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London Foundation Facelift Course

May 31 - June 1

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Course Descriptions:

Aim: To provide foundation facelift training to qualified surgeons using a safe and reliable technique endorsed by senior trainer, Professor Alwyn D’Souza, aimed at simplifying the complexity of the surgery.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be confident in performing a facelift in a safe manner and may adopt these foundational techniques to achieve reliable results in patients. They may also further enhance their skills by attending our advanced facelift course at a later date.

Course highlights:

  • The first-of-its-kind comprehensive facelift course that covers all the fundamental elements of facelift surgery, including consultation, photography, skin care, infiltration and post-operative management.
  • Expert guidance from experienced trainers in facial plastic surgery, offering clear and straightforward instruction to candidates.
  • Hands-on fresh frozen cadaveric dissection, with a maximum of two candidates per cadaver, prioritizing practical learning.
  • Detailed discussion of surgical steps with videos, slides and ample time for questions and answers, ensuring thorough understanding.
  • Complimentary course manual featuring clear surgical steps for each delegate.

Target Participants:

Consultants, Facial Plastic Surgery fellows and senior registrars interested in head and neck or facelift procedures, regardless of prior experience in facelift surgery.

Why should you attend this course?

  • You are new to facelift surgery and want to grasp the basics without being overwhelmed by the multitude of techniques.
  • You aspire to master a single safe technique, enabling you to confidently offer facelift procedures to your patients.
  • You wish to clarify doubts and unravel the complexities associated with aspects of facelift surgery.
  • You aim to become an advanced facelift surgeon, building upon a solid foundation.
  • You are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes and enhancing patient satisfaction in your practice.

Join us and embark on a journey towards mastery in this transformative procedure.

Programme: (subject to changes)

Day 1 (31st May 2024):
08.15: Registration
08.30: Welcome and General Introduction
08.45: Surgical Anatomy of the Face
09.45: Pre-operative consideration of facelift
• Pre-operative assessment, consultation and consent
• Pre-operative photography
• Anaesthetic considerations
11.00: Coffee Break
11.20: Dermatological considerations in facelift
• Facial skin assessment and management
11.50: Pre-operative preparations
• Pre-operative marking
• Anaesthetic considerations
• Surgical instrument and equipment
12.20: Starting the operation
• Patient positioning and lighting
• Draping
• Operative surface marking
• Infiltration
13.00: Lunch break
14.00: Incision planning
14.30: Raising flap and superficial dissection
• Skin and subcutaneous tissue flap
• SMAS identification
• Deep plane concepts
15.40: Coffee break
16.00: Release of facial retaining ligaments
17:00: End of Day 1 with closing remarks

Day 2 (1st June 2024):
8.15: Arrival and general networking
8.30: Non-surgical management of facial ageing
• Botulinum toxin injection
• Fillers
9.00: Setting up facial plastic business and marketing strategies
9.30: Deep plane dissection
• SMAS marking
• Re-infiltration
• SMAS incision and dissection
10.30: SMAS suspension
• Plication
• Imbrication
• Vectors in suture suspension (sutures and orientation)
11.00: Coffee break
11.20: Management of midface and neck (including neck fat, platysmal banding, digastric muscles and submandibular glands)
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00: Flap and skin re-draping
14.45: Dressing and post-operative care
15.30: Coffee break
15.50: Post-operative follow-up consultation
16.20: Post-operative complications and management
17:00: Closing remarks, feedbacks and certificate distribution

Teaching Faculty:

  • Prof Alwyn D’Souza
  • Prof Ash Mosahebi
  • Mr Anil Joshi
  • Mr Kristian Hutson
  • Mr Eugene Wong
  • Mr Harshdeep Mangat
  • Miss Maria Pulido


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Alwyn D’Souza
Eugene Wong


King’s College London
Guys Campus Great Maze Pond
London, SE1 1UL United Kingdom
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