Facelift Cadaver Lecture and Lab Fri, Sep 20 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This is a hand on workshop emphasizing the three most common facelift operations: 1) lateral SMASectomy and SMAS plication, 2) MACS lift, and 3) extended SMAS.

Each technique will be demonstrated by cadaver dissection video followed by dissections by the attendees. New additions to the course this year includes a cadaver dissection video of the lower lid blepharoplasty, orbicularis retaining ligament release and fat re-positioning. Finally filler injection anatomy will also be demonstrated followed by attendee cadaver injections.

A syllabus will he provided prior to the course Attendees will be grouped by level of experience.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the four most common techniques in modern day facelift surgery, MACS lift, Extended SMAS, Lateral SMASectomy, and injectables.
  2. Identify potential complications and how to effectively avoid and manage them.
  3. Effectively select and plan the execution of the appropriate technique for the patient.
  4. Demonstrate the four surgical techniques.
  5. Describe the complex three dimensional anatomy of the lower lid and lower lid support techniques
  6. Describe safe anatomically based midface filler injection techniques.


Subject to change

7:30 AM

Lateral SMASectomy Facelift Video (40 minutes of dissection to follow)

8:15 AM

Extended SMAS Facelift video ( 40 minutes of dissection to follow)

9:15 AM

MACS Video (40 minutes of dissection to follow)

10:15 AM

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty, ORL Release, and Fat Repositioning (40 minutes of dissection to follow)

11:15 AM

Filler Injection Anatomy (40 minutes of dissection to follow)

12:00 PM


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