Principles and Practice of Modern Nasal Reconstruction Mon, Sep 23 3:30-5:00 p.m.

This course will describe a modern approach to nasal reconstruction based on preop diagnosis, planning, material donor choices and surgical staging.

The repair of superficial and small defects will be addressed but the repair of large, deep, and complex defects will be emphasized to include the 2 and 3 stage forehead flap, staged cartilage support placement and the use of hinge over, folded and microvascular lining. The need for a late planned revision to maximize results, the approach to redoing a failed past repair and the treatment of complications will be included.

Lessons learned from a 50-case experience in the use of the radial forearm flap to repair intranasal lining only and full thickness defects will be discussed.

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

  1. Describe and repair of superficial and small defects;
  2. Plan complex nasal repair;
  3. Use hinge over folded forehead flaps for lining and microvascular radial forearm lining;
  4. Choose and use forehead flaps for cover in 2 or 3 stages;
  5. Treat complications;
  6. Revise/redo the poor result.

Program Subject to Change.

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.