Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course – MAFAC

The Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course Course (MAFAC) has been developed specifically for practicing Plastic Surgeons or Plastic Surgery Trainees in their final year, to advance their understanding of facial anatomy to the level where they can comfortably and safely incorporate the benefits of recent advances into their clinical practice.

The Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course is based around a tightly structured, two day dissection program focused on maximising surgeons ‘learning through hands on experience’. Participants readily understand the facial layers, the important facial nerve relationships and their applications, using the surgical quality cadavers at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with direction from the experienced Faculty.

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Registration for MAFAC 2021 now open! Places are limited.

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Important update on MAFAC 2020 from Bryan Mendelson

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I want to record in writing that this was the best course of any kind I have ever attended.

Michael F. Klaassen FRACS

I think this course is priceless.  The knowledge I have gained ‘hands on’ is incredible.  I would advise every plastic surgeon to take this workshop. Thanks so much.

Dr. Dean Cunha Gomes, Bahrain

I am very glad to participate in this course. Thanks very much for all the team that prepared this interesting program. Respect and very high appreciation for Dr. Mendelson and all his colleagues. Sincerely.

Dr. Ross Andrey, Moscow Russia
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Anatomy News
‘Tagliacozzi Corner’ by Dr Lennert Van Putte Minelli

This new section on the MAFAC website will feature regular updates on anatomy and the ongoing research by the new MAFAC Research Fellow. This new position in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Melbourne is named after Gaspare Tagliacozzi, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Bologna who wrote the first book on reconstructive plastic surgery in 1597.

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MAFAC Research Meeting, September 2020.

By |September 4th, 2020|Anatomy News|

On September 4th 2020, the first MAFAC Research Meeting took place. This virtual meeting was unique as it was the very first meeting with leading international plastic surgeons and anatomists to focus exclusively on discussing facelift anatomy in detail. This meeting was recorded and is available for members of the MAFAC Academy. On September 4th, 2020 at 7 PM AEST, more than twenty plastic surgeons and anatomists from nearly all continents joined to take part in the first MAFAC Research Meeting. This unique [...]

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