May 10, 2010 - 6:49 pm
Has anyone's plastic surgeon recommended fat replacement as part of breast reconstruction? I'm on my 3rd recontstructive surgery after a right breast mastectomy in September. All is going really well and I'm happy with the result - even happier that I had my first MRI last month with no evidence of disease :-) I had a tissue expander placed when I had the mastectomy and then had it removed during the second surgery and an implant placed. I'm petite and I didn't want to go bigger really so I'm a small B. I'm going in on Friday for a lift to the left breast (to even them out) and a nipple construction for the right breast. There is some flattening on the right on the outer side of the breast and the surgeon says he can round it out by inserting a tiny bit of fat in there that he can take from my outer thighs (liposuction). Anyone know the research re possible risks of recurrence or new cancer. I hear the animal research shows some risk, but the human research shows none. Anyone have any info?