Dr Bryan Mendelson.

Bryan Mendelson is an internationally recognised authority on facial anatomy and facial ageing. His work appears in key plastic surgery textbooks and he has written over fifty scientific papers, several of which are considered classics in their field. He has also given over one hundred presentations, including keynote lectures and master classes, to plastic surgeons around the world.

In 2015, his original research into the anatomy of facial ageing was recognised by the classic anatomy textbook, Gray's Anatomy. Importantly for patients, this research has led to the development of highly advanced surgical techniques that provide individualised surgery, tailored according to each patient's requirements. The results are subtle, natural and lasting.

As a result of his work, Dr Mendelson has been invited to perform live demonstration facelift and eyelid surgery to audiences of surgeons in many major centres, including Milan, Cologne, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Dallas, Calgary, Bangkok, Moscow and Taipei and, in March 2016, St Petersburg, as part of a three day course based exclusively on his research and techniques.

He is a past President of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and has been a Visiting Professor at twelve surgical conferences and teaching establishments, including the Mayo Clinic in the USA. He has been extensively recognised by his peers and is visited by many surgeons every year to learn more about his techniques.

My Personal Perspective

Our face is integral to our confidence and sense of wellbeing as we go about daily life.

As our visible identity, it should reflect who we are inside. But sometimes it doesn't. Facial ageing often imposes a look of tiredness, even anger, when people don't feel that way at all. Many of my patients decide to have surgery for this one reason - ridding themselves of an aspect of their face that simply doesn't reflect who they are.

The result they receive must be natural, subtle and leave no sign of any surgery. It must also provide enduring benefits that last into the future. This is where the advanced understanding of facial anatomy becomes really important. Why? Because by operating on the deeper anatomical layers, the surgeon is working on the individual requirements of that particular face. The result is surgery that is tailored for each patient, which lasts because it has addressed the source of ageing within the deeper facial anatomy. Critically, there is no stretching of the skin.

To perform this surgery, the surgeon must have the anatomical training and skills in advanced techniques. But your face and future wellbeing should only be trusted to the best available – this is no place for short cuts or quick fixes. I suggest you look at our 'Before and After' page to understand our commitment to long term, natural results.

Finally, the level of personal care you receive after your surgery will be critical to your happiness. Aesthetic facial surgery is a very personal journey – your face is your identity after all – and that is the reason we really focus on your care and wellbeing in the days and weeks after surgery. I suggest you look at our page on 'Your Journey' to learn more about this.

I hope you enjoy reading about our approach to aesthetic facial surgery, which is based on many years of experience, and I look forward to possibly meeting you one day,

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Dr Bryan Mendelson's Book.

Bryan Mendelson's wonderfully readable book, 'In Your Face: The hidden history of plastic surgery and why looks matter', takes you on a personally guided tour into the real world of plastic surgery.

Full of amazing stories, the book spans the colourful and often controversial history of plastic surgery, from the first surgical description (600BC) to today’s most advanced procedures.

It lays bare the moving reality that plastic surgeons witness every day, as people struggle to live with a face that negatively affects their lives, whether through lack of proportion, disfigurement or the effects of ageing. As the many patient stories included in the book testify, good aesthetic surgery is about reclaiming life and living it to the full. It’s really about being human in a social world.

This is the true story of plastic surgery, shared with enthusiasm and insight from one of its most experienced and thoughtful practitioners.

In Your Face book

Curriculum Vitae.

Certification

  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS October 1983 Fellow
  • ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS June 1978 Fellow
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY April 1978 Diplomate
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY April 1976 Diplomate
  • ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH June 1974 Fellow
  • MAYO CLINIC 1977 Graduate in General and Plastic Surgery

Education & Training

  • FELLOW IN PLASTIC SURGERY AND CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN PLASTIC SURGERY: July 1977 – February 1978 Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York University Medical Center
  • RESIDENT & CHIEF RESIDENT IN PLASTIC SURGERY: July 1975 – June 1977 Department of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • CHIEF RESIDENT IN GENERAL SURGERY: July 1974 – January 1975 Department of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • SURGICAL RESIDENCY: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota U.S.A. (Dept. of General Surgery)
  • DEMONSTRATOR IN ANATOMY: January 1970 – December 1970 Monash University Medical School, Melbourne
  • INTERNSHIP: January 1969 – January 1970 Alfred Hospital (Rotating Internship) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • MEDICAL: December 1968 Monash University Medical School Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Graduated M.B.B.S.
  • PREMEDICAL: Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia
  • HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Epworth Cliveden Private Hospital, East Melbourne and The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery, Toorak
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Appearances.

These are Bryan Mendelson’s most recent appearances for 2015 and 2016. A complete list of his appearances and scientific publications are available here.

2016
  • October 2016
    Kyoto, Japan
    ISAPS 23RD WORLD CONGRESS OF ISAPS

    Special Master Class
    “The Anatomically Evolved Facelift. Why and how to use the anatomy.”

  • June 2016
    Mykonos, Greece
    ISAPS COURSE

    Presentation 1. “Understanding Facial Anatomy”
    Presentation 2. “The Limited Dissection Composite Facelift”
    Presentation 3. “The under-appreciated importance of the facial skeleton in aging and its effective correction”
    Presentation 4. “Controlled upper lid blepharoplasty using tarsal fixation”

  • May 2016
    Warwickshire, U.K.
    FACIAL AESTHETIC / OCULOPLASTIC SURGERY & RHINOPLASTY

    Dissection & Lectures Cadaver Dissection and Lecture Course University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, UK

  • April 2016
    Las Vegas, U.S.A
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY: ASAPS THE AESTHETIC MEETING 2016

    Panelist: Prevention of Recurrent Bands – Is Subplatysmal Surgery Necessary?

  • April 2016
    Las Vegas, U.S.A
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY: ASAPS THE AESTHETIC MEETING 2016 XII (ABBREVIATED) MELBOURNE ADVANCED FACIAL ANATOMY COURSE

    Head of Faculty Cadaver Dissection and Lecture Course“Staying Out of Trouble in Facial Rejuvenation: Locating the Facial Nerve Using Facial Spaces and Ligaments Anatomy – A Cadaver Workshop.”

  • April 2016
    Argentina, South America
    46TH PLASTIC SURGERY ARGENTINIAN CONGRESS

    Presentation 1)“Understanding Facial Anatomy for Plastic Surgeons”
    Presentation 2)“The Anatomy of Facial Aging”
    Presentation 3)“Limited Dissection Composite Facelift”
    Presentation 4)“Augmentation of the Facial Skeleton in Facial Rejuvenation”
    Presentation 5)“Tarsal Fixation blepharoplasty and Secondary Upper lid blepharoplasty”

  • April 2016
    Argentina, South America
    ISAPS ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM
  • March 2016
    St Petersburg, Russia
    INNOVATIVE METHODS OF FACIAL REJUVENATION COURSE

    Cadaver Dissection and Lecture Course Department of Plastic Surgery Post-Graduate Education St. Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University Head of Faculty

  • February 2016
    Auckland, New Zealand
    ICAPS

    Lectures

2015
  • November 2015
    Melbourne, Australia
    XI MELBOURNE ADVANCED FACIAL ANATOMY COURSE

    Head of Faculty Cadaver Dissection and Lecture Course

  • October 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY – ASAPS 38TH ANNUAL ASAPS CONFERENCE

    Presentation 1)

  • October 2015
    Taipei, Taiwan
    CHANG GUNG AESTHETIC CONFERENCE 2015

    Visiting Professor
    Presentation 1. “Limited Dissection Composite Facelift”
    “To release or not release. Do retaining ligaments matter?”
    “Augmentation of the Facial Skeleton in Facial Rejuvenation”
    *LIVE SURGERY* Composite Facelift

  • May 2015
    Lake Garda, Salo
    ‘F.A.C.E – FACIAL AGEING CONTOUR ENHANCEMENT’

    *LIVE SURGERY*
    “Principles of Facial Anatomy”
    “Anatomy of the Temple and Forehead”
    “Advanced Upper Lid Blepharoplasty”
    “Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Lid & Mid Cheek”
    “Premasseter Space Approach to Facelifting”
    “Ageing of the Facial Skeleton and its Surgical Correction”

  • May 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY: THE AESTHETIC MEETING

    Shaping the Future: Innovation in Aesthetic Surgery
    Special Presentation Half Hour Lecture
    The Anatomy of Facial Aging Half Hour Lecture


  • Presented with the ‘Raymond Vilain Award for Best Presentation by an International Physician’, awarded at the Forty-Eighth Anniversary Meeting of ASAPS in May 2015.
  • May 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    (X) ABBREVIATED MELBOURNE ADVANCED FACIAL ANATOMY COURSE

    Head of Faculty Cadaver Dissection and Lecture Course
    “Staying Out of Trouble in Facial Rejuvenation: Locating the Facial Nerve Using Facial Spaces and Ligaments Anatomy – A Cadaver Workshop.”

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ISAPS.

Bryan Mendelson is a past President of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading professional world-wide organization for Board Certified Plastic Surgeons practicing aesthetic surgery.

Formed in 1970, it has 2,400 members drawn from over 94 countries. The ISAPS charter was signed at the United Nations.

ISAPS was created to disseminate research and scientific knowledge amongst aesthetic plastic surgeons and to promote the highest standards. Amongst its many activities, ISAPS provides ongoing educational courses and symposia for plastic surgeons, drawing on the most highly respected practitioners and instructors from around the world.

Bryan Mendelson has had a longstanding involvement with ISAPS and remains an active and contributing member. He has been Chairman of National Secretaries since 2000.

ISAPS Website >

International Society Of Asthetic Plastic Surgery

ISAPS Activities

  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT February 2008
  • CHAIR Journal Operations Committee
  • CHAIR China Task Force
  • CHAIR ISAPS Nominating Committee
  • PRESIDENT August 2006 – 2008
  • PRESIDENT-ELECT August 2004
  • NATIONAL SECRETARY FOR AUSTRALIA 1998 – 2004
  • CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL SECRETARIES since 2000
  • SCIENTIFIC CONVENOR FOR AESTHETIC SURGERY AT IPRAS CONGRESS SYDNEY August 2003
  • MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE JOURNAL Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – since 2003
  • ISAPS CONGRESS FACULTY XXI CONGRESS Geneva, September 2012 Video Presentation:
    “The Premasseter spaces approach to Facelifting; A Minimal Dissection anatomical approach”
    Free paper:
    “Importance of the superolateral orbital rim and its surgical improvement”
  • XX CONGRESS San Francisco, August 2010 Moderator:
    Facial Rejuvenation
  • XIX CONGRESS Melbourne, February 2008 Presentations: “Use of the Premasseter Space in Cervico Facial Rejuvenation.” Panel: Facial Rejuvenation
  • XVIII CONGRESS Rio De Janeiro, August 2006 Panelist:
    Periorbital Anatomy as it Relates to Ageing and Rejuvenation.
  • XVII CONGRESS Houston, August 2004 Panel Moderator:
    Facial Rejuvenation Breakfast with Experts
  • XVI CONGRESS Istanbul, May 2002 Chairman of Panel:
    Mid Cheek Master Class
    Understanding Facelift Anatomy
  • XV CONGRESS Tokyo, March 2000 Panellist:
    Mid Cheek Panel Master Class
    Anatomy of a Facelift
  • XIII CONGRESS New York, September 1995 Moderator:
    Facelift Panel Panel Member
    Fat Conservation in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
  • ISAPS INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE FACULTY Course 69:
    Seoul, Korea, May 2007
    Course 68:
    Venice, Italy, June 2006
    Course 67:
    Cape Town, South Africa, March 2006
    Course 66:
    Sveti Stefan, Serbia and Montenegro, October 2005
    Course 64:
    Jaipur, India, November 2004
    Course 63:
    Lugarno, September 2003
    Course 61:
    Taiwan, November 2002
    Course 60:
    London, September 2002
    Course 59:
    Brazil, August 2001
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