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Master Symposium puts Facial Plastic Surgery in the Spotlight

60 Facial Plastic Surgeons from Australian and around the world attended the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery annual meeting held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, from 14-16 March.

The Master Symposium and Cadaver Dissection, with emphasis on Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and Facial Rejuvenation, brought together fully registered specialists who perform aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, head and neck.

The meeting was all the more successful with the addition of two highly regarded keynote speakers from the US, Dr Jonathan Sykes and Dr Stephen Park.

Dr Marcells, Dr Sykes, Dr Park, Dr Pham, Dr Floreani

Topics explored included Fundamentals of Rhinoplasty, Facelift and Facial Rejuvenation Surgery including Profileplasty (reducing a prominent nose thereby bringing the brows and chin into balance), Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and Otoplasty (ear correction surgery).

“These forums promote ongoing excellence and a sharing of information which advances medical knowledge – and this ultimately benefits patients,” said AAFPS President, Dr George Marcells.

“Patient safety and achieving results that are both functionally sound and aesthetically satisfying are the fundamentals.

“Techniques are always evolving. Recent advances that I am especially interested in include Rib Graft Rhinoplasty (in both primary and revision cases) and of course the Deep Plane Facelift, which delivers a more natural looking result without that tell-tale ‘pulled’ appearance.

“With continuing developments and a commitment to education in the field of facial plastic surgery it’s more possible than ever before to keep those who want to look as young as they feel looking good well into the future.”

Conference attendees