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AAFPS Webinar Series

NB: Lectures from July 28, 2021 to January 12, 2022 have been approved by the RACS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. There are 7 lectures in total, and qualifies for 7 Point/s in Educational Activities. That’s 1 Point for each Lecture.

Date: Wednesday January 12, 2022, 8pm AEDT

Dr Darryl Hodkingson

Topic: Management of extruded silicon nasal implants

Silicone nasal implants are an option for dorsal augmentation, particularly in Asian Rhinoplasty. Here we discuss their complications and options for revision surgery.

Date: Wednesday December 15, 2021, 8pm AEDT


Dr Shahram Shahidi       Dr Shab Mireskandari

Topic: Does every Rhinoplasty patient need a psychological assessment

Rhinoplasty is an emotional journey for the patient and psychologic support preoperatively plays an important role in pre-operative assessment.

Date: Wednesday November 17, 2021, 8pm AEDT

Dr Michael Zacharia

Topic: Lip Lifting

Lip lift techniques have been described and performed for decades, with increasing popularity recently. Here we look at lip lifting principles, techniques and outcomes.

Date: Wednesday October 20th, 2021, 8pm AEDT

Dr Steven Liew

Topic: Filler complications: Updates & Management

Hyaluronic Acid fillers are very popular in facial aesthetics. Here we discuss their complications and how to best prevent and resolve them.

Date: Wednesday September 22nd, 2021, 8pm AEST

Dr Catherine Meller

Topic: Costal Cartilage Allografting in Rhinoplasty: Current Evidence and Experience

Rib cartilage is frequently used for revision and reconstructive nasal surgery. Here we look at rib Allograft as an alternative.

Date: Wednesday August 25th, 2021, 8pm AEST

Prof. Richard Harvey

Topic: Informed consent for Rhinoplasty and the impact of smoking: reality and published data.  Reported rates of revision surgery, unsatisfactory outcome and the effects of smoking on Rhinoplasty and elective cosmetic Surgery.

Smoking before and after any surgical procedure is known to increase risks to the patient and healing. Here we look specifically at smoking and its impacts on rhinoplasty and cosmetic procedures. Additionally, no procedure is 100% nor can a surgeon guarantee a patient perceived outcome. What should patients expect from a surgeon wrt smoking advice, revision surgery and unsatisfactory outcomes?

Date: Wednesday July 28th, 2021, 8pm AEST

Dr Stephen Kleid

Topic: The Polybeak Deformity: Case series and experience in correcting them

The Polybeak deformity is a known complication of Rhinoplasty and a reason patients seek secondary correction. Here we look at a single surgeon’s experience and case series of correcting this post-operative deformity.

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 8pm AEST

Dr Greg Lvoff

Topic: Orthognathic Surgery for Dentofacial Deformities

Correcting midface and mandibular deformities requires careful preop analysis and appropriate surgical intervention to correct functional and aesthetic issues of the facial skeleton.

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 8pm AEST

Dr Tuan Pham 

Topic: Otoplasty, anterior scoring and combined modified Mustarde’ techniques

There are many techniques to correct prominent ears. Here we look at an Otoplasty technique which includes modifications of well-known and previously described techniques.

Sydney Rhinoplasty Course

Date: Saturday, 13 September, 2021
Location: Sydney

Prof Richard Harvey convenes Sydney Structured Rhinoplasty Dissection Course, St Vincents Hospital.

The 28th Stuttgart Course for Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Date: 22nd and 23rd April, 2021
Platform: Virtual

Professor Wolfgang Gubisch announces live surgical demonstrations at the 28th Stuttgart Course.

For more details and to register visit:

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Manual Lymph Drainage for pre and post plastic surgery

You may have heard of the Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), developed by Dr Vodder to treat lymphoedema. It’s widely recommended by plastic surgeons in Europe and the USA to improve healing and reduce the recovery time after surgery.
Olivia Cimadevilla, an MLD therapist, approached the AAFPS and provided some information about the treatment – click here to view Olivia’s website and the benefits of MLD for pre and post plastic surgery.
You can also find more about this treatment on the MLD website here.


Dr. George Marcells

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Dr Marcells is an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon based in Bondi Junction in Sydney. He is the President of the AAFPS (Aust..

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Dr. Brandon Hitchcock

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Dr. Philip Michael

Dr Michael is one of the few surgeons in Australia that has passed specialist ear, nose and throat examinations in the U..

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