How Common or Uncommon is It to Have Fat Necrosis for a Surgical Procedure?

Such as a tummy tuck, breast reconstruction or breast reduction that would require additional surgery to remove the damaged area?

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Fat necrosis how common?

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Fat necrosis while not very common, does happen. It happens more commonly with tummy tucks, breast reductions and breast reconstructions using autologous tissue.  Often it is self-limiting and does not need excision of tissue.

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