NEW! Solutions for the 7 Most Troubling Problems after Breast Augmentation and Augmentation / Mastopexy Sun, Sep 30 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Seven common complications of breast implants, either at the time of augmentation alone or in combination with mastopexy, are examined. Seven panelists provide their most common solution to each problem.

These are: implant malposition, nipple overelevation (particularly in the setting of augmentation/mastopexy), bottoming out (including the double bubble deformity), thin tissues, wrinkles, repeat capsular contracture, and animation deformity. It is anticipated that some of the panelists will recommend fat injection. ADM, other mesh materials, and autologous tissue solutions.

After the presentations (12 minutes each), the moderator will present cases to the panel and ask the panelists how they would handle the complication. Panelists will also discuss their recommendations to reduce risk. Finally, questions will be taken from the audience.

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

  1. Identify common complications of breast augmentation and augmentation/mastopexy
  2. Learn how to reduce the frequency of these complications in one’s practice
  3. Be aware of the different surgical remedies available and their pros and cons
  4. Discuss these complications with patients
  5. Adopt new strategies for management of these complications

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