Facial Plastic Surgeons Gather in Chicago for Premier Advances in Rhinoplasty Meeting

Members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Share New Techniques and Best Practices in Rhinoplasty

Alexandria, VA, May 4, 2011 –Members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) will gather for the Advances in Rhinoplasty meeting, one of the world’s premier rhinoplasty courses, from May 4-7 in Chicago, Illinois. At the meeting, highly-qualified and diverse faculty from across specialty lines, all chosen for their expertise and experience in rhinoplasty and related procedures, will lead attendees from the consultation to the management of the most difficult rhinoplasty challenges. According to the 2010 AAFPRS Annual Survey, rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgery.

AAFPRS President Dr. Jonathan Sykes says the conference provides valuable information to Academy members.

“The Advances in Rhinoplasty conference brings together some of the top specialists from across the world to advance the practices in rhinoplasty,” he said. “Other plastic surgeons look to our membership to pioneer and employ the most innovative techniques, ensuring the highest quality of work for patients who want to look their best with facial plastic surgery.”

Courses will include basic and advanced techniques and technical guidance and will also cover new trends seen from in-office experience including:

  • “The Science of Beauty:” The psychology behind why patients pursue rhinoplasty
  • “Nasal Beauty Across the Globe:” How nasal beauty is viewed by a variety of world cultures
  • “Rhinoplasty Confidential:” The secrets surgeons use, but don’t divulge to their colleagues
  • “The Angry Face Syndrome:” Why rhinoplasty may be the fix for this facial sagging syndrome that makes patients appear permanently angry
  • “Doctor “Nose” Best:” Prominent surgeons will talk about what they do differently for their patients of African, Asian and Mestizo decent

At the conclusion of the meeting, members will take part in a cadaver dissection laboratory to put into practice some of the new techniques gleaned from the meeting. The laboratory will feature senior faculty from the Advances in Rhinoplasty meeting, who will lead prosections and personally provide their insights to participating surgeons as the participants perfect their techniques.

The AAFPRS is the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons with
more than 2,700 members – whose cosmetic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the face, head and neck. The AAFPRS fellows and members are board certified and subscribe to a code of ethics. In addition, the AAFPRS provides consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons in any area by visiting the AAFPRS web site,

For more information, or to schedule an interview with an AAFPRS spokesperson, please contact the Academy’s public relations firm, Green Room PR at 973-263-8585 and ask to speak to Heidi Floyd.