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Delayed Fat Transfer After Explant

Posted June 15, 2018

Breast augmentation patients can remove their breast implants and replace them with fat transfer for excellent, aesthetic breast augmentation results without breast implants. My preference is to explant and immediately fat graft in the same procedure, but this is not always possible. Delayed fat transfer patients can still achieve excellent fat transfer to breast results, […]

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Fat Transfer: A Solution for ‘Tuberous Breasts’

Posted January 24, 2018

Many women know all-too-well what “tuberous breasts” are. Disproportionally shaped due to a congenital abnormality, the breast appears tube-shaped with a puffy areola, narrow base, and nipple pointing downward. Usually, both breasts are affected but sometimes it is only one.  A variety of problems can include: Breasts narrower than preferred and tube-like, often pointing downward […]

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Does Fat Transfer to the Breast Affect Cancer Risk? A Summary of Recent Research

Posted July 26, 2017

Fat transfer to the breast is considered safe after mastectomy by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Fat transfer is commonly done in breast reconstruction for volume and contour correction.   Fat is taken from one part of the body by liposuction and re-injected into the breast area or between the skin and implant capsule in […]

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Can patients receiving breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), have fat transfer?

Posted March 31, 2017

Can patients receiving breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), have fat transfer? * Dr. Sarah Mess Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy leave behind breast tissue but remove the cancer and are termed breast conserving therapy (BCT). Breast conserving therapy often results in the operated breast being smaller or having a dent.  Fat transfer is a better modality than […]

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