Semin Plast Surg 2020; 34(01): 017-023
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700959
Review Article
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Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction

Acara Turner
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Amjed Abu-Ghname
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Matthew J. Davis
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Sebastian J. Winocour
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Summer E. Hanson
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
,
Carrie K. Chu
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 February 2020 (online)

Abstract

The past two decades have witnessed a growing application of autologous fat grafting in the setting of breast reconstruction after surgical treatment of breast cancer. While traditionally used to correct contour deformities during secondary revisions, fat grafting has since evolved to achieve desired breast shape and size both as a complementary adjunct to established reconstructive techniques as well as a standalone technique for whole breast reconstruction. In this article, we will review fat grafting as an adjunct to autologous and implant-breast based reconstruction, an option for primary breast reconstruction, and a treatment of postmastectomy pain.