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May 1994

Report on the 1993 Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(5):584. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880290078014

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The 1993 fall meeting provided a diverse mix of topics in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Presented were a balance of papers covering basic science research, clinical procedures and experience, and a variety of workshops and masters seminars.

Topics covered in workshops included "Evolving Concepts in Facial Rejuvenation," "Controversies in Surgical Treatment of the Aging Upper Face," "Reconstruction of Facial Cutaneous Defects," "A Comparison of Open and Closed Rhinoplasty Techniques," "The Complete Practice of Chemical Face Peeling," and "Laser Use in Facial Plastic Surgery." Masters seminars covered rhinoplasty, free flaps, blepharoplasty, face lift, facial reconstruction following Mohs surgery, cleft lip and palate, hair transplantation, and chemical peel.

A recent addition to our facial plastic armamentarium is the glycolic acid peel. This is an α-hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane, which provides a mild peel likened to "a medical-grade facial." The peel can be done in an office setting with

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