Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

This pilot course is designed for general surgeons and breast surgeons who want to learn and adopt oncoplastic surgical techniques.  Participants will learn how to perform breast marking to improve scar placement and to hide scars, crescent and round block technique, tissue advancement techniques, Lucci lattice, donut mastopexy, dual planning, and reduction mammoplasty.

Course Outline

  • Module 1 – Breast Marking
  • Module 2 – Parallelogram Mastopexy and Crescent Mastopexy 
  • Module 3 – Donut Mastopexy (Round Block technique) and Tumor Inking, Lucci Lattice and Tumor Bed Marking, Dual Planning 
  • Module 4 – Reduction Mammoplasty (Wise Pattern) 

Target Audience

  • Practicing Surgeons

Learning Objectives

During the course, learners will:

  • Learn the basics of measurement and marking for cosmetic outcomes

  • Perform a parallelogram mastopexy

  • Perform a crescent excision around the nipple-areola complex

  • Perform a donut mastopexy, excising skin around the nipple-areola complex

  • Practice the technique of suture latticing and tumor bed marking

  • Learn the technique of creating fat planes for cosmetic outcomes 

  • Perform a Wise Pattern Reduction Mammoplasty utilizing local tissue advancement and tissue flaps

  • Properly code procedures for optimal billing outcomes.


  • If you have any questions about the course content, please contact Kenya Posley, Administrator, Surgical Skills Courses at 312-202-5325 or email kposley@facs.org.
  • For any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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 relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” 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 a commercial interest 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.

Faculty Disclosures

V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Alexander Perez, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee Disclosures

V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Alexander Perez, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose


Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Course Registration Fees

$500 FACS Member | $750 Non-Member 
(Note:  February 1, 2021 is the deadline for course cancelation due to equipment distribution. After this date registration fees are non-refundable.)

You will be asked to register for the course and provide payment to complete the registration process.

Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information.