NEW! Alternatives to Abdominal-Based Flaps Sunday, September 30 Sun, Sep 30 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Autologous reconstruction from the abdomen is the gold standard for patients who want to avoid implant based reconstruction, have been radiated or who have failed alloplastic reconstruction. What are the options for patients who have insufficient abdominal tissue, have had previous surgeries that prevent use of the lower abdomen or who simply don't want to use their abdomens? This panel will explore autologous breast reconstruction "Beyond the DIEP." We will discuss patient selection, techniques, tips and pearls for the following flaps: Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator (TAP), the Profounda Artery Perforator (PAP), Tranverse/Vertical/Diagonal Upper Gracilis (TUG,VUG,DUG), and gluteal artery perforator (GAP).
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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.