Fat Grafting and Breast Cancer

A really great tool to aid a plastic surgeon in breast reconstruction is the use of a patient’s own fat to reconstruct their mastectomy site.  Especially if the site has received radiation.  One concern brought up early in the discussion was whether or not the transplanted fat cells would encourage migration and metastasis of […]

Fat Grafting and Breast Cancer

Many women present for breast reconstruction – many of whom have had radiation therapy.  This creates a problem when one is trying to reconstruct the breast due to changes associated with radiation.  Now on many of my reconstructive patients I will recommend one or more sessions of autologous fat grafting to the breast area.  […]

Are breast implants associated with breast cancer?

Without a doubt breast augmentation has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates. One question I get asked periodically from patients is whether or not breast implants are associated with breast cancer. I recently read an article by the plastic surgery department at the University of Amsterdam. The authors performed a meta analysis (whatever […]