Home' Clinical Aesthetics : CA Issue 5 Contents Upper blepharoplasty and suspension of the lateral aspect of the
eyebrows to the deep temporal fascia, with braided polyester
sutures, under local anaesthesia. Age before: 51. Frontal views
before and 1.5 years after the operation.
For Belgian plastic surgeons, Australia is a huge reference.
Some of my peers still mar vel about the years in research - the
microsurgery, or plastic surgery in general Down Under - as part
of their surgical training or fellowship.
For me, Cosmetex 2017 will be my first encounter with the
Australian industry. I am looking for ward to sharing some of my
experiences in aesthetic plastic surgery and, even more, to learn
about the mar vellous work of Australian experts and that of other
speakers from around the globe.
Lipofilling has emerged as a powerful tool in our armory these
last few decades.
It made us aware how important volume deficiency of volume
loss treatment can be from the aesthetic point of view.
Like many, I struggled with the aggressiveness of early
techniques; the complexity of the indications and the
unpredictability results, varying from excellent to frankly
By improving har vesting, purification and injection techniques,
we are nowadays able to do much better.
In the face, lipofilling is one of our essential assets for
surgical patients. For breast augmentation, it may well evolve
into the best and safest option by the next decade, and so
many other body contouring indications have already
For every patient who is concerned to the extent that surgery
is an option, there are so many more who do accept injections but
stop short of an operation.
The search for alternatives to autologous fat is continuing.
For many patients, injections are not only least invasive option
but also simply the best one.
Fillers, designed for intradermal injections, proved to be
excellent options for deep volumising in sensitive areas such as
the orbital margins.
Special cross-linking technology gave us hyaluronic acid fillers,
which resist unintended deformation, for deep injection.
Collagen induction, especially in the immediate subdermal
plane, is not only an alternative but also a valuable complement for
multiplane treatments. Resorbable fillers, that do not migrate and
do not attract water, are already on the market in some countries
and numerous products are being developed.
Treatment with hyaluronic acid gels (temples, lateral eyebrows, inferior
orbital margins, cheekbones, nasolabial folds, labiomandibular area,
five sessions over the course of three years) and botulinum toxin only.
Age before: 46. Frontal views before and 3.25 years after first treatment
(2.5 months after last treatment respectively).
Liposculpture of the preplatysmal neck fat and the jowls, limited
buccal fat removal, lipofilling close to the surface of the zygomatic
body and arch and the chin, and in the superficial, labiomandibular
fat compartment. Age before: 48. Frontal views before and 11
months after the operation.
One of the most commonly performed, but far from simple
aesthetic operations, is upper blepharoplasty.
One of the parameters influencing the choice of technique
and adjunctive procedures is the position of the lateral aspects of
I abandoned endoscopic forehead lifting completely in
aesthetic patients because of its morbidity and unpredictability
in the long term. Thread lifting of the tails of the eyebrows
with braided polyester threads that are sutured to the surgically
exposed, deep temporal fascia, proved to be an extremely useful
adjunctive procedure to be performed in the same surgical session.
Cosmetex will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues,
active in the aesthetic field, from all over your great country.
Sharing my knowledge will be a pleasure. I am eager to learn
from you all and from the experts that you attracted from all
over the world."
Other sessions with Dr Vandeputte:
• Take a deep breath and dive into Facial Aesthetic Analysis
• European aspect of autologous fat grafting in the breast -
techniques, limits, opportunities
Live workshop: Dr Vandeputte will demonstrate his
• Innovative approach to restoring mid-facial volume
• Correcting temple concavity
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