The meeting is offered for continuing medical education of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians (MDs and DOs) in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program is for physicians with all levels of experience and covers aesthetic, reconstructive, and congenital issues relevant to this specialty.
The course directors, AAFPRS Foundation, and CME Committee strive to formulate a program that is contemporary, unbiased, and relevant. After attending the plenary sessions, the participant should be able to:
Recognize the multiple modifications of facelift surgery and apply them appropriately.
Detail the current approaches, which can be used for periorbital rejuvenation.
Discuss the concept of a comprehensive approach to midface rejuvenation.
Identify ideal candidates for fat transfer and explain the techniques involved leading to a successful outcome.
Detail the tenets related to successfully managing your office staff.
Describe the principles involved in choosing new technology and applying it to your practice.
Discuss the principles and techniques for the current use of neurotoxins and fillers.
Detail the possible pitfalls and complications associated with neurotoxins and fillers.
Discuss appropriate patient selection with respect to the use of the appropriate lasers, understanding which laser works best for a given skin condition.
Explain the various treatment algorithms for tip contouring and projection in rhinoplasty surgery.
Understand the methods available for the reconstruction os large nasal defects.
Understand the details involved in contemporary management of ear reconstruction.
Recognize how to apply contemporary concepts in nasal valve surgery.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. It represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics.