The Elite Edge Tour

December 4, 2022 I Seattle, WA 

Hyatt Regency Bellevue 

900 Bellevue Way NE 

Bellevue, WA 98004

8:30 AM – 5:00PM



How will you gain your elite edge?

Top aesthetic providers understand industry dynamics. They invest in exceptional technology that does more to meet their patients’ needs and maximizes their bottom line.

Join Cartessa Aesthetics on The Elite Edge 2022 Tour – a full day symposia that explores top aesthetic trends and the technologies and treatments embraced by the best in the industry. Learn from aesthetic insiders as they share their clinical and financial perspectives into the cutting-edge devices that give them, the elite edge.

Breakfast + lunch will be provided. Event will conclude with a cocktail reception.

Featured Devices + Discussions


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Featured Guests


Jordan White, BSN, RN, CFRN

Jordan is the lead master injector in Gilbert, AZ. Jordan has extensive training by some of the most renowned injectors in the world including Dr. Sam Assassa and Julie Horne. Jordan is known for his lip techniques as well as mid and lower face restoration. Jordan has years of experience in critical care, more specifically as a medevac nurse! Jordan continues to be a highly sought-after injector here in the valley and has clients who travel from all over the state to see him! Jordan says, “I enjoy the ability to bring my patient’s goals to reality by using the latest and safest techniques.” When Jordan isn’t behind the needle, he loves spending time outdoors with his beautiful wife Lauren and baby girl Emma Grace. 


Dr. Carey J. Nease

Dr. Carey J. Nease is triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon—American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. With nearly 20 years of experience, he has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures. His research has been published in several aesthetic surgical journals, he has written several book chapters, and he has given numerous lectures and presentations for his peers across the country.  

As a Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he provides training to American Board of Medical Specialties-certified fellows who are either general surgeons, plastic surgeons or head and neck surgeons. He is trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and 2018 president of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS). He is the lead physician for Nease Cosmetic Surgery, with two practice locations offering plastic surgery and medical spa treatments. And finally, he was named Best of the Best Cosmetic Surgeon for seven consecutive years in Chattanooga, TN and the North Georgia area. 

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Robert J. DeFatta, MD

Dr. Defatta attended Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, LA where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1995. He then began medical school at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, LA; he received his Ph.D. in 2000 and his Doctor of Medicine in 2002. His Ph.D. thesis was featured in the journal of Nature Medicine and he presented his research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. His work was later awarded a U.S. Patent in the field of cancer gene therapy.  

From 2002-2003, Dr. DeFatta completed his general surgery internship, followed by residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery from 2003-2007 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX. During his head and neck surgical training, Dr. DeFatta developed a love of plastic surgery and reconstruction of the face, head and neck while working with Dr. Yadro Ducic, a world-renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon.  

Striving for expert training in this area, Dr. DeFatta pursued a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Edwin Williams III at Williams Plastic Surgery Specialists at Latham, NY from 2007-2008. During this additional year of training, he began serving on the faculty at Albany Medical Center Otolaryngology residency program, where his work was dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, eyes, face and neck. Throughout his training and career, he has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and authored textbook chapters on both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery topics. He continues to serve on the editorial boards of multiple specialty medical journals. Dr. DeFatta has been invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally, and continues his dedication to teaching by serving as volunteer faculty for the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency program.

Dr. DeFatta’s experience ranges from treatment with Botox and facial fillers to rhinoplasty and face lifts…from acute repair of complex facial fractures and lacerations to reconstruction of scars and previous facial trauma…from cosmetically hiding incisions during skin cancer resection to microvascular reconstruction of large cancer defects of the head and neck.  Dr. Robert DeFatta is dual Board Certified in the science and art of balancing elegant structure with optimal function—exclusively within the face, head and neck—this is what qualifies him as the Face Expert


Monica Bonakdar, MD

Dr. Monica Bonakdar has been in private practice in Newport Beach, California for over 20years. She has dedicated her entire practice to transforming her patients into younger and more self-confident versions of themselves with nonsurgical cosmetic dermatology solutions such as Botox Cosmetic, facial fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, cosmeceutical skincare.

An Orange County native, Dr. Bonakdar proudly attended University of California, Irvine for her Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science degree and University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine for her Medical Doctorate degree, graduating with Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa Honors. Dr. Bonakdar then completed her internship and residency training at University of California, Los Angeles.

Returning to her beloved Orange County, Dr. Bonakdar established Bonakdar Aesthetics to provide Newport Beach and neighboring Orange County communities with new and safe cutting edge nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for looking natural, youthful, and beautiful. She continues to be an early adopter of new and safe cutting-edge technologies in the ever-evolving world of cosmetic medicine.


We are so excited to have you attend! Please be aware, registering for the event does NOT include a booking of accommodations. We do have a room block for our event, but there is limited availability, so we recommend booking your room ASAP. 

If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rate at the hotel, book online here. The room block cutoff date is Monday, November 15th. All room reservations must be made before then.


Please contact your local Cartessa Representative or fill out the form to connect with our Engagement Manager, Sydney McGrade with any questions regarding the event.