Breast Reconstruction in the Extremes of BMI Sun, Sep 22 4:00-5:30 p.m.

This panel will discuss two distinct patient populations, namely those at opposite ends of the BMI spectrum. Two panelists will share their approach to the high BMI patient, discuss technical pearls and pitfalls, as well as outcomes following various reconstructive techniques in this patient population. The remaining two panelists will discuss their approach to the low BMI patient. Specifically, the challenge of limited donor-site tissue will be discussed, including criteria for offering multi-flap reconstruction as well as hybrid reconstructions. The pros and cons of the respective approaches will be discussed. The audience will be encouraged to participate during the Q&A in order to make this panel a valuable educational experience.

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

  1. Discuss preoperative work-up in the high- and low-BMI patent prior to breast reconstruction;
  2. Identify challenges and manage complications in the high-BMI patient;
  3. Identify challenges and manage complications in the low-BMI patient;
  4. Outline pros and cons of multi-flap vs. hybrid reconstruction.

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