Fat Grafting to the Breast Has New Guiding Principles
In a new statement by ASPS entitled Fat Transfer/Fat Graft and Fat Injection ASPS Guiding Principles, fat grafting to the breast has been cautiously approved by the ASPS for use in breast reconstruction, breast shaping and breast augmentation.
After ten years of experience with fat grafting to the breast using his specific technique, Dr. Sydney Coleman began presenting his results at plastic surgery meetings in 2005. Perhaps the most pivotal presentation by Dr. Coleman was in 2006 at the American Association of Plastic Surgery. His impressive long-term results resulted in an active discussion in the Plastic Surgery world on the use of fat grafting in the breast.
The American Society of Plastic Surgery had previously directed plastic surgeons to avoid placing fat in the breast due to safety and outcome issues. Dr. Coleman and others demonstrated that the original concerns were not based in any scientific evidence, and instead the evidence was in support of fat grafting to the breast.
As a result of Dr. Coleman’s many presentations, he was able to persuade Roxanne Guy, then president of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, to form a task force of plastic surgeons to revisit the issue of fat grafting to the breast. The task force began meeting in September 2007. “The task force reviewed the scientific literature, critically appraised the information available, and developed evidence based practice recommendations. The findings of the task force were then submitted to an approved without significant change by the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation executive committees.
The recommendations indicated that “Fat Grafting may be considered for breast augmentation and correction of defects associated with medical conditions and previous breast surgeries.” The society also indicated that people should proceed cautiously because “results are dependent on technique and surgical expertise” as in every other surgical procedure.
Subsequent posts over the next few days will address the other findings of the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s task force on fat grafting to the breast. Stay Tuned!
For more detailed information about fat grafting to the breast, please refer to LipoStructure.com.
Check out these links more information on fat grafting to the breasts:
Lipofilling: a role in breast reconstruction surgery??From “Behind the Medical Headlines” produced by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Breast Augmentation Via Fat Grafting?From “Plastic Surgery Practice”
Breast Implant Problems Solved with Coleman Fat Grafting
Fat Grafting to the Breast Revisited: Safety and Efficacy.?Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 119(3):775-785, March 2007.?Coleman, Sydney R. M.D.; Saboeiro, Alesia P. M.D.
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