Comprehensive Abdominoplasty Fri, Sep 28 1:30-4:00 p.m.

This course will compare the range of available abdominal contour surgery options including lipoabdominoplasty or mini-abdominoplasty vs. traditional abdominoplasty or panniculectomy or massive weight loss options. The identification and treatment of unusual situations such as the scarred abdomen and integration of abdominoplasty with other cosmetic procedures or when treating related areas such as the mons pubis, flanks or back rolls will be discussed. Strategies to identify, avoid, and manage complications such as ischemia, seromas or VTE will be addressed.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Effectively plan abdominoplasty surgery.
  2. Reconcile different anatomic variations and patient goals to achieve an optimal outcome.
  3. Compare the numerous available treatment options and who is an appropriate candidate for each.
  4. Identify, avoid, and manage complications such as ischemia, seromas or VTE.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.