Amit Patel received his Medical Degree at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. He completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. He went on to complete a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Meridian Plastic Surgeons/Affiliation with Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky where he practices Clinical and Surgical Otolaryngology specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is also active in the education of residents and medical students. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is currently working on a patent for nasal drug delivery application.
In this talk, I will explore the increased use of fillers for aesthetic rejuvenation of the face that have been mirrored by innovation of different filler agents, increased patient demand, and also increased awareness of filler complications. It is, therefore, essential that aesthetic providers understand the different aspects of facial anatomy to improve both aesthetic outcomes, as well as patient satisfaction. I will discuss facial anatomy via aesthetic subunit with special attention to vasculature, soft tissue compartments (including ligamentous boundaries and fat compartments), fascial planes, and bony landmarks to help guide physicians/providers toward safer and improved outcomes. I will utilize intra op surgical photographs and landmark anatomical articles to illustrate the anatomical points.