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Session Information

FRM F141 - Finessing Facial Reconstruction

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A208/209

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Michael R. Migden, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Develop techniques for refining basic repairs, use of skin substitutes, cartilage grafting, and local-regional flaps.
  • 2. Describe special variations of traditional flaps for challenging facial defects.
  • 3. Recognize laser applications to optimize reconstructive outcomes.

The reconstructive algorithm is vast for challenging facial repairs. Too often, before and after photos bypass the nuances of flap design and closure. This forum will focus on these finer details including: appropriate patient preparation, instrumentation, suturing techniques, structural support, contour restoration, and closure. Strategies to refine facial repairs and creatively applying them will be emphasized. The role of lasers in optimizing surgical outcomes will be explored.