Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Dominican Republic

Dr. Estevez takes part in the 30th Annual Rhinoplasty Symposium, in Dallas

The world’s largest meeting on nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is held annually in Dallas, TX; and I had the honor of participating in it, being part of a very small dominican delegation (3 Dominicans assisted, being I the only active member of the Dominican Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery -SODOCIPRE-).

It was the 30th Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, which annually organizes and leads Dr. Rod Rohrich, who is not only an authority on the subject, but serves as editor in chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the most important scientific publication in the world about plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in the world.

Our journey began on Thursday, March 7, when we left Santo Domingo, bound for Dallas. After 8 hours, in the afternoon we make our arrival at Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel, venue of the event, where we proceeded to check in and see the facilities. After completing the process, we went to relax a bit and read a little, excited about the day that awaited us the next day.

On Friday 8 the nasal dissection workshop was held. At 5:40 am, with an ambient temperature of about 14 ° C, we boarded the bus that would take us to the campus of UT Southwestern Medical Center. After breakfast, Dr. Rohrich gives a brief introduction to the course, and an anatomical review. From there we went to the huge anatomy lab, where simultaneously about 100 plastic surgeons put into practice the latest trends in nasal surgery, while we we followed him through screens CCTV, and with the support of the members of the staff of the event, who clarified the doubts that arised personally. Highly pleased with the development of the activity, we set off back to our hotel around 1 pm.

Immediately we integrated to the academic activities. The turnout was massive. Already in the lounge were present about 400 participants. The atmosphere was dynamic, and well organized. That day began the presentation of lectures in a logical order, beginning with the anatomy and clinical evaluation of patients, treatment techniques to the septum, nasal dorsum and tip. The day concludes with an interesting talk about using social media in plastic surgery, issue that personally has always caught my attention (as mentioned by Keila Gonzalez in the interview that I appears in Issue 13 of Bien-Etre Magazine) . With the notes I took there, I promise to keep bring you more innovations very soon.

On Saturday March 9 we came back to business around 8:00 am. That day we participate in conferences about tip management, correction of the deviated nose, dorsum correction, among others. At the end of the night, the welcome cocktail was held in the exhibitors hall, where we exchanged views with some of the attendees, including Dr. Rohrich, who welcomed us. That concluded our participation in that day.

We rested until Sunday 10th, when we participated in the first session, where they were already addressing the most controversial issues (but in many cases the most common in our practice): “Rhinoplasty in the Hispanic patient”, ” How to address the bulbous tip “,” use of alloplastic materials (silicone) as nasal implants “, among others. I was surprised to see, that being the last day of activity on a Sunday morning attendance was higher than 70%. Unfortunately, we had to leave early because we had to leave back to the Dallas / Fort Worth  International Airport (DFW) to catch our flight home.

No doubt that our participation in the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium became a solid academic activity, which reinforces our understanding of the nose and the latest trends on the subject worldwide. We will continue doing everything necessary to continue offering our most innovative and favorable for our patients.

2 thoughts on “Dr. Estevez takes part in the 30th Annual Rhinoplasty Symposium, in Dallas

  1. waooo k pena k no tengo dinero yo me recontruiria con seguridad

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