How to Manage the Diverse Breast: Considering Ethnicity, Region, Gender Fri, Sep 20 10:00-11:30 a.m.

The goal of this panel is to introduce and openly discuss the influence of regional differences, ethnicity, gender viewpoints and social media on the perception of the ideal breast and how this affects procedure choice in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Evolution of breast norms throughout history;
  • Ethnic considerations that impact breast management;
  • Implant choice differences: Europe vs. USA;
  • Male vs. female view points on the ideal breast;
  • Critical body image and social media influence;
  • Perspective and expectations of surgical results.

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

  1. Understand perspectives of implant choices among different regions
  2. Identify Ethnic differences and how they impact breast management
  3. Outline how social norms have evolved to change patient perceptions of the ideal breast
  4. Discuss the influence of gender on breast aesthetics
  5. Understand how these factors influence surgical procedure choices

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.