Rhinoplasty is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide and it’s estimated 8,000 nose jobs are performed each year in Australia for aesthetic reasons. When you include septal (functional) work and broken noses, this figure doubles.
And the numbers are growing, SPA+CLINIC has it on good authority, with the “selfie generation” seeking out cosmetic medical procedures – notably rhinoplasty – because they are unhappy with the way they look on social media platforms and in photos in general.
Among the most requested “noses” are those of celebs such as (for gals, of course) Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Aniston.
The nose takes centre stage as more 150 of Australia’s top facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons meet today and until Saturday in Sydney for the Rhinoplasty Master Symposium; the inaugural combined conference of the AAFPS* and ASPS* focusing on Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty.
Better breathing, less snoring and marital facial harmony are all more achievable when rhinoplasty is performed at its best.
“Nobody knows more about noses than the keynote speakers we have attracted to this meeting,” says Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) president and symposium co-convenor, Dr George Marcells.
“If this meeting was held anywhere else in the world, there would be 1,000 surgeons attending,” says symposium co-convenor, Mr Peter Callan, a plastic surgeon and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Being held at the National Maritime Museum, it provides an opportunity for sharing close to 1,500 years of combined knowledge and hands-on experience with what is regarded as one of the most difficult procedures to perform. Some of the topics to be discussed:
- What makes a good nose job?
- Who has the most desirable looking nose?
- What techniques provide the best, most predictable and long lasting results for patients?
“The Symposium is critical for continued excellence and education in the field of facial plastic surgery,” says Dr Marcells. “It is through events such as the Masters Symposium that we are able to improve our techniques and evolve our approach, benefitting patient safety and aesthetic outcomes.
“We’re thrilled to welcome such an acclaimed faculty of speakers to Sydney. We believe we have assembled a distinguished group of speakers from various aesthetic and reconstructive disciplines that is unparalleled in Australia and delegates will be able to benefit from an array of lectures, interactive discussions and master class sessions.”
This is the first time that the AAFPS and ASPS have collaborated – bringing together the top “FRACS” practitioners in Australia to hear from the best of the best in the world, including:
- Dr Wolfgang Gubisch, plastic surgeon and ENT surgeon (Germany)
- Dr Enrico Robotti plastic surgeon, (Italy)
- Dr Dean Toriumi, facial plastic surgeon (US)
- Dr Jonathan Sykes, facial plastic surgeon (US)
- Dr Yong-Ju Jang, facial plastic surgeon, (Korea)
- Dr Andrew Frankel, plastic surgeon (US)
* The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) are qualified specialists in Australasia focusing solely on facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. The Academy is committed to continual education, research and leadership for doctors and clients with an interest in the field of facial plastic surgery. www.aafps.com.au
* Founded in 1970, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Inc (ASPS) is the peak body for Specialist Plastic Surgeons (both reconstructive and cosmetic). The main role of ASPS is to protect the integrity of plastic surgery as a specialty. Its mission is to provide the highest quality plastic surgery care to all Australians. www.plasticsurgery.org.au￼￼