Common Complications of Breast Surgery and How to Diagnosis, Prevent, and Treat Them

August 24, 2022


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Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the importance of proper breast exam and treatment planning before surgery.
  2. Description of short-term and long-term complications of breast surgery.
  3. Case presentation demonstrating management of these complications.


Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS
Tulsa Surgical Arts, Tulsa, OK


Jacob Haiavy, MD

Dr. Jacob Haiavy is a well-known cosmetic surgeon in Southern California. As the previous president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Haiavy is also a well-regarded surgeon by his peers, loves to teach, and has authored several scientific and medical journal articles for leading publications in cosmetic surgery and breast revision.

Dr. Haiavy lectures nationwide on cosmetic surgery. Over the years, he has taught many live surgery workshops for facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery and has also authored chapters in clinical textbooks in regard to facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Haiavy has been recognized by his peers for his dedication to public safety in cosmetic surgery and education along with research to improve patient outcomes. He is also a volunteer assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Haiavy is dedicated to the field of cosmetic surgery and has been previously elected as a member of the board of trustees for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He has been on the examining board, where he has served as a board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. With his desire to teach, improve patient safety and improve patient satisfaction and results in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Haiavy has formed an AACS accredited cosmetic surgery fellowship program that accepts two outstanding surgeons a year.

Dr. Haiavy graduated from New York University with the Alumni Medal for the highest scholastic average for four years. He attended Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, continuing there with an internship in General Surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Haiavy gained acceptance to a general cosmetic surgery fellowship in Texas with Howard Tobin, M.D., former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. After completion of the fellowship, he moved to Southern California and has been practicing in the Rancho Cucamonga, Victoville, and Eastvale areas ever since.

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    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    08/24/2022 - 7:30pm CDT
    Event ends: 
    08/24/2022 - 8:30pm CDT

    Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

    The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Information

    In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

    • Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
    • Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
    • Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

    The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

    Role in the Activity
    Nothing to Disclose
    Marco Barusco, MDCo-ChairX    
    Brett Kotlus, MDCo-ChairX    
    Jacob Haiavy, MDSpeakerX    
    Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDSModeratorX    

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)


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