Technology -assisted rhinoplasty

In view of the increasing health risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel the course planned for the 1st of May 2020. We are monitoring the situation and plan to organise the course in autumn of 2020 or in the first half of 2021. We shall update the web-page accordingly and apologise for the inconvenience.

About the course

Under the auspices of the British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons we are introducing a dissection course aimed at both senior trainees and surgeons already in practice.

The cadaver dissection course is designed to put together skills related to evaluation and design of the shape of the node through 3D computer imaging, and the internal structure assessment and reshaping assisted by the precision of ultrasonic rhinoplasty technology.

The course is designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 hands-on delegates and a maximum of 12 observer delegates, at Guy’s Hospital campus of the King’s College Anatomy Department.

Course content

BSRS Dissection Course: provisional programme

Start: 9am – Introduction and course plan – organised groups

  • Understanding differences in evaluation in 2D and 3D – presentation
    Interaction between internal and external shape – presentation
    Overview of technical aspects of ultrasonic rhinoplasty

[Separate into two groups]

3D imaging group:

  • Practice image capture
  • Technical aspects of 3D planning and discussion with pairs of attendees
  • Design the support points of the surgical plan

Dissection group:

  • Each attendee dissects one specimen for the analysis of the shape of the nasal skeleton
  • Video presentation of osteoplasty, hump reduction and osteotomies
  • Each attendee practices the technique – piezo
  • Video presentation of nasal bones stabilisation – piezo/alternatives
  • Each attendeepractices the technique
  • Video presentation of anterior nasal spine drilling piezo/alternatives
  • Each attendee practices technique
  • Video presentation of septal cartilage harvest – includes use of piezo
  • Each attendee practices technique
  • Septal extension grafts and tip contouring – videos
  • Each attendee practices the technique

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch break and visit of exhibits

Swap groups with similar programme as the morning.

16:00 – Round up and discussion

  • Difficult aspects
  • Management of septal deviation
  • Total component hump reduction
  • Septal cartilage harvest
  • Working with calcified rib cartilage

BSRS Dissection Course: educational objectives

External analysis tool:

  • Understand the differences in evaluation in 2D and 3D
  • Understand 3D planning
  • Basic skills of 3D planning – pairs of attendees

Interaction between internal and external shape:

  • Critical points of support for the nasal shape
  • Understand control of the nasal skeleton
  • Evaluate in the dissection of the complex asymmetries of the nasal pyramid
  • Use of ultrasonic (piezo) instrumentation in rhinoplasty
  • Understand and practice osteoplasty
  • Progressive nasal hump reduction – piezo
  • Resection of nasal hump component – piezo
  • Medial osteotomy – piezo
  • Lateral osteotomy – piezo
  • Intermediate osteotomy – piezo
  • Low transverse osteotomy – piezo
  • Nasal bones stabilisation – piezo or alternatives
  • Anterior nasal spine contouring and drilling – piezo or alternatives
  • Septal extension grafts
  • Basic elements of tip contouring

Course Conveners

Lucian Ion

FRSC (Plast)- Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Course Director

Lucian is a plastic surgeon in private practice following an NHS position at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. His work is centred on rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation and facial sculpting, areas where new technologies have made a significant impact in our understanding of the shape and our ability to project and achieve change. 

Greg Bran

Md PhD - ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon

Course Convenor

Greg Bran MD PhD is a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with a strong focus on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty procedures.
 His current practice includes Piezo Technology, PRF and autologenous Fat transfer during Revision Rhinoplasty. His academic work focusses on the correlation between rhinoplasty and the upper lip segment, and the aesthetic impact of the upper lip on the overall  perception of a facial attractiveness.

Huw Williams

MB BCH, FRCS (Ed) (Eng) - Consultant ENT Surgeon

Course Convenor

Huw Williams is a consultant ENT surgeon in South Wales specialising in Rhinoplasty surgery for both aesthetic and functional indications. Huw Trained in London at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, St Bartholomews, Whipps Cross and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He has been a consultant ENT surgeon for over twenty years and specialises in all forms of surgery to improve the structure of the nose ranging from primary aesthetic issues to major septal reconstructions using rib cartilage. Huw lectures on rhinoplasty technique at meetings across the UK and performs over 100 rhinoplasty procedures a year. He is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. 

Anil Banerjee

Anil Banerjee

MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (ORL-HNS) - Consultant ENT Surgeon

Course Convenor

Our sponsors

The Dissection Course has been made possible by the sponsorship provided by

General Medical

Distributors of Mectron ultrasonic surgical technologies

Surface Imaging

Distributors of Canfield Scientific 3D imaging technologies