Atlanta to Host Internationally Acclaimed Annual Breast Surgery Symposium January 13th- 15th, 2012

Atlanta, GA, January 7, 2012- Northside Hospital and The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are hosting this year’s 28th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium.  These physicians and their professional accrediting associations (The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ASAPS, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons – ASPS, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ISAPS ) enhance Atlanta’s rich reputation of advancing breast surgery.

Atlanta plastic surgeons Mark A. Codner, MD; L. Franklyn Elliott, MD; James D. Namnoum, MD; Amy K. Alderman, MD; Grant W. Carlson, MD; Albert Losken, MD; Michael J. McNeel, MD; Foad Nahai, MD; and Carl R. Hartrampf Jr., MD extend the city’s history of breast surgery excellence as chairmen and faculty of this year’s event.

The Symposium will feature an honorary Hartrampf guest lecture.  Atlanta breast reconstruction pioneer Dr. Carl Hartrampf is credited with developing the TRAM Flap method, one of the most innovative breast reconstruction techniques used by plastic surgeons.

Program Chair Mark A. Codner, MD shares about the symposium’s sterling reputation in the medical field, “It’s a unique opportunity to learn the latest techniques from some of the most outstanding breast surgeons in the world.”

Designed to educate local and international breast surgeons about the most advanced surgical techniques and tools, the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium’s agenda is complete with five live surgical demonstrations streamed via satellite from Northside Hospital featuring breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reconstruction surgeries;  a series of surgeon-led discussion panels; and a hot-topic question and answer series for attendees.  The media may set up interviews with the symposium’s chairpersons and faculty to learn more about the featured content and technology.

Atlanta breast reconstruction specialist Dr. Jim Namnoum is overseeing the scheduled surgical demonstrations on secondary breast reconstruction, Atlanta breast enhancement, breast reduction, and breast lift.  Dr. Namnoum shared his excitement about the program’s potential impact on the field of aesthetic medicine, “The year 2012 will be a banner one for attendees interested in novel and live surgical procedures that will demonstrate a number of innovative techniques in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery by leaders in plastic surgery.”

The hands-on, casual tone of the symposium’s “Hot Topics in Breast Surgery” segment is expected to generate buzz amongst attendees and contributors given the amount of media attention devoted to breast surgery complications as of late. The newly added symposium segment will feature several short presentations on cutting-edge breast surgery techniques and plastic surgery technology.


About Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium:  An educational conference geared toward advancing the knowledge and skill of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeons, the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium is hosted by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS).  The three day event features live surgical demonstrations, lectures on emerging breast reconstruction techniques, and expert question and answer panels. In addition to SESPRS, the Breast Symposium is endorsed by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ASAPS), Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), and The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).  Visit for symposium details.

About Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.:  Founded in 1968 by breast reconstruction pioneer Dr. Carl Hartrampf, Atlanta Plastic Surgery (APS) houses seven board certified plastic surgeons by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  The APS surgeons perform an array of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, body, and breast.  Breast reconstruction procedures performed by Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s doctors include:  TRAM flap reconstruction, breast reconstruction using an implant, and breast reconstruction via fat transfer.  To learn more about the physicians and services and Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Newnan locations visit