What is it about?

Cadaver dissection for anatomy training provides an opportunity to understand the precise nature of human tissues with their clinical and structural relationships. This study assessed the effectiveness of this practical educational intervention for teaching applied facial anatomy on the knowledge and confidence of aesthetic physicians.

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Why is it important?

Our results showed that cadaver anatomy training improved applied facial anatomy knowledge for most of the aesthetic practitioners, which may enhance their confidence in performing nonsurgical facial aesthetic procedures.


Our findings here support the intuitive belief that cadaver dissection is a valuable educational tool for the understanding of facial anatomy and may promote safe patient outcomes after nonsurgical aesthetic treatment.

Dr Narendra Kumar
University College London

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This page is a summary of: Effectiveness of teaching facial anatomy through cadaver dissection on aesthetic physicians' knowledge, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, July 2017, Dove Medical Press,
DOI: 10.2147/amep.s139893.
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