A Limit To Fat Transfer

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by Daniel Allan, M.D.

Many women wish they could transfer an abundance of fat located in their thighs and hips to their underdeveloped chests. In one procedure, called autologous fat transplantation, this feat is actually accomplished using the fat-removal technique known as liposuction. Fat us taken from a problem area, cleansed and injected into the breasts. However, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons does not endorse this procedure. It has issued a report stating that up to two-thirds of the infected that dies and forms scar tissue in the breast. It also serves to obscure a mammogram. The report goes on to say that fat transplantation mat be a viable alternative to collagen or silicone infections when the patient is allergic to these substances. It may be used to pull up depressed scars, deep facial folds, or congenital deformities.

There are a variety of options open to women who desire cosmetic re-sculpturing of a specific body area. Extensive consultation with a plastic surgeon is the key to determining the benefits and limitations of each method. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions regarding surgery, at 575-523-6554 or by visiting our contact page. The office is open Monday through Friday by appointment.