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Cervico Facial Lifting - The reconstruction of CMAS ligament

14 Reviews
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
CAEN, France
2-day course
4 attendees per session

Course details

The neck is an aesthetic unit for which a rejuvenation request is sometimes very targeted or often encompassed in a global surgical project of face-lift. To obtain a long lasting outcome, the plastic surgeon has to make a full, detailed, and exhaustive analysis of the neck in order to choose the best indication within the multiple surgical tools. A full clinical examination is the key point, every aspects are outlined.


I focus my didactic proposal on the reconstruction and tensioning of an anatomical structure of the cervical region: the suspensory ligament of the cervico-chin angle or CMAS ligament. Throughout the surgical procedure, I attach great importance to dissection and reinforcement and tensioning of this anatomical fibrillar structure located next to the first fold of the neck: the CMAS ligament. This collagen densification extends in depth from the penhyoid ligament to the surface by attaching itself to the dermis. It crosses the surface of the muscle platysma, making it digastric. The resetting of the CMAS ligament on the midline is achieved by the suture digastric stomachs In fact the CMAS ligament is fixed at the level of the reflection pulley of the digastric muscle. The CMAS ligament is then resized laterally by the platymaplasty whose key point is located at the same level on the outer edge of the platysma muscle. Knipper et al. emphasized the importance of laterally tensioning the platysma after attaching it to the median line.



During these 2 days, we will address the different stages of aging and ways to correct each stage:


1/ Reconstruction of CMAS by lateral repositioning

2/ Central fixation and lateral repositioning

3/ Reconstruction of the under chin region by digastric corset

4/ Using the Auersvald net to allow a better skin catching, limit the scar, avoid drainage and simplify the operative follow-up

What will you learn?

- To return to the anatomical bases which make it possible to understand the evolution of the structures of the neck with the age and thus its rejuvenation.

- The place of the CMAS (Suspension Ligament of the cervico-chin angle) in the rejuvenation of the neck

- The different stages of aging and ways to correct each stage

Educational methods

Live case observation, Video, Cadaver

Advantages of the procedure

The reconstruction of the CMAS ligament is for me the anatomical and didactic support of a large number of surgical proposals for the cervical lift.

Who is this course for?

Plastic surgeons


Dr. Daniel Labbé Plastic Surgeon

Latest Pubmed

Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty: Virtual Animation-Assisted Technical Video.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2016

Read it here

Lengthening temporalis myoplasty: a surgical tool for dynamic labial commissure reanimation.

Facial plastic surgery : FPS, 2015

Read it here
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Monday 27th:

  • 1:00 pm in the operating room Saint-Martin private hospital for a first facelift
  • 7.00 pm: Diner with Dr Labbé & all the participants ( place TBC)

Tuesday 28th:

Morning session: at the Anatomy Lab (University Hospital of Caen)

  • 09:00 am - 1 hour course + discussion at my office
  • 10:00 am to 12:00: Hands on course on cadavers

Afternoon session: Saint-Martin private hospital

  • 1:00 pm in the operating room Saint-Martin private hospital for a second facelift




Global Review
4.9 /5
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Knowledge aquired
4.8 /5
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Dec 7, 2018
Dr. Valérie F. Excellente formation, tant sur la qualité; de l'enseignement, que l'accueil qui nous a été réservé.
Jun 27, 2018
Mehmet M. Dr. Labbe is an absolute classic gentleman of surgery. He was an absolute delight to watch and an amazingly caring host. I will express my gratitude to him personally. Thank you
Jun 27, 2018
Rahul J. Excellent host, surgery and qulaity of education provided. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and very grateful for Dr Labbe's hospitality. Many thanks once again.


Hôpital Privé Saint-Martin

18 rue de Roquemonts

14000 CAEN, France

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