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The abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a "tummy tuck", is a procedure to reduce excess skin and fat around the abdomen and strengthen the abdominal wall musculature. The abdominoplasty has become a popular modality for helping patients remove excess abdominal tissue both after significant weight loss or as an adjunct to it. This activity reviews the indications and contraindications for abdominoplasty, details specifics of the procedure, and reviews post-operative care and complications. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients who have undergone or who are considering undergoing abdominoplasty.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the indications and contraindications to abdominoplasty.
  • Describe how to perform an abdominoplasty.
  • Describe post-operative management considerations for patients who have undergone abdominoplasty.
  • Explain why an interprofessional team that provides an integrated approach to postoperative care can help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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American Board of Anesthesiology
  • General Operative Anesthesia
American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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There was a question about a TAP block in the post test. This was not covered anywhere in the article (unless I missed it?)

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