Dear Friends and Colleagues,
For over a decade we have been focussing on facial aesthetic surgery in the Coupure Centre for Plastic Surgery in Gent. We have also been organizing teaching courses in this subspecialty since 1999.
Our first gatherings, the "Coupure Seminars" as they were then called, were mainly directed at a regional and national audience. When we launched our first book in 2004, "The MACS-lift Short Scar Rhytidectomy", we were given the opportunity of gathering a distinguished international faculty.
Our goal was to share and discuss ideas concerning facial aesthetic surgery, and to create a convivial and open atmosphere for this very cause. We christened this first international meeting "CATFAS", which stands for Controversies, Art and Technology in Facial Aesthetic Surgery.
Our main focus in the CATFAS seminars is to bring practical information, share tips and tricks, and discuss possible complications. Throughout the years we have also added live surgery to the concept with the help of state of the art audiovisual techniques such as High Definition broadcasting.
Thanks to the high quality contributions of faculty members and the intense discussions, the CATFAS-meetings have earned a reputation as a think tank within our subspecialty. This has motivated us to expand the concept to include in depth one-day teaching courses on the MACS-lift Short Scar Rhytidectomy.
We would very much like to invite you to our future CATFAS seminars or Advanced MACS-lift courses. Our meetings are all organized in English and take place in the charming city of Gent, which is celebrated for its warm hospitality and historical atmosphere.
We hope to see you soon.
- CATFAS IV 2013: Special Keynote lecture: Dr. Aubrey De Grey: How we age and how we can avoid it. 44 mins
CATFAS IV 2013: Special Keynote lecture: Dr. Aubrey De Grey: How we age and how we can avoid it. Free when any other video is purchased
- CATFAS IV 2013: Case 1 - Face, Neck and Temporal lift and facial Microfat, SNIF and Nanofat grafting and hand rejuvenation. 84 mins
Dr Alain Fogli from Marseile performs his face lift by suturing the lateral border of the platysma to Loré’s fascia. He frees the mandibular insertion of the Platysma muscle and sutures the platysma upwards without SMAS or Platysma undermining. The temporal lifting is done with his galeapexy technique.
Dr. Tonnard from Ghent restores the facial volume by microfat grafting the malar and perioral area. The harvesting and injection technique is demonstrated in detail.Sharp Needle Intradermal Fat Injection (SNIF) is used for perioral rhytids and Erbium laser is performed on top of this. The back of the hands is rejuvenated by microfat fat grafting in the subcutaneous level and Nanofat grafting in the intradermal level.
Dr Bensimon from Portland, Oregon performs his personal croton oil peel technique on facial rhytids, including the periorbital area, the glabella, the forehead and perioral region. The subtle color nuances of the different depths of this peeling are clearly illustrated in this HD video. The complete technical set-up and postoperative care are fully explained in detail.
Dr Woffles Wu from Singapore demonstrates his well-established “Woffles Thread-lift” technique, with the use of his bidirectional barbed wires. The operative planning, anaesthesia and technique are demonstrated in detail. Correction of the midface, lower face and neck are performed during this highly instructive HD video.
- CATFAS IV 2013: Case 3 - Open Rhinoplasty by Dr Olivier Gerbault; fat grafting chin & malar area: Dr. Patrick Tonnard 70 mins
Dr Olivier Gerbault from Paris perfoms an open Rhinoplasty in this 17 year old patient. The detailed technique of flap elevation, dorsal hump removal and lateral osteotomies with the use of spreader flaps and the delicate tip refinement and suturing is shown is this very instructive HD video
Dr Patrick Tonnard from Ghent demonstrates the microfat grafting technique for malar and chin augmentation.