NEW! Maximizing Aesthetic Pedicled Flaps (TRAM and Lat) 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:

  1. Describe the principles of pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction
  2. Describe the principles of latissimus flap breast reconstruction
  3. Discuss surgical methods to optimize aesthetic result in pedicled flap reconstruction
  4. 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.