The Portland Aging Face Course

The Portland Aging Face Course 2023 - Date to be determined

A unique opportunity to expand your knowledge in surgery of the aging face.

The course emphasizes intensive and personal contact with an international multi-disciplinary expert faculty. This is accomplished by limiting enrollment in the course, which encourages and maximizes exchange between participants and faculty. This course covers in depth contemporary management of the aging face.  All aspects of this complex topic are discussed, from the fundamentals of surgical anatomy to the latest advancements in technique. The course focuses on several key areas of management of the aging face:

  • Patient selection and the art of the consultation
  • Fat resection vs. fat preservation in blepharoplasty
  • Role of fat, fillers and implants in management of the midface
  • Long term outcomes of facelift surgery

Each day of the course features structured panel discussions, faculty/student workshops, didactic presentations, and case analysis with the international expert faculty. Participants are encouraged to bring their own difficult cases for discussion and analysis.

This course is appropriate for the resident surgeon, surgeons who wish to brush up on the fundamentals of aging face surgery, and the experienced practitioner interested in the latest technical refinements.  This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge and learn from a group of renowned experts in a personal and approachable format. We invite you to join us in the continuing quest for mastery of this challenging field.


Participants in the laboratory portion of the course have the opportunity to dissect fresh cadaver specimens. Relevant anatomy and surgical maneuvers are demonstrated. Laboratory enrollment is strictly limited to ensure ample opportunities for personal interaction with faculty instructors.

Course Content

The course focused on in-depth explorations of the following topics:

  • Analysis of the aging face
  • Patient consultation and patient selection
  • Surgical anatomy and esthetics
  • Alternative approaches to browlift
  • Ptosis and blepharoplasty
  • 10 pearls for the perfect blepharoplasty
  • Fat vs. fillers vs. implants in the midface
  • Surgical alternatives in facelift
  • Achieving excellence in facelift surgery
  • Male facelift
  • Use of botox in the aging face
  • Role of threads in the aging face
  • Dealing with problems and revisions
  • Complications: prevention and management


Course date and registration link coming soon.

If you are interested in receiving information about this course, The Portland Rhinopasty Course, or have questions about registration, please call 503 494-5678 or email Facial Plastic  & Reconstructive Surgery.

Enrollment for the Portland Aging Face Course and the Rhinoplasty Course is limited to facial plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and residents/fellows in these specialties.

Accreditation and Credit


The School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.