The International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ICAPS) held its 16th Annual Scientific meeting in Vienna in May this year.
Fat filling combined with face lifting was examined in detail and determined to be the best way of restoring youth to an ageing face. Leading world experts Tim Marten and Bryan Mendelson discussed their techniques in detail with contributions from Stephen Gilbert the only NZ member of ICAPS. Transferring the patient’s own fat to where it has been lost from the face refreshes the skin by the the transfer of stem cells contained in the fat while also helping restore the youthful female oval shape. This combined with the multivector SMAS lift which Stephen specialises in is the present state of the art technique for facial rejuvenation. The result can be further improved by the patient using suitable medical products, peels and lasers which Prescription Skin Care provides.
Stephen Gilbert was in charge of the scientific programme which can be studied in detail on the ICAPS website aestheticicaps.com
The programme ran for three consecutive mornings with the afternoons and evenings being devoted to experiencing the cultural delights of Vienna, the baroque art and classical music capital of the world. Highlights were the Lipizzaner horses, an opera by Mozart and an exhibition of Gustave Klimt paintings.