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?
SLE and Autological Fat Transference
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Doctor Answers 1
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
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