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Session Information

DSG D001 - Defect Rounds

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room C219

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: David M. Zloty, MD, FAAD

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

  • Inventively implement the four primary tenets of facial reconstruction.
  • Modify technique to make facial reconstructive options more time efficient.
  • Improve outcomes when using interpolation flaps.

This highly interactive session will emphasize how standard reconstructive principles can be modified to repair a defect using multiple approaches. Using the four primary tenets of reconstruction, participants will be able to formulate reconstructive options which are time efficient, reproducible, and deliver excellent functional/aesthetic results. Reconstructive examples will highlight how complex repairs can be simplified. Similarly, examples will demonstrate the extent to which various facial sites can tolerate tissue distortion. Techniques to maximize the end result of bilobe and melolabial transposition flaps will be outlined. The fine points and pearls of interpolation flaps will be fully demonstrated.