Facial plastic surgery expert Minas Constantinides explains the roles of internal and external rhinoplasty splints in the post-surgical healing phase.
We wish you the joys of love and celebration. Life provides a bounty of good things to be thankful for. We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with all the good things life has afforded you.
Minas Constantinides, M.D.
Dr. Minas Constantinides was featured in the "10 Things" column in Plastic Surgery Practice this month. Editor-in-chief Denise Mann interviewed Dr. Constantinides in an issue dedicated to the advances in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Constantinides has recently begun his tenure as Secretary of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and has become famous as a top rhinoplasty surgeon internationally. During the interview, Dr. Constantinides answers such questions as "How is rhinoplasty today different from in the past?", "Which procedure do you perform least often?", "What is the biggest trend seen in practice today?", "What technology can you not do without?", and other interesting personal and practice tips.
"Dr. Constantinides' healthiest habit? Mediterranean diet!"
"How do you relax?" Refereeing youth soccer!"
During the recent Annual Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Constantinides began his tenure as its Secretary. The Secretary position has a 4-year term, the longest of any position on the Board of Directors. The position makes Dr. Constantinides a part of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors in policy decisions that affect the future of how facial plastic surgery is perceived and practiced across the country. Also part of the job is meeting with Secretaries of other specialty societies within Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery to further inter-societal efforts and collaborative educational symposia, such as the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM).
Dr. Constantinides has been a strong, heartfelt supporter of veterans during his entire career. Most recently, Dr. Constantinides was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) when the Faces of Honor program was approved. This program offers pro bono surgery to injured veterans who can not be helped through standard channels in the VA system or Tricare. Dr. Constantinides is on the panel of NY physicians that volunteer in the Faces of Honor program.
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I recently retuned from the excellent course Finesse in Facial Plastic Surgery, held in Regensburg, Germany. I was one of 23 faculty, 4 from Europe outside of Germany, 12 from within Germany, and 7 from the U.S. I performed live surgery on a 25 year old volunteer woman who had wanted rhinoplasty for many years but could not previously afford it. The lectures spanned the scope of facial plastic surgery, and included rhinoplasty, facelifts, blepharoplasty, forehead lifts, microtia, facial nerve paralysis surgery, fillers, neurotoxins and skin treatments.
European facial plastic surgery is coming of age, and courses like this plant the seeds that will allow European facial plastic surgeons to compete in all facets of facial plastic surgery. Excellence in teaching, outstanding organization and hands on cadaver training all add up to a winning combination in Regensburg.
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Next month Dr. Constantinides will travel to Regensburg, Germany to speak at The Regensburg Course in Facial Plastic Surgery, sponsored by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Constantinides will speak on the following topics:
- Rhinoplasty Anatomy
- Trans-blepharoplasty Midface Lift
- Medium-to-Deep Skin Peels
- Open Tip Surgery in Rhinoplasty