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MAFAC Course Details

Over the last decade, there have been significant advances in our knowledge of facial anatomy. However, surgeons are aware of the major gap between learning the theory and obtaining real understanding sufficient for surgical application.

The Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course is based on the realisation that it is only through personal involvement with the anatomy, using quality cadaver dissection that true understanding can be properly obtained.

The Course is based on a combination of theory balanced with practice. The theory consists of a few concise lectures on the Principles of Facial Anatomy. Then the Principles and details of each Region are applied through the structured series of six Dissection Sessions.  The value of each Dissection Session is maximised by the Course Dissection instructional video and the ‘step by step’ Dissection Manual, supported by the faculty of experienced plastic surgery tutors who are close at hand.

To maximise each attendees ‘hands on’ experience, the dissections are performed on fresh cadavers for proper surgical simulation and there are only 2 participants for each head over the two full days of the Course.

At the conclusion, the attendees have a confident understanding of how the facial nerve branches relate to the soft tissue layers and spaces and the intervening retaining ligaments and septae of the face. Importantly, they have learnt the correct surgical techniques to safely and efficiently utilise these areas for anatomically correct surgery.

“We have repeatedly shown MAFAC can take a Plastic Surgeon from a state of general confusion about facial anatomy and within the time frame of the workshop have them leave with a clear understanding and the confidence that this can be effectively applied with safely”.   Bryan Mendelson

Please email info@mafac.com.au with any queries.

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Past Event Archive

April 26, 2018
17th MAFAC – The Aesthetic Meeting 2018

New York, USA

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Course #S1 Composite Facelifts Simplified through Modern Understanding of Deep Plane (spaces and ligaments) Anatomy – A Cadaver Workshop.

Space is limited to 52 delegates.

Start time: 7.30am

This is a compacted version of the renowned, two-day Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course designed for surgeons wanting to learn how to safely incorporate the latest advances in understanding of facial anatomy into their surgical practice.

The course is tightly structured as a guided, hands on, dissection program, with only 2 participants assigned to each cadaver head and an experienced dissection tutor from the Melbourne Course for each 4 participants.

The attendees readily learn to dissect within the ‘safety’ of the sub SMAS facial spaces, and then define the boundaries where the facial ligaments are located. Surgeons rapidly gain confidence from learning how predictably the facial nerve branches can be located intraoperatively using this anatomical approach.

This is a surgical course of facial dissection, in which correct surgical technique is demonstrated and only quality plastic surgery instruments are used.

Venue:

Javits Convention Center

 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001,
United States

17 – 18 October, 2017
16th MAFAC 2017
Melbourne, Australia

View the October 2017 Course Program

 

THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

It is not an exaggeration to say that the upcoming Advanced MAFAC held in Melbourne 17th and 18th October 2017 will be a World first for an anatomy course. It is specifically designated as an Advanced Course because of the precondition that attendees for this Course must have previously participated in a MAFAC Course.

This Course is not designed to cater for a basic level of anatomy, but to take the understanding to the next level. All of the attendees will be attending the Course for a second and several for a third time, looking for a higher level of learning, beyond their experience from previous Courses and its’ application into their surgery.

The Course will feature two Internationally renowned plastic surgery anatomy teachers, Dr Giovanni Botti from Salo, Italy and Dr Daniel Labbé from Caen, France. The level of Faculty participation involvement will be as high as in all Courses.

Clinical application of the anatomy in aesthetic facial surgery is the focus of this Course. Accordingly, the international invited Faculty will perform demonstration surgery of their procedures. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity of practicing the placement of subperiosteal hydroxyapatite for skeletal augmentation at the several sites where it is most commonly used.

You can see why this will be a landmark event. It is a one-off, as it is not planned to have an Advanced Course every year. For this reason we recommend to those who have registered an interest that they confirm their registration promptly as already the number of ‘expressions’ of interest well exceeds the limited number of remaining places available. Reserve your place now.

Event Information:
This workshop is available to qualified Plastic Surgeons and Trainees in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery currently registered in a Training Program at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). This workshop is open to MAFAC graduates only.

Start time: 7.30am for 8.00am start

Venue:
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

Fees: 

MAFAC OBSERVER ONLY   $2,100.00 AUD
MAFAC GRADUATE 2nd Time Course   $2,600.00 AUD
PRS Trainees (Applicable to Australian & New Zealand ONLY)   $2,700.00 AUD
ASAPS Member (Australasian Society)   $2,800.00 AUD
ASAPS (USA) / ASPS (AUS. & USA) / NZAPS / ISAPS Member   $3,000.00 AUD
ALL LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL Non-Members (Plastic Surgeons)   $3,300.00 AUD

(Registration fee includes Morning/Afternoon Teas, Lunch, Welcome Drinks & Course Dinner). Registration Fees are listed in AUD and include 10% GST. 

Australian Registrants qualify for 14 CPD Points in Category 4: ‘Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills’ (RACS).

Innovative Facial Rejuvenation Techniques is a surgical DVD series produced by QMP in the USA that will beneficial for MAFAC participants to purchase after completing the Course. It will be for sale at MAFAC this year.  Click here for more details.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations received up to two months prior to the Course will receive a full refund, less $300.00 AUD administration fee. Unfortunately, refunds will not be given for registration cancellations received after that time. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to the following year or another person (for the same registration category) without receiving any extra cost penalty. This option is admissible one time only.

The Members of the MAFAC Faculty and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Council do not accept any liability for any losses incurred pre, post or during the Course due to unforeseen cancellation or postponement. In the unlikely event that the Course has to be cancelled, refunds are not issued however, all available funds will be credited towards the next Course.

April 27, 2017
15th MAFAC – The Aesthetic Meeting 2017
San Diego, U.S.A

THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

S1 Composite Facelifts Simplified through Modern Understanding of Deep Plane (spaces and ligaments) Anatomy – A Cadaver Workshop.

Space is limited to 52 delegates.

Start time: 7.30am

This is a compacted version of the renowned, two-day Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course designed for surgeons wanting to learn how to safely incorporate the latest advances in understanding of facial anatomy into their surgical practice.

The course is tightly structured as a guided, hands on, dissection program, with only 2 participants assigned to each cadaver head and an experienced dissection tutor from the Melbourne Course for each 4 participants.

The attendees readily learn to dissect within the ‘safety’ of the sub SMAS facial spaces, and then define the boundaries where the facial ligaments are located. Surgeons rapidly gain confidence from learning how predictably the facial nerve branches can be located intraoperatively using this anatomical approach.

This is a surgical course of facial dissection, in which correct surgical technique is demonstrated and only quality plastic surgery instruments are used.

Venue:
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
United States