Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
Authors: Keith A. Hurvitz, MD.; Windy A. Olaya, MD.; Audrey Nguyen, BS; James H. Wells, MD.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Editors
Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editor: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
MOC-PS® Credit: 1.0
MOC-PS® Tracer Procedure: Abdominoplasty
Media: Journal Article, Video
Release Date: 5/1/2014
Expiration Date: 5/1/2017
Estimated time to complete this course: 1.0 hour
Minimum Post-test Score to Claim Credit: 80%
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Abdominoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons throughout the world. Advancements in the area continue to surface which can help improve outcomes. We present an extensive review of the most current literature on this topic. This article offers readers an up-to-date and organized approach to abdominoplasty surgery.
After reading this article, the participant should be able to:
1. Develop a surgical plan for improving the contour of the abdominal region by means of abdominoplasty surgery.
2. Describe the current modalities for preventing and managing perioperative pain associated with abdominoplasty surgery.
3. Discuss proper techniques for safely performing simultaneous abdominal wall liposuction and abdominoplasty surgery.
4. Determine the means of decreasing seroma formation and drain duration in abdominoplasty patients.
5. Apply current concepts in preventing and minimizing perioperative complications in abdominoplasty patients
Dr. Rohrich, MD is the Principal/Co-Principal Investigator of research grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, from Medicis, Mentor, and Contura Pharmaceutical. All research funds are provided directly to UT Southwestern. Dr. Stuzin has no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. Dr. Lalonde is a consultant for ASSI Instruments. None of the authors have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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