Comprehensive Rhinoplasty Anatomy; Form, Function Mon, Oct 1 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Rhinoplasty remains among the most common plastic surgery procedures. However, while many young surgeons have interest in rhinoplasty, they lack enough exposure and familiarity. Consequently, fewer young plastic surgeons are performing rhinoplasty. Those that do begin incorporating rhinoplasty into practice are often confused with the expansive literature, lack of consensus in terminology, and preponderance of advanced and/or esoteric aspects of the specialty in existing educational offerings.

Familiarity with basic subject matter is needed for those wishing to gain as much as possible with their existing exposure. This course is designed dispel illusions and make rhinoplasty approachable by providing a comprehensive understanding of structural rhinoplasty anatomy and function. Attendees will be prepared to recognize the anatomic basis behind common patient concerns, to diagnose the often coexisting sites of nasal obstruction, and to expose and identify the most important nasal structures. This course will be an ideal prelude to more advanced coursework offered by ASPS and other organizations, including cadaver workshops.

The course faculty has experience as a dissector and director for numerous rhinoplasty symposia and cadaver workshops and is the current President of the Rhinoplasty Society. The didactic component of the course is based on high quality graphic modeling, numerous case examples, intraoperative correlations with video, and a detailed, interactive, high-definition cadaver dissection video which will be available to attendees.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand structural anatomy
  2. Identify the four common obstructive sites/patterns
  3. Be familiar with aesthetic anatomic patterns
  4. Recognize anatomic contributions to rotation, projection, and tip shape

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.