Dr Minelli is the Tagliacozzi Research Fellow of MAFAC. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Antwerp in 2017, he commenced plastic surgery residency at the KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2019 he pursued the clarification of facial anatomy with Dr Bryan Mendelson. Dr Minelli passed the Australian Medical Council exam in February 2020.
He has since been working with the MAFAC faculty to elucidate the layered fascial system of the face and neck, the facial retaining and gliding system, prevention of recurrent platysmal banding and improving outcomes on the corner of the mouth and the nasolabial fold. In September 2021, the work was integrated into a PhD, which is currently set to be finalized in November 2022, alongside the MAFAC Course held in Amsterdam.