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Sydney Coleman Shows Longevity of Breast Fat Grafting

Posted May 22, 2012 in Breast, Breast LipoStructure, Coleman Technique for Fat Grafting, Fat Grafting

Dr. Sydney Coleman Began Grafting Fat to the Breast 17 Years Ago
& Demonstrates Long-Lasting Natural Results

Dr. Sydney Coleman, known as the pioneer of fat grafting, has been placing autologous (one’s own) fat into the breasts since 1995 – much longer than any other practicing plastic surgeon. He had amazing success with using the Coleman fat grafting technique to the breast in his earliest patients. This lead him to start using fat not only to enlarge breasts or make one side match the other, but also to cover and soften implants, fill in the “dents” left from lumpectomy, correct tuberous breasts (a congenital deformity) and enhance primary reconstructions after mastectomy.  He observed that fat also helped repair radiation and solar (sun) damage, and can often help to soften retracted scarring, chronic post-mastectomy pain, and restore sensitivity to the breast. Dr. Coleman published his amazing results in 2007 with his associate, Alesia Saboeiro.  This sparked a revolution in plastic surgery, and scientific studies worldwide are now trying to explain these amazing results.

Below, on the left is a patient with tuberous breasts before fat grafting surgery.  On the right is the same patient 14years after the last of two fat grafting procedures to her breasts.  Note the dramatic enlargement of the lower part of her breasts, and the completely natural and beautiful appearance 14 years later.  Even with such dramatic changes, there are no telltale signs of having had a breast procedure. Incisions for passage of the cannula to place the fat are tiny, and placed in the fold under the breast and in the border of the areola; the scars are often all but invisible.

Tuberous Breast Correction 12 years after last fat grafting

Tuberous Brest Side View with 12 year followup

–Written by the Staff at TriBeCa Plastic Surgery

Blog posts on tuberous breasts.

What is a Tuberous Breast?

How Can We Correct a Tuberous Breast?

Remarkable case of tubular breast correction with Coleman fat grafting 


Check out these links for more information on fat grafting to the breasts:

New York Times Reports on Fat Grafting to the Breast

Combining the BRAVA system with Fat Grafting to the Breast

Fat Grafting to solve problems with Breast Implants

Safety concerns with fat grafting to the breast

The American Society of Plastic Surgery’s Position of Fat Grafting to the Breast

Dr. Sydney Coleman demonstrates Breast Reconstruction with LipoStructure on The Doctors

Coleman lectures on fat grafting for breast reconstruction at the American College of Surgeons

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.

Catherine Saint Louis wrote an article in the Style Section of the New York Times on fat grafting to the breasts on.  Please click on this the following URL to take you to the article:

Ms. Saint Louis did a great deal of research and spoke to me for close to two hours over three different conversations.  She also interviewed one of my patients who has an eleven year follow-up (last paragraph of the article).

© Coleman 2012