In this course, we will give you a little background into how anatomy teaching in aesthetics came about in the UK and how it leads us into new aspects of anatomy.
In facial anatomy, there wasn’t anything in the UK before 2009. We found a company that would allow us to teach anatomy in the UK and finally we set up facial anatomy teaching in the UK.
We started showing the complexities of the Temple. The temple is a mysterious part, we looked at it in detail. We tried to demystify the temple because it is important to understand the anatomy and also understand where you are injecting. So you should try to understand the different layers of the temple area.Then we started dissecting the areas looking at how the different areas appear and compare that to the textbooks. When we looked at the anatomy of the forehead we saw that it was different from the way the anatomy showed in the books.
So that leads us to the layered concept. Everyone knows about these layers, the important thing about these layers is that there are interconnections and the interconnections are the ligaments. These ligaments are important for two factors, they hold the soft tissue onto the bony skeleton, and secondly, they are also a doorway through which the structures can move between layers.
We did some works looking at the accuracy and usefulness of needles vs cannulas. We saw that the same techniques with cannula and needle will lead to different results.One of the other things that we will talk about is the difference between surgeons doing anatomical dissections and clinical anatomists doing them. New technologies like Imaging (MRI, USS) and virtual reality (VR) can help us in aesthetic medicine.
Anatomy is important because you need to understand the static anatomy to know where you should inject it. More importantly, is understanding what I call dynamic anatomy. Our patient’s anatomy changes with time, as they get older their anatomy changes and you have to be aware of how the anatomy changes to get the best result.
And finally knowing all of that, if you understand the aspects you will avoid getting complications.