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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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 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 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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Dr Andrew Jacono’s Book Review by Dr Tim Papadopoulos.

By |September 5th, 2021|Anatomy News|

A highlight of the last MAFAC Advanced Course, in Brisbane October  2019 was the teaching of Andrew Jacono, the Prince of the Deep Plane Facelift, from New York. The Surgical demonstration performed by Andrew, on an excellent cadaver, was outstanding. In fact, several Faculty colleagues present who had visited him in New York to observe and learn mentioned they learned more about his technique from this teaching demonstration in Brisbane.  This demonstration is available, in high definition quality on the MAFAC Website enhanced with [...]

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