symposium. 

€ 3.450

master course

about this course

After attending the Symposium for theoretical background and demonstration of anatomy and technique, you'll gain access to an intensive hands–on training by a multidisciplinary team of experts in the fields of periorbital anatomy, periorbital and periocular filler injections and oculoplastic surgery.

Understanding the correct safest treatment techniques will result in lower risk of complications. With both silicone heads as well as cadaver specimens, we dive deep into management of vascular filler complications. Really knowing the anatomy not only serves as the most valuable element of prevention of complications, but will be of the highest value in treatment of complications, should they occur. During this master course, we highlight both prevention and treatment of complications.

  • exclusive opportunity to train with the best in the field
  • hands–on training day including cadaver treatments
  • attendance to the symposium included

course level: advanced

This course is intended for physicians with significant experience in aesthetic procedures, either surgical or non-surgical. If licensed in your country to independently perform these procedures, in some cases (prescribing) nurses or dentists could also apply.

Please note: in The Netherlands, nurses and dentists are not allowed to perform these procedures and will not be permitted to enter the course. 

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theoretical training

The theoretical part of this Master Course is covered by the Symposium that will be held on the day before the hands–on training. During the Symposium our faculty will share their extensive knowledge of the following indications and techniques.

01  the latest academic insights

  • Expert presentations at the forefront of the developments
  • Live cadaver dissections highlighting periorbital filler anatomy
  • Live patient filler treatments of the periorbital and periocular areas
  • Live cadaver dissections highlighting surgical periorbital anatomy
  • Live cadaver surgery of the periorbital area
  • Autologous regenerative therapy for periorbital rejuvenation
  • Chemical blepharoplasty techniques with deep phenol peels
  • Regenerative aesthetic procedures for the periorbital area
  • New developments in the field of longevity medicine
  • Network with top experts in the field

02  cutting-edge techniques

  • The anatomy of the infraorbital hollow that exists of the palpebromalar groove, V-frame deformity and the tear troughs.
  • The sunken upper eyelids, also referred to as A-frame deformity or superior orbital sulcus
  • How you can create a nonsurgical canthal tilt improvement by treating the palpebromalar groove with fillers.
  • Anatomical layers and how the target depth for sunken upper eyelids is the preseptal, submuscular plane
  • How to create a single suture brow lift during a blepharoplasty 
  • The SOOF lift for hiding orbital bone resorption 
  • The current best techniques for canthopexia

A quick reference guide tailor made for this Master Course will serve as a further theoretical basis.

training program

Practical training is provided in the dissection room of the historical academic anatomy building in Utrecht, The Netherlands. During a comprehensive 1–day training program delegates will perform hands-on cadaver dissections for surgical as well as non-surgical periorbital rejuvenation. Our faculty will guide the delegates through the various steps in blepharoplasty techniques and filler injections techniques on fresh frozen cadaver specimens.

We will have fresh frozen cadaver specimens available for a very select group of two delegates per head. Our oculoplastic surgeon and professor Peerooz Saeed will share his extensive knowledge of blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelids), brow lifting with suspension sutures and canthopexia. Julieta Spada and Jani van Loghem will share their knowledge on non-surgical filler injections in the periorbital and periocular areas.

Delegates will have ample opportunity to practice the techniques. Our academic anatomist Karl Jacobs is there to highlight specific anatomical structures to assist delegates in getting a better 3-dimensional understanding of the periorbital anatomy.

day 1  - symposium

22 mar



09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and registration

live demonstration & keynote

09:30 - 10:00

Dr. Karl Jacobs
The anatomy of the periorbital area explained.
With life cadaver dissection of the periorbital area, temples, brows, forehead and periocular area, infraorbital and upper eyelid area


09:30 - 10:00

Dr. Jani van Loghem & Dr. Julieta Spada
Optimizing safety during periorbital and periocular rejuvenating filler injections

live demonstration & keynote

10:30 - 11:10

Dr. Jani van Loghem & Dr. Julieta Spada
Live demonstration with fillers in the periorbital area
The safest injection protocols will be shown for temples, brows and forehead. Simultaneous cadaver injection with the same techniques to show anatomical placement

coffee break


11:45 - 12:00

Dr. Christopher Brandt
Periorbital and periocular rejuvenation using autologous fat


12:00 - 12:15

Dr. Job Thuis
Periorbital rejuvenation using chemical peel (phenol) 


afternoon & evening


13:15 - 13:35

Dr. Jonathan Kadouch
Prevention and management of vascular complications after soft tissue filler injections


13:35 - 13:55

Dr. Philippe Snozzi
The (non)sense of retrobulbar hyaluronidase injections

live demonstration

13:55 - 14:15

Dr. Karl Jacobs
Live cadaver demonstration
Surgical periorbital anatomy 

coffee break

surgical sessions

14:30 - 14:50

Dr. Jose Raul Montes 
Nonsurgical periorbital rejuvenation for surgeons 

14:50 - 15:20

Prof. Dr. Peerooz Saeed
Technical updates on blepharoplasty 

15:20 - 16:20

Prof. Dr. Peerooz Saeed
Live cadaver blepharoplasty demonstration
Surgical techniques will be demonstrated on a cadaver specimen 

sponsored non-surgical sessions

14:30 - 15:30

MERZ AESTHETICS: Dr. Jonathan Kadouch, MD
Presentation Unlocking Ultimate Results: Tailored Treatments with BELOTERO® and RADIESSE® 

15:30 - 16:20

Dr. Nichola Conlon
Treating aging from the inside: Longevity Medicine meets aesthetics - Nuchido Time

coffee break

16:30 - 17:20

Dr. Steven Land
A look at the changes and advancements in the field of regenerative aesthetics: polynucleotide injection therapy for periorbital rejuvenation. - Mastelli

closing & drinks

17:20 - 18:00

day 2 : master course

23 mar



10:00 - 10:30

Welcome and registration

cadaver wet lab

10:30 - 11:00

Karl Jacobs: Introduction to the Department of Anatomy of the Amsterdam University Medical Center and welcome to the cadaver wet lab with some household messages.

cadaver session 1

11:00 - 13:00

Delegates have the opportunity to choose either a surgical station or a filler station.
- Surgical stations:

 Upper lid blepharoplasty, brow suspension
- Filler stations:

 Forehead, brow lift, sunken upper eyelid / A-frame deformity


afternoon & evening

cadaver session 2

14:00 - 17:00

Delegates have the opportunity to choose either a surgical station or a filler station.
- Surgical stations:

 Lower lid blepharoplasty, SOOF lift, canthopexia
- Filler stations:

 Temple, palpebromalar groove, V-frame deformity, tear trough

award ceremony

17:00 - 18:00

Certificate award ceremony and drinks
This course is intended for physicians with significant experience in aesthetic injectable procedures. If licensed in your country to independently perform these procedures, in some cases (prescribing) nurses or dentists could also apply.

course level: advanced

Please note: in The Netherlands, nurses and dentists are not allowed to perform these procedures and will not be permitted to enter the course. 

general information


22 & 23 March 2024


Scrubs, certificate and lunch


Bekkerstraat 141, 3572 SG
Utrecht, The Netherlands

travel and general inquiries

Contact us for:

Corporate rates of the main luxury hotels near the course locationIn case you have any dietary requests or food allergies.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

our expert faculty

Jani van Loghem

Aesthetic Physician, MD PhD

Job Thuis

Aesthetic Physician KNMG, MD

Karl Jacobs

Expert Anatomist, MD

Peerooz Saeed

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Julieta Spada

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Phillipe Snozzi

Aesthetic Physician, MD

join the symposium

On the day before this hands-on training we will host the first UMA Academy Symposium on Oculoplastic and Periorbital Filler Anatomy. It will be held at the same location, offering a program packed with periorbital and oculoplastic demonstrations performed by the same faculty. Attendance at Symposium is included in the course fee.

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