Presentation Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:00pm CST
Title: “Minimally Invasive Breast Reduction with Tumescent Liposuction"
Presenter: Prof. Azim J. Khan, MD
Target Audience: Intermediate
Breast reduction is typically performed with Reduction Mammoplasty which usually involves general anesthesia, considerable surgical excision, hospitalization and resultant scarring. Minimally invasive breast reduction using tumescent technique can be performed with local anesthesia with or without mild sedation as an out-patient procedure with minimal scarring and quick recovery with excellent outcome. In this presentation participants will be educated about patient evaluation, lab/radiology workup, pre-op planning, post-op care and the actual tumescent surgical technique will be discussed in detail. If employed appropriately a much less invasive procedure may rival the result of a major surgical undertaking.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to assess the patient who can benefit from a much less invasive breast reduction surgery technique using tumescent liposuction and should be able to incorporate the well established Tumescent liposuction technique in their surgical practice for breast reduction as well.
About the Presenter:
Prof. Dr. Azim J. Khan attended medical school in Pakistan and came to United States to study Cosmetic Surgery. At that time no such field existed in the US, and thus he was guided to pursue either Dermatology or Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Only to his surprise both of these fields were extremely competitive to enter and Dr. Khan wanting a solid base in internal medicine first did his Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was fascinated how the wounds heal in chronic leg ulcer patients and ended up in Dr. David Woodley’s lab at Northwestern University where he did a year long fellowship in basic science of wound healing. He then moved to another great wound healing research lab at SUNY Stony Brook and worked under the guidance of Richard A.F. Clark MD and helped develop a Smart Matrix for non-healing wounds which is a patent protected medical device being investigated for human use. He performed a residency in dermatology at SUNY at Stony Brook as well as a research fellowship there and was then placed on the faculty. Later, he performed a fellowship training in Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Emilio Bisaccia & Dr. Scarborough who were some of the pioneers of Tumescent Technique. Dr. Khan accepted a faculty position in a premier medical school in Pakistan and currently is working as Professor and Head of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery and as a medical director as well as a fellowship program director of ‘International Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship’ at Institute Cosmetique which is formally approved and accredited by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships: Dr. Azim J. Khan does not have personal financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Price: $49 for AACS Members | $99 for Non-members
Please note that this webclinic is non-CME.