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Covering the preoperative planning, fat grafting procedure, and postoperative care – expand your education on the safe and healthy transfer of fat, as well as to learn techniques to reduce trauma to fat cells to increase fat graft survival. This Surgery Spotlight will provide an in depth look at two fat grafting to the breast procedures performed by Dr. John Apostolides of San Diego, California.
Upon completion of this video, you should be able to:
- Recall preoperative planning steps.
- Identify the three components of fat transfer surgery.
- List techniques and tools used for successful fat harvesting.
- Prepare fat for fat transfer surgery by eliminating byproducts and preserving cells for injection.
- Articulate the process of transferring fat to the breast.
- Recall post-operative recovery plan.
Faculty: John Apostolides, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1
Patient Safety Credit: 0.0
Release Date: 12/20/2019
Expiration Date: 12/20/2022
Estimated time to complete this course: 60 minutes
This 1 hour of CME includes reading the additional resources listed in the references section of the course.
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
Educational Grant Support Provided by Mentor
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 enduring material 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.
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.
Dr. John Apostolides has the following disclosures: Consultant, Allergan ($5,001-$10,000) and KCI ($10,001-$50,000). 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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