There was an error posting your comment. Please try again.
is fat grafting safe for the breast?
I had heard that fat grafting was now being done to the breast because Dr. cam see on an mri that its fat and not a lump during mammograms.Is this true?What about that breast tissue under you arm?Wouldnt that be usable?
This is a hot and controversial topic in the plastic surgery community. These are the available facts regarding fat transfer to the breast:
1-The micro fat grafting techniques are used in many body areas (face, buttock etc...) with very good results. The key in achieving a good result is to be conservative and to perfect the injection technique.
2-Using fat for primary breast augmentation is still a controversial topic. There are very good results presented by several well know surgeons around the country and in Europe. However, the main concerns are related to the effect of the fat transfer. A portion of the fat transferred could become cystic or hardens. This will lead to problems in the diagnosis of breast diseases and unnecessary biopsies.
Other concerns include the need for repeated injections and the largely unknown effect on breast cancer.
3-Fat grafting is being used as a tool for secondary breast reconstruction following mastectomy.
3- There are clinical trials on the way to evaluate this technique and it would be the safest way to join one of these trials.
I hope that could be helpful. Dr seify
Dr. Roger Khouri was a pioneer in this field, and the American Society of Plastic Surgery last year modified its position on the safety of fat grafting in the breast based largely on his work.
With the use of stem cell augmented fat, the survivability is excellent, the look and feel totally natural, and it is a scarless procedure.
I would consider stem cell augmented fat transfer as an excellent alternative for anyone who does not want to deal with the complications of implants and wants to have a natural look AND feel.
Excellent answer from previous expert poster. I am doing Stem Cell/PRP activated Fat grafts to breasts with acceptable results. In that I can not increase volume by more than 1 cup but I achieve a fullness effect. Seek doctors who have experience with this technique.
Information and services provided through Make Me Heal and this Site are intended for educational and informational purposes and are not a substitute for the advice of your physician or other medical professional. If you need medical assistance, you should contact your medical care provider. For more information, please read Our Policies.
Welcome to the Ask An Expert section of our website! Our network of board certified physicians can answer any questions that you may have regarding plastic surgery, skin care, dermatology and other conditions. Popular topics include tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, acne scars, facelift, breast augmentation and more. This frequently asked questions section is opened to everyone and you need to set up an account with Makemeheal before you can ask your own question. This service is absolutely free and is available to those who are interested in learning more about a particular cosmetic procedure, treatment or product.
Before asking a question, we recommend you to browse through our existing collection of questions and answers to ensure that the question you want to ask have not already been answered by our highly experienced experts. This will help you save time and get an answer more quickly. When asking a new question, we recommend you to be very detailed so that our experts could formulate a more precise & professional answer.
Of course, this service is not a substitute for a doctor visit or a consultation with a plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist. The answer you will find here only serve as initial directions of thoughts and not as specific instructions. You should remember that it is utterly important to consult a skilled specialist prior to scheduling any type of treatment in order to get acquainted with possible contraindications. Only a one-on-one meeting will enable your cosmetic surgeon to properly evaluate your condition, conduct examinations and explain their results.