Swiss Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, Switzerland
Title: Workshop on “Scarless immediate facelifts (Endopeel techniques or muscular repositioning)”
Biography: Alain Tenenbaum
The immediate non-invasive true medical face lifts using muscular repositioning without volume augmentation by myoplasty, myopexy and myotension (called Endopeel techniques) is a new weapon for facial plastic surgeons as cosmetic dermatologists. A true facelift is a technique leading to a skin excess which will be removed, to perform a good skin tension without exaggeration (to avoid necrosis), and that without any volume augmentation. The Endopeel techniques can lead if decided by the facial plastic surgeon to a pretragal skin excess, which can be removed, and that too without volume augmentation. These techniques can be proposed to patients wishing to maintain the benefits of a surgical face lift, to patients which are not candidates for the surgery, to surgeons who want to complete their surgical operation acting on the forbidden areas for the surgery (terminal ramifications of the facial nerve) and/or the areas which are not reachable form in invasive surgery. The advantages of these techniques are important for the patients: the immediate effect, the absence of scars, the absence of down time, the absence of social eviction, as the transitory complications which are limited only to short duration edema and ecchymosis which may be avoided with the use of some medications. Facial paralysis can benefit too of these techniques to decrease the social aspect offacial asymmetry.