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Safety Concerns with Fat Grafting to the Breast

Posted March 30, 2009 in Breast LipoStructure, Home

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.”

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