Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(1): 003-004
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270428

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The Aging Face 2011

Mary Lynn Moran1
  • 1Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Private Practice, Woodside, California
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Publication Date:
18 January 2011 (online)

As facial plastic surgeons, we constantly challenge ourselves to master both the science and the art of our profession. The aging face is a dynamic, complex, and multidimensional subject. Every face poses a unique set of challenges. Recent advances in technology and technique have facilitated a better understanding of the ways in which volumetric changes contribute to facial aging. In association with the Aging Face 2011 course sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in San Diego, California, we have compiled articles written by a select group of faculty from the meeting to enhance the learning experience. The content of this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery reflects a broad-based approach to rejuvenation, using both classical techniques as described by the masters along with some new innovations. The reader may notice that many authors give thoughtful consideration to and discussion of a three-dimensional analysis of their approach. This reflects both the emphasis of the meeting as well as the evolution of our experience as a profession. On behalf of myself and my co-chairs for Aging Face 2011, Dr. Vito Quatela and Dr. David Kim, I would like to thank the publisher for making this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery a possibility. I also want to thank our esteemed colleagues who produced their typically superlative work under an extremely tight deadline. I hope that this issue of the journal will prove to be a valuable reference for you as well as a souvenir of your experience in San Diego.