NEW! Maximizing Aesthetic Pedicled Flaps (TRAM and Lat) Monday, October 1 Mon, Oct 1 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Pedicled flaps are widely utilized method of autologous breast reconstruction following mastectomy and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap and latissimus dorsi flap +/- prosthesis have been the "workhorse" among the available reconstruction options. The success of both TRAM and latissimus flap breast reconstruction methods require optimizing the aesthetic outcome while minimizing donor-site morbidity.
This program will discuss the surgical indications, and step-by-step techniques to achieve long-term aesthetic breast reconstruction results and patient satisfaction. Treatment approaches to minimize surgical complications and avoid donor-site morbidity, as well as secondary procedures to achieve aesthetic refinement will be discussed.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the principles of pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction
- Describe the principles of latissimus flap breast reconstruction
- Discuss surgical methods to optimize aesthetic result in pedicled flap reconstruction
- Identify treatment approaches for aesthetic refinements and to minimize donor site complications
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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.