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Session Information

DSG D004 - Defect Rounds

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 712

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: David M. Zloty, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Inventively implement the four primary tenets of facial reconstruction.
  • 2. Assess facial tissue dynamics to simplify complex reconstructions.
  • 3. Apply technique modifications to make facial reconstructive options more time efficient.

This highly interactive session will emphasize how standard reconstructive principles can be modified to allow repair of 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 bilobed and melolabial transposition flaps will be outlined. The fine points and pearls of interpolation flaps will be fully demonstrated.