The Use of New Shaped Breast Implants the Focus of SESPRS Breast Surgery Symposium in Atlanta

This year’s Symposium will include live surgery events and a panel discussion, focusing on the use of new shaped implants, approved by the FDA for aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Attendees will have an opportunity to peer into the thoughts of some of the most experienced breast surgeons in the country as they discuss their approaches to device selection for their patients. Another panel will discuss the art of fat grafting for cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Topics relevant to all plastic surgeons will be discussed, with an emphasis on practical solutions including analysis, decision making and treatment options for common problems.

"The event is an opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest about the newest and most advanced techniques currently being performed," says symposium co-chair James Namnoum, M.D. "We have a terrific lineup of surgeons and cases and are certain that this will be very exciting for our attendees."

As part of the SESPRS Foreign Scholarship Program, a group of deserving young surgeons from South Korea will attend the meeting to learn from the Symposium’s all-star faculty. The international participants will translate the information they gather into improved patient care and surgical outcomes in their native country.

Northside Hospital has proudly sponsored the Symposium each year since 1999, providing availability of the most innovative, comprehensive and scholarly plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques to the Atlanta community.

"Many members of our medic al staff at Northside are leaders in the Society, which provides the technical benchmark for plastic and reconstructive surgeons around the world," said Vicki Barnett, RN, director of surgical services, Northside Hospital. "The expertise of our surgeons, currently performing life changing procedures for breast surgery patients, makes Northside Hospital one of the most prestigious hospitals in the southeast for breast surgery."

For more information about the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons or to register for the 29th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, call 703-234-4067 or visit

The Northside Hospital health care delivery system, a not-for-profit health care provider, has served north Metro Atlanta for more than 40 years. With more than 2,200 physicians and 7,400 employees, the hospital sees nearly 700,000 patient visits a year. Staff provide a full range of health care services, including women’s health, cancer care, emergency care, surgery, specialty medicine and a wide array of outpatient services at many locations. Northside Hospital offers high-quality health care at Northside Hospital-Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming.