On October 10th and 11th in Salò, there took place the international master course ‘The Big Challenge’, the topic of which were controversies concerning nasal surgery and the choice between the closed or open method.
Proponents of ‘open nose’ operations were Nazim Cerkes (Istanbul), Olivier Gerbault (Paris), Wolfgang Gubisch (Stuttgart), José Palacin (Barcelona).
The ‘closed nose’ method was defended by Giovanni Botti (Salò), Pietro Palma (Milan), Mario Pelle (Rome) and Alberto Scattolin (Vittorio Veneto). Lectures and video sessions took place, and operations were transmitted live from the Villa Bella clinic of professor Giovanni Botti. Many new post-traumatic nasal operation techniques were shown, as well as nasal operations after failed operations and inborn nose flaws. All lecturers concluded unanimously that nose operations are the technically most difficult operations in aesthetic surgery. The contemporary effect of nose operations is a new structure of the nose, based on transplants of cartilage taken in most cases from ribs or the ear lobe. The congress was attended by sixty plastic surgeons and laryngologists from all over the world, with the sole Polish participant being Dr Andrzej Dmytrzak.
Between the 10th and the 12th, Poznań hosted the 17th meeting of the Polish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. For the first time, the meeting included a symposium of the International Society of Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
June 7th and 8th saw Verona hosting the International Face and Nose Anatomy Course „Beauty of the face”. The course was organised for 15 persons, the lecturers were: Dr Natale Gontijo de Amorim, Dr Riccardo Mazzola, Dr Gino Rigotti, Dr Enrico Robotti, Dr Andrea Sbarbati, Dr Peter Palhazi.
The ranking was commissioned by Newsweek Poland to the Association for Healthcare Quality Promotion in Poland. Not only numbers and types of surgeries performed, but also service quality and hospitalization standards were taken into consideration.
At the request of the Association of Assistance to Disabled Children and Youth in Road Accidents “Heart”, voivode Marcin Zydorowicz and vice-voivodship Ryszard Mićko presented awards to distinguished activists of the organization.
AESTHETICMED is the best in Poland private clinic of plastic surgery by the weekly magazine “WPROST” (No. 19, 2006)