Anyone dealt with breast fat transfer patients who felt like the operation caused an autoimmune response in them?
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Fat transfer breast augmentation risks
Fat transfer breast augmentation risks include: (link below)
- Necrosis (death) of fat cells
- Possibility that some of the transferred fat cells will leave the breast area
Since these surgeries are elective why do it and worry about the complications
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Fat transfer for breasts.
There are unanswered questions in regard to stimulation of adjacent tumor cells that may be nearby and unknown but so far , after 15 years of clinical experience beginning in Italy this does not seem to be an issue.
In regard to your silicone issue. The Mayo clinic study proved in a large series of patients that there is no association between silicone and autoimmune disease that is clinically significant. Young white females tend to get implants and young white females tend to get autoimmune disease thus the association seems relevant at first but did not pan out. While no one can prove that it never happens , it has been shown it is not clinically significant. The reason so many old silicone gel implants are expanted is not due to autoimmune disease but due to deterioration of the shell over time and secondary issues related to this like capsular contracture or extra capsular silicone.
Most patients who had issues with gel plants, even those with autoimmune disease , did just fine with saline implants even though the shells are silicone.
Fat is an alternative but it has it's own set of issues such as fat necrosis, absorption, and that noted above. It is also more time consuming and expensive.
I wish you all the best.
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