Fat Transfer Side Effects
- Asked by diya in uk
- 4 years ago
Are there any side effects of having fat injections to increase the breast size?
Fat grafting side effects
fat grafting carries potential risks and complications including lumpiness, rippling, fat atrophy or loss, and asymmetry. In areas of the body where the fat is grafted more superficially such as the lower eyelid skin, these complications can be more noticeable.
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Fat Transfer to the Breast Side Effects
Recently Fat Transfer to the breast has become more popular, but there are possible side effects that one must consider when evaluating this modality for volume enhancement.
I think the main side effect that was most worrisome has been the concern of scarring on a mammogram should some of the fat not survive producing shadows that may concern a Radiologist. I believe that doctors that read the mammograms are getting more comfortable with these possible changes, but some mammogram false positive results could occur necessitating further diagnostic studies. Other side effects are possible infection, fat resorption necessitating more sessions of fat grafting, and possible asymmetry. Keep in mind that fat grafting is best for breast contour irregularities or small volume enhancement; very large amounts of fat and possible multiple sessions would be needed to approximate the result of large breast implants for breast augmentation.
Also, one should consider the possible side effects of where the fat is harvested from, most notedly, contour irregularities or asymmetry. Hope this helps.
Side effects of fat transfer to the breast
Fat transfer to the breast is not as predictable as augmentation with implants. Even in the best hands, the fat survival is variable. If large areas of the fat die, areas of calcified scar can develop. These could look spooky on mammogram and could be hard and lumpy to the touch and could be tender.
Fat transfer needs to be done using meticulous technique. I don't know of any shortcuts that make this operation easy or quick without compromising the final outcome.
Make sure the doctor doing this is a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D.
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The use of lipoinjection for breast augmentation (fat injection or grafts instead of breast implants
Yes there are many potential risks and these include but are not limited to:
- fibrosis (firmness)
- cyst formation
- interference with surgical or onclologic evaluation of the breasts
- donor site deformity
- calcification due to fat saponification
- partial or incomplete fat graft take occuring differently from each breast which may result in different sizes
Before undertaking the procedure discuss these matters with your surgeon. Of course there are other possible complications. This is a technique which id slowly becoming more accepted but has yet to gain widespread popularity.
Side effects of fat injections to breasts is a delicate subject
Fat grafting emerged in the last few years as a very useful tool in facial rejuvenation, augmentation of different body areas and even wound healing by stem cell transfer. When it comes to the breast, it is a completely different issue. The breast is a hormone sensitive organ and this is related to breast cancer. Now, to make things clear,the scientific evidence so far did not prove a relationship between cancer and fat grafting but there is a lot we do not know.
The current issue with fat grafting to the breast is the fear of having fat necrosis, lumps and biposies and more surgeries. Hope that helps!
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Fat transfer to the breasts
Compared to the face fat transfer to the breast has the same risks of even resorption of the fat with potential unevenness, etc. My only negative comment about fat trasfer to the breasts is that don't expect major changes. Increase of cup size of one or more is infrequent. Enhancement and improvement of some areas of the breast is more likely.
Chase Lay, MD
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer- possible Side Effects
Sometimes, the fat harvested does not fully incorporate into the breast(s) and can be of less volume than originally anticipated. In this case, you may need to repeat this procedure if there is fat available for staging. Also, if the fat does not fully incorporate, it can sometimes form firm nodules due to fat necrosis which can mimic cancer on mammogram. This may require MRI and/or biopsies to rule out malignancy if the nodule does not resolve completely. Fat transferring may also affect a woman's ability to breast feed in the future, but does not eliminate the possibility.
Fat grafting breast augmentation - Los Angeles
I recommend the fat grafting procedure to the breasts for isolated cases needing revision or reconstruction. Fat grafting breast augmentation is currently in an experimental stage to gauge longterm risks. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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Gentle harvest is the key to avoiding complications.
Nearly all the issues and complications with fat transfer (injection) are related to lipolysis (broken cells) of the injected material. If you break/rupture/damage the fat as you remove it, not amount of good technique is going to provide a good result and the problem rate goes way up. Exposing the harvested fat to the dramatic forces of a liposuction machine is problematic. I prefer to harvest with a syringe technique, controlling the amount of vacuum with my own hands. There is more to fat injection than meets the eye.
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Natural Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer - Side Effects and Complications
There are Side Effects and Complications with all surgical procedures and Fat Transfer is no exception. The good news is that side effects and complication rates associated with fat grafting to the breasts are not, overall, unduly high.
Common Risks, side effects and complications include infection, bleeding, fat embolism and graft volume loss; over filling, under filling, asymmetry, fat necrosis, and ectopic calcification among others. Although, there are risks and complications associated with autologous fat grafting, cases of severe complications and death appear to be extremely rare.
Concern regarding the interference of autologous fat grafts with breast cancer detection is not validated by the limited number of studies available on the topic but it appears that radiologists in general can differentiate artifacts from fat transfer and malignancies. However, caution should be used in patients at high-risk for breast cancer including a positive BRCA-1, BRCA-2 and/or personal or familial history of breast cancer.
Results of fat transfer remain dependent on a surgeon’s technique and expertise, therefore make sure your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.