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Webinar presentation in South America

On August 6, 2021, Levent Efe was invited to make a 45 minute Zoom presentation to the South American Plastic Surgery Academy. With 246 attendees from 34 nations, we discussed the role of visual communication in Surgery, and how surgeons can enhance their arguments with well planned visuals. From online surgery animations to illustrations helping

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Medical illustrators meetings

We have been getting together in regular Zoom meetings with a group of young Turkish medical illustrators. As a follow-up to the numerous workshops I gave to this group of mentees along the years, our online sessions cover a broad range of issues to help educate and motivate these talented artists. We also had on

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“Live Sketching” in conferences

We recently put into action a new concept at the AAPSW Plastic Surgery Conference in Melbourne. During eight talks, real time, improvised illustrations were sketched and projected onto a second screen. The aim of this pioneering project is to improve audience engagement, and help elucidate the presenters messages. Perhaps a different take on “Graphic recording”

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Visual communication workshop for Plastic surgeons

We were invited to the 41st annual conference of the Turkish Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Society in Samsun, Turkey for a unique workshop in Oct 2019. We presented an overview of current trends in visualizing surgery, and discussed techniques in improving visual communication for all surgeons. Fifteen advanced trainees and specialists took several challenges in interpreting

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Recent commendations of 2018

We would like to recognize noteworthy acknowledgements for two recent publications. The 2018 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards jury gave highly commended certificate to “Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach by Jerome Lamb and Christopher Surek”. And the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal chose an exceptional article by Chin-Ho Wong and Bryan C. Mendelson

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“Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach” is out!

The intro for this fantastic textbook by Drs. Jerome Lamb and Christopher Surek describes our contribution as: “Numerous beautiful, full-page color illustrations systematically reveal each layer of the face – from deep to superficial – taking readers on a unique journey through the 3-D architecture of complex facial anatomy.” 

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“Art makes us better at our job”

Appreciation of our studio’s work by surgeons world wide is the best badge of honor we can display. Their description of our work is exactly what we always try to achieve: depicting difficult concepts in a simple way, helping patients understand them, and making art an indispensable tool for surgeons.

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Facial Rejuvenation with Hydroxyapatite

An Aesthetic Surgery training layout visually narrating orbital rim and temple augmentation with subperiosteal Hydroxyapatite. Special emphasis paid on periosteal elevation at the rim. Another visual series striving to do justice to a pioneering technique by Dr Bryan Mendelson. Art elucidates.  

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Bring out the best

A recent journal article by Dr Christopher Surek of University of Kansas Medical Center appeared in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Our illustration in this article, depicting the trajectory of the Greater Auricular Nerve was chosen as the cover image of the Journal’s February 2017 edition. We are delighted another great article brought to

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Where does the blood supply come from?

This conceptual depiction of Breast vasculature is prepared for world renown Plastic surgeon, Dr Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, pioneer of the Hall-Findlay Vertical Breast Reduction Technique. Dr Hall-Findlay argues blood supply of the nipple and areola complex is from a deep artery that comes up from the chest wall at the fourth interspace, while other deep arteries

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Visual thoughts on the “Lower Eyelid Roulette”

Our visual narrative of the Lower Eyelid Lymphatics. A unique Melbourne study has recently identified for the first time a deep lymphatic system of the midface and further defined the previously described superficial system. Our conceptual approach elucidates the complex trajectory and relationships of these lymphatic vessels. Art says it all.

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Chest Surgery Atlas receives “Award of Excellence”

Our studio receives Award of Excellence in the “Professional Illustrated Text” category at the Association of Medical Illustrators conference held in Cleveland on July’15. The clear visual narrative style, emphatic camera angles, and the rich colour palette on the 320 illustrations made this extensive body of work stand out.

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Chest Surgery Atlas out

Springer Publishing’s latest volume in their Surgery Atlas Series is released in September ’14. All the 300 full-color illustrations in this Chest Surgery Atlas were generated in my studio. Co-edited by Professors Hendrik Dienemann and Hans Hoffmann of Heidelberg, Germany, and Frank Detterbeck of Yale University, USA, this extensive textbook was authored by 37 pioneering

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Acta Neurochirurgica cover – July ’14

Quality articles, coupled with quality visuals go a long way for exposure in prestigious medical and surgical journals. An article by Dr Bora Gürer et. al. from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul, titled “Use of the bovine pericardial patch and fibrin sealant in meningomyelocele closure” appeared in the July’14

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