American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports on the technique, results, and indications based on 880 procedures over 10 years of fat injections to the breast (Lipomodeling).
What is fat transfer (grafting) breast augmentation?
Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.
Fat injection to the breast is not a new idea, but it has always been controversial. In particular, it has been feared that breast augmentation with autologous fat could lead to the formation of calcifications and cysts that might hinder mammagraphic examinations for detection of possible breast cancer.
Read more about the study objective, methods, results to see how they came to the following conclusions:
Results were highly satisfactory for both patients and surgeons. Lipomodeling (Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation), because of a low complication rate and positive results, presents a new option for plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery of the breast. Pre- and postoperative examination by a radiologist specialized in breast imaging is necessary to limit the risk that a cancer may occur coincidentally with lipomodeling.