In early December, I attended a three day course in exciting New York City—“The Cutting Edge 2012". This was an international interdisciplinary rhinoplasty symposium highlighting advances in rhinoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery. This course was co-sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. There was great participation from surgeons from all over the world.
The universal theme of this meeting was the integration of rhinoplasty, fillers, Botox and other therapies to achieve a harmonious, natural result that is in balance with the rest of the face. Since rhinoplasty surgery is as much artistic in nature as it is scientific, often nonsurgical modalities, such as radiofrequency therapies like the eMatrix, judicious use of injectable fillers or steroids are used to modify results for those patients who have difficult-to-treat skin types.
The use of high-volume fillers like Juvederm Voluma accentuate a good rhinoplasty result. Botox placed in the frown lines above the nose will soften the face, highlight the surgical result and provide a pleasing, harmonious result. It was also reassuring to learn that our standard of care and good quality results are more than comparable with those of international experts from all over the world.
These international scientific seminars are a wonderful way to recharge and refocus on our practice. Maintenance of competence and continuing education is something that I take very seriously. I attend 3 or 4 scientific surgical meetings each year and register and record these events with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. I believe this process makes me a better physician and ultimately, the beneficiary is you, my patient.
Whether your 2013 wish list includes younger looking skin or facial rejuvenation through surgical techniques, our team provides safe, effective, natural-looking treatments tailored to your unique needs. On behalf of the Centre, I wish you a beautiful New Year. Hope to see you soon.
Dr. John Keohane