Safety Concerns with Fat Grafting to the Breast
The new ASPS Guiding Principles for Fat Injection to the Breast discusses the risks and complications based on a review of all published scientific information. They conclude that complication rates for fat grafting in general is not high compared to other procedures, and serious complications are “extremely rare.” Specific concerns about fat grafting to the breast interfering with cancer detection is not supported by any studies.
However, using some techniques for fat grafting to the breast can result in increased complications and a poor result. Therefore, the ASPS has emphasized, “The safety, efficacy and final outcome of any given case is dependent on the technique used.” They go on to say “studies indicate that results of fat transfer remain dependent on a surgeon’s technique and expertise.”
A patient should try to choose a physician who is an expert at fat grafting and has a long record of success.
Subsequent posts over the next weeks 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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