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FRM F031 - Finessing Facial Reconstruction

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 2C

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Michael R. Migden, MD, FAAD

  • David G. Brodland, MD, FAAD
  • Jonathan L. Cook, MD, FAAD
  • Ramsey F. Markus, MD, FAAD
  • J. Michael Wentzell, MD

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

  • Develop techniques for refining basic repairs, use of skin substitutes, cartilage grafting, and local-regional flaps.
  • Describe special variations of traditional flaps for challenging facial defects.
  • 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, 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.


Friday, March 21
3:30 PMReconstructive Surgery and the Creative Process / Dr. Wentzell
3:55 PMRefinements in the Pedicled Flap Reconstruction of the Nose / Dr. Cook
4:18 PMSimplicity: The Unsung Element of Finesse / Dr. Brodland
4:38 PMAlar Margin Cartilage Grafting and Wound Contouring: The Z Axis / Dr. Migden
4:58 PMLaser Refinement of Surgical Scars / Dr. Markus
5:15 PMQ & A / All faculty