Breast Reconstruction Using Fat Grafting - Sydney, AU

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Dr Simone Matousek was my surgeon for fat transfer...

Dr Simone Matousek was my surgeon for fat transfer from my abdomen to my breast for reconstruction. This is new procedure in Australia and she is one of a handful of surgeons who has the training and expertise to perform this operation. She was empathic and congruent in answering my questions (and I had many). Before and after surgery she was with me every step of the way with either herself or her personal assistant telephoning me for updates on my progress as well as being available for any new questions I had. She listened to what I wanted and gave me more than I expected! I have 3 infinitesimal scars which are all hidden within natural skin creases. Dr Matousek is a wonderful surgeon with a heart of gold. She listens and communicates in a way that is both understandable whilst at the same time making sure that you have been "heard". She is honest, approachable and friendly alongside being direct and compassionate. Rarely, if ever, have I had this experience with a medical professional. My side effects are a perfectly flat abdomen highlighted by a perfect waist line from the liposuction alongside a breast restored to its natural shape. Who could ask for more! She is wonderful!

Until now the choices of reconstruction for breast cancer patients following a lumpectomy and radiation to the breast has been limited, often involving up to 12 hours of surgery and using flaps to reconstruct the defect followed by a long recovery period of several months. The flaps that are taken from muscle/fat also leave you with large scars from the donor sites they are taken from (ie the back, abdomen, thighs). With fat transfer this time is cut down to as little as a 90 minute surgery with minimal recovery time alongside scars as small as 5mm which are hidden within skin folds. I only have one entry point for the fat put into my breast which is hidden in the fold under the breast and can barely be seen. The fat used is all your own and after being harvested through liposuction it is specially centrifuged to leave the fat cells which are the richest and have the best chance of grafting to the breast. As an added bonus I got to choose where the fat came from. It is being used in the USA, where it is recoverable from health insurance and the British NHS has approved it for use in breast reconstruction patients. My surgeon trained under the founder of this procedure in the USA. It is also an option for mastectomy patients. Studies have shown that the transplanted fat can help in reversing the damage caused by radiation, the fat grows with you as you put on or lose weight thus allowing both breasts to be symmetrical without the need for further surgery.

You may be eligible for reconstruction using this procedure in the public hospital system.

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