Breast Augmentation in Transwomen: Optimizing Aesthetics and Avoiding Revisions Sun, Sep 22 9:00-10:00 a.m.

The goal is to enable plastic surgeons with no experience with trans-female augmentation to formulate an appropriate plan and manage psychosocial aspects of gender augmentation, while providing new pearls for plastic surgeons who already have experience in these procedures. The most important course objective will be to provide useful and actionable education to surgeons with significant experience in breast surgery but less experience in gender surgery to help them translate their expertise to a set of procedures that may have some areas of new complexity to consider.

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

  1. Discuss optimal perioperative care algorithms for performing trans-female breast augmentation and obtaining superior results, including considerations for mental health evaluation and screening, hormones/endocrinology management and social support assessment.
  2. Outline the differences and similarities between aesthetic plastic surgery and gender affirmation surgery for augmentation mammaplasty and consideration for insurance coverage.
  3. Formulate an appropriate augmentation plan, including IMF lowering, implant selection, sizing, pocket choice and more with an emphasis on common pitfalls for experienced augmentation surgeons starting out in gender cases.
  4. Review basic social and cultural information about transgender patients, including community expectations, to welcome these patients into their practice without issues.

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.