How Common is Fat Necrosis in Autologous Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
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Fat Necrosis and Autologous Fat Transfer
A study of Autologous Fat Grafting in the Breasts published in May 2012 in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal cites a fat necrosis incidence of 16% by MRI. It is a known risk. But, it is not considered a complication. It does not affect the appearance of the breasts if it occurs. It is not confused with tumors on radiologic studies.
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