SLE and Autological Fat Transference

I have SLE and have undergone a failed DIEP flap surgery. I am considering tological fat transference to fill out the upper chest area as I do not want a latissamus flap surgery and there is insufficient tissue for implant. I have been on steroids for two years. Should I reject the fat transference option as well?

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Steroids and Fat Transplantation

Steroids thin the dermis and inhibit wound

Healing.  The effect of steroids on the survival

Of fat in humans is not known.  I would say the selection

of a surgeon, well experienced in fat transplantation

is probably a more important consideration than if you

are on steroids or not.  Because of the failed flaps and internal

scarring you should also definately be pre expanded with





Dr Delvecchio

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