Breast reconstruction with implants has seen a decade of advances leading to more natural breast reconstructions and lower rates of complications.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the indications for implant-based breast reconstruction and the indications for nipple preservation compared to skin-sparing or skin-reducing patterns.
- Understand the indications for direct-to-implant breast reconstruction versus tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction and the advantages and disadvantages of total, partial, or no muscle coverage.
- Understand the role of acellular dermal matrix or mesh in reconstruction.
- Learn the advantages and disadvantages of different types and styles of implants and develop a postoperative plan for care and pain management.
Amy S. Colwell MD, Erin M. Taylor MD
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors:
Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editor: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media: Videos, Journal Article
Release Date: 1/28/2019
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
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. 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. Dr. Colwell and Dr. Taylor have no financial disclosures to report. 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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