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IFAAS Master Class (Fresh Cadaver Hands-on)

2nd Beauty of the Face Elite Master Class 

- Rhinoplasty, Facial Rejuvenation, Fat Grafting 



June 7-8,  2019


Course Director: 

Gino Rigotti, Verona, Italy 



Natale Gontijo De Amorim,  Brazil 

Riccardo Mazzola, Italy 

Peter Palhazi, Hungary 

Enrico Robotti, Italy

Andrea Sbarbati, Italy



Verona, Italy 



3,000 USD 

*The registration is inclusive of 1-night accommodation (Evening of June 7) at 4 Stars Hotel near the training center


*IFAAS Members collect 5% Credit Rebate to be utilized for all future IFAAS events



(Maximum 40 Attendees) -

1 Anatomical Specimen shared by 2 Participants 

IFAAS Certificate will be issued upon completion of the Fellowship





Day 1: Friday, June 7, 2019 



08:45 - 09:00  Registration 


Lectures - Current Anatomy, Basic and Advanced Techniques of Open Rhinoplasty 


09:00 - 10:00  Current Anatomy of the Nose: What Matters Clinically and the New Findings of Relevance 

 Peter Palhazi, Hungary 


10:00 - 10:30  Open Vs. Closed Techniques 

Riccardo Mazzola, Italy 



10:30 - 11:30  Current Trends in Dorsum and Tip Surgery: Finding and Understanding the Algorithm 

Enrico Robotti, Italy


11:30 - 12:00  Primary Rhinoplasty - Open Approach (Video)

Enrico Robotti, Italy


Cadaveric Dissection Lab Hands-on (Piezoelectric and Power Tools Available)

 Peter Palhazi, Hungary; Riccardo Mazzola, Italy; Enrico Robotti, Italy


12:00 - 14:00  Access, Septum, Dorsum 

  • Transcolumellar Incision

  • Tip and Dorsum Exposure - Regular vs. Extended Undermining 

  • Anterior Approach to the Septum and Full Septal Exposure 

  • Component Separation/Incremental Reduction of Osteocartilaginous Hump 

  • Preservation of Native Dorsum: Pushdown Techniques and Variations 

  • Correction of Septal Deviations. Septal Cartilage Harvesting for Grafts 

  • Osteotomies (Types/Tools: Osteotomies/Piezo)

  • Osteoplaties (Piezo/Burrs)

  • Reconstruction of Middle Vault: Spreader Grafts/Spreader Flaps/Variations 

  • Preservation of Middle Vault as an Alternative to Reconstruction 

  • Cephalic Trim of Lower Lateral Cartilages 

  • Establishing Tip Support: Columellar Strut, Septal Extension Graft, Tongue in Groove and Variations



14:00 - 14:30   Lunch 


14:30 - 18:00   Building Perfect Nost Tip: 

  • Tip Sutures (Transdomal, Intermodal, Cruaseptal)

  • Mattress Sutures to Lateral Crura 

  • Lateral Crura Turn-under 

  • Domal Resection/Reconstruction 

  • Tip Grafts: Tip and Infratip Grafts, Anatomical Grafts, Subdomal Grafts, Facet Grafts, Lateral Crura Struts, Alar Rim Grafts, Articulated Grafts 

  • Projection/Deprojection/Rotation Techniques: Medial and Lateral Crura Transaction/ Overlap, Lateral Crura Steal 

  • Alar Base Resection and Variations 

  • Sutures/Splints/Dressing


18:00   End of the Day





Day 2: Saturday, June 8, 2019 



08:00 - 08:30  Opening Remarks 

 Gino Rigotti, Verona, Italy; Andrea Sbarbati, Italy


Lectures - Segment Fat Grafting and Face 


08:30 - 09:00  Anatomy of Mucosal and Aponeurotic Systems. Facial Fat Compartments 

Andrea Sbarbati, Italy


09:00 - 09:30  Fat Grafting Biodynamics 

Gino Rigotti, Verona, Italy;


09:30 - 10:00  Face Lifting: Pitanguy Revisited 

Natale Gontijo De Amorim,  Brazil 


10:00 - 10:30  Q&A


10:30 - 02:30  Cadaveric Dissection Lab Hands-on - Practical Demonstrations on Fat Grafting and Facial Rejuvenation Techniques 

  • Infiltration Techniques 

  • Purification: Sedimentation, Emulsification

  • Injection Techniques

  • Skin Rejuvenation in General and of the Face in Particular 

  • Subcutaneous Facial Undermining: The Retaining Ligaments of the Face 

  • Traction Vectors of the Middle Third of the Face: Modification of the Pitanguy Techniques 

  • Malar Fat Pad approach and Correlation with Nasolabial Fold Treatment 

  • SMAS Approach: Plication Vs. Smasectomy 

  • Enhancing Facial Volumetry: Plicature of Deep Structure or Lipotransfer 

  • Cutaneous Flaps Traction: How to Avoid Stigmata


02:30  The End of the Course and Lunch 





Gino Rigotti, M.D., Italy

Dr. Rigotti graduated as " Cum Laude" in Medicine and Surgery at Modena in 1969. In that same year, he won the " Lepetit Prize" as the best Degree Thesis of that academic year.

Till June 2011, Dr Gino was Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Burn Unit and State Center for Breast Reconstruction of the Azienda Ospedaliera of Verona; Since 2013, Now he is the Head of Lipotech Department ( Fat Related Surgical and Clinical Technologies ), San Francesco Hospital in Verona, Italy. 

In the past 15 years, he has been mostly dedicated to Breast Reconstructive Surgery using autologous and alloplastic materials, and he directed many international courses on Microsurgery, Head, Neck and Breast Reconstruction. Dr Gino published 120 articles and chapters in leading journals and books during his career and in high demand to be invited to speak and demonstrate his surgical achievements at global plastic surgrey meetings.

He is the Immediate Past President, International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery ( ISPRES) & Inventor, Rigottomies 2D and 3D Breast Augmentation/ Reconstruction Technique

In 2015, he was the winner of prestigious Jacques W. Maliniac, MD 2015 Memorial Lecturer Award appointed by American Association of Plastic Surgeons. 

Riccardo Mazzola, M.D., Italy

As an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Milan since 1971, Dr. Mazzola runs the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program of the Postgraduate School of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Milan University School of Medicine. He is not only the founding member, Secretary General and President of the EURAPS (European Association of Plastic Surgeons) but also a member of over 15 national and international societies. He is the co-Author of 3 textbooks (“Craniofacial Malformations, Churchill Livingstone 1990; “Velopharyngel Incompetence”, Masson 1995, in Italian, “Fat Injection, from Filling to Regeneration”, Quality Medical Publishing, 2009), 12 book chapters and 115 publications. 40 of them were reviewed in scientific journals.  His primary interests include Cleft Lip and Palate, Head and Neck reconstruction, Nasal Reconstruction, Rhinoplasty and the History of Plastic Surgery.

Enrico Robotti, M.D., Italy

Dr. Enrico Robotti is an international member of ASPS and a member of both Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University Alumni Association and ISAPS. He is also the founding Member of “The Rhinoplasty Society Europe” in May 2011 and Vice-President since April 2012. In the 60th National SICPRE 2011 meeting, he was elected President for the Italian Society from 2012-2013. ​While being a lecturer and live surgery demonstrator at post-residency subspecialty courses of the Universities of Milano, Padova and Genova (topic: “open rhinoseptoplasty”), Dr Enrico Robotti is also a Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, in Italy since 1997. ​He is the author and co-author of over 350 papers, talks, journals and national and international meeting venues. 

Peter Palhazi, M.D., Hungary

Dr. Palhazi studied medicine at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. In his 6 years of studying and graduating from medical school, he worked in a clinical anatomy laboratory before entering the plastic surgery residency program.  He is currently a plastic surgery resident and Ph.D. student whom regularly lectures at national and international rhinoplasty, breast surgery meetings in Europe and in the US. At the age of 25 he won the R K Daniel Resident Paper Award at the Annual Meeting of The Rhinoplasty Society, NYC, USA, 2013. He is committed to rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction and cleft repair research and his main interest is the macroscopic morphology and 3D navigation research.

Natale Gontijo De Amorim, M.D., Brazil

Dr. Natale Gontijo De Amorim achieved a doctorate in stem cells at the University of Verona Italy. She has been the direct assistant of Prof. Pitanguy for 20 years and is the Researcher and Scientific Coordinator of The Ivo Pitanguy Service. She is also a Full Member (Specialist and Titular member) of Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and a Member of societies such as Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP), IPRAS, ISPRES, SBCP and American NGO "Operation Smiles”.  She is now the Director of Clinica Performa and a Professor of the Plastic Surgery of Post-graduation Course of Pontifical Catholic University and Carlos Chagas Medical Institute. Furthermore, she is the author of Scientific Articles In National and International Medical Journals and Chapters In Medical Books.

Andrea Sbarbati, M.D., Italy

Dr. Andrea Sbarbati graduated with Medicine and Surgery master degree at University of Ancona, Italy in 1982. By 1986, he had completed his Ph. D in Neurological and Neurosensory Disciplines at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. He took up the role as Vice-president of CIVEN Interuniversity Co-ordination for the Nanotechnology of Veneto, Italy from 2010-2011. From 2011-2012 at University of Verona, Italy, he became the President of Physiotherapy Laurea degree course and was the President of CTS of Centre of Big Devices between 2013 and 2015. Up to date, at the institute of Human Anatomy and Histology at University of Verona, Italy, he is currently a full time professor and member of Academic Senate. He is also responsible for the Anatomy and Histology section and is the chief of Department, Department of Neurosciences, biomedicine and movement sciences. 

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