NEW! Autologous Breast Reconstruction in the Extremes of BMI Mon, Oct 1 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This program will review all form of autologous reconstruction in the high BMI patient. The expert panel will review technical pearls on obtaining safe, predictable and desirable outcomes. This will include flap dissection, donor site preparation and maneuvers for success.

Also reviewed will be strategic prevention of complications, along with management of complications. Indications for different procedures including the abdominal, thigh etc. will be elaborated and candidacy for each type will be reviewed. The expert panel will provide insight with personal experience in how to best manage this population and obtain optimal outcomes. The current literature will also be reviewed regarding risk factors and complications.

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

  1. Understand the autologous options for reconstruction in high BMI patients.
  2. Identify risk factors and minimize or prevent complications.
  3. Be able to list technical maneuvers to help provide an optimal surgical outcome.
  4. Discuss surgical options available to each patient depending on size and co-mordities.
  5. Be able to discuss the surgical and medical issues based off the literature and the expert panel insight.

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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.