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About The Face 2017

A unique meeting of surgeons from New Zealand, Australia, America and Great Britain to focus on the human face and the reconstructive, aesthetic and social challenges that it presents us. Sponsored and endorsed by The Otago Medical School, University of Otago. Open to plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and trainees. Held at the highly acclaimed Rees Hotel, starting early Thursday morning 6th April 2017 and finishing Saturday 8th April 2017

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The Rees Hotel

Showcasing breathtaking panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just a gentle walk to Queenstown’s town centre.

The Rees Hotel offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 hotel rooms and 90 apartments all with private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkable Mountain range.

The many unique features at The Rees Hotel include a fine dining restaurant with an award winning chef who creates exquisite menus showcasing the spectacular produce available in Central Otago, an extensive award winning wine cellar, library, courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, free high speed Wi-Fi, conference rooms, gymnasium, undercover parking and private wharf. You are able to swim from our wharf or beach – not for the faint hearted!

Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel Queenstown epitomises southern hospitality at its finest.

The Rees Hotel’s conference and meeting venues offer versatile, multi-use facilities, capable of supporting a range of functions. Boasting elegant and comfortable décor, sophisticated technology, spectacular views, exquisite cuisine and dedicated staff to ensure your conference or event runs smoothly.

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Mike Klaassen

James Newman

Darryl Hodgkinson

Swee Tan

Lawrence Ho

Tristan de Chalain

Bill Binder

Stephen Gilbert

Dr Bryan Mendelson MD

Dr Corey Maas MD

Dr Greg Mueller MD

Dr Juris Bunkis MD

Dr Kumar Mithraratne PhD

Dr Mark Moore FRACS

Dr Paul Nassif MD

Nicholas Parkhouse FRCS

Session Details

Mike Klaassen

Cutaneous facial defects: to graft or to flap

Quintessentially, this is how to think like a plastic surgeon. How to organize all that knowledge, clinical judgment and intuitive decision-making acquired over decades into a format that is clear, succinct and versatile. It requires a masterpiece.

James Newman

Beyond Toxin Effects in the Forehead

A novel approach to improving facial aesthetics in the forehead based on neural anatomy without the use of neurotoxins. Plastic surgeons have intimate knowledge of the facial nerve and new precise technology allows us to create significant long lasting improvements for our patients with this new energy based procedure.

Darryl Hodgkinson

Total Neck Rejuvenation utilizing Loré’s fascia & platysmaplasty

A 10 year evolution of Dr Alain Fogli’s principle of vertical platysma fixation to Loré’s fascia. The author will detail his surgical technique to correct platysmal bands and other features of the aged neck to create a tall, tight neck – features synonymous with female youth and beauty. Series of 500 patients.

Facial shrapnel injuries in WW1-a perspective from the German Surgeons

Harold Gillies book Facial Plastic Surgery is the landmark treatise on the experience of repair of facial wounds. German surgeons were faced with an even greater number of similar shrapnel wounds and developed unique techniques to cope with extensive maxillofacial trauma. This paper reviews the work of Esser, Lexer and Joseph, whose contributions to the literature in the form of papers and books is equally impressive and instructive yet less well known than Gillies’ contribution. The author a bibliophile, will discuss these larger than life surgeons and share with the audience these sentinel works.

Tristan de Chalain

Combination planes for facelift: lessons & evolution

Analysis of cases performed over 12 years with combination subperiosteal midface lift + subcutaneous lower face & necklift. The method is safe, reliable and longlasting, with predictable outcomes. It lends itself to modification to suit individual requirements and produces a natural-looking result.

Lawrence Ho

The Congruent Facelift Concept

The human face is considered in a 3D platform. The pilaster (Latin: pilastrum), defines a pillar or column of spatial transition. The ageing human face can be analysed with respect to the changing pilasters. This challenges the traditional 2D platform and a technique is described using the Ho Facelift needle to achieve rejuvenation.

Swee Tan

Facial Reanimation – how I do it

Facial paralysis is devastating and facial reanimation is worthwhile. However, the varied aetiology, age of the affected individuals, variable extent and complexity of the deformity, and multitude of available facial reanimation techniques engender decision making challenging. In this presentation the author presents his approach and strategy based on personal philosophy and technical refinements in facial reanimation surgery.

Understanding cancer stem cells – ultimate solution to reconstructive problems?

Reconstructive plastic surgery restores the quality of life for individuals affected by disfiguring and life-threatening conditions such as cancer. The potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine is well recognised. However, there are increasing appreciation of the role of stem cells in diseases such as vascular anomalies, fibrotic conditions and cancer. In this presentation the author presents the critical role of disease specific stem cells in these unsolved medical problems, focusing on cancer. Investigation based on the notion that cancer stem cells as the novel therapeutic target by modulation of their inherent regulatory system, using a cocktail of simple medications, may yet engender reconstructive surgery obsolete in the future.

Bill Binder

Facial Implants Then and Now

The use of facial implants is perhaps the most dramatic, significant and permanent aesthetic change that can be performed per unit period of time in plastic surgery. What will be discussed is the past to current use of facial implants in facial aesthetic and rejuvenation surgery. This includes the current state of the art computer generated implants designed by the surgeon via the internet providing an unlimited capacity and scope in facial contouring.

Stephen Gilbert

Arcs of beauty in volumetric facelifting

Many women are now requesting to be made more beautiful as well looking refreshed and younger. The various SMAS manipulations and added fat can give a younger shape but where to put the fat for enhancing beauty appropriate to the face?

Dr Bryan Mendelson MD

FACIAL AESTHETICS II - How I do it

Dr Corey Maas MD

FACIAL AESTHETICS II - How I do it

Dr Greg Mueller MD

FACIAL AESTHETICS I - Evolution of Percutaneous Trampoline Platysmaplasty

Dr Juris Bunkis MD

FACIAL AESTHETICS I - Lessons learned from decades of facelifting

Dr Kumar Mithraratne PhD

RESEARCH & NEW DEVELOPMENTS - Bioengineering concepts for the face

Dr Mark Moore FRACS

FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION I - Craniofacial surgery in the third world

Dr Paul Nassif MD

Nicholas Parkhouse FRCS

FACIAL TRAUMA - Large Full Thickness Grafts for severe Facial Burn Injury

Contact

E-mail: mklaassen@xtra.co.nz
Phone: +64 (09) 2158152
Fax: +64 (09) 6234161

Regsitration details

Surgeons & Trainees: $1000
Nurses & accompanying persons: $200
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