Gluteal Fat Grafting: Safety and Changing Regulations, Live WebClinic, May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024


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2024 WebClinics

Topic:  Gluteal Fat Grafting: Safety and Changing Regulations, Live WebClinic, May 15, 2024
Speaker: Alton E. Ingram, MD, MBA, JD, FAACS
Moderator: Wilbur Hah, MD, FAACS


This session will focus on best practices in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. It will emphasize patient safety and cosmetic outcomes, will present new data regarding the safety of this procedure, and will provide attendees with an update on the changing regulatory environment, particularly regarding the integration of ultrasound in BBL surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  1.  Identify the controllable risk factors during BBL surgery.
  2.  Describe how to integrate ultrasound into their BBL practices.
  3.  Understand recent regulatory changes regarding BBL safety.
  4.  Implement best practices regarding both patient safety and cosmetic outcomes in BBL surgery.

Target Audience

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

On-Demand Access

For those who are unable to attend live, the session will be recorded and available on demand. Access instructions will be emailed to you within two weeks of the live session. On-demand viewing is not eligible for CME credits.

Registration Required

Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided immediately upon registration.

Registration Fees

  • AACS Members: $50 per webinar
  • Non-Member Practitioners: $100 per webinar
  • Residents, Training Fellows, Medical Students: $0 per webinar

CME Credit

To receive CME credit, physicians must submit the Evaluation Survey & CME Claim Form at the conclusion of the live course.

About the Speaker

Alton Ingram is a double board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Nashville, TN. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, completed medical school and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas, and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is a former fellow of Professor Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and of Dr. Paul Tessier at the University of Paris, France, two visionaries in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, respectively.

Dr. Ingram is a trustee of the America Board of Cosmetic Surgery and an oral and written Board examiner for the Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Boards.

He is a member of the education committee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and serves as section editor of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery as well as being a member of the editorial board of two other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Ingram frequently publishes and lectures internationally regarding patient safety, surgical technology, and surgical techniques of the breast, body, and face. He is the co-founder with Dr. Wilbur Hah of the ABCS Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety Initiative and frequently participates as a legal expert in medical matters. He was recently the keynote speaker at the Fourth International  Conference on Surgery and Anesthesia in Dubai, UAE, where he also was on the organizing committee and lectured on cosmetic surgery patient safety.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/15/2024 - 7:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/15/2024 - 8:30pm CDT

2024 WebClinics

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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 Credit

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Award of CME credits by ACS is based on compliance of the program with the ACCME accreditation requirements and does not imply endorsement by ACS of the content, the faculty, or the sponsor of the program. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

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, MD, FISHRS







Victoria Ceh, MPA

Planner (Staff)









Role in the Activity

Nothing to Disclose





Alton E. Ingram, MD, MBA, JD, FAACS





Wilbur Hah, MD, FAACS






Available Credit

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


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Once paid, registration fees for WebClinics are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a live airing, the recording will be provided to you for on-demand viewing. CME credit is not available for the recording.

To receive CME Credit, completion of the Evaluation & CME Claim Form is required. This form will be emailed after the conclusion of the live WebClinic.