Ultrasound Essentials for Breast Plastic Surgery: Visualizing Silent Ruptures, Seromas, and PECS Blocks

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Renowned breast expert and double Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Salzman will teach ultrasound best practices to improve breast augmentation outcomes.

In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how easy and affordable it is to add handheld ultrasound to your plastic surgery practice. Dr. Salzman will teach how to:

  • Use a breast scanning protocol and characterize existing implants
  • Accurately detect silent ruptures with ultrasound, a case study
  • Use ultrasound to confirm that an implant is upside down, a case study
  • Perform accurate Pectoralis Blocks using ultrasound-guided techniques, a case study
  • Diagnose and safely guide aspiration of breast seromas under ultrasound

Join award-winning educator Dr. Salzman as he shares simple handheld ultrasound techniques that will boost your confidence, eliminate surprises, improve safety, and help deliver the best breast augmentation outcomes for your clients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now recommends ultrasound scans or magnetic resonance imaging of silicone gel implants to screen for silent ruptures at 5 to 6 years after surgery and then every 2 or 3 years afterwards. Historically, compliance has been less than 5 percent, because MRIs are costly and require extra time and travel. Today, more plastic surgeons offer the convenience of ultrasound screening inhouse on their patient’s first consultation, providing them immediate piece of mind or allowing them to schedule timely treatment or surgery.

Dr. Salzman published a 2022 study showing that 10.6% of women with silicone implants showed silent ruptures under handheld ultrasound. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use wireless ultrasound to effectively perform a thorough breast scanning protocol. Using video footage recently captured with two clients – one with implants intact and the other with a rupture – Dr. Salzman will help you hone your image interpretation skills. You’ll learn to both characterize smooth versus textured implants and to confidently diagnose a ruptured implant with a higher degree of certainty. Dr. Salzman has never been surprised in the operating room, always ready to replace ruptures with the correct gel implant.

Dr. Salzman will demonstrate how to use ultrasound for further aspects of breast implant procedures and maintenance. You learn how to detect, measure, and monitor seromas and ALCLs. Dr. Salzman will show how ultrasound allows you to visualize your needle under ultrasound guidance to safely and accurately aspirate the fluid without sticking the implant.

Using video footage from another client, Dr. Salzman will also demonstrate how to effectively perform a pre-operative pectoralis nerve block with techniques that will drastically reduce post-operative pain and speed post-surgical recovery. You’ll see your clients going out for dinner after their breast surgeries!

A recognized gold standard among plastic surgeons, ultrasound speeds diagnosis and improves procedural accuracy in a patient-friendly, non-invasive, and safe manner. Attend this live webinar to learn some simple ultrasound techniques that can help you gain a lasting competitive edge and impress patients. You’ll gain patient confidence with real-time answers on their first visit, earning their loyalty for subsequent procedures.

Traditional ultrasound systems have been expensive and complex to learn. In this interactive webinar, you’ll see how affordable handheld ultrasound is changing the game with high-definition imaging and artificial intelligence paving the way for easy, rapid imaging. We’ll look under the skin using the newly released Clarius HD3 scanners and the Advanced Aesthetic Package that automatically optimize imaging for the busy plastic surgeon.

Join Dr. Salzman with your host Dr. Frenkel, Emergency Physician and Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board, and sonographer Shelley Guenther as they help to take your diagnostic and procedural skills to the next level with ultrasound techniques you’ll use daily!

Dr. Marc Salzman, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Marc Salzman, MD, FACS

Dr. Salzman, MD, FACS is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and has been practicing in Louisville, Kentucky since 1992. He has extensive education experience, having taught medical courses to physicians, nurses and paramedical cosmetologists. Dr. Salzman has lectured around the United States on his innovative techniques. He lectures plastic surgery residents at the University of Louisville twice a month, where he has been twice voted Educator of the Year.

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S. Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.

Sonographer, Clinical Marketing Manager Shelley Guenther

Shelley Guenther

Sonographer, Clinical Marketing Manager

Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Marketing Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.