Dr. Saldanha to give 2023 Maliniac Lecture
The Evolution of LAP to LADE

Osvaldo Saldanha, MD, past president of Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP), will give the annual Maliniac Lecture during Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Austin.

The Maliniac Lecture will take place 2:00 -2:30 p.m., CT, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.

Dr. Saldanha's lecture, "My Contribution for Modern Plastic Surgery - LAP to LADE,"  will focus on the evolution of Lipoabdominoplasty (LAP) to Lipoabdominoplasty with Anatomical Definition (LADE), which represented the restart of the technique. Dr. Saldanha will discuss how plastic surgeons use it in their daily practice as well as the benefits for patients.

Lipoabdominoplasty with anatomical definition has improved the aesthetic results of traditional lipoabdominoplasty without compromising the safety of that technique.

Dr. Osvaldo Saldanha is the Past President of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, current Scientific Program Director of the SBCP, and Chairman of “Dr. Ewaldo Bolivar de Souza Pinto” Plastic Surgery Residency Program – Unisanta, Santos, Brazil.

He is also a board member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, International Associate Editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) , and a reviewer for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (APS) and Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica. Dr. Saldanha and his contributions are among Brazil's leading plastic surgeons who have helped pioneer lipoabdominoplasty safely and effectively.

History of the Maliniac Lecture

Jacques Maliniac, MD, established the lectureship, providing funds to ensure that it would continue at each Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Its purpose was to introduce the society to outstanding speakers, who have made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery, from around the world.

In fact, the only stipulation was that the speaker could live anywhere in the world but not in the United States. Hence, the goal was to expose the membership to people, ideas, and innovative techniques and procedures that they would not ordinarily have access to.