Tips and Traps to Avoid Complications in Breast Reconstruction: Maximizing Success in Breast Reconstruction, IE MFN, Synmastia Sat, Sep 21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The goal is to discuss how communication with the general surgeon and operative team can minimize complications and mastectomy skin flap necrosis, and also outline techniques used to minimize development of hematoma, seroma, infection, malposition/asymmetry, and wound dehiscence in breast reconstruction. We will review techniques to avoid both donor site and recipient site complications in flap based surgery, discuss methods of minimizing complications in revision reconstruction, and identify high risk patients (smokers, diabetics, high BMI) and practices to optimize peri-operative management.

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

  1. Discuss how communication with the general surgeon and operative team can minimize complications and mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MFN)
  2. Outline techniques used to minimize development of hematoma, seroma, infection, malposition/asymmetry, and wound dehiscence
  3. List techniques to avoid both donor site and recipient site complications in flap based surgery
  4. Discuss methods of minimizing complications in revision reconstruction
  5. Identify high risk patients (smokers, diabetics, high BMI) and optimize peri-operative management

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.