Two-Day Course, Live Surgery Workshop,
Accredited for 16 hours Category 1 CME
Breast augmentation training
For physicians from all specialties with a focus on the endoscopic transaxillary technique. We will teach you the basic techniques of breast augmentation with implants. This course goes into great detail on patient selection, breast evaluation, implant selection & sizing. You will learn proper case selection, operative strategy, perioperative care, and complication management. Business, medicolegal & startup aspects will be covered in detail. Basic concepts of mastopexy & breast liposculpture augmentation & reduction will be discussed in brief overview.
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Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery for American women
Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery among American women and second only to liposuction worldwide. Breast augmentation ranks highest in patient satisfaction among all cosmetic procedures and is in constant high demand. The ISCG Team will teach you their highly-refined & ultra-cosmetic endoscopic axillary technique and help you develop the knowledge and the technical skills to deliver consistent beautiful results to your clientele. Our performance-oriented, time-tested, CME-accredited training is the most practical and the most efficient way to learn breast augmentation at the highest level of aesthetics. Our entire approach is based on the outpatient surgical suite & widely-tested rapid recovery protocols. Surgeons attending the Cosmetic Breast Surgery Course after having trained elsewhere have unanimously raved that the quality of our teaching methods stands alone.
Who is this course for?
This course is appropriate for any physician from any surgical specialty with an active medical license in their home country. We also provide the opportunity for your nursing assistants to be trained by our team at the same time that you attend your training. You should take this course whether you are:
Debating on incorporating breast augmentation into your practice
Training a new cosmetic surgeon for your existing team
Debating on incorporating endoscopic axillary breast augmentatiion into your existing breast practice
Planning to do your surgeries in the office, the surgicenter, or the hospital
Trained in an older style of non-endoscopic style of breast augmentation and in need of a surgical update
In need of continuing medical educational credits in abdominoplasty
Interested in simply educating yourself on the latest breast augmentation techniques
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 will feel confident and prepared.
The ISCG Cosmetic Breast Surgery Workshop will Teach You:
How to Build Your Cosmetic Breast Practice on Solid Footing Learn how to obtain medical malpractice coverage for cosmetic breast surgery, how to find out if your facility requires accreditation, how to find out what your state requires for office-based surgery (OBS), learn how to get certified for silicone implants
How to Select Patients for Cosmetic Breast Surgery 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 when to avoid breast implants, when to obtain medical clearance, manage the out-of-town patient safely & effectively, dealing with cigarette smokers, how to manage revision requests
How to Pick the Right Size, Shape & Pocket for Breast Implants Learn to ask the right questions to avoid implanting the wrong sizes, how to measure the breasts for implant sizing, using sizer bras & sizer implants to eliminate guesswork, the science & art of using implant sizing charts, the effective use of iPhone photography for size counseling, how to deal with extreme requests
All About Saline versus Silicone Separating the hype from the reality, price differences, technical differences, specific regulations mandated by the FDA, age limits, the truth about post-op MRI screening, how to order implants & essential things you never considered, but need to know to avoid disasters
All About Breast & Chest Wall Anatomy How to identify & navigate the critical nerves and blood vessels in the surgical field with reliable landmarks, how to easily identify the subglandular, the subfascial, and the subpectoral spaces, how to assess the quality of the breast tissue for augmentation, what is ptosis, how is it measured, how is it managed, common deformities of the breast and skeletal structure that influence surgical strategy
How to Draw Surgical Markings Marking the chest for optimal results, how to adjust markings for different implant sizes, key baseline measurements for the medical record, marking the incision sites for maximum cosmesis, tips & tricks for creating excellent cleavage that you won't find in any book
The Keys to Preoperative & Postoperative Management for Any Approach What preoperative testing needs to be performed, who needs a mammogram & who doesn't, what medications & herbs need to be avoided before surgery, how to dress the breasts after surgery - bras, sports bras & no bras, special exercises for faster recovery, what to avoid after surgery, how frequently to assess the patient, how to get patients back to work in 48 hours or less
The Endoscopic Axillary Technique - Nobody Does it Better How to position the patient, the anesthesiologist & the equipment for maximum ergonomics, how to make the axillary incision easy, how to create a bloodless field with tumescent anesthesia, the endoscopic tools - how to set them up, use them & troubleshoot them, managing bleeders by multiple techniques, developing types 1, 2 and 3 implant pockets, how to develop large pockets, drains - when to use them & how to place them, live surgical demonstrations
The Inframammary, Periareaolar & Umbilical Techniques How they differ from the axillary approach in terms of cosmesis, technical details, and morbidity, detailed analysis of surgical technique and video of approaches not demonstrated in live surgery.
How to Manage Complications of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Identifying and managing hematomas, seromas & infections, assessing and managing asymmetries & rippling, assessing and managing pneumothorax, assessing & managing capsular contracture, the double bubble & synmastia
How to Manage Revisionary Breast Surgery How to revise deflated implants, how to manage capsular contracture, which revisions can be done under local anesthesia & which ones shouldn't, which revisions require an inframammary incision, going larger - a little bit & alot, going smaller
The Basics of Breast Liposculpture An overview of two topics in advanced liposculpture - breast augmentation by autologous fat transfer, and breast reduction exclusively by liposuction. Since these are advanced topics in liposuction and require extensive liposuction experience they are treated in more detail & demonstrated in the ISCG Masters Course in advanced lipo. This overview, however, will familiarize the cosmetic breast surgeon with the essential concepts of these approaches.
Concepts of Mastopexy A familiarity with mastopexy is essential for the cosmetic breast surgeon & although this course focuses on breast augmentation, the principles of mastopexy will be reviewed as an adjunct to patient counseling and as a starting point for further education.
How to Build Your Cosmetic Credentials Groups with whom you should affiliate with & why, avenues for continuing medical education in cosmetic breast surgery, 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 cosmetic breast surgery team, introducing cosmetic breast services to your existing clientele, how to manage your first 20 cases.