Deep Plane Face Lift | WebClinic 2023

This WebClinic was recorded live on May 24, 2023, and is approximately 60 minutes.

Topic:  Deep Plane Face Lift
Speaker:  J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FAACS, FACS
Moderator:  Tanuj Nakra, MD, FAACS

Deep plane face lift has been in existence for over 50 years. First introduced by Tord Skoog, and popularized by Sam Hamra, this technique of face lift was the first major change in face lift techniques when introduced over 50 years ago. Better understanding of the principals of vector and tension have significantly improved the outcomes of this procedure, making it the most desired and requested face lift currently being performed. The underlying principles of anatomic preservation make this procedure very safe and reliable. Significant attention to the details of the anatomic transition points and danger zones will be discussed. Complementary procedures, including facial fat grafting and simultaneous laser skin resurfacing, will be covered as well.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the  pertinent key anatomic structures in deep plane face lift
  2. Explain the sequential steps in performing a deep plane face lift
  3. Describe the surgical steps, including subplatysmal neck and face lift surgery
  4. Recognize danger zones and techniques to manage these specific areas of concern.

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

On-Demand Access

For those who are unable to attend live, the session will be recorded and available on demand. Access instructions will be emailed to you within two weeks of the live session. On-demand viewing is not eligible for CME credits.

Registration Required

Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided immediately upon registration.

Registration Fees

  • $40 - AACS Member (Resident)*
  • $40 - AACS Member (Training Fellow)*
  • $40 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)
  • $80 - Non-Member Practitioner

*Residents and training fellows - After adding the course to your cart, use the coupon code in your renewal confirmation letter to bring the price to $0. If you need assistance, please email AACS headquarters.

CME Credit

This is a non-CME course.

About the Speaker

J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FAACS, FACS is a cosmetic surgeon who practices in Lafayette, LA, focusing on facial and body rejuvenation, with a particular focus on the face. He is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

He is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He has also served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has served on many committees, including the emerging trends committee for the AAFPRS and the Young Surgeon’s Committee for the America College of Surgeons. Currently, he oversees advocacy for the AACS.

He helped revitalize and serve as the co-director of the AACS preconference Cadaver Workshop since 2015. Dr. Duplechain, while serving on the executive committee for the ABCS developed the “Campaign of 100”, the ABCS’s public awareness campaign, which has now raised over 1 million dollars on behalf of the ABCS. He has also served as chair of the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery and has planned numerous meetings for the AACS, including the World Congress of Liposuction in 2019, and AACS Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020 and 2021.

Dr. Duplechain is the co-founder and owner of Laser Skin Care of Louisiana, where both industry research and patient care coexist. He has also been chosen as one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers for 25 consecutive years. Dr. Duplechain considers serving as the president of the AACS one of the greatest honors of his professional career.

Course summary
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