Abdominoplasty ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. It is the perfect complement to liposuction abdominal contouring in many women who have had children & seek a tight, contoured abdomen. It is the only effective cosmetic treatment for loose abdominal skin, stretch marks and muscles.
Advances in anesthesia & less invasive surgical technique over the past decade have revolutionized the procedure and turned it into an excellent office-based procedure. Let the ISCG Team help you develop the knowledge and the technical skills to deliver incorporate abdominoplasty into your cosmetic practice.
Our performance-oriented, time-tested, CME-accredited training is the most practical, the most efficient, and the most effective way to learn abdominoplasty. Do yourself a favor and spend a weekend learning what really matters from a team that has performed thousands of procedures.
It gets even better: starting in November 2014, this workshop includes training in the TULUA abdominoplasty - a revolutionary procedure that delivers aesthetic results superior to any type of abdominal contouring method currently available. We have performed the largest series of these cases in North America and are the only surgeons teaching this procedure in the world.
We have been training physicians just like you for over a decade. We have helped hundreds of physicians to develop successful cosmetic practices. Many of our graduates have become leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. Our groundbreaking teaching methods are frequently imitated, but never equaled.
You should take this course whether you are:
-debating on incorporating abdominoplasty into your practice
-training a new cosmetic surgeon for your existing team
-planning to do your surgeries in the office, the surgicenter, or the hospital
-trained in an older style of abdominoplasty and in need of a surgical update
-in need of continuing medical educational credits in liposuction
-planning on combining abdominoplasty with liposuction in the future
-interested in simply educating yourself on the latest abdominoplasty techniques
You will feel confident and prepared.
At our Cosmetic Abdominoplasty Two-Day Course you will learn:
How to Build Your Abdominoplasty Practice on Solid Footing
Learn how to obtain medical malpractice coverage for liposuction, how to find out if your facility requires accreditation, how to find out what your state requires for office-based surgery (OBS), learn if your state has specific regulations on combining abdominoplasty & liposuction
How to Select Patients for Abdominoplasty
Learn to spot the easy cases, learn to identify and avoid the difficult patient and the psychotic patient, learn which medical conditions lead to poor outcomes, treating the obese patient, the younger patient & the older patient, learn the most effective ways to stage abdominoplasty with liposuction, cosmetic breast surgery & other body contouring procedures, when to obtain medical clearance, manage the out-of-town patient safely & effectively, learn the absolute contraindications, learn which cases require an anesthesiologist
All About Cosmetic Surgical Photography
How to obtain photography consent, essential equipment & lighting, effective shooting routines, how to develop and display your portfolio, how to store your images, medicolegal issues & the internet
All About Tumescent Anesthesia
Safe and simple routines for dosing, preparing and administering tumescent anesthesia, what is superwet anesthesia and when is it used, how to prevent overdosages, how to determine the optimal concentrations for your planned surgery, how tumescent technique for abdominoplasty differs from liposuction
How to Draw Surgical Markings
Marking the patient during the initial consultation for maximum understanding, the critical surgical markings for ideal umbilical and scar locations, premarking to avoid dogears, tips and tricks to avoid too much resection & too much undermining
How to Prepare Patients for Abdominoplasty
Dietary recommendations, medications & herbs to avoid prior to surgery, pre-operative testing, when to obtain medical clearance, preoperative medications in the operating room, vital signs monitoring, the abdominoplasty medical chart, the consent process and forms
The Basic Techniques of Abdominoplasty
How to decide between full abdominoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty, selective undermining, & mini- abdominoplasty, when is body lifting indicated & how to stage it, the role of liposuction in abdominoplasty & how to do it without complications, positioning the patient for different stages of the procedures, how to develop the flap & avoid over-dissection, how to manage the umbilicus, how to avoid umbilical stenosis, how to "tighten the muscles" properly & adequately in mild, moderate & extreme situations, how to close incisions for maximum strength and maximum cosmesis, how to properly place surgical drains, tips & tricks for working on patients with previous abdominal liposuction
How to Manage the Postoperative Recovery Process
How to select and apply postoperative compression garments, common mistakes to avoid, how to manage drains, activity limitations & routines for the first two weeks, adequate surveillance of the healing phase
How to Manage Complications of Abdominoplasty Surgery
Identifying and managing hematomas & seromas, assessing and managing incisional separations, wound dehiscence, umbilical problems, infections, dealing with skin necrosis, scar management, preventing & treating deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism
How to Manage Revisionary Procedures
Handling the small stuff - dogears, keloids, scar asymmetries, umbilicoplasty & neo-umbilicoplasty, how to manage more extensive revisions & the best time-frames for intervention
Additional Related Procedures
The reverse abdominoplasty - when to use it & how to do it, the lateral thigh lift & how to select the best candidates, when to consider short-scar brachioplasty & how to do it, the long-scar brachioplasty - how to select cases, when to avoid it & how to do it
How to Build Your Cosmetic Credentials
Groups with whom you should affiliate with & why, avenues for continuing medical education in liposuction, recommended educational materials and resources, networking opportunities with other cosmetic surgeons
How to Get Started Step-by-Step
Detailed recommendations on facility specifications, operating room setup, basic equipment, basic marketing & market research, setting prices, establishing the abdominoplasty team, introducing abdominoplasty services to your clientele, how to manage your first 20 cases.
Take this course only.
Take this course as your complimentary 2-day course included with the ISCG One-on-One Program package. Housing included.
Take this course for a second time at half-price within 18 months of your first attendance & receive full CME credit.
Inquire about our special rates for nursing staff, groups, and ISCG members. Combine this course with the ISCG One-on-One Program.