The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) has assembled a world-class faculty and program for its 27th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, Jan. 14-16, 2011, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Atlanta. Titled “Breaking New Ground,” the program will feature breast surgery leaders, who will share their insights into a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, with an emphasis on practical solutions to problems relevant to all plastic surgeons. Approximately 400 participants are expected to attend.
Mark Codner, M.D., program chair, says that this year’s program will include discussions of several latest innovations and less-invasive alternatives for patients requiring surgery. “We will demonstrate breast reconstruction using one-stage surgery, which replaces procedures that traditionally took up to two or three operations over as many as six months,” said Codner. “New techniques allow immediate reconstruction following mastectomy.”
Also on the agenda will be a new breast lift, which uses an internal device to eliminate scarring and lift the breast, as well as a new breast augmentation technique, which eliminates the need for breast implants. “Discussions of these new and innovative techniques will provide groundbreaking news that will be available at the Breast Symposium by the very experts performing these procedures,” said Codner.
Northside Hospital has sponsored the symposium each year since 1999.
For more information about the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons or the annual breast surgery symposium, contact SESPRS at 703-234-4137 or www.sesprs.org.