I had a fat transfer on April 19th for breast reconstruction. I look worse than before. Is this normal after 4 months? (Photo)
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Fat transfer is not a common or reliable method of reconstructing a breast.
Your photos are within the normal range 4 months after your liposuction and fat transfer surgery. The "wrinkles and pits and dark splotches" are not uncommon. The dark splotches (hyperpigmentation) will improve with time. Fat transfer for breast reconstruction is promoted by only a small number of plastic surgeons in the United States, and the results they claim are not able to be duplicated by the vast majority of plastic surgeons, which casts doubt on the reliability of this method. The vast vast majority of breast reconstructions are done with breast implants, or a patients own tissue in the form of a flap of tissue, not liposuctioned fat.
I had a fat transfer on April 19th for breast reconstruction. I look worse than before. Is this normal after 4 months?
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How much fat was transferred. At four months, i don't see much fat around the mounds. i assume you were not radiated after your mastectomy.The abdominal contour is a result of the fat harvest and will get somewhat better. It might be a good idea to think about other options for Breast reconstruction using implants or flaps.
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