Mendelson Deep Plane Face Lift and Mayo Clinic Aesthetic Facial Contouring Hands-on Surgical Skills

August 3, 2023 to August 5, 2023

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

August 3 - 5, 2023 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

Course Director: Basel A. Sharaf, M.D., D.D.S.

Mendelson Deep Plane Face Lift will be a condensed version of the renowned two-day MAFAC Course. This course is specifically oriented for surgeons who want to learn how to safely incorporate the latest advances in understanding facial anatomy into their aesthetic facial plastic surgery. The course is tightly structured as a guided, hands-on dissection program, having only two participants for each cadaver head, with a highly experienced dissection tutor for every four participants.

The Hands-on Aesthetic Facial Contouring Surgical day will focus on contemporary approaches in facial bony contouring, facial implants, brow lifting, hairline advancement, cheek augmentation, and mandible contouring and facial gender affirmation surgery including comprehensive forehead contouring with frontal sinus setback using 3D printing models and surgical guides that are specific to the specimen the participant is working on. 

Registration FeesRegistration
M.D. In-Person$3999
M.D. Livestream$599
NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree, Nurse$499
Resident, Fellow Livestream$199


Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons in the field of plastic surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current concepts in SMAS anatomy, accessing the deep plane safely using the premasseter space and the prezygomatic space
  • Identify the zygomatic ligaments and zygomaticus major muscle
  • Describe extending the deep plane dissection safely into the neck; elevating the composite flap from its posterior attachments: the platysma-auricular ligament and the cervical retaining ligaments
  • Recall surgical approaches to the forehead for facial gender affirmation surgery
  • Identify frontal sinus set back and foreheadplasty
  • Integrate proper brow lift and cheek augmentation
  • Describe mandible contouring including genioplasty

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/03/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/05/2023 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55901
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees at a few hotels near the Mayo Clinic campus:


Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area
101 1st Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
$159 per night
Click hereor call the hotel direct at 1-507-280-6000 to make your reservation.  Reference MAFAC if you call.  Reservations must be made before July 19, 2023.

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
10 E Center St.,
Rochester, MN 55904
$209 per night
Click hereor call the hotel direct at 1-507-258-5757 to make your reservation.  Reference MAFAC if you call.  Reservations must be made before July 12, 2023.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 21.50 Attendance
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