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ANATOMY:

General & that which is specifically relevant to cosmetic surgery

Include:

• Relevant embryology
• Surface anatomy & surface markings
• Dermatomes
• Skin & skin types – various classifications, all useful to a degree but no ideal
• Tension lines, Langer’s lines
• Muscles & their innervations
• Nerve supply – sensory & motor
• Blood supply
• Course & distribution of nerves & vessels
• Normal/frequent variations & aberrant structures
• Association of structures esp. within operative region & those at risk
• Lymphatics
• Salivary glands
• Breasts
• Organs: eyes, nose, ears
• Relevant cranial nerve function
• Examination of nervous system, both cranial & peripheral
• Nerve blocks